This place is a sociable and good-value hostel, but the open plan garden and firepit means that there was plenty of noise pretty much all the time. There were hammocks right outside bedroom doors meaning that you could easily hear conversations, and in the night we had to use earplugs.
That said, the owner and staff do try to make sure you have a good time, and their affiliate activity agency gives you a discount for staying there and also seems well organised. The shower was also good, if a bit noisy (shares a wall and high window with adjacent bathroom....and ALL that implies!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Cruz Backpacker’s Hostal is one of the classic hostels in Banos, Ecuador. Created for a new generation of travelers, offering shared dorms and private rooms. A fun and colorful environment, with wall art that will energize you up to start your adventour day in Banos. 'Cause in this city, you're not aloud to miss the tours and extreme sports, with all the great discounts from the hostel! Our instalations count with free WIFI 24 hours, a well equiped community kitchen and many cozy lounges to relax and interact with other travelers. Double rooms with a queen size bed Twin rooms with two single beds Triple rooms with a queen size bed and a single bed Four-bed dorms with two bunk beds Five-bed dorms with two bunk beds and a single bed Check in at 14:00 Check out before 12:00 ... more less
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