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Delray Beach
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This place is amazing! The rooms and bathrooms are very nice and clean! The social area is always full of people and the bar has cheap beer! The breakfast was good and if you wanted to add things like eggs it was cheap to do so. The wifi is a little hard to pick up in the rooms but it...

1Thank NR-NATE
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This hostel is pretty decent for the price. We stayed in a private double room which was quite decently sized although we were on the ground floor and it had a distinctly moudly/ musty smell (probably due to the fact that the only window had to be closed while we were out for security). Towels are included as is breakfast...

1Thank morgan k
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The most disinterested welcome was compounded by our reservation being lost, during checkin being told by another member of staff that they don't have any space for us (even though they did as had already been confirmed), this member of staff then changing his mind to tell us we couldnt stay because he although he did have beds he didnt...

1Thank Steven M
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights in a private double. Room was ok, a little mouldy but quite spacious and shower was hot. Breakfast is good, bread, porridge and you can pay for extras if you like. Unfortunately the receptionist in this hostel really let the place down- she is unfriendly and unhelpful (actually rude on many occasions, for...

Thank FalconOnTour
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I've been traveling in South America for 5 months and have stayed in MANY hostels. This is by far THE best hostel I have stayed in. The common room is awesome. Pool table, board games, books, stereo where you can play your own music, TV with DVDs, couches. The bar and reception are all in this area. The food is...

1Thank Laurel R
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights recently and loved the location. It's a 2 minute walk from the centre and I could hear the waterfall from my bed! The young girl on reception in the morning is very helpful and nice and booked me into a canyoning tour when I arrived. The rooms are very clean, spacious and you get...

1Thank Emma N
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Incredibly knowledgable staff willing to take time to help organize and suggest ideas for activities in and around Banos. On the last night of our 3 night stay they upgraded us to a matrimonial private room with private bathroom for no extra charge. Our time spent in their 5 bed mixed dorm was decent for $9 per night each. Only...

1Thank LPadventures
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed in a double room which was simple but clean, big and good for our budget. We really liked the hostal meeting place which was very cosy. We met some nice people there, had fun with the bartenders and staff and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We also really liked the (free!) meals on (Tuesday/Wednesday if I remember...

1Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Starting with the positives - good social/bar area, pool table, games - great cakes - spacious dorm - nice breakfast included in the price - good value for money Negatives - no lockers in 10 bed dorm - only 1 toilet / shower for whole of dorm - room very damp, it rains a lot in banos and not able...

Thank Becky T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Fab chilled common area, amazing amazing food, nice cheap bar with cheap drinks deals. They even have free dinners Monday to Wednesday and the good is fab there us no need to eat elsewhere ! Sometimes the net can be bad but where doesn't have this ?

1Thank Burner007

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At Great Hostels you will experience great moments. Meet other travelers, get involved in social activities, relax in the gardens and hammocks. Enjoy Pizza party on fridays.Free cocktails on wednesday and saturdays. Movie Nights on sundays with free popcorn!!!!!!!have fun at the meeting point, in were you will find a collection of movies (more than 300 dvd`s), books for book change, cosy lounge & living rooms , lots of table games pool table, internet, wi-fi , social activities.You will enjoy good music, cocktails, tasty food, homemade cakes and jams - not to be missed ! Rest in the spacious and comfortable rooms.For those who like to make their own food we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day.You will always find the staff ready to help you. We are onsite to help you with any issues and to enjoy the great atmosphere together.Our Hostel provides infomation and many recommendations about restaurants, regional markets, main attractions and truistic activities.We will help you finding the best tours in the region such as Jungle , Raffting, Canyioning, Canopy, Climbing, Parapenting, Biking, Trekkings. You can choose... to stay at a regular hostel or at a Great Hostelstay in a normal dorm or in a large dorm with murals and mountain views.stay in the dormitory or at cool designed common area.be close to buildings and noise or be close to mountains, waterfalls & hotsprings.enjoy congestion and griminess of the city itself or enjoy silence,good music, gardens & hammocks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos

Address: Ricardo Zurita Carrillo y Ambato | Barrio Los Pinos 150 mts from the Church, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: ₹ 671 - ₹ 2,415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Take a look 3 weeks before to book”
 of 5 bubbles annaluethe, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles TessPasch, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“12-bed dorm was a bit damp and smelt bad”
 of 5 bubbles gvwishart, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do yourself a favour and don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles HevBar1992, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“rooms further away from the main area are sunier in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles moiramcb, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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