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Plantas & Blanco's Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good clean hostel in good location. Double room was $30 with breakfast at extra cost. Lack of engagement from the staff on check in and check out. Good rooftop area with 'honesty bar/fridge'. Overall would not recommend as there are better value hostels around.

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although they make good pancakes and the views from the rooftop restaurant are great this hostel really wasn't what I was expecting. The staff were not very helpful and the front desk staff were very rude. My friends and I don't speak good Spanish...the lady checking us in was really rude and ignorant because of that. When I asked a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure where all these people who gave five stars went to. They must have mistaken for another hotel. Very condescending and unprofessional staff. They will try to rip you off. And even if they do, don't back down; stand up and fight for future fellow travelers who can't speak spanish. One more thing, they have disgusting towels and bedding....

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Thank JayLJ
New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I stayed in this hostel during my trip to Banos, Ecuador. It turned out to be the most horrifying and terrifying experience of Ecuador. First, the owner of the hostel scammed us. We booked and paid for one night through Expedia, and because the hostel's location is good, we decided to stay another night. Because we were not notified about...

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

My friend and I stayed there for a day but on the second day, they increased the price without notifying us. Had to pay 3 times the reservation price. When we confronted them about it, they called the police to threaten us. Police was willing to help us but due to lack of Spanish skills, we could not convince the...

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Thank SooMin K
Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a nice place to stay if other more popular hostels are booked up. I am an ex-pat who lives about an hour out of Banos and travel there often. I have stayed in no fewer than 6 different places in Banos, and this one is my 3rd choice. The rooms are clean, the water is hot, and the...

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 December 2016

What is there not to like about this place. It is somewhat like being at home. The rooms are clean and simply but nicely decorated. The upstairs terrace is a great place to enjoy breakfast. The attached restaurant is a great place to enjoy dinner. The hydrotherapy offered here is a little different but very good and very affordable. I...

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Thank Kenlbroz
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My friends and i been to this Hostel and we had a great staying. The views from the terrace are amazing. The breakfast you can purchase at extra cost in the terrace,that was very very tastey. The rooms are very clean and spacious,the personel was very friendly!

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The hostel is in the center of Baños, the staff is very polite and helpful, the rooms are clean neat,and cozy, the breakfast is delicious the service is nice, a little bit noisy from the street better you take ear plugs there is a nice terrace with the view of a he mountains , considering all it complaice in everything...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and aside from the fact that the walls are thin it was a great experience. The staff were very nice and the rooms were comfortable and large. The bathrooms within the rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. It is located very well within the town with everything you need very close. They...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Plantas y Blanco has been one of the most popular hostels in Baños. That is because we really care in having a neat place that offers everything the traveller could need. Rooftop cafeteria with one of the best breakfasts and view in town, drinks, tea and coffee self service, table games, very recomended healthy steam bath, bakery, classic films available, book exchange, laundry, etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantas & Blanco's Hostel

Address: 12 de Noviembre y Luis A Martinez, Banos, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: ₹ 707 - ₹ 2,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Plantas & Blanco's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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Plants And White Hostel (Hostal Plantas y Blanco) Hotel Banos
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“Room 3 has a view with the church”
skyozlem, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the inner courtyard are quiet.”
686georgeh, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“not on the side of the road a lot noisy”
Papino_Tereko, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs”
teiggles, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't go for a room with a balcony, that may be how the thieves get in!”
103km103, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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