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Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos

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Ricardo Zurita Carrillo y Ambato | Barrio Los Pinos 150 mts from the Church, Banos, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am surprised to read the negative reviews about Franco and the rest of the staff at this hostel. With the exception of one rude bartender with dreadlocks, the staff was very friendly and helpful to us. Franco went out of his way to make our stay positive! We really appreciated his enthusiastic and friendly personality! We were sad to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes this hostel is a little bit out of the center of town but 100% worth the extra few minutes walk. Really clean, spacious, safe hostel with a bar/kitchen open for food all day and night. Very easy to meet people if you're a solo traveler! Dorm rooms are quite large with very comfortable beds and a private bathroom per... More 

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London, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

PROS: Great common room/grown up youth club. Games, DVDs music system, Pool table, x3 PCs, Activity planning/booking (though get Josephine to arrange). Josephine one of the managers. Worth her weight in gold when most other staff are: Stoneyfaced Intimidating Unfriendly Unhelpful Lazy Beds are comfortable. Bar is good. Generous amounts of booze in the cocktails. Plus you can invite friends... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great hostel, it's in a good location, it's in the main town but down a side street so it's not noisy and busy. The bar has a great atmosphere and the daily free meals or drinks are a good way to get everyone together. Beds are comfy, the showers gave hot water and the wifi is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The owner Franco is a perfect man to lead this hostel. excellent help for the adventure tours and do have good guides for the activities in Banos. we booked canyoning, paragliden and ziplinen in this hostel for great prices and last minute. really good vibe in the hostel and good prices for good food and good drinks

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Salinas, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The hostel itself is fine; great social area, bar, free dinner and comfy beds. The big let down was the "manager" Franco. He was impolite, dismissive and completely unfit to be running a hostel. We had to wait an hour until check in, then waited a further hour until I eventually went and asked if we could check in yet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed at this hostel for two nights. Had a great time. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. Hot water us exceptional. Great hostel has an awesome communal space with food, drinks, computers, TV, board games. Rooms Andre separate from communal area making them nice and quiet. Great hostel to meet people at for solo travelers. The staff were extremely helpful and... More 

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29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Really great hostel, nice clean rooms and a good sized social area. Also they offer a free dinner on Monday, Tues and Weds, which is nice. Only issue was some of the staff were pretty rude. We had quite a few problems on check-in as we had reserved three nights but only wanted to stay for 2 and they made... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great staff, nice breakfast- croissants, fruit, porridge and juice. Cozy social space with cheap beer and a little more expensive food. Good location, comfy rooms. One thing to note- we stayed in both the 6 bed and 10 bed and I found the 10 bed not so nice- only one cramped bathroom and felt un cozy and cold. So splash... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Hostel is ok, clean with nice bar/restaurant. 20min walk from the bus station through city center. Amazing breakfast but kitchen could be better equiped. Free dinner is too little but ok. Common room is one big room with reception, TV area, bar and pool table - so quite loud sometimes. Room is a little bit smelly and the doors (bathroom)... More 

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