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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights and was although happy. Costs you 8$ in a 4 person dorm with attached bathroom. They have a lovely common area with beers, sodas, kitchen, computer, firepit, games and lots of hammocks. The guys who stayed there with me were nice as well. Absolutely reccomendable.. If you are looking for a cheap option, don't follow... More 

Thank Maximilian W
Osoyoos, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

we stayed here 2 nights which turned into 6 nights, the staff spoke no english but checking in and out was a breeze as i speak 0 spanish, it was 20$ for a room with a private bathroom and there was 2 of us staying in it pretty good price as it was carnival. the rooms are nice with big... More 

Thank Bryan K
Badulla, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel with frindly staff ! I dont speak spanish they dont speak english and that was fun ! You can book tours with Geotours through them.. Close to the church and many restaurents..! Few hammoks around to relax..nice powerful hotwater shower.. clean and spacious washrooms..open kitchen and common area ! Only downside is wifi ! It never worked for... More 

Thank kishAnSL
Homer, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

my husband and I stayed here for one night. It was $25 for the room - a matrimonial bed, private bathroom, use of the public kitchen, and breakfast up to $2.50 free. It was comfortable enough. The only thing was the noise level. The hostel has two locations to get a room. One side has the restaurant where you can... More 

Thank Soniyae R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nothing exactly wrong but nothing really right either. Nice communal area that gets cleaned at some stupid o'clock and is noisy till late. Staff are pretty inattentive but location is nice. Price is quite high for this type of accommodation.

Thank zantonsus
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with a couple of friends for 4 nights. It seemed to be low season as we only saw a couple of other travelers at the hostel in the time we were there. On the plus side we had a dorm to ourselves the entire time. Beds were comfortable and the shower hot. No breakfast but great cafe... More 

Thank Chelsea S
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was perfectly located in Baños, the rooms were clean, the staff were friendly and it was pretty social if you venture down to the fire they light in the evenings. The wifi was a bad at times but you can connect to the other buildings nearby, just ask the staff for the passwords. Feeling hungry, you have to... More 

Thank John G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Close to the main action in Banos. Beware it does get cold there at times and the rooms are not heated. Try to get a room off the fire place if possible. Courtyard is a nice place to kick back and chill. Hammocks are also available. Wifi is good. Also a computer available for internet use and to play music.

Thank Keena R
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I loved this hostel! I was travelling on my own to Banos and happened upon this hostel and I'm so glad I did! It was such a friendly place with loads of other backpackers from across the world staying there. The kitchen was really handy and the rooms were clean so that was good! The only thing to be aware... More 

Thank Emilie B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Positive: big room, nice common area with fireplace, really hot showers Negative: two buildings about 300 m away from each other - a little bit annoying when hammocks and reception are in the other building, bathroom a little bit muddy All in all: for 10$ a very good deal And: eat the hamburgers from the fast food shop 500m down... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Santa Cruz Backpacker's

Address: Av 16 de Diciembre | Luis A. Martinez & Montalvo, Banos 180250, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $16 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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