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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to find our room was not the one we paid for, we were 3 big guys forced to sleep on one bed because every other room was occupied (which was also not true, early next morning we saw the majority of the rooms were empty) Fine, things happen, and after about 20 minutes of debating, the lady said...

Thank Mee S
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and very hot showers! But there are two different locations for the same hostel, so we ended up staying at another place without the hammocks and green area. The kitchen is not very well equipped.

1Thank brunopdec
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is located very near the center of this small town, near the streets full of tour agencies. The hostel is quiet and has hammocks for you to relax on your free day without activity. The only bad thing is that the upper bed is very high. So if you have to sleep on it, you have to be careful...

1Thank Chonla
Soda Springs, California
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Private rooms and dorms. Fully equipped kitchen. Clean. Friendly folks from around the world. Good Wi-Fi. Great location. Help with travel plans to local attractions. I am 64 and found the dorms at $8 a night really comfortable. There are many restaurants close by, or cook your own food in the kitchen.

1Thank mike6ft9in
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend staying here: the hostel has a nice common area with kitchen and fireplace.. great to hang out! The staff is very nice and helpful. The laundry service is incredibly fast. On some days they have Canelazo (spelling mistakes included).. a typical Ecuadorian drink. So I can definitely recommend staying here

Thank Deni S
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This hostal looks really colourful and has a nice common area. Nice and helpfull staff that speaks a little English. Our room was on the kitchen site where the fireplace is. It was quiet in the morning but music and chatter in the evening. The noise stops at 23.00 so it's not that bad. You can here the street sounds...

1Thank Karin M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I think that the private rooms are a lot nicer than the dorms that smells like mold and had no window. However the room and bathroom was cleaned daily and the fireplace was nice. If it's not too cold in Baños this place might be a good place to meet people, as the common areas are all outdoors.

1Thank anuu n
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This hostel was awesome! Santa Cruz is one of the cleanest paces I've stayed. It had a great common area with a fireplace and hammocks. The staff was awesome, especially Enrique, who didn't speak much english but made us feel so welcome; he makes amazing cocktails! The showers were actually hot, the wifi was good, the kitchen was well stocked...

Thank Costin B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I usually and stay in the location. I take my tour groups, friends and family. the own a great toru company too. the rooms are nice, clean and have a general comun area and kitchen that i love to use. walking distance to the hot water springs. restaurants and bars.

1Thank Alejo H
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 14 May 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...

Thank Maximilian W

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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 

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Address: Av 16 de Diciembre | Luis A. Martinez & Montalvo, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $18 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Stay near the common area if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles costinb792, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don;t stay anywhere near the communal area.”
 of 5 bubbles 634kiaa, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs room may be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles HNimons, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There are two buildings to the hostel, the one with reception is normally a bit noisier, it has the dorms and the bar, if you're looking for a quieter stay the rooms on the other side, particularly one floor up are pretty peaceful and you get a great view! They also have a private double room with a shared bathroom that is great value being the same price as the dorms!”
 of 5 bubbles Claire672, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingTere, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
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