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Hostal Chimenea

Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira, Banos 010151 Ecuador
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-08-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 36 hotels in Banos
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
La Chimenea is a comfortable, safe and modern hostel: we offer dorms and private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, balconies, hot water and excellent views of the surroundings. Our prices are 8.50 and 10.00 per person include internet and tax. Our hostel offers a panoramic terrace, private parking, restaurant/cafe, guest kitchen, book exchange, board games, luggage storage, free internet and Wi-Fi, steam health bath, swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Plunge pool
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lief W wrote a review Jan. 2021
Banos, Ecuador3 contributions
Carlos and his family were wonderful. I had a very comfortable stay and have and will continue to recommend their place. The breakfast was very tasty and the best coffee I have had at a hostal so far. I stayed in #20 and it had a beautiful view of the waterfall. Thank you
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Steve S wrote a review Aug. 2020
San Jose, California1 contribution
Going during Corona Virus Time is difficult. You cannot get coffee in the city before 9AM. This place is a wonderful place. You can see the waterfall from the terrace that by the way has burners and a sink where you can make your own coffee. The owner is an amiable guy where you can tell he has a great heart. For me...I wanted a couple of beers. He did not have change and asked me to pay him the next day. The place is excellent for the price and it is quaint. It is a "Hostal" so you won't get the fancy service and you won't pay the fancy price. I am recommending this place because the owner is so nice that he deserves the business. It is so clean and well maintained that I would gladly have paid double.
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Date of stay: August 2020
cns2022 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
Our dorm room was perfectly clean and the hostel seemed nice. Bonus that it was right across the street from the thermal baths. It was a bit confusing to get around and we didn't get to meet anyone. It also didn't feel super safe - the doors locked with a key, but it seemed like anyone could get access to the keys. And there was no lockbox in the room. Other than that though, everything was perfectly fine and we had no issues. The staff was also a very nice family!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Andrew wrote a review Jan. 2020
Lawrence, Kansas3 contributions
Very comfortable, clean, and friendly accommodations. Staff is very helpful and the view from the rooftop terrace lovely. Fairly quiet street just a few blocks to the hot springs and downtown. Breakfast freshly made to order for ~$3.25.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from DanielaP5090, Manager at Hostal Chimenea
Responded Jan. 25, 2020
Thank you for the review
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em_green_1014 wrote a review Nov. 2019
5 contributions
Absolutely wonderful stay here in Baños. Facilities and rooms were very clean and comfortable. The boho vibe of the hostel made it a very enjoyable and relaxing stay as well. The staff was very helpful (offering suggestions for activities, doing laundry, ordering taxis, etc.) and always had a cheerful attitude. Breakfast is served on the top floor for a very reasonable price of $3.25. Service is extremely fast, food is delicious, and the two women who prepare the food are absolutely wonderful.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from DanielaP5090, Manager at Hostal Chimenea
Responded Dec. 2, 2019
Thank you so much.
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US$22 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Chimenea
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Chimenea?
Nearby attractions include Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa) (0.2 km), Las Piscinas de la Virgen (0.2 km), and Leprechuan Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Chimenea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Is parking available at Hostal Chimenea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Chimenea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arepas To Go, Alto Caribe Restaurant Bistrot, and Arte Cafe & Te.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hostal Chimenea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hostal Chimenea located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Banos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Chimenea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hostal Chimenea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.