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Hostal Chimenea

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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

It is a very nice hostel. Room and bathroom are very clean. You even have a balcony in your room. The rooms are quite big and the hot shower is just a dream. Unlike in other places in south america where you do not really have hot water and if you have then there are just a few drops. Here... More 

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Boston, MA
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33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We were able to walk into this hostal last minute without a reservation. We only paid $7.50 a night per person in a dorm style room. They provided towels for free and the rooms were really neat and cute. The pool area was amazing complete with hammocks. There was a wonderful view from the rooftop cafe where the breakfast is... More 

1 Thank Kaykay
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is a clean and comfortable place to stay, without paying a high price. it is located close to the hot spring, with a nice beautiful view of the city from our balcony. We did not try the rooftop terrace restaurant, but the employees were busy preparing breakfast in the morning. You can even use their stoves to do some... More 

Thank manhk
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This was my second stay with Chimenea and I liked it even better this time. Banos is so nice,friendly,and easy to get around and you couldn't find a better place to stay.We got to know many of the other guests,the ability to cook is so welcome. The food in Banos will not disappoint.

Thank copitka6
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

The best hostel I stayed in while traveling in Ecuador (Quito > Banos > Mindo). The place was cute and charming, rates were very reasonable (almost too inexpensive, tbh), laid-back / social atmosphere, ample space in rooms, the rooms and grounds were very clean, the shower had great pressure and quick hot water. My biggest complaint was the lack of... More 

Thank Nate M
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend Hostel Chimenea. The rooms are very clean, staff is wonderful, and a private room was only $8.50 a person. The breakfast is good, although not included, but it makes up for it being rather cheap and you have a beautiful view of the waterfall. I recommend the steam baths for only $4. It is not right in... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I thought a massage sounded like heaven after traveling and signed up for a wellness massage while staying at Hostal Chimenea. The staff never alerted the massage "therapist" to my request and she showed up 15 min late, with a child. The room was cold and the massage tables were clearly reclaimed 1950s massage tables--non adjustable, no face cradle, pushed... More 

Thank Meg C
Walt Disney World, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 16 January 2014

chimenea is a beautiful and very clean hostel with all the facilities you need, a nice pool and in walking distance from everything. the only complaint we have to make is that there is one really really unfriendly night/evening guard, at first he would not allow our friends to stay inside the lobby (not the room!) for 10 minutes, then... More 

Thank lisa a
Boston, MA
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Booked in advance. I recommend this hostel more for couples and groups of friends or family rather than solo travellers. It is not as social as other south america hostels and does not have a party vibe. I stayed 3 nights with my girlfriend for 9$ per person and we got a beautiful clean room with a view on the... More 

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in the hostal while travelling through Ecuador. The hostal is located a little on the edge of the town (which is no problem because Banos isn´t that big) near to one of the thermal baths which you should visit while staying there. We found it not very spectacular, but everthing was fine there. Rooms where... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Chimenea

Address: Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $16 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Hostal Chimenea Banos
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Banos
#4 Spa Hotel in Banos
#4 Family Hotel in Banos
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“The private rooms on the second and third floor have a terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 639timr, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The first floor is pretty noisy but it didn't prevent me from sleeping”
 of 5 bubbles 71charlottev, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ours was facing the front and it was still quiet, beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles alex0range, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“the rooms upstairs are better”
 of 5 bubbles Papino_Tereko, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our single room was on the second floor at the end of the hall. It had a balcony overlooking the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles elainemH5404PA, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
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