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Hostal Chimenea

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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...

Thank Nate M
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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...

Thank TwoFootCat
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...

Thank Meg C
Walt Disney World, Florida
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...

Thank lisa a
Boston, MA
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...

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Hamburg, Deutschland
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...

Thank Björn-Erik T
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Good value for three of us - $15 per person including breakfast which included great juices, fruit and eggs etc. Beds were very comfortable along with the pillows. Bathrooms were modern and yes -hot water! Towels, soaps and shampoos included - hard to believe. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to help. Good WIFI. Location...

1Thank Jim S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Also the beds were comfy. Rooftop terrace is a bit barren and too hot for the morning or mid-day but great in the evening with a fantastic view of the waterfall. The breakfasts are reasonably priced but the server ladies quite sour. Lighting in main lounge dim but room was bright. Free computers/wifi. Hot water was hit and miss. Met...

Thank Amber D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This place is wonderful. The rooms are spacious and clean and the bathrooms are good. The only downside was that the hot water was unrealiable, perhaps due to more people using the shower at the same time. But the price for staying here is very low. There's wifi and computers for general use, a rooftop terrace with a great and...

Thank Gisela S
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in Hostal Chimenea! It had all you need as a traveller: nice rooms (we had a room with private bathroom), a nice communal area with rooftop terrace and great views, they offer breakfast in the morning, have kitchen facilities and friendly staff. Room was only USD 19 per night, which was great value for what...

Thank Reizger_76

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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: $24 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Request a quiet location, they're willing to help you”
 of 5 bubbles maryjR5343LA, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some people hang out late near the pool and talk...ear plugs help.”
 of 5 bubbles JPRamsey, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory room was considered a multi-person room, but second floor rooms are quite spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles mjc0sta, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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