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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I would have given a 2 to this place for the way we were treated by the staff. However, we discussed the owner and he was understanding and admitted the problem. It is hard to describe what happens with the staff. It is as if people who work there are jealous or are angry at foreigners. As if they consider...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I only staid one night, so I couldnt really try out the bar and everything. But I thought, the hostel had a nice vibe. They organize lots of things, have a nice bar (with little snacks and food as well) and the breakfast was really various (oatmeal, rolls, fruit...)! Yummy. Even though you can eat their, they still have a...

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel for 2 nights. Although the weather was a bit miserable we had a great time. The staff are friendly and always happy to help you with any questions. The bar lady helped us to learn some more Spanish words and the guy we spoke to when we checked out was able to help us with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and did the route of waterfalls and canyoning. We hired bikes from Geotours for around $6 ($10 if you want a newer bike). Geotours is right in the heart of Banos. Also went to both thermal spas, I would only recommend the one in town as the other is a 2.5km uphill trek...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I'm torn to write this review, because there are two very different aspects about this hostel. First of all, the vibe is fantastic. The main room is cozy, filled with comfy couches, bean bag chairs, and chalkboard signs. There are computers to use, as well as a pool table and a very large selection of movies. It really does feel...

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Thank Virginia C
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

In 10 months of travel I have never come across a set of staff who are more rude, apathetic and incompetent. It's not just the backpacker volunteers, it's the local staff as well. Absolutely awful experience for atmosphere in this place which is a shame as it has such potential. There's a great chill area but you can hardly relax...

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The five bed dorm had comfy beds and a Daliesque painted ceiling. The en-suite bathroom was much appreciated. The hostel does free evening meals on Mondays-Wednesdays but these aren't served until 9pm so make sure you have a big lunch. Location was slightly away from the centre so this meant it was quieter at night. There was a good communal...

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This hostel is the WORST! When you arrive to check in you'll find yourself standing at the check in for about 15 mins despite a staff member noticing you, they like to do menial tasks and stand around before they help anyone. And when they do come up to you they don't speak a lick of English, nor do they...

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Yesterday I came to this hostel and waited 20 minutes at the reception for my turn. When i was finally granted the honour, i made a reservation for two people for the following night. Today, i came to the hostel in the evening, informed them of my reservation and was eagerly awaiting my hot shower. to my disappointment, i was...

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Hanover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hostel!!!! Especially great for young travelers looking to meet other travelers. A fun social environment but quiet enough that I wasn't disturbed when sleeping! The hostel animals (two cats and five dogs) are so cute and friendly! A great experience. take me back!!

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At Great Hostels you will experience great moments. Meet other travelers, get involved in social activities, relax in the gardens and hammocks. Enjoy Pizza party on fridays.Free cocktails on wednesday and saturdays. Movie Nights on sundays with free popcorn!!!!!!!have fun at the meeting point, in were you will find a collection of movies (more than 300 dvd`s), books for book change, cosy lounge & living rooms , lots of table games pool table, internet, wi-fi , social activities.You will enjoy good music, cocktails, tasty food, homemade cakes and jams - not to be missed ! Rest in the spacious and comfortable rooms.For those who like to make their own food we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day.You will always find the staff ready to help you. We are onsite to help you with any issues and to enjoy the great atmosphere together.Our Hostel provides infomation and many recommendations about restaurants, regional markets, main attractions and truistic activities.We will help you finding the best tours in the region such as Jungle , Raffting, Canyioning, Canopy, Climbing, Parapenting, Biking, Trekkings. You can choose... to stay at a regular hostel or at a Great Hostelstay in a normal dorm or in a large dorm with murals and mountain views.stay in the dormitory or at cool designed common area.be close to buildings and noise or be close to mountains, waterfalls & hotsprings.enjoy congestion and griminess of the city itself or enjoy silence,good music, gardens & hammocks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos

Address: Ricardo Zurita Carrillo y Ambato | Barrio Los Pinos 150 mts from the Church, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $16 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Take a look 3 weeks before to book”
 of 5 bubbles annaluethe, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It is still oke to go here though”
 of 5 bubbles TessPasch, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“12-bed dorm was a bit damp and smelt bad”
 of 5 bubbles gvwishart, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do yourself a favour and don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles HevBar1992, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“rooms further away from the main area are sunier in the morning”
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