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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I arrived before the check in time and asked if there is a free room for one night. The guy at the reception said yes and told me that my room is already free. I asked him if I have to pay for one night only and he agreed. At check out it turned out that he charged me an...

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Hostal_Timara, Gerente at Hostal Timara, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your review. yes you arrive here 4:30 am. yes you ask me and i told you, because the arrival time you need pay a night, for sure. finally you spend 3 three nights total here, and you want to pay only one, i dont think your experience was bad here if you spend more than a night....

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a great time at Timara. One of their staff, Sebastian, was very helpful in arranging a bike rental, bridge jumping and providing general information on the area and things to check out. Very flexible with checkout too, which was enormously helpful. Rooms are small but very good value considering the price. Would definitely recommend for any backpackers coming through.

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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Good cheap place with comfy beds, super friendly staff (and guests), relaxed feeling overall, good location, free water, OK breakfast and hot showers. A little noisy and small rooms but nothing extreme.

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great little hostel with a new owner, Bruno who is super helpful. I didn't want to leave this place as it was really easy to meet people but it wasn't a party hostel. It is in the middle of a makeover but it didn't really affect my stay. They provided a great breakfast and occasionally throw a dinner for everybody...

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Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights. Bruno, the new owner, was at the terminal when I got off the bus and coolly asked if I wanted to check out the hostel. It was clean, relaxed vibe, friendly guests, and Bruno was sooo nice and helpful. They provided delicious breakfast and coffee and had advice for any of our questions. Great place!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We left our backpack in this hostel to go for a day trip in the surroundings of Banos in bicycle. When we came back from our trip, we realised someone searched into our bags and stole money, perfurme, clothe .... Really bad exeprience Just do not go there

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Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

A very basic hostel, nothing fancy, just a room, but clean and for that price unbeatable. Close to the center of the city, surprisingly fast wifi and a kitchen that could be cleaner, but for setting up a bowl of cereal it works. No real community area though, so for those who just want a cheap place to sleep this...

Thank Jochen K
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Donna and Susy were really helpful during my stay. The senor of the hostel guarded my passport but I don't actually think it was necessary - though it gave me piece of mind. He also gave me great recommendations for breakfast (Rico Pan & Cafe Ali Cumba). Recomendacion!

Thank GNat M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Great wifi! We stayed here 5 nights in a double room with shared bath. Loved the central location and the well-equipped kitchen. Walking distance to the bus station, grocery store, and sights. Very pleased with the fast wifi and the friendly staff. Highly recommended for backpackers on a budget!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Really nice little hostel. Stayed here while it rained a lot so it was a nice place to relax. Staff and friendly and the shower was roasting hot! Made it easier to do things in the rain having that to come back to! We did get a little chilly at night so ask for an extra blanket.

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Hostal timara are waiting for you with central ubication, where from the hotspring to discotecs are close, with touristic info about you can do, famliar ambient and comfortable rooms with bathroom private or shared. ... more   less 

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Address: Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Banos 180250, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $17 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Great for travelers on a budget, cheaper rooms are available”
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 of 5 bubbles nataliebN9731OY, 16 May 2015 | Read review
“for 2, pay an extra 5 and get the room with a kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles EyesoftheWorldFilms, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Splurge for the private bathroom. Rooms are really nice”
 of 5 bubbles Karounosofsparta, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The wi-fi is at the first floor. If you need a very good wi fi connection you may require rooms at this floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles Artacs, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There are some big rooms, with 2,5 person beds and a single bed - room numbers 20 and 24. All other rooms are great. Stayed at number 27 as well.”
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