I nearly cancelled my reservation before we came because I thought a hostel so inexpensive would not be suitable for my small kids, who are 16 months and 4 years. I was worried about the vibe, would people be annoyed with them, would people be too loud etc. This is definitely a hostel but has an absolute hotel vibe. There is no drinking allowed in the main areas and nobody is allowed to hang out past ten pm,which has made it quiet and lovely. When I booked, I was concerned about the open windows as my children are so little, and they kindly booked us in a room with the windows facing the hall. It has been quiet and peaceful. My children are welcomed. The beds are big enough to share with kids and the blankets are warm and cozy. The temperature is perfect. It is spotlessly clean and the kitchens have tons of space. The front door faces a sort of alley (although not sketchy) so the kids can walk in and out safely. It is so close to all the restaurants, grocery, bus terminal and places to organize trips. Honestly you don't have to break the bank to get comfort here! Book it!…
This hostel is at a central location close to the bus terminal. Pleasant ambiance with a comfortable place to sit, a well equipped kitchen, computers with internet (very convenient as my laptop was stolen on the bus from Quito to Banos). Beds are comfortable. Dorm beds have power outlet, headlamp and curtain. The showers are hot. They definitely have looked at travelers´ needs and how to address them well. Most guests were westerners who behaved in a social manner. Unlike noisy Banos this hostel is quiet and not a party hostel.
We stayed here for one night during our stay in Banos. We couldn’t complain one bit really. It is centrally located and close to the bus station which is great for arriving late or leaving early. The dorm rooms are clean and comfortable and you are provided with towels for showering. You are also provided with lockers for safe storage which is great. The showers are warm! We did stay in another hostel in the area which we much preferred however there is no reason not to give a five star rating for D’Mathias.
In Quito and Cuenca, I had friends who stayed elsewhere and I was jealous. It's nice to say I had the winning accommodation in Baños. D'Mathias is great. Nice place. Nice people. Good room. Clean bathroom. Great common room and excellent kitchen. All in all, my best hostel experience of three in Ecuador. I'd totally stay here again.
This place is in a perfect location, walking distance to dinner, the central part of the town, activity center and the bus station. They offer to clean your rooms while you are gone and restock with fresh towels and toilet paper daily which is so considerate. They also have a full kitchen so that if you wanted to make your own meals that is available. The showers have GREAT water pressure. The hostel also sets you up for all the activities that you want to do in town so its the perfect place to figure out all that you want to experience in Baños.