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Hostal Restaurant Erupcion is a central, compact, clean, but fairly standard hostel amidst a myriad places to stay in Baños. It has its own restaurant with a balcony overlooking the central square and a good free breakfast too.

The Location

Located right on the central plaza, Hostal Restaurant Erupcion is easy to find and well located. It is a ten-minute walk from the bus station and a similar distance from the thermal baths, Las Piscinas de la Virgen. Baños is a small and walkable town, so the vast majority of hostels here are all in equally convenient locations, but its location on the peripheries of the main square makes Erupcion easy to find and at the heart of the action.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There is a small dorm room, which is bright and clean, but the majority are private doubles or family rooms. Rooms are spotless and comfortable, with nice homey touches in the form of wall hangings, TVs, and lamps. They either look onto the square and street, where they come with big windows and the bonus of people-watching and views as well as the downside of the street noise as a result (especially on weekends). The rooms on the inside of the building are fairly dark, as they have windows facing internally, though they aren't depressing like such inward facing rooms can often be. Walls are thin and this hostel attracts both late-night revelers and early-rising families, so bring earplugs and brace yourself for the full gamut of nocturnal noises. Bathrooms are en suite and have hot water; towels and soap are provided.

Common Spaces

There are two small seating areas in the hallway on both floors which are right outside rooms and therefore not very practical. The restaurant is bright, airy, and pleasant, with a foosball table and a nice balcony overlooking the square. A typical, yet good quality, Ecuadorian hostel breakfast of eggs, cheese sandwich, coffee, and fruit juice is included in the room price. A guest computer is also available in the hallway.

Summary

With its clean rooms, free breakfast, and central location, Hostal Restaurant Erupcion is a safe bet and pretty good value for money. However, it's a guesthouse more than a hostel and lacks the social areas and some of the facilities available in more backpacker-oriented places in Baños, although they do provide some additional amenities such as a laundry service, good Wi-Fi, and waterproof cameras available for hire.

by Laura T
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
October 2013
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