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Situated in the shadows of Tungurahua volcano, Baños is a popular tourist destination. Like many of the major towns and cities in this Andean country, Baños sits high at more than one thousand eight hundred meters above sea level. The Tungurahua volcano, which dominates the skyline, began erupting again in the last decade and had volcanic activity as recently as 2010.
One of the main attractions, as the name suggests, are the baths themselves -- Las Piscinas de La Virgen. Open all day, but busiest in the evening, they are a popular location where travelers can interact with locals. The baths range in temperature and are well run, with good changing facilities and security lockers for valuables.
Baños is an adventure-seeker's dream. Activities include whitewater rafting on either the Patate River or the more forceful Pastaza River for half or full days including lunch. Another popular activity undertaken by backpackers is mountain biking down La Ruta de las Cascadas, which is ninety-five percent downhill along bike tracks and in places shared with traffic. At the end it is possible to catch a bus back to Baños, or hitch a lift with a local. For those seeking less adventure, there are lots of opportunities to go hill-walking or horse riding. Any of these activities can be organised by many of Baños' hostels.
The town of Baños is a clean, colonial town with many leafy plazas where travelers can grab a meal or have a relaxing beverage. The town's many hostels cater extremely well for travelers and can provide all services that today's backpacker expects.
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"Best value in Baños guaranteed, 3 good options for breakfast, internet service (3 computers and Wi-Fi), pool table, kitchen for guests, cable TV with English speaking channels, private bathroom, hot
"Good value for your money - The hostel is in a quiet location, the rooms are clean, the pool nice." …"A perfect place for relaxing and enjoying Banos - 5 stars all around ... Great location just steps from the hotsprings baths and a few short blocks walk to center of town. Very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Great Prices." …"Great location by the baths, friendly staff, and cheap! - Loved this place! Onsite massage, rooftop breakfast,...
Posada del Abuelo
"… spacious with a large garden where you can relax in the hammocks. It is 5 minutes walk from downtown and 3 minutes walk from the hot springs. It is a perfect location as there is no outside noise bothering the rest, except the sound of the nearby waterfall and the different birds in the area. The owners make sure the guests feel at home and will take good care of you. The terraces are big and have a great view over the mountains and the...
Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Baños
"Whilst the name is a bit of a mouthful, the sociable Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Baños is a fun, friendly place to meet other travelers. It also has the bonus elements of a garden, kitchen, and bar. The Location The hostel is excellently placed -- just a couple of minutes' stroll from the middle of town and the thermal baths and about fifteen minutes' walk away from the bus station. It's tucked away down a quiet little street,...
Erupcion Hostel Banos
"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...
La Casa del Molino Blanco
"… There is also the choice of ham, eggs, cereals, pancakes and fruit. By the way ...we speak English, German, and of course, Spanish. We also enjoy providing our guests with valuable tips about Banos, Ecuador, and other countries from our own travel experiences throughout South America, We hope to see you soon ...and if not, enjoy your stay in Banos and Ecuador! We are located in the San José neighborhood (barrio), three corners away from...
Hostal Santa Cruz
"… facilities around the open fireplaces and a tv to watch international movies and documentaries about Ecuador.Lots of travel information can be found and Roberto and his young friendly staff are also there to help or give advice about tour agencies. Roberto and some of his staff speak english. If you want you can order breakfast in advance for $2.20 or go around the corner to the Plantas y Blancas which probably has the best breakfast in...
Hostal El Recreo
"Good value - Marcelo and his wife are the best thing about this hostel -- they will do anything for you, and they are always smiling. Wonderful. The beds are fantastic and the dorms are spacious. The shower has some hot water. The worst thing about the hostel is location; it's a good 10 minutes walk into the centre." …"… 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. On arrival, you are required to pay in full...
Timara Hostel Banos
"…Breakfast not included. General On arrival, you are required to pay in full for the total nights you have booked.# Our reception is open 24 hours, we do have luggage storage for Free No c
Napolitano Apart & Hotel
"…In just 3 minutes you walk to the church on the mainsquare or take a bycicle from the hotel which is situated right on the route to the waterfalls that surround banios. We give tourist information a
Hostal Canela y Miel
"Location of the Hostel The Hostel Canela and Miel is situated right in the center of Baños and close to the church, the thermal baths, commercial centers,restaurants and the local bars and discoth
"Loved it - I stayed at this hostel for several weeks, and then my husband joined me and we stayed for several more. It is an extremely well-run, clean, and welcoming place. close to everything (Banos
Hostal D' Mathias
"Best value of south america! - very good location, very clean (clean towels/room whenever you want), private bathroom with great hot shower, comfy bed ... But most important, amazing staff!!! Lovely
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Child friendly." …"We are only 350mt away formt he main Bus station. Take Calle Eugenio Espejo and walk for 300mt until Calle 16 Diciembre."
La Casa de Pia
"… B&B style guest-rooms. All of our rooms come with, comfy beds, real wood floors and private bathrooms. Visitors worldwide have enjoyed our restful location that is simply minutes to such Baños destinations as termas de la Virgen, shops, restaurants and Baños corridor night life. Breakfast and parking are offered to upper and main floor guest rooms. La Casa de Pia'Policies & Conditions: Check in at 15:00. Check out before...
Eco-Hosteria Monte Selva
"…Rooms are available for single, double, triple, quadruples as well quintuple use. Price includes breakfast with fresh fruitsalad, eggs, bread, fruit juice and coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner are
La Casa Verde - Eco Hostel
"… carrots, cabbage, corn, tomatoes, mandarin, avocado etc...) for people staying longer than a week; home-made snacks (including choc brownies and granola bars) and meals; beer and soft drink; 24 hr hot, high pressured showers and hot water in sinks; WiFi internet (with your own computer); extensive DVD library (over 250 new and classic movies); board games and cards; hammocks; 24 hr front desk; in-house massage and eco friendly spa...
"In addition to having comfortable rooms, kitchens, and after paying for three nights you receive free laundry service. For every 5 nights you stay, you receive the 6th night for free. Drawing upon t
"Miramelindo Spa Inn was built, painted and inspired by the art of Endara Crow artist. In this energetic place - during its passage to the Amazon or return to Baños - you can taste the products of our
Hotel El Belen
"…Check in time: 9.00 am Check out time: 12.00 pm Method of payment accepted upon arrival: Cash only Breakfast is not included" …"We are two blocks from the bus station (terminal terrestre) From
Bio Hostal Mindo
"Bio Hostal Mindo is the best place to rest in Mindo, 10 conformable rooms with private bathroom with Hot Water, close to everything including the Central Park in Mindo, Nathaly's Butterfly &
Hostal Plantas y Blanco
"Hostal Plantas y Blanco (Plants and White Hostel) has a relaxed, backpacker atmosphere. The highlight of the establishment is the rooftop lounge, which serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and, during the rest of the day, functions as a community kitchen and lounge with a CD player, magazines and games.Rooms with shared bathrooms are $6.50 per person and 8.50 or 9.50$ per person with private bathroom. All Credit cards...
Hotel Villa Santa Clara
"Hotel Villa Santa Clara" …12 de Noviembre y Velasco Ibarra
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"… El Colibri is a cozy and clean place to rest. Services : Internet Wifi Communal Kitchen Hot wáter 24 hours Daily Cleaning Roof Terrace Towels & Soap Fridge Security Guard Parking lot Coffee Terrace Cable TV Laundry Service The location is one of the best in Baños, we are located within walking distance of Central Park, municipality, banks, supermarket, church, the handicraft market, and clubs. Please note :...
Hostería y Spa Isla de Baños
"…*Hiking trails around Baños self – organized activities Bellavista - Antenas - Pastaza Valley - Valley of Illuchi - Machay - St Martin - El Topo.... *Information on tours, trails and attractions
Hostal Monte Carmelo
"…S. There she was raised and educated. For 40 years she never returned to her native Ecuador. At the beginning of 2014 she finally returned, traveling to the coast, the mountains in Quito and the
Hostal Jardin de Mariane
"… rainforest. Hostal Jardin de Mariane has 15 rooms. Double or Twin Room Features cable TV, private balcony with garden views and private bathroom. Triple Room Features cable TV, private balcony with garden views and private bathroom. Hostal Jardin de Mariane'sPolicies & Conditions: Check in from 13:00 to 13:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards ( Visa and MasterCard) (This property may...
Baños Travel Tips & Suggestions
I went to Banos in 1999 and loved it and hope to go back this year. I met the locals and this time I hope to learn Spanish there.
— anne stevens
Visit the "Le Prechaun" bar -- great place. If it's slow, you might get a salsa lesson from the barkeepers.
My third time and still loved it, although the bus ride was a bit scary. Do not go if you're afraid of heights. Make sure when you are there at night take the chiva (bus) to the top of the mountain where the cross is. When you arrive they light a big fire, sing songs, and put on a good act twirling torches. Great spot to meet lots of foreigners -- American and European. Love the climate. I still recomend it.
— Paolo Magri
I had a great time in Baños. Plenty of restaurants and bars, cheap clean hotels (as low as $4 per night), lots of outdoor activity. Been there twice and going again next year. I recommend it for anyone.
— Paolo Magri
We found that Banos was the high spot on our vist to Ecuador.
— Don Petch - firstname.lastname@example.org
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