Community Hostel Banos




The Review

Community Hostel Banos is a community-based hostel, just as the name claims!

The Location

Community Hostel is on the outskirts of the old section of town, but still really close and within walking distance to the bus station and all the happenings of the central part of town.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The beds here are luscious; they're super comfortable and warm and will give you one of the best night's sleep you will ever get. There are narrow kickers under the bed that aren't big enough to fit packs, but you can use your own lock to store valuables here.

The bathroom is really nice and clean and has great hot water. The only downfall is that there are only the showers available in the en suite off the dorm room, so when people get back from yours there can often be a long wait for a shower. There are other toilets downstairs though, so that makes it a little better.

Common Spaces

There is a very large, open-plan floor area filled with long tables through the centre and a few other tables and chairs off to the side. This is the main area for meeting people and socialising. They do a pretty good breakfast here every morning for a small cost, but it is advised to get in early because it is first come, first serve and sometimes they can take a while to prepare. Sometimes they have parties in these areas of a night time as well allowing out to drink some cocktails and meet some people.

There is a kitchen, but it isn't able to be used at breakfast time as the chef keeps it occupied, however at other times of the day it is fine. There is also a rooftop, which isn't anything much other than concrete and a view.


Community Hostel is a really nice and modern place to stay and gives good social vibes. The staff are friendly and helpful and can help you organise tours for whatever activities that you want to do around the area, however, be mindful that there are other places in the town centre where you can haggle a bit further and get much better prices than the hostel if you have time and are on a budget.
by Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Community Hostel Banos" at In Ambato with calle los Arrayanes, Los Pinos.)


In Ambato with calle los Arrayanes, Los Pinos, Baños (Banos), Tungurahua, Ecuador
-1.397001, -78.417317 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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+593 985 637 714
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