Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Baños, Ecuador. You can choose from 16 Baños hostels. In total, there are 38 cheap places to stay in Baños such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $16 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Baños, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Baños? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Baños alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Baños. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Baños. To help you make friends with Baños before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Baños is also named and spelled Banos - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Baños de Agua Santa is an extremely touristic Andean town, both popular with international and Ecuadorian tourists. Built around the Tungurahua volcano, Baños has developed around touristic needs, so there are plenty of hotels, hostels, restaurants, and tour agencies populating the streets. Baños' accommodation options are amazingly vast, concentrating mainly on budget options all around the center of the town -- it's such a small place that the moment you arrive you will realize that every two buildings, one is probably a Baños de Agua Santa hostel!
Sugar cane products are all around -- sugar cane juice is a local favorite, and you will also see plenty of candy shops selling taffy (sugar cane chewy candy) and actually preparing the taffy right in their entrances. Watching this process is rather entertaining as taffy loads can easily be two meters long and candy makers will beat the paste against the door and walls to make is soft.
One of the most popular touristic activities for people visiting Baños is the "Ruta de las Cascadas" (Cascades Route). Usually done by bicycle, which can be rented at any tour or travel agency in town, this is a route where you can appreciate the beautiful mountain landscape and come across cascades of different dimensions. Several options are available along the route, such as cable cars to get an aerial view of the cascades, zip-lining, or even bungee jumping on a couple of bridges over the river.
Baños is also used as a gateway town for the Ecuadorian Amazon, less than a hundred kilometers away. Using Baños' tour agencies, you can plan for day tours and longer expeditions into the jungle.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Baños. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Baños. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hostal Princesa Maria is the best hostel in Baños for families.
Erupcion Backpackers is the best hostel in Baños for groups.
Selina Baños is the best rated hostel in Baños for female solo travellers.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Baños. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Baños. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
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.
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.
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.
We found that Banos was the high spot on our vist to Ecuador.
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