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There is a few things you should know about Baños hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Baños, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.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!
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Here is a few more tips from the community. Other travelers share their best tips on backpacking Baños:
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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