Hostels in Baños, Ecuador

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Get to know Baños (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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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FAQ about Baños Hostels

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?

A hostel in Baños costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Baños with private rooms costs on average $106.
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Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Baños is the best rated hostel for partying in Baños.

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Your Packing List for Baños

Your Packing List for Baños

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Baños and Ecuador.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Baños Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
18 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$106 Average private room price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Baños
Hostal Princesa Maria is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Baños
Most Baños hostels are located in
Barrio San José, Barrio El Recreo
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Baños - from the Community

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