The Best Hostels in Banos, Ecuador, for Budget Travellers

The Best Hostels in Banos, Ecuador, for Budget Travellers Banos, Ecuador
Banos (de Agua Santa) is a small city in the Andean highlands of Ecuador under volcano Tungurahua. Its name, which is Spanish for "Baths (of sacred water)," comes from the famous hydrothermal springs in the area. It's equally popular with foreigners as with Ecuadorians, and is known as the adventure capital of Ecuador. The streets are lined with hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and tour agencies. Although it is very touristy, lots of people love it, more for the activities and surroundings than for the city itself. It is an important hub for outdoor sports and jungle tours.
How much do hostels in Banos cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Banos here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



Dorm Bed from $6.39
Private Room from $8.17
Overall Rating: 91%
Montalvo street, between Mera and Pastaza, Banos
Whether you are just passing by or plan on an extended visit, at Papacho's Hostel you will always feel at home. The brand new three story building features a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use.. All of the dorm rooms beds feature reading lamps and private curtains to ensure privacy and a sound night's sleep. Stay in a female or mixed dorm of 4 or 6 bed or in a double private rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms. Breakfast is included daily at no extra charge for all guests staying at Papachos Hostel. The lovely, bilingual staff's aim is focused on making your experience in Banos the most enjoyable possible and exceeding all of your expectations. You will be surprised by the incredible view of the mountains and waterfalls from the hostel's balconies and communal terrace, where you will also find the restaurant and breakfast area. Papachos Hostel offers comfortable facilities with a high level of service. Free parking, free WiFi, bikes for rent, BBQ nights, security lockers, towels for rent, movie nights, free, tourist information, flat screen TV, a book exchange, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, a tours and travel desk and board games are all available at the property.


Dorm Bed from $7.00
Private Room from $9.60
Overall Rating: 95%
Ricardo Zurita Carrillo y Ambato, Banos
Meet other travelers, get involved in social activities, relax in the gardens and hammocks and enjoy a free dinner on the house on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos. The hostel organizes a Mexican Night, Tacos & Shots every Thursdays, pizza cooking classes on Fridays Pizza parties, free cocktails on Saturdays and Movie Nights on Sundays with lots of popcorn! In addition to these social activities, you will find a collection of movies, books for change, a cozy lounge and living rooms, lots of table games including a pool table, free breakfast, free WiFi. Enjoy good music, cocktails, tasty food, homemade cakes and jams, spacious and comfortable rooms to rest in. There are two dorms of 4 beds with big lockers, desk and chairs, and four dorms of 5 beds, all with private bathrooms and balconies with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the famous waterfall. In terms of private rooms, there are two queen size beds and four double bunk beds rooms with lockers, desk and chairs, light box, private bathroom and garden view. For those who like to make their own food they have a fully equipped kitchen open all day. You will always find the friendly staff ready to help you with any issues or questions. The hostel provides information and many recommendations about restaurants, regional markets, main attractions, touristic activities and the best tours in the region such as Jungle treks, rafting, canyoning, canopy, climbing, parapenting, biking and trekking. The hostel is set up in unique buildings with all the features you are looking for. A large thatched cabin painted in red, full of character has been transformed into a reception and common area and is surrounded by gardens with hammocks for you to relax in. What makes the hostel unique is that each room has marvelous hand painted ceilings and murals by Michaela Steinhauser.


Dorm Bed from $8.49
Private Room from $11.00
Overall Rating: 89%
Central Park Crnr, Banos
What could be more exciting and unique than to stay in the central park area facing the beautiful main square of Banos in Ecuador. Located between plenty of shops, restaurants, clubs, bars, coffee shops and with the Basilica just around the corner, Erupcion Art Hotel & Hostel is a traveler's favorite hostel in Banos. All the rooms are decorated with different local art paintings and photographs to give you a real Ecuador experience. You will find comfortable beds, power outlets, showers and bathrooms in all the rooms. There is no need to waste your day hunting around for the best deal as the staff has it all here for you at the reception. You can book Banos day tours and trips all around Ecuador directly at the hostel. Erupcion Art Hotel & Hostel is also proud to offer their guests a safe, secure environment with their security camera system. The property offers a variety of private and dorm rooms to perfectly accommodate your needs, including double or triple private rooms or mixed dorms of 4 or 6 beds with lockers. All rooms are ensuite and provide guests with towels. Whether you are a family, a couple, solo traveler, or student group, you are guaranteed a cozy and affordable stay with access to all of the amenities they offer. Not only does the property provide a strong internet WIFI connection to all of their guests, but they also offer multiple computers for you to use free of charge in the lobby. They have a satellite television and 32" LED TV in the double private rooms, and a variety of games and books for you to check out at the reception. A great breakfast is served for an extra cost and the hostel has a delicious Ecuadorian restaurant where you can get tasty local food at a 10% discount for all guests. There is also a large sunny rooftop terrace where you can find some peace and quiet away from all the adventures, a fully-equipped kitchen and plenty of activities organized by the lovely staff, who will be happy to help you get the most out of your stay.


Dorm Bed from $9.00
Private Room from $12.00
Overall Rating: 89%
Luis A. Martínez y Rafael Vieira Baños - Tungurahua - Ecuador, Banos
Since 2007 this hostel is the perfect choice for both backpackers and boutique hotel lovers, a unique combination of laid-back atmosphere and top quality services. Hostel Chimenea has been constantly awarded, highly recommended and favorably reviewed by hundreds of guests and the most important travel guides! It is located two blocks from the central square, next to an impressive 80 meter waterfall and across the street from 'La Virgen' hotsprings, the most famous thermal baths in Banos, which have stimulating health restoring properties. From the bus station, walk 4 blocks along Calle Maldonado and turn left onto Calle Martinez to find the hostel 6 blocks away on your right. Hostel Chimenea is open 24/7 and provides shared and private sleeping accommodations: from 4-6 beds dorms with ensuite bathroom and hot water all day, to private rooms for 1-3 people, with firm mattresses, wood decorations, balconies and excellent views of the surroundings. The hostel also offers free parking, free WiFi, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, towels for hire, a fax service and 24 hour reception.


Dorm Bed from $6.50
Private Room from $9.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Between Espejo and Maldonado Streets, Banos
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $7.99
Private Room from $10.90
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
Misioneros Dominicanos y Juan León Mera BARRIO SAN JOSE /subida a la Virgen, Banos
La Casa del Molino Blanco is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $7.70
Private Room from $17.76
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
av chamana s/n, Ulba, Ulbilla av chamana pasando el puente, Banos
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a common room, a games room, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant and a cafe. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, 24 hour reception, parking, internet access, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $5.63
Private Room from $5.40
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
16 de diciembre s/n y oriente, Banos
Hostal Transilvania is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant and a cafe. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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