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Erupcion Hostel Banos Reviews

Central Park Crnr, Banos, Ecuador

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170 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Incredible fast internet, owner operated, great people!


Really friendly feel, great (huge) cheap breakfasts, loads of information about what to do and help booking tours. An all round lovely stay. The bathroom was a tad old and therefore did not seen overly clean however it was cleaned daily.


The staff was great. Always helpful. Have a restaurant on location is a big plus. The 2nd floor balcony to eat and drink while people watching along the street was the best. The rooms are nice and ours had a TV. The location is awesome. Near the bus station, across the street from Geotours where you can book a lot of fun activities: Zip line, Canyoning and rafting. A can't miss place!


nice balcony for having drinks with other travellers


Above average hostel in central Banos close to everything


pretty average hostel. no communal kitchen, hangout area is the restaurant, cleanliness is average.


The staff is amazing, really helpfull and nice people. Very good atmosphere, a lot of people from different countrys.


Nice hostel with great location. The only downside is there is no real common room but I still managed to make friends. Meet the dog Google!


Great location, couple blocks away from the main plaza. Staff are very friendly and they will help you out with anything. Enjoy google (the massive dog)


Owner is extremely nice. Location has views of the square and a restaurant. Great value.

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Erupcion is run by Gloria, an excellent person who goes out of her way to help travelers who visit Baños. It can be a little noisy at night but it's due to its centrality in the city. I managed to sleep with no problem. I'd def recommend Erupcion. Great value. And try baniños breakfast.


noisy at night, thats the only bad thing to say.


Really nice hostel. Atmosphere could be improved. No real common room - it's a restaurant. Location can't be beat and the beds were great. Bathrooms really need to be cleaned more and better. Hostel staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. And there is an amazing bulldog named Google that made the hostel perfect!


Friendly staff but the showers did not have any warm water, and it was very noisy on the street during the weekend. Earplugs are recommended :)


Amazing breakfast, you can choose between different options (continental, Ecuadorian etc.). I'd love to have a bigger common area where you can meet fellow travelers. Internet worked well in the common areas, in the rooms you might have problems connecting.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying with us in Banos and writting a review! It always helps us to improve when we hear the comments from our guest. The breakfast is defiantly superb, im glad your palate enjoyed our family run restaurant! We are trying within the year to create a bigger common area on the roof so our guests can have more space rather than meeting travelers in our restaurant ! Hopefully on your next visit you will be able to see these new additions. :) Sincerely, the staff of Erupcion


Solid option, with a nice enough bar and great location. Was a bit quiet for our low-season visit. The staff were a bit bonkers and a bit reticent to help us out. Basically it's fine, but we switched to Great Hostel Backpackers and had a better time there.


The staff at this place are amazing, they do all they possibly can to help you out. However i got a dorm towards the main plaza, at 5am the police started their morning exercise running and singing (read screaming), and then at 6-8 the orcesthra played. If you want some good sleep i would recommend you to ask for a room thats not towards the mainsquare. Otherwise i had a great stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so happy to hear your wonderful message and to know that you had a great stay with us in banos. The main plaza can defiantly be pretty busy in this tourist haven town :) Next time you stay with us we shall defiantly find you a room away from the hustle and bustle of the town! I hope we can be apart of your future plans on your return to our beautiful city! Sincerely, the staff of Erupcion :)

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