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Hostal Transilvania Reviews

16 de diciembre s/n, y oriente, Banos, Ecuador

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120 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The staff help were extremely friendly and helpful, however, I felt as though the owners themselves were not overly helpful and seemed annoyed with any extra questions that were asked of them. The breakfasts were delicious and location was great, though. Just wish the owners would have been a little more welcoming and friendly when we first arrived and had questions later.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Not a party hostel, but had great breakfast (choice of fruit/ granola, pancakes, or eggs), great WiFi, and clean rooms. Definitely would recommend and stay in again!


I loved my stay in the hostel, you can't beat the price and the free breakfast! The staff are wonderful and very helpful with anything you need. It has a chill atmosphere and you feel completely safe there. I would highly recommend staying there

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Extremely good value for money, including a very big and filling free breakfast (3 good choices). In a good location, short walk to everything you need.


Good location, not too noisy at night. Helpful staff, good breakfast and very nice restaurant with Arabian cuisine.


Amazing breakfast. Nice staff, nice vibe. No lockers available for your valuables though.


It's a hostal so you can expect the basics, loud 20 year olds, and uncomfortable beds. What we didn't expect was to not have water to shower or brush our teeth. When we asked the front desk why there was no water. There was response was all of Banos' water would be out for the next hour. Big lie! Not even five minutes later we weren't even a block away and their water works perfectly. The water went in an out for the next day we were at this hostal. It didn't stop there though with the wate

Owner Comment (Hide)
the fact that you managed to find water in another place, does not change fact that there was a water problem in baños and not only our hostel, the place you found water might have had a small cistern or something similar, like we have, but ours was already empty. the information that we gave you was given to us by the authorities, you can´t blame us for the inaccuracy. so it would not be wise of you to blame us for water shortage, or any water issues we have no control over!


Great value for money, this hostel. Kitchen has all you need, breakfast is generous and healthy, extensive DVD collection and book exchange. Rooms are a little cramped and the toilet smell does waft out now and then but didn't stop me getting a good few nights' sleep! Quite a few kids running around, which can get a little annoying but I guess it's to be expected in a family-run place. Kitchen staff friendly and owners helpful


The atmosphere was horrible, we didn't feel welcome. After a year travelling, it was probably the 1st hostel where we got that feeling.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We can´t possibly understand why you felt that way, as you can see in the reviews, most people are happy with our hostel´s atmosphere.


the staff wern´t nice at all. when i didnt want to do what they wanted they acted really ugly and wen´t nice at all!

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really hot showers,excellent breakfast,some of the staff can be very helpful.enjoyed my stay here.

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