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La Casa del Molino Blanco Reviews

Misioneros Dominicanos y Juan León Mera, BARRIO SAN JOSE /subida a la Virgen, Banos, Ecuador

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87 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Extremely clean and pretty hostel. I like the fact that it is on the edge of town... Makes it a quiet place. Staff were very helpful if we asked questions. Eggs would be a nice addition to breakfast.


I love this place. It's about 15 minute walk from the town center so it's quiet and you get some exercise walking up the hill. The family who owns it is SO nice. Good breakfast, hot showers (unless you're the 1st in the morning - it literally takes 10 minutes to warm up). They set us up on an AMAZING 1-day jungle tour. Be sure to take it. The owner and his son both speak pretty good english. Banos has such amazing scenery. They did our laundry for $1.5 / kg.


Very nice place to stay away from noise, just at the bottom of the Subida de la Virgen. As Baños is small, you can walk everywhere from here. It's more of a Guesthouse than a Hostel though.


We arrived early at 6.30 ,nobody open the door for us. We have to wait for an hour in front of the door. The owner said I didn't email her to tell about the arrival time. But finally in the end she didn't check her mail, so she didn't know that I will be there. Hostel is clean , comfortable bed ,15 minutes walk from center ,breakfast is limited but good. Wifi is good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your visit, gave us pleasure to serve you. We send all our passengers an email, where we ask arrival time. He also asked if they arrive before check in time is 1:00 p.m., as the page says when you make your reservation, you must ring a bell at night and wait 5 minutes to open the door. Unfortunately you have not read your emails. Therefore the hostel habre its doors at 7:30 am Sorry you had to wait to get before the time of check in. Thanks for your comment.


Great little place tucked away from The busy town square. We felt very safe with the gated doors to even get into the hostel grounds. Nice and relaxing atmosphere. Free coffee and breakfast in the morning was an added bonus but don't dare ask for seconds!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your nice comment and suggestions, we like our guests feel safe in our hostel, our concern is to ensure descando of all guests. How good you taste our free breakfast (optional) the same is varied each day. For staff and the hostel was a pleasure to serve you.


We really liked this hostel right up until check out, when they lost serious points. We asked if we could leave our bags in their luggage room while we cycled out to the waterfalls. Turns out you can only leave bags for free until 2pm and after that it's "late checkout" for $3pp! Admittedly this includes use of wifi, bathroom

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Dear guest was a pleasure to serve in my small hostel, thanks for your nice comment and suggestion. But you must understand that in no country in the world will provide free use of the facilities of a hotel after the time of check out. It is insinificante the cost per shower, wifi, kitchen, using the toilet, leave your luggage, use of the TV lounge, videos and time is until 10:00 p.m. All this service is right for travelers leaving the night. Happy travels !!


Cleanest hostel ever slept in. Really nice beds, had 2 greats nights sleep. 10 min. from the city. Didnt meet anyone, the hostel was very quiet. The owners are not very nice, but the breakfast was good.


The hostel itself is extremely clean with comfortable beds, amazing facilities and is easy to organize activities through. However I found the atmposhere to feel more like a B and B than a hostel. The cleanliness of the hostel is clearly a big concern for management which I found to be a little uncomfortable. I felt awkward from the amount of rules that the hostel upkept, such as not being allowed to use the communal kitchen before 12pm and being charged if dishes were not cleaned immediately.

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comment and suggestions, but your comment by answering the hostel is kept clean and tidy, it is precisely because they care. The hostel has the time to use the kitchen until 11:00 pm near the kitchen because there are rooms to guests and ensure your rest, sorry we are not a party hostel which allow cooking at 2:00 am disturb pemitir other guests and property damage. It is a form of respect leave everything clean the kitchen so that other visitors can cook their food.


One of the best beds on My trip!

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