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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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82 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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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.


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!!


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!


In a quiet neighbourhood with a hammock filled front garden, bean bag lounge and big kitchen, this is a nice hostel for people who like to relax. The on site massage by the owner is fantastic - there's a stunning new treatment room and he's a real trained masseuse unlike many "masseuses" in town! Only 10 mins from the central square and close to many trails and both thermal baths. Had a lovely stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your nice comment, it was our pleasure to serve you and have you as our guest. Glad the massage I really part of the charm and was seeking to relax on your trip, look forward to hearing more news of you, and wish you a nice trip.


Jimmy was great! Place is a little walk up the hill, but that just helped us to walk off the delicious breakfast every morning. Wifi was nice and fast. When Banos was raining and we had a planning day, we cooked up a veg stir fry in the large kitchen and did some planning. Would definitely stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your nice comment, I am very glad Jimmy helped them as much as possible. All your suggestions are important to the hostel, to improve our service. We hope to have notcias of you and maybe a return visit. Greetings from all the staff at La Casa del Molino Blanco


Super clean, huge bathrooms with hot shower, nice and family owned. Great breakfast!!!

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