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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

if you are not coming for any reason you have to pay the same ok.

Additional Terms and Conditions

for the group reservation you have to make a deposit with 2 weekd in advance and ready

Additional Info:

everybody is welcome to my place here ! my house is your house feel geat !

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Backpackers Balcones

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Backpackers Balcones RIVER_LODGE is located 1.5km from town, surrounded by gardens and nature and is next to the fast flowing river Rio Pastaza. It is a very friendly BB with a relaxed atmosphere. There are sensational views of the mountains and active volcano (Tungurahua) from the terrasse of the property, which also provide perfect places to chill out in the hammocks. There are a variety of rooms available - for singles, couples, or for families. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    30 Apr 2019
    Absolutely loved staying here! Our private room was big and awesome. The beds are comfy! The staff booked tours for us and overall they were very nice and helpful. The location is a 15 to 20 mins walk from the city center but it is still very nice and calm. We loved staying here and highly recommend it. You dont get breakfast here but the kitchen is good for making your own.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2019
    Great place!!!! Highly recommend! Both for large groups and couples
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Oct 2021
    Manuel with Backpackers Balcones was super accommodating. We had a rental car so the location was perfect for us (didn't want late night city noise). We had the apartment with a view of the Pastaza River from the kitchen and loved it. Definitely coming again next time we are in Baños!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    Location is a little bit out of town, but totally worth it if your wanting to get a nice relaxing night by the river. Room was cozy, shared a kitchen and met new friends, enjoyed listening to the rain at night.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Feb 2021
    Tranquilo hostel, nice kitchen and quiet area. Its a bit of a walk to the next supermarket, also not such a nice walk to the city center because of a lot of traffic. But I prefer this hostel to many hostels in the center, because there you have cars & people making noice until 4am. The only thing hearing here at night is the river and some barking dogs. Only the owner is a bit grumpy and make sure not to pay too much! The owner doesn't care if you paid some money on the website already.
    Germany, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    04 Jul 2019
    Cheap hostel but the staff was so bad. Not in a rude way but I think there was one employee in the whole place and we had to wake him up most of the time (during all hours of the day) by knocking on the door of reception.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 May 2019
    Our room was overall fine and the kitchen was cute and functional. Our entire floor was sharing one bathroom, and it was lacking toilet paper and general cleaning for the 3 days we were there. The hostel is located a bit out of town, a fine walking distance for sure. However, there are very aggressive dogs on the street, which made us feel quite uncomfortable when walking.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.0


    19 Feb 2019
    Facilities are in poor shape, in dorm there were bed bugs, in private room, over bed there was bunk bed and it smelled like cat p***.. owner was super grumpy and unpleasant.. the nice thing.. it is a bit outside of the city and volunteers made the atmosphere..
    Poland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Flexible NRR