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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Flexible - 5 days
The client can cancel the reservation free of charge up to 7 days before the arrival date. The client will have to pay the total price if he cancels during the 7 days before the arrival date.
The customer will have to pay in advance the total price at any time.

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Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Great Hostels you will Experience Great Moments. Meet other travelers, get involved in Social Activities, Relax in the Gardens and hammocks.
Enjoy a FREE Dinner on the House Monday to Wednesday!
Be part of a Mexican Night, Tacos & Shots every Thursdays,
Learn how to make home made Pizza party on Fridays.
Free Cocktails on Saturdays 22:30 (Canelazos)
Movie Nights on Sundays and we invite the popcorn! We have 800 film and Smart TV 55"

Have fun at the meeting point, you will find a collection of classic movies, Big Smart TV, Guides & Books for change, cosy lounge & living rooms , lots of table games, Pool Table, Internet access, Wi-Fi , social activities.
You will enjoy good music, cocktails, tasty food, homemade cakes and jams - not to be missed !
Rest in the spacious and comfortable rooms and Gardens
For those who like to make their own food we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day.
You will always find the staff ready to help you. We are onsite to help you with any issues and to enjoy the great atmosphere together.
Our Hostel provides information and many recommendations about restaurants, regional markets, main attractions and touristic activities.
We will help you finding the best tours in the region such as Jungle , Raffting, Canyioning, Canopy, Climbing, Parapenting, Biking, Trekkings.
Set up in unique buildings with all the features you are looking for. A large thached cabin painted in red, full of character, transformed into reception and common area, surrounded by gardens & hammocks. Spacious guest kitchen with an amazing look.
Two four beds rooms with big lockers, rask, desk and chairs, large beds, 4 five bed bedrooms,all of them with private bathrooms and balconies also giving you a wide view of the mountains and the famous waterfall.

What makes the hostel unique is that each room has marvellous hand painted ceiling and mural by Michaela Steinhauser. There is the room which has the deep, swirling Tsunami; another room which features the scorching desert of Dalil; a third room which offers a view of the mysterious and relaxing Calypso island; or the room that depicts the holy, powerful mountain of Olympus and its gods and goddesses. The other rooms offer a delightful portrayal of nature, such as the bright field of Girasoles, a wonderfully captured Sunset, the butterfly and geisha Papillon room, and the glowing Vanilla Sky. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    I stayed at Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos with nine of my family members. The staff were wonderful and very accommodating to any request that we may have had such as warming up humitas or helping me cut my mango. It is a very welcoming and spacious place to stay with both private areas as well as communal areas. I frequently travel to Ecuador and the next time I return to Banos I will definitely stay at this hostel again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    A perfect hostel
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2019
    If you're in Banos you should stay here. Great location, rooms, staff, and travelers/dogs. I stayed longer than planned. Met great people here. Martin is a good dude.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Jan 2019
    Excelente hostel, con una vibra muy linda. Excelente ubicación, cercana al centro pero en lugar tranquilo, a tres cuadras de las termas municipales. El área común es excelente al igual que la comida y la buena disposicion del staff. Muy recomendable
    Uruguay, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2019
    The place was perfect and very cheap! There is a bar where you can have a drink and meet people.They also serve food. Great outdoor yard with hammocks and a fire pit. It is just 5 minutes walk from the down. I loved to stay there I would recommend for sure!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Apr 2019
    Great hostel to meet lots of friendly people. Very well organized and not to far from all the activities in Baños. I would recommend to any backpacker !
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Mar 2019
    The thing i liked most aboit this hostel.was that the common area was comfortable and warm with cosy chairs and boardgames, jenga. The room was fine, there were initially some problems with flooding in the bathroom, which were then fixed. Location good near main road. Staff helpful though not very professional.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jan 2019
    Nice hostel. Good location. The Indonesian guy was very friendly and helpful. They say feee bikes on their picture but that’s not true they charge you. Maybe remove the false advertising
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Mar 2019
    Great hostel and good free food! Just a shame about the general atmosphere and the dogs - sleep is impossible with all the barking...even in private rooms
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    28 Feb 2019
    Ordered food that was ignored, burnt, and then denied a replacement because of “no more bread” as I saw the lazy employee, Naraisa, look at more bread earlier.. but otherwise okay. Probably shouldn’t try to charge higher than $15 for a dorm bed during Carnaval going against the Dirección de Turismo of Baños. Go somewhere else if you enjoy quality staff and atmosphere, though there are good beer prices.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi