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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week 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

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.

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


Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant 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 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Excellent team! Cassie was tremendous and very helpful!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Great hostel with superb bar area and free dinner Monday to Wednesday is fantastic. Portion was big and food was very tasty. Beds were comfy and despite being slightly out of town it was in a nice location. Would definitely recommend as it seems to be the main hangout in Baños!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    There is a reason this hostel is so widely loved. It is one of the best e have stayed on our during the trip - a really lovely atmosphere both from fellow guests and staff. Facilities were amazing, and the added bonus of community meals and movie night were lovely. The rooms were comfy and spacious. The food at the in house bar was tasty and cheap! Would definitely stay again.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. We've stayed in quite a few in south america and both agreed that this was the best that we've stayed in so far. Great breakfast options, great room and facilities. Staff were friendly and the hostel was in a good location, maybe 5 minutes from the centre of banos. Great atmosphere and the free dinners on monday - wednesday is great. Only down side was that there were a few dogs in the hostel and area that did bark during the night, not all the time but a bit annoying when they did
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Aug 2019
    Great stay! A nice social environment & they have free dinners every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Not that far out of the way either, the location was fine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Jul 2019
    Really good hostel! The free dinner was really good. The pool table is in really good condition and the atmosphere is great!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Jun 2019
    They had free meals M-W but are very bland but brings people together in the common dining area. The breakfast is good with add ons for cheap, and really great juice options. Staff are kind but i did get mt washing done and it wasnt totally clean
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Everything was good, dorm beds are nice, bathroom was clean. Breakfast is nothing special, bread, butter and jam. Except the last night of my stay was a nightmare. I was alone in dorm with 4 beds, when 3 locals girl checked in and started getting ready to go out at 9pm. They were in the room until midnight. Came back at 3am, left again and then came back at 6am. Putting on music, yelling, singing.. I know it's not the hostels fault, but it was unpleasant.
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Jun 2019
    Pro’s: great location, amazing views, free breakfast (toasted and delicious croissants with homemade jam, a banana, and oatmeal), free dinners mon-wend, accommodating staff Cons: pretty awful WiFi (had little to no reception in our room so had to go to common area if needed), 3 large dogs (very sweet but really loud barking and howling)
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Worst laundry service.. my clothes were still dirty and I paid 4,50$ for the service. Staff was not welcoming... Atmosphere was awkward
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • 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
  • 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