Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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 on 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 - 2 days
The client can cancel the reservation free of charge up to 2 days before the arrival date. The client will have to pay the total price if he cancels during the 2 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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Great Hostels you will Experience Great Moments with other travellers, get involved in Social Activities, Gardens and hammocks. ! Free Cocktails on Saturdays at 22:30 (Canelazos); Movie Nights on Sundays and we invite the popcorn!

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 find the best tours in the region such as Jungle, Rafting, Canyoning, Canopy, Climbing, Parapenting, Biking, Trekkings.
Set up in unique buildings with all the features you are looking for. A large thatched 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, rack, 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 a 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 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2022
    Great staff. Very helpful with everything and awesome view of a waterfall. I absolutely recommend it the place and you have Sebastian that will help you with anything and everything.
    Peru, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2022
    Was a really good hostel, people from all over the world and well located
    Ecuador, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2022
    It’s an amazing place, maybe one of the best hostels I’ve stayed at so far. Sebastian even picked me up from the bus terminal in the middle of the night - what was really lovely. I immediately felt like home when I arrived - the vibe was cool and I’ve met many awesome people. Unfortunately some of the employees have a lack of motivation and are sometimes a bit annoyed, … for example when you just order a drink 🙄 But still … overall it was an amazing experience! I would definitely recommend it – 100%
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2022
    First time I’ve ever reviewed a hostel, but had to do it for this one. The place is great, but you’re really going for Sebastian. He will hook you up with everything you could want to do in baños and makes it so easy to do it. Never had someone be that helpful at a hostel before. The guy knew everything to do and made sure you could do as much as possible in whatever time you have. Can’t recommend this hostel enough
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2022
    Let me save you 10 minutes of scrolling and comparing hostels. Stay at Great Hostel. It’s easily got the best atmosphere in Banos. The bar area is an incredible set up for drinks and meeting people. The staff are incredible and always willing to help out. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and set up nicely. Sebastian, who runs the place, is an absolute legend. He goes the extra mile to make sure you have the best time in Banos. It was so great, me and my crew extended like 4 times.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2022
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The atmosphere is incredible and Sebastian who organises all the events gets everyone together creating a really good vibe and no drama like anywhere else. 100% would recommend to stay here if you are staying in Banos, no other hostel comes close
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Aug 2022
    The property was great overall! I would recommend it! Best hostel in Baños.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2022
    clean hostel, good facilities and secure with lockers and keys for rooms, good social scene however on days that you dont go out other people do and then talk and smoke quite loudly on the balcony at 4am
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Jul 2022
    Nice stay there and cool stuff! The atmosphere is very cool if you love to socialise!
    Switzerland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Jul 2022
    The facilities are quite nice and it’s clean. The staff are quite rude though and seem to only be nice to you if you are drinking their alcohol. It was a good vibe but only, and seriously only, because the guests made it nice.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi