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Hostal Chimenea

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#7 of 28 Hotels in Banos
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights. The hotel fits to banos as place to relax. We used the local massage service and like it. The rooms are simple but nice and clean. We had our one bathroom and hot water for just 20$. This is a really good price value you get for Ecuador.

1Thank Sebastian R
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Like my title implies, this hostel wasn't anything special. Pros: - decent price for rooms - nice sized private rooms - quite clean - nice view from rooftop Cons: - staff impersonal and not really helpful - available kitchen had almost no utensils for guest use (everything was locked up) which was extremely frustrating when trying to cook - the...

1Thank sharissa j
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hostel is far from the bus station but near the hot springs. I felt a good location as the roof terrace had good views. The dorm rooms were a little tight in size but had space outside to dry things. The internet and services were good and breakfast tasty yet not too expensive. The pool is very cold and...

Thank Graham P
La Paloma, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was a budget friendly hostel with affordable spacious rooms, most with balconies. The location is perfect! It's close to the public baths and restaurants. It met most of our needs except for the wi-fi which was non-existant in the rooms and very weak, even in the lobby near the router. I have 2 suggestions for this hostel 1 put...

Thank MyGypsytoes
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hostel was actually quite dissapointing. it has so much potential, but the owners seem to squander this potential. We stayed 4 nights, and the only workers who talked congenially with us were the two masseuses. They were polite, talked with us, and more then exceeded expectations. The rest of the staff seemed cold and distant, and whenever we would...

1Thank ErichKamprath
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Just finished a 5night stay at hostal chimenea. The hostel itself is in a good area, with some great views of the mountain and nearby waterfall. Rooms are clean and spacious. Staff service was pretty average, not particularly friendly or forthcoming with advice on the local area. There were a few annoying things that made the stay more unpleasant including...

Thank Ciara-L8
Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is a very clean place run by a very nice family. Overall, I recommend it so let me get to the areas where they could improve: 1) improve the wifi connection--it goes out all the time and sometimes you can't even find the network on the terrace 2) get some comfortable armchairs for the lobby and the terrace so...

Thank MerrillSmith
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed for 5 days in February 2014. The internet quality was terrible - this was clearly a recurring issue. The internet almost never worked in the rooms, and worked in the spot with the best signal (the roof) only under ideal conditions. Finally, the noise was simply unbearable. There was shouting every night until 11 or so, and it...

1Thank Brandon G
Hostalchimenea, Propietario at Hostal Chimenea, responded to this review

Regards Bernardo The service provided by our hostel is focused on meeting the needs of our customers and do it with love and respect. Sorry about the difficulties you had with the internet because unfortunately our supplier had problems, we now have a new one to better serve our guests. We clarify that our facilities have constant cleaning and we...

Reviewed 10 April 2014

Excellent hostel. Friendly staff, great facilities (pool, hot tub, sauna cubicles, everything is walkable. A lovely single, en suite room with a balcony. Bed made / new towel every day. I extended my stay as it is so comfortable. It's better than many business hotels that I've stayed in around the world. Couldn't recommend this place more.

Thank MJPL
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Hostal Chimenea for 3 nights and loved it. We arrived much later than our reservation but the guy at the front desk did not mind and let us into our room, giving us a handout with all the information about the hostel, in English. Our room, a private double, was a great deal (I...

Thank John N

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Chimenea is a comfortable, safe and modern hostel: we offer dorms and private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, balconies, hot water and excellent views of the surroundings. Our prices are 8.50 and 10.00 per person include internet and tax. Our hostel offers a panoramic terrace, private parking, restaurant/cafe, guest kitchen, book exchange, board games, luggage storage, free internet and Wi-Fi, steam health bath, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Chimenea

Address: Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: €16 - €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Hostal Chimenea Banos
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Banos
#4 Spa Hotel in Banos
#4 Family Hotel in Banos
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“Go for a high up floor facing the central courtyard for a view of the waterfall”
joannahc, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a private room”
korynh2017, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a quiet location, they're willing to help you”
maryjR5343LA, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some people hang out late near the pool and talk...ear plugs help.”
JPRamsey, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dormitory room was considered a multi-person room, but second floor rooms are quite spacious.”
mjc0sta, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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