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Reviewed 23 October 2014

Life can be easy when people do the right thing and Princesa Maria is the perfect example. The hostal has just been completely renovated with taste. The owner will listen to feedback and act on it immediately. Value for money is perfect, just need to keep it up.

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New York
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We were happy with our stay at Hostel Princesa Maria. It was clean, safe and cheap. The showers have hot water. The hostel staff came in to tidy up every day. The hostel owner, Victor, was very nice and walked us through a map of the area when we arrived. He speaks very little English, but we figured out what...

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Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Hostel Princesa Maria is a great hostel. Clean, organized and safe. The hostel owner, Victor, was very kind and helpful! Located just a couple blocks from the center of town, the thermal pools, and great hikes! Cheap rooms too.

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Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Not sure why this has all excellent reviews? Very good and cheap rooms but common areas leave something to be desired. Kitchen literally only has 1 fork. Strongly enforced non party, no noise after 11pm, seems great but the street is so loud it kind of pointless. The man who runs it is very very sweet and accommodating but speaks...

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what a month with fuzzy and unfair reviews..... How come you compare the quietness of our hostel and the noise of the street, We manage to control our hostel and the inside noise, but the street? can you control the noise of the street of your own neighbourhood? gosh you need more experience travelling. you complain about the kitchen, with...

Reviewed 3 October 2014

This hostel is fantastic value for money. We loved it. The rooms are very spacious and clean, and the hostel itself has a really warm and friendly vibe. Great kitchen facilities and decent wifi. The hostel is centrally located in town, and the owner and staff are very friendly. They were happy to help with information on all local activities,...

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london
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We were so glad we chose to try here at 4 in the morn - the owner who had obviously just woken up - showed us to a room and let us sleep there for free for the night. He also gave us plenty of information about the town. Lovely owner, clean rooms and decent kitchen, Would definitely recommend.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 September 2014

While looking through Banos, we were a bit disappointed with the hostals: Most are either crowded, small rooms, dirty or too expensive. By chance we then went to Hostal Princesa Maria and loved it so much that we extended our stay: The owners are helpful with everything, the hostal is a bit away from the whole backpacker-and-everybody-wants-to-sell-you-a-tour thing, but still...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We arrived very early in the morning after a terrible night bus and were so relieved they had a room for us. The guy was super friendly and helpful considering we had just woken him up. The staff were really informative on what to do while you are in Baños so there is no reason to be sitting around doing...

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Wailuku, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Three of us shared a room for 2 nights. The room was clean. Very minimal though. We had what we needed though. Price was excellent also. $24pp for 2 nights. We did not cook but there was a small shared kitchen. The owner was very helpful and explained a lot of things about the area.

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Alabama
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I have stayed at dozens of hostals, but Princesa Maria is my favorite. It is in a great location, clean, affordable and has the best owners/staff. It is a small hostal located on a hill just blocks from the city center. Located next to Princesa Maria is a farmer's market that has almost any type of produce you will ever...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Princess Maria is a 3 floor building, with wooden floors, well equiped kitchen, large spacious rooms, hot water private bathroom and much more...The adress of our hostel is Rocafuerte y Mera (esquina)To find us you have to walk 3 blocks straight to the park and 3 blocks to the right following rocafuerte street Up The Hill, we are a blue building right on the upper corner of Rocafuerte street.If by any reason you cant manage to see where are we located you can call us and we will be ready to tell you an accurate description of our address.Princesa Maria is not a party hostal, we are a small and cozy business, we offer the basic services for you to enjoy your stay in Banos/Tungurahua, Nothing Luxurious, we just give you enough things to feel at home within an environment of respect and happiness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Princesa Maria

Address: Rocafuerte and Mera (up the hill at the corner), Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: €20 - €33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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Quito, Ecuador
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“There are a few rooms with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles 1scottie1, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the top floor!!”
 of 5 bubbles J9975JHjohnp, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I only stayed in the single room”
 of 5 bubbles dreid73, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The double room on the second floor (third floor in the States) was great value at 20 USD per night, and had a really powerful warm shower. You'll need it after a day of trekking!”
 of 5 bubbles WaddamsUK, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“The rooms with balcony are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Supermuzhik, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
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