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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of seven American international students traveling to Baños to visit La Casa del Árbol, El Rostro, and El Pailón (we also ended up jumping off the San Francisco bridge, which wasn't for the faint of heart). Transilvania has a very good location, and the rooms/private bathrooms were pretty clean, albeit shabby. It has decent WiFi as... More 

Thank graberlip
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great location. Comfy, spacious, private. Breakfast is included with choice of eggs (any style) or pancakes. Good coffee too! Shower was always hot. Beds were comfortable and a towel/ soap was provided.

1 Thank umyaya915
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

At Hostal Transilvania you get what you pay for, simple as that. Rooms are small, showers are okay and hot. Breakfast is free and they have places to hang out and watch movies etc. Owner were friendly but the staff wasn't very helpful, especially when we were checking out. It's not super clean but not disgusting neither.

1 Thank Nick B
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Couldn't decide on 3 or 4 stars. My friend and I each paid $8 per night for our room and got what we needed. Great breakfast included in your stay. Clean, easy to find. It can be noisy- we heard conversations and someone opening a bottle of shampoo showering in the next room. Only door knob locks, no deadbolt. The... More 

1 Thank Erin818
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hostal Transilvania was the worst hostel during our 7 weeks vacation. The private rooms are small, dark and neither very comfortable nor clean. Wifi doesnt work most of the time. They charged us more than double the normal price for the weekend.

Thank lxnnxrt
Hostal T, Owner at Hostal Transilvania, responded to this review

what I hear from you is: I am pissed I was charged twice the normal rate, so i´ll leave a bad review. but the dates you stayed were national holiday, and all the hostels in Baños put the price up, sometimes 3 times or more of the normal rate. More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was here for 4 or 5 days last month, and I was reminiscing and I felt I had to write a review, the hostel itself is very central in the town, reasonably priced, what makes it, is the owners or people running it, they were so nice, really made you feel at home.

1 Thank keeffey
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Cheap hostel with all the basic facilities. The breakfast is worth it. Friendly staff and big rooms with clean bathrooms and warm water. Wi-fi works. Not very close to the bus station but is very profitable to get there

1 Thank Álvaro F
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The reason I give hostal transilvania 5/5 isn't because it's super luxurious. No I, it's because you get what you pay for. For 8 dollars per person for each night it's really great. What do you get for that price? A semi confortable bed, hot water (a luxury in Ecuador), WiFi and a great breakfast. But what makes me give... More 

Thank Alex D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed in the lovely, hostal transilvania for a little less than a week. The front desk receptionist was very friendly, kind, and provided excellent assistance when looking for things to do around the town. The room we stayed in was private, during the week it was $20 a night, and during weekend went to $24 a night. The internet... More 

1 Thank Lauren K
Hostal T, Owner at Hostal Transilvania, responded to this review

Prices went up on that weekend because it was a holiday. More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Wauw!! The breakfast is amazing. You can choose between eggs, pancake or fruit salad. This hostal is small what makes it cosy. There is a nice outdoor sitting, whit also a tv lounge. Our room was a little moist when we arrived, but that was because the window of the room was left open all night. Also it is wise... More 

1 Thank Marieke d

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Best value in Banos guaranteed, 3 good options for breakfast, internet service (3 computers and wi-fi), pool table, cable TV with English speaking channels, private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, more than 500 DVD movies, book exchange, cosy common areas, tourist information, BBQ area, balconies with good view to the waterfall and the mountains around banos, central location, luggage room, and more perks are all included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Transilvania

Address: 16 de Diciembre y Oriente, Banos, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: RM63 - RM80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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 of 5 bubbles AndresGuide, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in 3 different rooms, the top floor had great views but we decided to stay on the ground floor rather than carry our super heavy luggage all the way up again, the ground floor was easier, but a little noisier since it opens onto the garden.”
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