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Kapaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Just stayed here with a group of about 35. Very accommodating, good location, nice area on the rooftop to hang out. The beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms were nice. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Brinkman107
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. It had a great location and rooftop view. The room w/ bathroom was clean and bright and sunny. Loved that they stocked their little fridge w/ beer on roof top ( honor system) so you could enjoy amazing views. We had birthday dinner at restaurant attached which had really cool ambience and style but food...

1Thank piper m
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night in a private room (although we intended to stay two, we moved the next morning). We'd heard great things about the place from some fellow travellers, but were disappointed to find a down at the heel room with a serious smell of damp and a small, uncomfortable bed. The terrace is lovely, but the place is...

Thank Rob O
Edmonton AB
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay here, but we stumbled into the restaurant one evening. You sit on the floor and eat from low tables. The food is unusual, excellent and reasonably priced. There's a real fire in the centre of the room. The only criticism I'd have is that many of the items on the menu were unavailable. Recommended.

Thank srashiq
Banos, Ecuador
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Located in the centre of baños you will find this a charming hostel with nice facilities like a roof top terrace. Here you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast which they serve at reasonable prices. The rooms are clean and cosy. The bed squeekes when you move but sleeps great!

Thank Sydney O
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This is a well run and established hostel. I must admit to not being blown away as the review in Rough Guide is glowing which is probably a bit generous. However The shower is warm and the beds are comfy There is a kitchen where you can cook your own lunch and dinner with nice utensils There is a good...

Thank Matt R
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The room are clean, the staff is proper, plenty of plug in each room, the hot water is sufficient. The roof top is fantastic, my only concern is the breakfast that is not include and the price is equal of the portion for 2 persons never mention after 5 days there, I have seen a lot of plate unfinish so...

Thank Papino_Tereko
Sorocaba, SP
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Recommend. Great restaurant right next to it (same owner I guess) Delicious breakfast (paid separately) No lockers in the room but reception safe Rooftop terrace view of a waterfall. Hot shower and very clean.

Thank Fabyvida
Fort McMurray, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I came back to this same hostel as in 2011 when I was last in Ecuador. They have expanded a bit to include an interesting no shoes pillow lounge restaurant that was good but very empty most of the time. As always the breakfast on the terrace was delicious! The steam baths were very nice and the staff was friendly....

Thank teiggles
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great place to stay at a great cost, take a look at Plantas y Blanco Hostel. Ok, so my room was quite small, but who cares? I didn't spend a lot of time there anyways. The staff was incredibly helpful and efficient and the place was so clean you could have done surgery there. Their...

Thank Phil H

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Plantas y Blanco has been one of the most popular hostels in Baños. That is because we really care in having a neat place that offers everything the traveller could need. Rooftop cafeteria with one of the best breakfasts and view in town, drinks, tea and coffee self service, table games, very recomended healthy steam bath, bakery, classic films available, book exchange, laundry, etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantas & Blanco's Hostel

Address: 12 de Noviembre y Luis A Martinez, Banos, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: RM44 - RM147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Plantas & Blanco's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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Plants And White Hostel (Hostal Plantas y Blanco) Hotel Banos
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“Room 3 has a view with the church”
 of 5 bubbles skyozlem, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the inner courtyard are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 686georgeh, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“not on the side of the road a lot noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Papino_Tereko, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles teiggles, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't go for a room with a balcony, that may be how the thieves get in!”
 of 5 bubbles 103km103, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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