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Featuring a fully equipped common kitchen and game room, Backpackers Los Pinos offers a restaurant, BBQ facilities and a garden in Baños. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are included. The thermal baths are 984 feet away. Backpackers Los Pinos has rooms with private bathrooms and balconies, and dormitories with shared bathroom facilities. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. The restaurant serves international dishes and free Caipirinhas are offered on Saturdays. Laundry services and massage sessions are available upon request. The bus and train station are 2953 feet away and Quito city and airport are a 3-hour drive away. Free private parking is possible on site.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Great Hostels has been welcoming guests since Nov 15, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Baños, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
2 bunk beds
1 twin bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Jason
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Best place to be at, Rolando the chef is a great great cook. Staff are always helpful with anything you need. Rooms are clean, comfortable with hot showers. Great environment with views of the mountains and location is perfect to get around the city.
  • Silvia
    The location was perfect. The room had a good size with lockers and own bathroom with warm water. It was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good, incl. free tea/coffe/juice/water. The hostel offers a lot of activities which we booked. The...
  • Peri
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Sebastian was awesome arranging activities for us. He really made us feel safe.
  • Elias
    It's really well decorated and looks just like in the pictures. Breakfast was good. The location was pretty good, center is very close and you can also walk there from the bus terminal. They had lots of cakes and other things available at the bar....
  • Nadav
    Common area is comfy and big Rooms with ensuite Lots of recommendations and help around town Nice breakfast
  • Erin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Fun areas to hangout and the people staying were awesome.
  • Michaella
    Breakfast was delicious. The hostel connected me with someone to help me figure out what activities to do in Baños. The community is excellent, and people are really friendly. Access to free drinking water to fill up your bottle. Wifi was good....
  • Nick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    lots of good people looking to have a good time. the recreation room/bar was well kept with lots of food/drink options. the location is close to town. the people working there are very attentive and accommodating. it was a great place to stay and...
  • Matthew
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Fantastic breakfast included, nice place to meet other travelers, good price, fire pit, decent wifi.
  • Fulvio
    Our room was very nice, cozy, and spacious, The bed was super comfortable. Good hot shower. Possibility to organize tours and activities at the hostel. We rented two bicycles and had a good experience for a fair price. Breakfast was okay.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Hi, yes it´s included, and soap too!
    Answered on 22 September 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    yes, we have it, and it´s Free!
    Answered on 22 September 2019
  • Do you provide or recommend some tours ? I'm interested doing some mountains hiking. Thanks

    Hello: We can help you with information and arrangements with agencies for all types of tours. We will wait for you.
    Answered on 31 March 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Answered on 16 August 2019
  • Hi there! I am currently staying at the selina hostel and wondering if your bar/pool table area is open to people who are not staying at your hostel?

    Answered on 2 June 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes, you need your own lock
    Answered on 22 September 2019
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Great Hostels Foods & Drinks
    • Cuisine
      Pizza • Latin American
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Great Hostels
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

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From 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 48 years old


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Great Hostels

  • Great Hostels is 2,150 feet from the center of Baños. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Great Hostels has 1 restaurant:

    • Great Hostels Foods & Drinks

  • Great Hostels offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Movie nights
    • Bike tours

  • Guests staying at Great Hostels can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Check-in at Great Hostels is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Great Hostels may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.