Stars of hospitality
Hostel Chimenea in Baños represents a new concept in the hospitality industry in South America, providing high comfort, a fantastic location, a safe environment, amazing facilities, low prices, a friendly staff and a long-experienced family-run management.
Since 2009 the hostel is the perfect choice for both backpackers and boutique hotel lovers, a unique combination of laid-back atmosphere and top quality services.
Visit us to find out why Hostel Chimenea has been constantly awarded, highly recommended and favourably reviewed by hundreds of guests and the most important travel guides!
Why Chimenea? Hostel Chimenea is open 24/7 and provides shared and private sleeping accommodations: from 4-6 beds dorms with ensuite bathroom and hot water all day, to private rooms for 1-3 people, with firm matresses, wood decorations, balconies and excellent views of the surroundings.
As if that was not enough, Hostel Chimenea is the first and only hostel in Baños with a swimming pool, steam health bath, jacuzzi, spa-body massage, panoramic terrace, internet and wi-fi, guest kitchen, on-site breakfast facilities, bar/cafeteria, laundry, luggage storage, board games and dvd, books exchange, private parking and tours/travel desk!
Contacts and Booking
✉ Hostel Chimenea Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira
Baños - Tungurahua - Ecuador
☎ +593 3 2742725
+593 3 2740830
Rooms prices per person range from $8.00 (dorms) to $11.50 (private). Please book ahead using our safe online booking system. It is easy, there are no booking fees, no registration required and get instant email confirmation.
Alternatively, feel free to contact us for more informations via email/chat/phone.
Maps and Directions Hostel Chimenea is located two blocks from the central square, next to an impressive 80 meter waterfall and across the street from "La Virgen" hotsprings, the most famous thermal baths in Baños, which have stimulating health restoring properties.
From the bus station, walk 4 blocks along Calle Maldonado and turn left onto Calle Martinez. From there, you'll find Hostel Chimenea around six blocks along on your right.
Buses from Ambato arrives/leave about every half-hour. The fare is $1 and the ride is about an hour. Buses for Quito ($3.50, 3½ hours) leave almost every hour. To the Oriente, buses depart regularly for Puyo ($2, two hours), Tena ($4, five hours) and Coca ($10, 10 hours). There are also daily buses to Guayaquil ($7, seven hours) and Otavalo ($5, five hours).
About Baños Baños is a popular tourist destination well known for its thermal waters, outdoor activities and biodiversity. It is in the province of Tungurahua, surrounded by forests, rivers and waterfalls, making it the perfect place to find physical and mental balance, thanks to the peace and tranquillity of the environment.
Baños de Agua Santa is the only town in Ecuador where you can enjoy a plethora of adventure sports such as white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, bungee jumping, horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering, camping, paragliding and much, much more.
"Ecuadorians and foreigners alike flock to this idyllically set town to hike, soak in the baths, ride mountain bikes, zip around on rented quad-runners, volcano-watch, party and break their molars on the town’s famous milcocha" Lonely Planet
Baños de Agua Santa boasts 5 municipal Spas with mineral and sulphurous waters ranging in temperature form 18 to 55°C.
There’s plenty of nightlife on offer in Baños - with over 30 clubs, bars, discos and other party venues tourists can have great fun in a safe environment. Learn more about Baños (weather, events, activities) in the local official website for tourism and check You Tube for more videos!