HOW TO: FIND PLACES TO STAY IN ECUADOR


While cruising around the coast we took note of some of our favorite places to stay in Ecuador. 
These two places made the top of the list for various reasons, of which I will share with you for your accommodation pleasures (should you make the journey to Ecuador yourself). 
There are a few things to keep in mind when hunting for a good place to stay. 

#1 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
#2 - PRICE + WHAT IT INCLUDES
#3 - SECURITY

That being said, let's begin! 





Destination: Canoa / Accommodation: $8 per person per night 

#1 - LOCATION

We absolutely loved this little privately owned hostal in Canoa. Canoa is a quiet, peaceful little beach town that sees less tourists than other congested beach towns on the Ecuadorian coast. While the surf is not as prime, the beaches are long and stretch for miles with plenty of privacy for those looking for a more tranquil escape. This hostal was tucked back down a side street, away from the nighttime party noise and in its own secluded area.  Depending on what kind of travel tickles your pickle, you may fancy something different - but for Traveling Triplets, we prefer quiet seclusion 
to bumpidy bump bump bump all night.




Destination: Baños / Hostal: Hostal Chimenea / Accommodation: $8 per person per night

#2 - PRICE + WHAT IT INCLUDES  

I like to get the most bang outta my buck. This place did the trick. At an affordable rate, it included a private bathroom (which in Ecuador and for this price is hard to find) with hot water, it was clean, a couple beds (which is unnecessary but that's just how they do it), our own private balcony, FREE wi-fi and access to computers (amazing), a book swap (my personal fav... rummaging through the library is always fun), and great customer service. It also had a restaurant on the roof where we'd eat every morning with views of waterfalls cascading into the jungle and mountains so high that clouds would float through and thicken the sky with white puffy fog until early afternoon.
Now THAT is MY kind of deal! 

#3 - SECURITY

Call me paranoid, but I like my doors to lock. Some people are pretty chill about sharing rooms with strangers, staying in huts that have doors with no locks, putting the good ol' faith in fellow travel mates of the world...well, I like people but I also know people - and when you're on a budget things lyin' around start to look pretty alluring. I like to know I can lock my door, walk away and not wonder if somebody is gonna go rummaging through my personal stuff. If there's a caja fuerte (safe/strong box) in the room, swell. If not, fine. I have sneaky ways of hiding REALLY valuable valuables... and I always leave a sticky on the door in places that have room service saying NO GRACIAS... you just never know! Security is a big deal for me - especially since I carry around a lot of expensive photography and videography equipment wherever I go. This hostal in Baños fit all my worry needs. The deadbolt was secure, the location was away from busy streets and shenanigans, and the people were sweet as honey. That's my cup of tea.  
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8 comments on HOW TO: FIND PLACES TO STAY IN ECUADOR

  1. ohh my goodness that first place looks amazing.
    hammocks. yes.
    thanks for the post!!

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  2. sweet love this. that mosquito tent is so cool haha. good info sissy

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  3. Ecuador is a nice place. and very helpful information here on accommodation. cheers! Classifieds

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  4. awesome places ky. so legit!

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  5. What was the name of the place in Banos? We're going and we'd like to stay there based on your recommendation :)

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    1. hi there! the name of this hostel in banos was called hostal chimenea (i added the link in the post for you!). it has a chimney on the sign and is very near the thermal baths. seriously, we LOVED it. such yummy food too!

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    2. Thanks a ton!! We're going to stay there!

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    3. soo stoked for you! send us a link to your pics when you're back! HAVE FUN!

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