Getting there

Getting from Guayaquil to Banos

There are 3 direct buses from Guayaquil to Banos those are: Transportes Baños, San Francisco, Flota Pelileo; and there are buses that goes to Ambato (approximately time from Guayaquil to Ambato 5H30 to 6 hours ) by the time you arrive to Ambato is pretty easy to get a bus ride to Banos (it takes 1 hour) there are a lot of buses going to Baños (every 15 minutes)

Getting from Quito to Banos

There are frequent connections from Quito to Baños and vicevers, all of them depart from Quitumbe Terminal station, the best way to get there is by METRO. Departures schedules are quite similar among companies traveling to Banos (every 15 minutes) but during the night from 7PM the buses travel every 30 minutes being the last bus to leave Quito from the terminal at 23h30(heading to Macas; but this come through Baños), The buses that comes direct to Baños from Quito are Transportes Banos, Amazonas, Expreso Banos, and other companies that comes through Banos heading to Puyo or Macas are San Francisco, Flota Pelileo, Latinoamericana, Centinela del Oriente

Buses from Quito to Banos

  • Transportes Baños
  • Amazonas
  • Expreso Baños
  • Transportes San Francisco (goes to Puyo and vice versa)
  • Centinela del Oriente (goes to Puyo and viceversa)

Getting from Cuencas to Banos

By bus: There are three options, the first one is taking a direct bus called Amazonas all the way to Banos. Otherwise if you miss that bus you can take  a bus ride to Ambato in these companies: Sucre Buses, Patria Buses,Tourism Cuenca Buses. It takes about 6-7 hours due to the Andes Mountains. Then from Ambato you can take another bus to Banos (Transportes Banos, Amazonas, Expresso Banos, San Francisco Buses)

If you don’t feel like going through Ambato, you can drop off in Riobamba and from Riobamba take a direct bus to Baños Ecuador. The buses that leaves from Riobamba to Baños are Transportes Riobamba & Transportes Sangay

Average time from Cuenca to Baños & Viceversa

07h30 to 09 hours

Getting from Montanita to Banos

By bus: There are three options for getting from Montañita to Baños and vice versa.

Option 1 – Direct bus: Transportes Banos every night

Option 2: take a bus (Manglaralto) from Montañita to Santa Elena every 30 minutes. Once you arrive in Santa Elena you have to wait for the bus company called “Transportes Baños”
There are two departure times at 07h15pm and 10PM.

Option 3 – Montañita – Guayaquil – Baños

If you choose the second option and the best one due to different departure times, you have to take a CLP Bus Company from Montañita to Guayaquil and from, Guayaquil look for buses that travel straight to Baños or Puyo, these buses are “Transportes Baños, San Francisco, Flota Pelileo, Riobamba”

Our Reviews

Andres SanchezAndres Sanchez
13:54 05 Feb 24
Very good service, I recommend it 100 percent. The location is excellent since it is close to the bathing center.
Alvaro ImbertAlvaro Imbert
14:35 26 Jan 24
Very good hostel especially in relation to quality/price. It is located in the heart of Baños, on the same corner of the square. Likewise, Erupción has a very nice rooftop bar, from where you can see very good views. Breakfast was included and every day they made you something different. The wifi very good.The shared rooms are fine. They are simple but clean, with your own locker, etc... I would recommend it without a doubt
Anakin HanssoAnakin Hansso
01:50 26 Jan 24
Good location very close to the center, super attentive and friendly service, always ready to provide information.I will certainly return.
17:43 18 Jan 24
Claudia Pachas Q.Claudia Pachas Q.
03:52 10 Jan 24
The location is unbeatable. The attention of the hostel and the rooftop bar is great, with activities to integrate guests.
Luke MorganLuke Morgan
19:45 02 Dec 23
Best rooftop bar in town, and a pretty cool hostel right below! The private rooms are simple but inexpensive, well worth the cost to upgrade vs the dorms. The staff are the highlight here; big shout out to Mishell who helped us nonstop from arrival to departure, a real star!
Muhammad Issam AwanMuhammad Issam Awan
00:15 28 Nov 23
Location is fantastic. Private rooms are worth the extra money. Views are great. Staff is very friendly. This is my third stay here, always been worth it.
Yogen maharjanYogen maharjan
04:29 25 Nov 23
Great experience!!!I recently stayed at this hotel, and I was thoroughly impressed by the exceptional service provided by the staff majo, michelle and Anthony especially. The level of professionalism and attentiveness was remarkable, making my stay truly enjoyable.The rooftop bar was a highlight of my experience. The staff there not only served with efficiency but also displayed a genuine passion for ensuring guests had a great time. The panoramic views were breathtaking, and the atmosphere was lively, creating a memorable evening.As for the rooms, they were well-maintained and offered a comfortable retreat. The attention to detail in cleanliness and amenities was evident, contributing to an overall sense of relaxation during my stay. I highly recommend this hotel for its outstanding staff and the delightful experience they create, both in the rooms and on the rooftop bar.
Jess LangeJess Lange
21:56 27 Oct 23
The staff at Erupcion Hostel were amazing. Mishell and Majo were awesome at helping me find things to do in the area, and were very friendly. I was traveling solo so I really appreciated their help. The location of the hostel is close to everything in town, and the rooftop bar is a nice place to have a drink or some food.
Anja SchmidlinAnja Schmidlin
16:17 07 Sep 23
This hostel was an amazing experience. The staff is soooo friendly, helpful, open and they want you to have the best stay. Especially Michelle helped me a lot with booking tours, so i could find the tours that suited me best. Also the location is perfect. It‘s in the middle of baños and there‘s a nice park next to the hostel.Thank you for that great stay!!!