Marques Posada , Banos & Rio Verde , Ecuador

Located at the foot of the magnificent Cascada de la Virgin, El Marques Posada is a sociable and welcoming hostel decorated with warm colours and boasting incredible views of Baņos from the roof terrace.

Opened 17 years ago, the hostel offers travellers the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Baņos from a tranquil residential area only 10 minutes walk from the main attractions in the centre.

Owner Ximena Guevara is a wealth of knowledge about tours and activities in the Baņos area and is only too happy to share her knowledge with her guests.
El Marques has 21 ensuite rooms accommodating a total of 57 people all with cable TV, free WiFi and hot water showers.

A matrimonial or twin room costs $34 for the room (except for room 12 which costs $40 because of it's terrace and view over the waterfall and city), a triple costs $48, a quadruple room costs $60 and a single costs $20. Prices include an 'americano' breakfast and all taxes.

The back garden of the hostel is rich in plants and the hammock and seating area makes a tranquil reading area.

A handy laundry service is also available at a cost of $1.25 per kilo.

The roof terrace provides spectacular panoramic views of the Cascada de la Virgin and the surrounding countryside.

The hostel is also very well connected with local tour agencies and are able to give advice and information on local attractions and activities.

There are also massages, manicures, pedicures and other therapies offered by the hotel at extra charge.
How to get there...
El Marques Posada is right next to the Thermal baths Agua Santa de La Virgin and the waterfall that comes splashing down right next to it - this is your best landmark for finding the hostel.

Coming from the bus station its around a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi to reach the hostel. Walking, take Calle Maldonado for six blocks, passing through the centre of town until you hit Montalvo. Turn left and continue six blocks towards the waterfall. A block before you reach the waterfall, turn right onto Pasaje V. Ibarra where you'll see the hostel a few buildings down on the right.
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Contact Info...
Pasaje V. Ibarra & Av. Montalvo
032 740 053
032 741 710 (fax)
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