The iconic Plantas y Blanco Hostel (P&B Hostel), is well-known for its amazing rooftop breakfasts, spotless rooms and facilities, and for its legacy as the first hostel in Baños to cater to travelers from around the world.

Plantas y Blanco was started in 1993 by Michel Leseigneur as a way to provide travelers the opportunity relax and feel at home, while being thousands of kilometers away from their home country. The hostel featured hundreds of classic films, healthy steam baths, and plants lining up our many white walls.

Now in 2018, the hostel still offers those awesome grandfathered amenities plus many more. We have a room exclusively for media, known as the “Movie Room”, with a television to watch Netflix or DirecTV, computers, and blazingly-fast wifi. We also have an onsite bar and restaurant, pool table, a slackline, planned (and unplanned) events, and lots of opportunities to build lasting friendships.

The renovation planning began in 2016 and has been completed to provide a whole new experience to the traveler.

To many more years and travel stories!

-The P&B Hostel Team