Abby's Hideaway | Established Campground

Ecuador

Details

Verified:
11 days ago
Altitude:
1885.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
abbypdent

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Nestled in the Pastaza Canyon in front of Tungurahua Volcano, this is the perfect place to get away from the town of Banos, but close enough to be accessible. Along with the many fruit orchards available for the picking you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of the river from a hammock and the amazing views of the highlands.

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This place is amazing! The views are stunning. So peaceful. Beautiful flowers. Fruits you can pick from the trees. The sound of the raging river below. Perfect temperature for camping (at least in July) - warm during the day and cools down at night. It is in a canyon so there is a lot of wind.

There are hot showers, two bathrooms and a sheltered kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a stove and fridge. There’s also a microwave, but we couldn’t get it to work.

We paid $5US/person/night. Planned to stay for two nights, but ended up staying for three!

If you have young kids or dogs, be aware there are scorpions that hide in the nooks and crannies in the kitchen and that the drop off to the river is a steep cliff.

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Nice place close to Baños. Grassy flat area near to the river where you can park. Nice view and a nice walking area around. Also nice to walk to the town if you like. Carmen is really sweet en welcoming. We got tasty bananas, avocado and mandarines from the garden. Also a lot of lemons. Shower with hot water, toilets, fully equipped kitchen to use, barbecue, fridge and so on. Luxury camping, very nice!

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We really enjoyed our stay here. Perfect setting next to the river, inside the canyon. Level grassy area, which we loved. Bathrooms are clean. If you want electricity, you’ll need to park closer to the kitchen area.

Only issue was the bathrooms. It seems the camping showers are warm-ish and nothing is being done to make them hot. We were offered to use the shower in the cabin next door, which is HOT. However, if someone is using the cabin, you may not be able to use the shower.

Also, it’s a steep path down to the grassy area. Our RWD Ford Transit did it, but we worked it. If you have a heavy FWD van (Promaster/Ducato) you may want to park by the roadside and walk down to assess. Especially if it’s rainy season.

Beautiful views. Would stay again.

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this place is heaven on earth. google will try to take you down a one way street just go with the flow and follow the road and you will end up where you need to be. this place is so nice and the hosts go out of there way to make your stay fantastic. Access was a breeze. really big rigs should walk it out first and decide. this place is perfectly located and couple that with great hosts. we will stay an extra night or two just to listen to the river and relax before heading on.

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Excelent place for camping and medium size RV’s. All facilities for support the camping. Owners are very friendly and they are aware of all details. Super recommended.

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If you're in front of a colonial house close to a bridge (with a sign "Abby's Hideaway") but with nobody there, you need to continue down the road (further from Baños) and take a left, steeply down.

The place is a large, grassy, level field about 50 meters higher than the fast flowing river that provides a lot of sound (to drown out man made noise). Kitchen, fridge, table, chairs: a nice shelter. Bathrooms, hot shower. Drinking water, electricity (110V), all included.

Abby (caretaker) is an amazing hostess, Carmen (owner) is more reserved (or insecure about her English). But together, they've built a place for overlanders and it shows they care.

We came in for one night, stayed four.

Price was 5 USD per person per night.

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Great place along the river , bathrooms , showers clean and friendly. Little bit out of town so have supply’s. Taxis available

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Stayed here for a night with friendly Abby and Carmen. Beautiful place by the river, you get to listen to the water rushing by.
Nice cooking area provided and clean toilet/shower with hot water. We were treated to avocados off the trees.
The road down to the campsite is very steep so don’t attempt with a big rig.
We paid $10 for 2 in a truck camper.

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This is abby and carmen with an update on our campground,we are currently expanding our campsite to better accomodate campervans and ioverland travelers.We are also closing on JULY 28th to the 30th due to a private booking.We look forward to recieving guests at any other dates.

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perfect basecamp to explore the area. Fast wifi, kitchen and hot showers. Short walk to Banos or a 5 minute drive. Several nice trails off the property as well. Amazing hosts. Planned on a few nights and I stayed 2 weeks. Road from banos is paved and easy getting here as well.

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Nice place but we probably got there in the wrong moment. As we arrive late at night no one was there but the were info that you could enter and find a place, so we did. At that camping space there were more information regarding the place, one of them being keep the kitchen clean which we didn’t find that way nonetheless we clean so we could cook, next morning a lady called Carmen showed up, but didn’t explain really much about the place then left so we kind of learn ourselves were the exterior lighting is figured out how the internet works which didn’t work that day, the lady mention is because the whether, then as we urgently needed internet to upload our blog we mentioned that we couldn’t stay, then we paid one night but the person said that we had two paid two nights as we stayed all day, then we went to explain that in most places the camping charged is for 24hrs, well despite that the place is perfect: great kitchen, drinkable water, clean toilets nice view, we felt that the lady was not the most charming one even though we speak spanish , fortunately we got to talk via WhatsApp with Abby which was at the states at the moment we explain the situation and she was the nicest and apologizing on her behalf, so we are sure if she is around the experience will be nice.

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This is the place to be when stopping in Baños. The campground is located right by the river, and has everything you need. clean amenities, great kitchen area, and hammocks with a great view of the river. But most importantly, Carmen made sure we had a great time. She offered laundry service and even took us food shopping in Baños and showed us where to get what. Carmen can pretty much answer all your questions. She even organised for my dad and I to go white water rafting.
All in all: great campground, great service, and great hosts! :)

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It is an increíble place and Carmen and Aby are amazing. Aby 0993753366
Carmen 0992564341

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I think its one of the best paid campground in Ecuador, Abby is great friendly person, the sound of the river, clean hot showers, full kitchen, plenty of space, close one of the most touristic place in Ec, i mean what else you need? it works just well for us. Power and net too, but thats not that important, when im around i will be here. Abby thank you. The road to campsite its good for small cars like we are, no idea for big rigs never drive that.

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Didn't meet Abby but met Carmen. The place is gorgeous with good WiFi connection. Just to be clear though it's a minimum 40 minute to the actual town through a nasty windy road with no path. Based on previous check ins we thought it would be closer. Still a beautiful place to stay but maybe in hindsight we'd have gone closer to town. I guess cabs would be cheap though

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Beautiful location just outside of Banos ($2 taxi). $10 for two people and camper. Great wifi. Steep entrance but we were OK with 6.3 length and 3.3m height. Difficult to find but look just beyond hostel for road entrance on left (coming from west).

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Nice place.
Wonderful nature
Difficult acces for a rig of 7 mtsx 2.50 x 3,70
I think it is overpriced: 5 USD per person per night.
Wifi : OK

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Grassy camping area, functional kitchen and clean bathrooms, hot showers available. Right next to the river, loved it. WiFi strong, cheap taxi ride to town. Abby is a very kind person, she gave us some avocados from her tree the day of our arrival, and she sells beer as well, always convenient. Pet friendly.

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Abby and Carmen have a great space for camping. Clean baths. Full equiped kitchen. 5 USD ppn. In the camping lot they have a house with rooms for rent. I stayed 12 days. It was one of the best campings I've been in Ecuador

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Beautiful spot about 30 minute walk to town or 2dollar for a taxi. Fab location overlooking the river. Very relaxed yet professional atmosphere. Abby was super hospitable. Fabulous gardens laden with fruit and veg. Rooms available. We loved this spot.

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Everything here was amazing! Abby and Carmen go above and beyond. The wifi was fast. The kitchen and bathroom facilities were great, plenty of hot water. The location is perfect to escape the noise of town. A great private spot on the river. I will recommend Abby's Hideaway to all my friends.

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We stayed here 5 nights. For us, this is the best camping we had been in a long time. We felt very confortable and enjoyed it so much! We were practically alone.
The kitchen is open full time, bathrooms with hot shower too. You can use everything when you need it, and that makes you feel at home.
wifi is fast, we could watch Netflix from our tent :)
Baños is 30' walking or 10' by car. Even though the camping is always open, it's safe to leave your car there. We are always obsessed about that, and we had no issues.
No shops nearby, get what you need in Baños.
There are some hikings you can do in the closest town on the way to Baños, following the river up.

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for sure a 100% 5 star rating. Perfect tranquillity location, good showers. we stayed here for over 1 week. there are no traffic sounds at all. The sound of the river below gives you this zen feeling all day. With perfect arond 20/25 degrees temperatures a day and chilly at night this spot has been one of our best for the last 20 months of traveling. Highly recommended!

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We stayed here 4 nights and really enjoyed it. The sound of the river makes for good sleep and the view down the canyon is beautiful. The kitchen, bathrooms and hot shower are all new, clean and functional. Carmen was very nice, Abby was out of the country. The price is $5 per person per night. Highly recommend.

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Fabuloso lugar a orilla del Río Matanza sobre un terraza colgada, excelentes servicios, agua caliente, wifi muy velos, las limas increíbles y la tranquilidad súper
Recomendado para todos los viajeros que quieren tranquilidad y paz en Baños y dormir arrullado por el caudaloso río no tiene precio

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Nice place on a terrace above the river. Hot showers, wifi and kitchen. Abby is a lovely person. She showed us the fruit trees saying we could pick what we wanted.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at -1.39802, -78.44838

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at -1.39802, -78.44836

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Very nice place by the river, 5pp, very nice people.
Abbey: 0993753366
Carmen: 0992564341

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Nestled in the Pastaza Canyon in front of Tungurahua Volcano, this is the perfect place to get away from the town of Banos, but close enough to be accessible. Along with the many fruit orchards available for the picking you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of the river from a hammock and the amazing views of the highlands.

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