We took the bus from Quito to Baños on Monday evening. It was only $3.50, and it took about 4 hours. We arrived in Baños to be greeted by a little rain. It was pretty damn cold. We walked about 5 blocks from the bus stop to find our hostel Transilvania. Everything in Baños is cheap. We found a traditional Ecuadorian lunch for $2.50, which included a big bowl of chicken soup, a plate of rice, beans, chicken and salad, and a drink. Baños is a touristy town, but is still the destination for Ecuadorians on their weekends, and vacation time. It's small, and easy to walk around town. The view from our hostel balcony included a waterfall in the not-so-far distance, and green mountains surrounding us.