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Esperanto Hostel Reviews

Beachfront, Montanita, Ecuador

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83 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Great hostel. The terrace on the roof is a great place to chill during the day and drink at night.


Great place. I originally booked for 2 nights and extended to 6. Really secure. Great location, back from the beach, just far enough away from centre of town that you can chill when you want and opt in to the pumping nightlife only a few minutes walk away via the beach or via the main road. Cleaned every day. Nice spot on the roof with hammocks. Cheap water refills. If I ever come back to Montañita I will stay here again


Stayed one night, really just for the purpose of being in a beach town. This was perfect. Nothing glamorous but steps away from the beach which was exactly what we were looking for!


BEST hostel ever, we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Highly recommend , family of 4.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


I stayed 3 nights at Esperanto. It was not as good as the reviews had made it sound. The location is great, 2 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes walk into town, away from the noisy nightlife. But the rooms were tiny and there is no real communal space to hang out so no atmosphere. The bathrooms were not very clean, sheets were stained, mosquito nets had holes in them. For $11 a night it was OK only considering the location.

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we sorry about your experience, :(, as you knew the bathroom outside the dorm no one else can open and lock the bathroom just you and your roommies . ,Most of the cases, the roomies leave the door open so guest from other rooms are using it , we need support from your roomies also for your own benefit, besides we try to keep close it and clean we have 2 social area, the living kitchen and the terrace, but depends also from every guest to integrate ..we changes sheets every 3erd day.


One of the best hostels I have stayed in during my travelling. You see that the owner knows what travelers need because he traveled so much. Really nice staff, clean and nice rooms, a beautiful roof terrace, free bananas from the garden, right at the beach, good kitchen and well done security. I loved it!


Perfect place to stay in montanita. Friendly and hospitably staff , nice and chilled atmosphere, very close to the beach. For tall people: high floors and high shower.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Amazing location! Wonderful staff . Very clean .

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


nice and calm place to stay. the staffs are really nice


Very well located, clean and comfortable. They provide towels and change them everyday, although we didn't really need/ ask for it. Not a very social hostel though.


Very friendly owner! Nice terrace overlooking the sea, perfect location, clean rooms with lockers provided. Comfortable beds, fans in the rooms although still hot! Would definitely recommend!


We had great stay at Esperanto hostel. Owner Jorge is great guy and was very understanding about our situation ( We missed our flight to GYE so we were one day late to Montanita). The location is very close to the beach and little bit away from main street so quiet if you want to get rest. The rooftop deck is excellent with ocean views and hammocks.


Overall I didn't mind our stay here.


Great location close to all the action, fantastic rooftop with hammocks overlooking the beach. Really clean dorms, comfy beds and friendly staff


I recently stayed at hostel esperanto and had the best time EVER. Such a good location and terrace is just wonderful, the perfect place to relax after partying with an amazing sea view.....The staff at the hostel were also very helpful with all my needs and the place was incredibly clean....to be honest I don't know how they managed it...... I would recommend if you are coming to montanita stay here because it's close enough to the party but far enough away that you can relax! 10/10

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