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Esperanto Hostel Reviews

Beachfront, Montanita, Ecuador

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64 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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.


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


We really enjoyed our stay at the Esperanto Hostel. We felt comfortable all the time. The staff was very kind and helpful. We definitely recommend a stay at the Esperanto Hostel.

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a great stay at Esperanto. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Ideal location close to the beach, restaurants and bars. The staff ensured we enjoyed our time in Montanita. Cheers to Leni and Lorna for the friendly hospitality!

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The place could be a lot better than it is, because it has nice rooms, good bathrooms and the rooftop BT has a great view of the beach. However, the staff are rude and do not care about their customers, they don't look out to help you in any way, and are simply unpleasant. We wanted to give ourselves a bit of a treat over the Christmas period and book a more expensive hostel but this doesn't merit the price at all.


Overall it was pretty decent. Was looking forward to sitting in the hammocks on the balcony, but for some reason they didn't have them despite all the pictures. When we asked the staff they just looked at us like we didn't know what we were talking about, even after showing the pictures they posted online. Rooms were clean and the proximity to the beach and nightlife was really good. Just far enough away that the noise won't keep you up all night if you decide not to go out.

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thank you for your comments and sorry about the Hammocks incident, the owner is writing this comments and i was abroad Ecuador, i found out that the 3 hammocks were just ripped and broken unfortunately 2 days before =( and was changing actually for new ones 2 days later your lefts, sorry for that inconvineance about hammucks in your 3 days of staying i understand your dissapoint about your expectation,and maybe the brand new wood beach seat were not enoguht in the terrace meanwhile


Very clean hostel on the other side of the river which meant it was quiet at night - could only hear the sound of the waves. Expensive though being $20 just for a dorm bed! Not much atmosphere either. Met most people out and about in Montanita.


This place was great. The best part is the rooftop patio - very close to the beach so you can hear the waves from the patio. It's great. Location overall is good. 5 minute walk to the centre of town (Montanita is very small) and right by the beach. Only downside is the hostel didn't serve breakfast - but they did have a kitchen. Would definitely recommend!


It was a great hostel, but had no space to socialize and get to know other travellers. It'd be great if they provided breakfast, I think people would pay more and would be more keen on staying there. Great terrace by the way. If you go to Montañita for the vibe and party, is better to go on the weekends

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