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Esperanto Hostel Reviews

Beachfront, Montanita, Ecuador

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91%

Rating
155 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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My home in montañita

  • 9th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Pros: Nice location and nice terrace with a view of the beach Cons: Really unfriendly and unhelpful staff (except for Jorge who i think is the owner and the guy on night duty). The guy on reception didn't even turn his head from his computer screen when he said goodbye (after I first said goodbye). I didn't really feel welcome in this hostel so I found a new friendlier place the next day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hola, JOrge here :) ,so sad to hear about our staff, becasue, it is one of our stregness about be friendly and helpfull, , and that is reflect in the coment rom other guest , for sure was a missunderstood and we apologize, Acording with our records, you made a reservation for 2 nights but 4 days before, you called us several time and our staff replay and explain and help in your requiremente , firs in english and then in spanish ( as a girl friend of you were coming ) , then when you arrive with her, you confirmed us that you won´t stay the 2 nights, just one as there were not beds available or yor firend, and everything was fine for us and was report you alo leave the hostel in a bit a rush after your 1st night with us , as we said you decide not stayed a extra night as your friends had not reservation and the second night we had all the bed booked :(

91%

Good place. Close to the beach and a bit off from the bars so u have a chance to sleep. No airco.


66%

Wasn't quite as nice or clean as I was expecting. Way too expensive for what it is, for $5 more I got my own room at a beachfront hotel down the beach a ways. Only 1 of 5 showers had hot water, not sure what determined that? The roof Terrace was amazing though -- the best aspect for sure. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
we sorry about your comments, we have 3 pax in the day and one guard to keep clean our 6 room hostel, we sorry we don´t fill your expectatoin , specially if you share a dorm with more people, about the " 1- 5 shower had hot water ", we don´t understand your statemtne, 1st ) we have 7 showers, 2nd ) all has hot shower using a central heater, so if the heater is borken ( besides we have back up ) , then ALL shower would have had the same problem, i remenbe you arrive 2 days later , and we kindly kept your bed beside as you saw it the hostel and dorm were so demanding we can not manage that other hostel offer LAST MINUTE RATE, , and would be interesting if the infrastructue that hostel you mention is the sme, othewewise, why not you booked there in advance than here, as you knew the pricess ,, it is easy to find something " better " in prices but the key is , when you arrrive there, we as worldtravelers also, knows this, BUT , that is not sure as not sure fo find a place to sleep, , we kept you the place for 2 days, thank you for your comments

89%

Very nice hostel! Very close to the beach and far enough from town to not hear anything if you want some rest. But still easily within walking distance from all the restaurants and party's. The rooftop terrace is nice for chilling. They even arranged a barbecue for us in the garden one night!


94%

Esperanto is a special place. It is unique among all the hostels in Montanita since it has a great view of the ocean from its 4th story balcony, the rooms are pretty nice, and each of the rooms has a bathroom. The crowd of people there were consistently fun over the course of 3 weeks of being in Montanita, generally people from all over the world. Jorge was great, as were the staff (Mauro from Rosario and Ayelen were fun to hang out with at night as well and organized some great activities)

  • 12th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

good location


94%

Podrían poner letreros que ayuden a llegar al hostel desde la terminal o algún guía que ayude a llegar mas fácil,podrían ofrecer desayuno

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Good hostel. Excellent staff. Great location.


100%

The Esperanto Hostel was definitely one of best hostel ive ever stayed in south america. Its a relaxed and perfectly situated place in montanita Only a few meters from the beach and city center it offers beautiful and quiet rooms with an amazing view on the ocean. Also you can relax in a hammock on the huge terrace where you can probably watch the best sunsets in the city. Travelling alone i was very happy to meet the amazing crew of esperantos..super friendly, helpful and adorable people! :)

  • 23rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Excellent location very close to the beach. Away from all the noise of the bars/clubs, but close enough to walk to (3-4 mins via the beach). Friendly staff who are helpful when giving suggestions about buses, places to visit etc. Would recommend to stay here if you want the best of being close the beach, having a peaceful nights sleep and being close enough to the nightlife / restaurants.


89%

Great hostel, close to beach and good views from the terrace. Staff really friendly and facilities modern and clean. There was however very little atmosphere felt like we had the place to ourselves at times, but as has been mentioned this isn't the hostels fault!


83%

great spot, more or less beach front, and far enough away from the main drag for the disco beats not to be a bother of an evening. rooms coukd use a good dust, and a good bucket of bleach in the batnroom. everyhing has a damp, mouldy, toilet water smell about it, gets incredibly hot as the matresss are covered in a plastic matress protector. a good stay, easily made comfortable if you are not too precious.


97%

Right next to the beach and town where everything happens but not so close that you can't sleep. Friendly, helpful staff, water bottle topping up facilities, and a great sun terrace with hammocks and chairs. Bunk beds are also very spacious. Rooms and bathrooms cleaned every day.


100%

Great hostel, perfect location

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The perfect location just a few meters from the party area on one side and the surfing area on the other :) The staff was very helpful and meeting with other backpackers in the common room made the whole experience worth it... everything to a pretty affordable cost.

  • 13th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely amazing, second time I live here and visited Ecuador and Montanita . Very fresh and a funny mix och people from all around the world. Jorge is everyones friend and it feels like you live at home . In addition , he talked little Swedish :)


94%

One of the nicest hostels we've stayed at. Very clean, safe and just a 2 min walk from the beach and main action. Eduardo was also brilliant, taking the time to give us an overview of where to go in Montanita and always asking how we were doing and how our nights out have been. Rooms were nice and cool because of the mosquito doors they've installed. Would highly recommend! My only suggestion is that apart from the rooftop terrace, there's no outside lounge area. Would help with atmosphere!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you for your comment, defenetely for 2016 we will make our ousite lounge area =)

100%

with a stunning terrace with a sea view, Clean rooms, security , it is a hostel to chill and relax, considering montanita as Town is a wonderful crazy party Town where to play hard =), in Esperanto i found my Place to rest and get energy for the next party in the town =)


83%

We were there during the week so not sure if thats why there was nothing happening at the hostel but it definitely wasn't the lively hostel that other reviews have made it out to be. It's still a great hostel though - we had a nice relaxing time there. The facilities are good and the location is awesome. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and get cleaned each day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hola the answer it could be simpley , the last 10 days, we have 17 pax as average daily, you arrive for 3 nights, the 1st night was 9 pax, the second night 9 pax the last one started again to build up to 19 pax, it is a fact when there are few pax, maybe the hostel live not "lively" so the other reviews is exactly when most of the days are lot of guest, i am a worlwide backpacker and surfer, and i learnt the vibe is made it for the guest defenetlely :)

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