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Iguana Backpackers

Barrio de Tigrillo, Montanita, Ecuador


  • 79%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

Property Information:

Iguana Backpacker's unique location is a tranquil one; the area is surrounded by lush greenery just a short walk from the center of Montanita. This means you can easily stumble back from the bars at the end of the night but won't have to listen to the thumping club music until sunrise if you want to go in early.

Our hotel is located just 150 meters from the beach. We offer shared rooms at low rates (rooms with a double bed, with 3 beds, dormitory with 6 beds, and a loft area dormitory with 10 beds). Our numerous quality services and amenities include mosquito nets, fans, wi-fi, hot water, tv with Netflix, a full equipped shared kitchen, refrigerator/freezer, laundry service, deck/terrace, bar with delicious and strong cocktails, surf board rentals and lessons offering the best price in town; a bar-restaurant with breakfast until 2 pm and weekly delicious dinners!

Our open, covered outdoor deck area not only has a view of lush greenery but it is also the home to numerous iguanas that often sun themselves in the surrounding bushes. Many iguanas can frequently be spotted in the surrounding greenery and right off the back deck. Iguana backpackers is synonymous with the place to relax and party. The fun and friendly atmosphere found out back sitting on the deck is a great meeting place where you can hang out with travelers from all over the world. Our friendly bartenders blend delicious cocktails made with at least 2 shots per drink and use only natural, fresh ingredients. Six nights a week, drinking games and music continue until last call announced at around 2 a.m. You will truly feel at home when you are with the international people of Iguana Backpackers!

Upon registration at the hostel, you will be issued a colored bracelet that gives you free entrance into numerous bars and clubs in town! Iguana's has a well established reputation and local establishments gladly welcome our hostel guests!

We speak Spanish, French and English and will be more than happy to help you discover Montanita and the surrounding towns along the Ecuadorian coast also known as the 'Ruta del Sol'.

We are often looking for people and backpackers who have a charismatic personality who can either work in the bar or reception. Anyone interested in being a volunteer has to commit to a minimum stay of two weeks.

For our volunteers, we offer numerous perks including:
-free accommodation
-2 free cocktails every day!
-discounted surfboard rental and laundry

Please note:
Check in: 1:00pm
Check out: 12:00pm
Only cash on arrival
Breakfast is not included
Minimum stay: 1 day
Cancellation policy: 2 days
Accommodations available for a party of 9 or more

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Iguana Backpackers Located at Barrio de Tigrillo, , Montanita.
Iguana Backpackers
Montanita Barrio de Tigrillo
75% 318
-0.8666670 -80.2666670
Iguana Backpackers
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