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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


Additional Terms and Conditions







The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

- we can organize for extra cost
- drinks and beer tiki bar
- surf classes

IMPORTANT NOTE: As the hostel is in a very quiet area by the sea and just 2 min from the downtown, all the hostel in this area has agreed until midnight keep activities in our backyard from Monday to Saturday , Sunday until 11 pm
if people wants party wild after those hours, the downtown or the beach is the best place to go =)

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


ESPERANTO B&B Surf & Backpacker hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The greatest B & B Surf - Backpacker independently owned hostel in Montanita.
We offer a great FREE breakfast every day incl. good coffee, tea, local fruits, bread, and free filtered water ( all day), from 8:30 am. to 10:30 am. You can bring your own booze to the hostel and enjoy it with a nice sea view from the roof-top. Six of Eight rooms have a balcony and most of them have somehow a bit of an ocean view if you find the right spot on the balcony. You can listen to the ocean the whole day and night and relax or sleep with the whisper of the incoming waves.

All rooms have the same comfort: fans, mosquito nets, and lockers (bring your own padlock). In total, there are just eight rooms which give the whole hostel a really familiar vibe: three private rooms and five dorms. Four dorms are designed for a maximum of four people with a private bathroom assigned to each dorm ( en-suite and non-en-suite) and we have an extra dorm for six people with a private bathroom non-en-suite a bit cheaper. six rooms have a balcony and most of them have somehow a bit of an ocean view if you find the right spot int the balcony. You can listen to the ocean the whole day and night and relax or sleep with the whisper of the incoming waves. Really nice hot water in all showers (non-electric). An electricity generator in case of a blackout. Our dorms have a locker and electric outlet INSIDE of every locker so you can leave your electric devices secured.

PRIVATE SPANISH CLASSES, would you like to improve your Spanish while staying at our hostel right next to the beach? We offer private one-on-one Spanish lessons at Esperanto Hostel and all our instructors are certified Spanish teachers with years of experience. Learn Spanish in the right environment for 2 or 3 hours per day, with a flexible schedule that you can agree with our teachers, while you still have the rest of the day to chill at the beach sipping on Caipirinhas! And we even offer discounted accommodation if you sign up for a Spanish course with us. Just ASK US about our packages for more information once you have made your reservation. this is a promo ONLY for our guests, therefore, classes will be in the hostel

There are also communal benefits such as the kitchen, the TV lounge (you even can connect your own Netflix account with Chromecast) incl., a perfect rooftop terrace, internet connection WIFI in all the rooms, and the common areas. A green 70 m2 backyard including a painted mini-bar for a get-together, laughing, eating, and having some jam sessions.

Feel free to bring your own booze to the hostel and enjoy it with a nice view. We sell beers and remember we provide free filtered water. We just do not want to chase every single dollar and obligate to buy beers here, =) so, you can find it any cheaper place in Montanita for a perfect night out.

From the hostel, you can get very easily to amazing SURF SPOTS. You will find waves for all different surf levels and it is the perfect way to get you started on the board as you have enough space in the waves and sandy beaches. In case you need a board or some surf lessons, we can recommend different places to go and great surf teachers. Just ask us at the reception.
The house started off as a beach house. Later on, the owner Jorge decided to rebuild it as a hostel as a consequence of a beautiful love story. Jorge was traveling the world as well, so he understands the needs of his hostel guests. The doors finally opened in 2011. Therefore, over the past years, we have learned how to operate our hostel with each new experience from our guests from all over the world. We could adapt our service perfectly to the needs of our travelers. The hostel is strategically located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, close to the town's main strip (so perfect for a fun night out) and just a few meters from the ocean. Here you can regain your energy after a long travel period or a party night. Esperanto offers you the best ocean view on the most comfortable rooftop terrace in town. We give you all the comforts and services that you as a traveler/backpacker may need, always aligned with our commitments to the environment.

We are proud to say that our hostel is totally unique. We guarantee that Montanita and its wonders along with our list of amenities and friendly staff will make it hard for you to leave!

Please note: Rates are non-refundable but there is the possibility of changing to another date for one-time. it could apply different costs if the rate is higher ( example: change a low season date to new years eve dates)

Cancellation Policy: cancellations and no-shows will be charged 100 % of the amount,

Cash accepted as preference payment upon arrival

Maybe We could accept payment with credit cards or PayPal, (6 % extra fee cost transaction) if the banking system is working

Check-in time & Check-out time: 12 pm check-in. 3 pm check out

Taxes have not included a 12% vat

Age restriction: We only accept guests aged 18 to 50 years old. I mean everybody is welcome, but it is important to keep in mind this is a HOSTEL for backpackers, not a 3-4 star hotel, it is clean and pretty with its simplicity =)

Please note this building has some stairs connecting four floors (which might not be suitable for some travelers). Please consider your own limitations. Although we are not intended to be a party hostel, our guests like to stay out late and interact with each other, as it's quite a social environment. Please keep this in mind (and other facts as we are a backpacker hostel) before making your booking, in order to avoid any disappointment.

Please note each room has its own PRIVATE BATHROOM. Some PRIVATE BATHROOMS are NOT ENSUITE in some shared DORMS. Private bathrooms are ensuite in private rooms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    It's a really nice hostel. Chilled, but easy to meet people, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, great location, comfortable and clean. Recommended!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2022
    Esperanto is the BEST hostel in Montañita! In the few days we spent there we made so many friends. Many of the staff are volunteers who are so happy to help with anything you need and in the days and evenings we all went out together! The hostel kitchen is also very clean and well equipped. By far our favourite hostel we have stayed in in our 2 months of travelling so far!! Thank you Esperanto!!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2022
    Owner and volunteers were so lovely. People are nice. Owner gives English people free tea. Why are the volunteers so great. Julia shoutout to you. The kindest woman on the planet. Made my montanita trip. And the dude that always giggled at my jokes. Absolute worldies. No one judges you if you come back home at 8am with twigs in your hair wasted. From the bottom of Ishbel Maddie and cece’s heart
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 May 2022
    We booked three nights and ended up extending two (one of which was fully booked so we went to a hostel down the street). We extended because the social vibe at this hostel is so great. Everyone is very happy and friendly and willing to help with anything. If they don’t know the answer to your question, they ask around until they can give you an answer. The rooms are very clean. We initially stayed in a 4-bed which was a little warm, but fine with the fan on. Would definitely recommend!! ❤️
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 May 2022
    The facilities were fantastic! I enjoyed having drawer space, a large shelf and a locker to put my stuff in. I also enjoyed having a bed light for reading and an outlet by my bed to charge my phone. The view from my room was incredible and the entire hostel was very clean. Staff was nice and hospitable. The upper deck was also relaxing and comfortable. It was the best hostel I stayed at throughout my stay in South America. Nonetheless, I have had better breakfasts at other hostels in S. America.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 May 2022
    Stayed here for like two weeks, great atmosphere great volunteers nice to have a kitchen and perfect location right by the beach. I can't recommend it enough, the only place to stay in Montanita. Close to the center but still a relaxed place to come back to, nice view and places to hang out. No complaints at all!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Aug 2022
    Nothing fancy, but the essentials of what you need including kitchen, good wifi, and a nice rooftop to chill or work. Staff are helpful and friendly and the location is great.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2022
    I enjoyed my time at Esperanto. The location is close to the beach and the main drag but far enough away that it isn't unbearably loud (although I still recommend sleeping in earplugs). The breakfast was nice (fresh fruit, oatmeal, bread, and mini pastries) plus there was free coffee all day. The rooftop deck was a great place to chat and relax. The only thing I didn't love was that there was music playing from 8am until about 10pm, loud enough that I could hear it clearly in my room.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2022
    Best hostel in Montanita unless you only want to party
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 May 2022
    Definitely not a party hostel but we had a great stay here anyway! More of a digital nomad vibe and unfortunately we didn’t make the most of the highlight of the hostel which is the view from the rooftop because the weather was just awful and gray… the staff were lovely and the kitchen was nice and spacious
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi