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  • 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.
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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 7 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 breakfast buffet incl. coffee and tea ( all day ) ; local fruits and different kind of freshly baked bread rolls every day from 8:30 am to 10:30 amThe house started off as a beach house. You can bring your own booze to the hostel and enjoy it with a nice sea view from the roof-top. Six from Eight rooms have a balcony and most of them have an ocean view. You can listen to the ocean the whole day and night and relax or sleep with the whisper of the incoming waves.

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.

All rooms have the same comfort: fans, mosquito nets, and safety boxes are available in every room. In total, there are just eight rooms which give the whole hostel a really familiar vibe: four private rooms and four dorms. The dorms are designed for a maximum of four people with a private bathroom assigned to each dorm. six rooms have a balcony and most of them have an ocean view. 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 (bring your own padlock).

There are also communal benefits such as the kitchen, the TV lounge (you even can connect your own Netflix account with ChromeCast) incl. a DVD player (about 400+ movies you can choose from in case you are up for a chilled movie night), 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.

You can bring your own booze to the hostel and enjoy it with a nice view. Therefore, you can’t find it any cheaper in Montanita for a perfect night out.

We also offer a great breakfast buffet incl. coffee and tea ( all day); local fruits and different kind of freshly baked bread rolls every day from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. So, you always are full of energy for your new day, prepared for new adventures.

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 2 or 3 hours per day, 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.

From the hostel, you can get very easily to amazing SURF SPOTS like Montanita beach, Olón beach or La Entrada. 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.

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:
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours, late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the amount of the first night

Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
We accept payment with credit cards, but it has an extra fee of 6%

Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 12:00

Taxes not included

Age restriction: We only accept guests aged 18 to 50 year.
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 their 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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2020
    Had a wonderful stay at esperanto. V chill and didnt feel like a party hostel at all, but was social enough to make friends to enjoy my days with! Great advice for surrounding areas. Good wifi, free breakfast. Loads of hooks in the rooms for things. Room even had a nice little balcony which was great for hanging my wet clothes to dry.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2019
    Let's just say I'm still here 🤣 no one leaves as planned. Great facilities, nice beds, fantastic owner and volunteers and BYOB. Plan to stay longer because you will!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    The Esperanto felt like a second home. The volunteers, the energy, the rooftop and the backyard.. everything was perfect. And the breakfast also included fresh fruits 😍
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Such a awesome hostel! Really enjoyed my stay here, it is in the best location, 1 min to the beach, 1 min to the town but not right in the middle of the loud clubs. Room was nice and spacious too, would highly recommend to anyone coming to montanita! And really reasonable price too
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jan 2020
    Helpful staff/volunteers, clean and comfy rooms/living spaces, right by the beach and just out of the epicentre of town with all the restaurants and bars so you can choose when you get into the thick of things. Breakfast included (fruits, oats and pan jam) and a v chilled vibe throughout. Highly recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels in South America for us! Super chilled and really helpful, friendly staff. Breakfast was really good - loved the oats and fruit and English tea! Room was nice - shared 4 bed - comfy beds and lockers for valuables. They even added personal lights in for us. Balcony is amazing for chilling and views over the beach. 2 mins walk to centre and right on the beach. Bathroom was clean and good showers. Only recommendation would be to sweep out and clean bedrooms a bit more.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Jan 2020
    A friendly hostel with the best location in town. You're 50m from the beach and get a great view of the surf from their roof top lounge. Staff are helpful and the rooms are comfortable. Their in house Spanish teacher Jess, is phenomenal and well worth the lessons. Not really a party hostel but filled with surfers and party lovers. If you're there to catch a wave, party in Montanita but want a quiet place to sleep then this is for you!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    I booked for two nights and stayed five. The manager and staff (Yuri, Pablo, Patrina and everyone else) were very helpful, accommodating and friendly giving it a very homely feel. Also in a great location right near the beach with beach views from the terrace, close enough to walk into town but far enough away to get some sleep away from the thumping loud nightlife in town.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Nov 2019
    Esperanto is the hostel with the best atmosphere in Montañita! The people here are incredible, you will feel welcome immediately and the many common areas are great for socialising and meeting people. Spacious kitchen, great for cooking together! Location is right on the beach, 2 mins from the main street, yet quiet at night. Don't miss the sun set from the roof terrace with a beer and surf chat!!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    27 Nov 2019
    This was such a great hostel! The staff made it feel like a really chilled out welcoming environment, Pablo especially was so helpful and lots of fun. This hostel was sooo close to the beach and town, perfect location. Great Wi-Fi, free breakfast, lockers in rooms and comfy beds.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi