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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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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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
  • Fantastic 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 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel, the staff are the best, it was our friend’s birthday and they made pizza and threw a party to celebrate, fab surfing lessons, comfiest beds, 100% would recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Favorite hostel of the trip! Loved the vibe here, hella friendly staff and felt like family upon check-in. Incredible view from the rooftop and also a great layout in the lobby and outside patio area made it easy to make friends. Walking distance to everything, great surf right and you'll hear the sound of the waves at night if open the sliding door with the screen- don't stay near the main street bc that would be insanely loud and it was very safe to walk 5 min along the beach back to Esperanto
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2019
    Great hostel! Lovely house just by the beach with a nice outdoors area and a great rooftop with the best view. The staff was great, Sara and Lucas, the two volunteers even took me surfing:) The only thing that wasn't too great was the breakfast, but still good enough that I would definitely stay again!
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    The staff was friendly and helpful! Thanks Gustavo, Rocky, Max and the rest of the team. Location is great as downtown Montañita was only a couple of minutes away by walking. The facility was cleaned and had private bathrooms in my room.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    The loveliest staff, most wonderful location and delicious breakfast included. The rooftop is perfect for down time and the beach is the perfect distance from the hostel for surfing and swimming. We had a lovely organised barbecue dinner at the hostel with all the staff and guests too which everyone enjoyed. Thank you
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Jul 2019
    Honestly can't recommend this hostel enough. It's right near the beach and main street, but far enough away that you don't get the noise at night. The rooftop is amazing and the garden is a great place to relax and meet people. Each bed has a powerpoint and an ensuite/private bathroom. The staff are all wonderful and super helpful. Stay here.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2019
    Great atmosphere, comfortable beds, 24 hour coffee and helpful staff. Location was 5 min walk to the beach and party scene but far enough to not be noisy.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Aug 2019
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    27 Jul 2019
    This hostel has a great location very close to the beach. Our biggest issue was that we came back to our door handle completely missing and were told that they took it off to be fixed the next day, so we were without a way to lock our door the first night. The stairs are steep, but doable... just keep it in mind. The view from the balcony was beautiful. Overall, worth the value.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    The room was nice but it smelled out off the bathroom. The view from the roof top was perfect. The breakfast was worse. Müsli without milk or Jogurt.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
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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