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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 8 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 **currently only Saturday and Sunday due to Covid ** incl.good coffee, tea, local fruits, bread, omellette 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 from Eight rooms have a balcony and most of them have somehow a bit 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.

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.

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 private bathroom non-en-suite a bit cheaper. six rooms have a balcony and most of them have somehow a bit 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.

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 don´t want to chase every single dollar and obligate to buy beers here, =) so, you can’t find it any cheaper place in Montanita for a perfect night out.

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, 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 guest, therefore, classes will be in the hostel

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.

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 to change for another date for one-time. it could apply different cost 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 % 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: ** Due Covid our front desk is not 24 hours open, only few hours in the day, so we kindly ask once you book with us sent us a email with your whats app number so we could coordinate your arrival in a proper time **

Taxes not included 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, 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 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2021
    We were at the Esperanto for 10 days and it’s was very good experience and hostal! the staff was amazing Jonatan alisa Johnny and York were so friendly welcoming and flexible They were much more than a staff in the hostal they were friends! Thank you guys for everything is we come back we will come back to Esperanto for sure!! Muchas gracias de todo תודה רבה על הכל לכל החברה הישראלים ממש כיף וטוב שם אחלה מקום כדי להיות חלק מהכל במונטינטה אבל עם האופציה גם לקחת צעד אחורה ולנוח בצ׳יל
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2021
    Stop searching and book this place! You won’t regret it. I booked 2 nights and ended up staying for 4. Jonathan and the staff are so friendly and accommodating. I felt like family. The rooftop space is perfect for chilling. Wifi is great. And free water and coffee all day is an added bonus!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2021
    Nice Hostel just off the main street. Very chill vibes and the staff was helpful with adjusting/extending our reservations.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2021
    This was a very pleasant experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful by providing information regarding restaurant and places to see (specially Johnny). I would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2021
    An experience and people I’ll never forget! I give this hostel and staff a 10/10. They are so helpful, kind, and caring. They showed us the town and the night life and gave us a hook up for a good surf lesson with David around the corner. We made friends along the way and the hostel hosted a BBQ before we left to celebrate the good vibes. Great location, just on the other side of the river from the downtown night life so you can sleep well. The view from the top patio is worth it❤️JRZ CEM Jhonny
    Mexico, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2021
    This hostel os great, perfect location farther from the party noise to sleep, yet close enough to enjoy it. Bed comfortable, everything felt clean. Staff was a plus. Got my phone and wallet stolen, Jonathan from the staff helped me through it all. Definitely would recommend!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2021
    Super good location, staff does everythink to make you feel home and to have a good time here.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    Great, chill hostel right next to the beach. Walkable to more "party" hostels so you can go join the fun without dealing with all the noise when you want to sleep. Super close walk to the main part of town, bars, etc. Everyone kept the place clean. Chill vibes and met some great people. Shout out to Jonathan at the front desk for being an awesome host, very helpful guy and made sure everyone was having a positive experience.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Sep 2021
    Amazing staff. Special shout out to Johnathan for helping me out with every question & concern I had.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Oct 2021
    I LOVED staying here at ESPERANTO. It is 1 block from the beach, close enough to the town and its liveliness but far enough to get a good nights sleep and quiet, there is delicious free breakfast on weekends included in the price, hot showers, nice rooms with balconies, a beautiful terrace overlooking the beach, and I met some really cool people! Thank you Johnathan for helping make my stay pleasant and being accommodating. I highly recommend this hostel
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi