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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 4 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 ( mini-buffet) incl. free good coffee, tea and free filtered water ( all day), oatmeal, local fruits, and different kinds of bread rolls 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: 15:00 IF YOUR ROOM ASSIGNED is free, the check-in could be before =)

Check-out time: 12:00

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 9.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2020
    Esperanto is hands down one of the best places I’ve stayed anywhere. Rocky the manager was such a kind, informative and helpful person, I can’t say enough good things about him. Me and a buddy stayed here for 4 nights after only planning on 2 during November and even with everything going on in the world this place was like a little slice of heaven. Extremely clean and well maintained, awesome rooftop terrace and balconies on the rooms and literally a stones throw from the beach.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Best hostel in montanita!! Generous breakfast, clean bathroom/kitchen, lovely rooftop terrace - I stayed in five cheaper hostels during a 3week stay and this was worth the extra dollars. Also good if your Spanish not up to scratch as seems to attract alot of English speakers.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2020
    This place was exactly what I was looking for. Great atmosphere. Met people from all over the world and enjoyed going out into the city with them. Not a "party" place but the perfect place to meet people- good quality people. My stay in the city was 100% made by the people I met here. The place is clean and well kept. So much fun. 10/10 would go back and stay here. Found people from 6/7 different countries, early to mid twenties. Great people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2020
    Absolutely loved it here and would re-visit anytime I went back to Ecuador. Location is perfect, the rooftop overlooks the ocean and the beach is only a 2 minute walk away. Not in the heart of the town, but that’s only about a 5 minute walk away. Jorge (the owner?) is very nice and is good to chat with. Rocke is also phenomenal. Great backyard for hanging out if you want some downtime. Clean. No concerns at all. You get a good size security lock box and rooms have a balcony. Thanks for the stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Feb 2020
    Very good place with very nice staff
    Brazil, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    We absolutely loved our stay at Esperanto and highly recommend it. The whole place is super clean and comfortable. Nice that they offer breakfast - I recommend buying your own eggs to accompany the bread & fruit provided. One of the highlights would definitely be the rooftop with hammocks and chairs to relax! The staff are absolutely amazing and do everything to make sure you have an excellent stay. Definitely not a party hostel, but it’s still easy to meet people! Thanks for an amazing stay! :)
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Mar 2020
    Great location, 5 minute walk from the clubs but this means it’s quiet enough to sleep at night. Nice chill atmosphere with good outdoor space to hang out, and views of the beach from the rooftop! The rooms got really hot at night and the fan didn’t do anything as it was pointed up, and the en-suite bathroom was so small. I loved having a balcony for the room. The staff were really fun, mainly volunteers.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Feb 2020
    Very chill hostel in crazy Montañita. Perfect location, close to the beach, friendly staff, nice rooftop. Close enough to the parties, but in a quieter area of Montañita.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Feb 2020
    Very chilled and easygoing hostel. Great location as it’s next to the beach, which is good for surfing, and is also not right in the centre of town which means you can sleep at night. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Feb 2020
    It was a good hostel (confortable, nice staff, nice rooftop), but not my favourite in Montañita. It’s not that easy to meet other people there if you are traveling alone. I feel like people are more traveling in groups. I preferred another hostel a couple of minutes walk away from the town centre, but it was full at that point.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 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