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ESPERANTO B&B Surf & Backpacker hostel

Beachfront , Montanita, Ecuador

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The greatest B & B Surf - Backpacker independently owned hostel in Montanita. 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 learnt 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 six rooms which gives the whole hostel a really familiar vibe: four private rooms and two dorms. The dorms are designed for maximum four people with a private bathroom assigned to each dorm. All 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; local fruits and different kind of fresh 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

There isn’t an age restriction, but 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.

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Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Wed 18th July 2018 - Sat 21st July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2018
    Esperanto was an incredible hostel to relax at after a day of surfing and walking around town. The rooms were very clean and the hostel had a very cozy vibe to it and my friends and I felt right at home. Jorge the owner was a hilarious and charming man who made our day every time he stopped by to say hi. Hostel had a tv you could connect your phone to and watch your own movies. We stayed one night but for the next few nights we kept coming back to chill with the staff because they were great!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2018
    This was a perfect hostel to stay at. Very close to the beach and cocktail alley, but far enough that it wasn’t too loud at night. Staff is amazing, the owner was amazing and helpful throughout our stay! All in all perfect spot to stay when visiting Montañita!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Jul 2018
    Lovely, cosy hostel with the friendliest staff I’ve met in Ecuador! The beds are super comfy and the location is perfect, close to everything, but you won’t hear the the loud pubs and clubs after you decide to go home. Well worth the money!
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Jul 2018
    Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Construction next door was less than accommodating. Hardly a b&b since breakfast is continental style, mostly fruit. Overall pleasant, tidy & Affordable. Would recommend to a friend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Youâll need to send to the hostel the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in the following 48 hours, in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation.

Our hostel, is not recommended for kids, due has 4 floor.
We have 24 hours attention, in the night if you see the door close, just ring the bell, =)
if you arrive to the town JUST ASK about ESPERANTO HOSTEL, by the beach, or also as good reference for DHARMA BEACH HOTEL as is just 10 mt close to it.
Remember we just accept cash. if the amount is less 100 usd :)
Sometimes for some people, who are looking for a 102% of absolute silence and peace, maybe Montañita could be not the place, specially the weekends, besides our hostel is located in the most perfect location (close from the center but enough away from the noise),and we have norms about keep the hostel environment en relax and chill environment, it is very well know the town is not like that sometimes, so be aware and check in a prior about what to expect in Montañita Beach Town =))

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
Payment with credit card has a fee cost 6%

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

There is not an age restriction, but Please note this building features stairs. four floors ( which might not be suitable for some travelers). Please asset 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 a quite social environment. Please bear this ( and other facts as backpacker hostel we are) in mind before booking, in order to avoid any disappointment.

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