Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • 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

minimum 7 days cancellation notice. Full reservation cost if canceled less than 7 days before arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

This property has 5 bedrooms, 2 x private double beds with shared washroom. 1 x dorm style room with 4 single beds, 1 dorm style room with 6 single beds and 1 private room with private barhroom

El Cielo Policies and Conditions

Check in from 14:00
Check out before 11:00

Breakfast not included.
Towels not included

Please indicate arrival time
No curfew
Please note that we have three cats and one dog
Smoking is only allowed on the patio and in the outside dining area

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our beautiful bamboo-made guest house offers tranquility and a sweet homely vibe in the most famous party/surf town in Ecuador. If you're looking for a perfect balance between partying in the centre while being able to relax and sleep like a baby in your hostel then with us you're in the right place. We guarantee you that you won't find a safer, cosier, cleaner and friendlier accommodation in the whole of Montanita.

We have two great private double rooms with comfy king size beds, a lovely, spacious dormitory for four people, a large double room with a private bathroom and a six people private room for rent.

The six people room consists of three individual bamboo-made beds and one comfy double bed, private bathroom with shower, outside dining area, patio and a separate entrance that allows our guests all the privacy and comfort needed.

The 2 private bedrooms and four people dormitory have access to one shared bathroom, an extra restroom, extra shower, fully equipped spacious, clean kitchen, gorgeous bamboo terrace surrounded by greenery and an outside dining/chilling area. Guests staying in the double room with a private bathroom and the family room also have access to all the above mentioned spaces.

El Cielo is located in a charming, safe and peaceful neighbourhood of El Tigrillo, the last remaining bit of Montanita's countryside, very different from the commercial, touristy centre. Here you can relax and sleep undisturbed by the loud clubs of Montanita, here you can fall asleep to the sound of crickets and enjoy the omnipresent greenery.

The beach and downtown are around 10 minutes stroll away.

There is hot water and very good wi fi in the whole property. All the windows have mosquito nets which provide great mosquito protection. For extra safety we have window bars, lockers and we provide each guest with a key to the room (every room, including the dorms, locks!). There is a security cameras system in the whole property.

We provide daily house-keeping service free of charge to ensure that our hostel meets the highest cleanliness standards.

We leave you complete freedom and privacy but at the same time we can be at your disposal and help you with anything you need any time. We provide up-to-date information about Montanita and all its attractions, we offer discounts on tours and diving courses and we help organize exceptionally cheap, high quality private Spanish classes and amazing 'on the budget' Galapagos tours.

What makes us unique is our serene, green, extra safe location that provides perfect conditions for a good night rest and our individual attitude towards the guests- we are truly committed to making your stay here in Montanita as pleasant and flawless as possible. Our dream is for our guests to feel right at home at El Cielo.

El Cielo Policies and Conditions

Check in from 14:00
Check out 11:00

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash or paypal.
Breakfast not included.
Towels on demand

Please indicate arrival time
No curfew
Smoking is only allowed on the patio and in the outside dining area
We have pets on the property
In case of a no show or late cancellation we charge the full value of the reservation.

The property may pre-authorise the credit card and may contact you in order to ask you the CVV code of your credit card. If no reply has been given in the 48h the property will be allowed to cancel the booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    I had an amazing birthday at this hostel! Monika and Daniel were super welcoming and attentive, and even upgraded our room as a birthday treat. The hostel is the perfect place to stay in Montañita, close enough to town that you can enjoy the nightlife but far enough that you can sleep and relax. They also give you loads of recommendations for food and activities which is really helpful. Thank you Monika and Daniel! :)
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    I’ve been to 3 hostels in montanita and this was by far the one I preferred. It was really like feeling at home, both Daniel & Monika - the owners - were really caring and making sure you have the best stay possible! It was quite & clean, and a short walk to the town, that will actually allow you to enjoy your quite evenings. Just perfect!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    Having been traveling South America for three months I was so happy to find somewhere like el Cielo. This is a place you’ll struggle to leave. Being a bit out of town, 5-10 minutes from the Main Street, is a blessing. You can enjoy the beach, surf, and partying (if you want) then fall into a hammock and enjoy the peacefulness of the beautiful settings. They have free bikes in case you need to pop to the shops too! Both the dorms and private rooms are the best value for money I’ve encountered.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    I had a wonderful stay at El Cielo! It was like a second home for me during my time in Montanita and was the best hostel I stayed at during my travels. The hostel is beautifully clean and has a relaxed and homely atmosphere. Monika and Daniel are the most polite, kind, helpful and diligent hosts I have ever met. If I hadn’t stayed at El Cielo I would have truly missed out and it wouldn’t have been the same experience. Thank you Monika and Daniel for everything- hasta la proxima vez!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Our stay was fantastic, we spent three nights here; very clean room, great sleep, great hospitality and was a pleasure to meet Daniel and his family. They were able to help with any query and good to hang out with. Location wise, it was quick and easy to walk to the centre of Montanita but being a bit further a way, was very relaxing.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    If I could score this hostel more than 10/10 I would, Monika and Daniel are amazing hosts and do everything they can to make you feel right at home. We ended up extending our 3 night stay to 9, we really didn’t want to leave. Definitely going back! If you don’t stay here when going to montanita you are truely wasting your time. Thank you guys for everything!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2019
    I had a wonderful stay at Daniel’s and Monika’s (and 3 year old leticia’s) El Cielo hostal. signed up for 3 days but stayed a week. Kind, attentive, knowledgeable hosts. Used their bike (however it's only a short 8 minute walk to town). Perfect distance from town to give you a peaceful night’s rest. two great hammock lounging areas and a beautiful tropical garden around the house. spacious kitchen and hot showers. June-Aug is mating season on Isla de La Plata (highlight of my trip to Ecuador)
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here. Monika and Daniel are exceptional hosts, always checking in with you to ensure all is well and they are full of information about Montañita and the surrounding towns, where to eat, the best day trips or tours, etc. The hostel itself is clean, comfortable, and quiet. Far enough outside of town to not have to deal with the noise and rifraff but close enough to walk to restaurants, the beach, etc. I would most definitely stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2020
    Cute little spot away from town. Smaller hostel so perhaps a little more difficult to meet people, but very relaxing. Properly was very clean and well kept. Daniel, one of the owners was extremely welcoming and makes an amazing breakfast. Beds were super comfortable. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for something lower key and away from the craziness of the town!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Nov 2019
    Nice to be about out of town. It is like staying at someone's house which is cute but also means you hear the odd argument which isna little awkward. Also we didn't get a hot shower the five nights we stayed but apparently this was fixed the day we left.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi