Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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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)
  • 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 center while being able to relax and sleep well then you found the right place. We guarantee you that you won't find safer, cozier, cleaner and friendlier accommodation in the whole of Montanita.

El Cielo is located in a charming and peaceful neighborhood of El Tigrillo, the last remaining bit of Montanita's countryside, very different from the commercial, touristy center. Here you can relax, fall asleep to the sound of crickets, wake up to the sound of birds and enjoy the omnipresent greenery.

The beach and downtown area are around 10 minutes walking distance.

There is hot water and excellent WIFI in the whole property. All the windows have mosquito nets which provide great mosquito protection. Large, well-equipped, clean kitchen will enable you to prepare your favourite food. Our beautiful bamboo terrace with a library, seating area and hammocks is a perfect spot to read, realx, do yoga and bird-watch! Theres another lounge area and even more hammocks on the ground floor and finally, there is a pool for our guests to enjoy.

We provide daily housekeeping 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 at any time, our house is only meters away from the guesthouse. 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, the best surfing 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 nights 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2022
    High-caliber hosts and a cool place. Monica and Daniel are are attentive and are a wealth of helpful information for folks new to the area. They went above and beyond, offering creative transportation options for unexpected travel needs and provided a much-enjoyed list of the best restaurants and trips. The downstairs room was a bit damp, though very clean. The property has a nice communal area out back. Beautiful place and a wonderful stay. Thank you.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 May 2022
    I’ve stayed in lots of hostels during my trip but none was as nice and homely as El Cielo. This place is super clean, comfortable and it feels really cozy and safe. It’s basically what all the reviews say! There is a great kitchen and lots of places to chill, hang out and work (while bird-watching on the terrace – my favourite!). Monika and Daniel were hands down the most attentive hosts I’ve ever met. They booked a tour for me, sent me a whole list of food recommendations, explained where to sh
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.4


    20 May 2022
    I’ve never left a review on a property but this place truly deserves one. Felt right at home with how welcoming Daniel and Monica were. They went out of their way to make sure everything was in order and would spend a lot of time genuinely wanting to get to know us & help ensure we had everything we needed ranging from food to activities to comfort. The location is about a 10-15 min walk to the beach but they provide free bikes that can be used to get to the beach which was perfect. We were far enough from
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Sep 2022
    The hostel is situated about a 10 minute walk from the centre, which was perfect for us. Daniel was a great host and super helpful - organised some tours and shared local knowledge, as well as doing a surf lesson with us. We adored the hostel cats, who were the most laid back and friendliest pets! There was plenty of chill out space, including a lovely hammock area upstairs. The walls, however, are not the thickest as we heard guests in the rooms either side of us each morning and night.
    Ireland, Couple, 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
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi