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 2 weeks prior to 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

This property has 4 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.

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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 CVC 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 9.6

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2018
    Had a fantastic stay. Niki and Grant were amazing hosts. Made me and the other guests feel right at home. From playing board games to our morning coffee I always felt like I was part of the hostel family. Thank you for making my stay here great!!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2018
    One of the best hostel's I have ever stayed in. Everything scores a perfect 10. Stay here!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2019
    We felt like a part of the family from the first second. Monica and Daniel (and their little daughter) where one best hosts we have had in Ecuador so far, they where attentive and helpful in every matters. We had great fun when where sitting together in the nice and green common area, drinking a coffee when it was to hot to anything outside!
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2018
    I stayed here longer than expected. The owners are truly lovely people and very personable. They were always happy to help with anything that I needed and more. It was a great place to sleep if you want to be away from the noise. I would recommend this place to everyone. I can't thank you enough for the amazing stay.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    14 Aug 2018
    Nice place to stay, quite far from the center which isn't the worst but was also sometimes annoying..quite clean not the best. Kitchen was ok but there are animals at the property which I didn't see it was mentioned (and its an important detail..). Really nice hosts.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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