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Hidden House Hostel Montañita

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hidden House is now named 13 of the top 20 surf hostels in the world, and the only one in Ecuador, by Hostelworld, you can be sure there is ONLY 1 place to stay in Montañita!

With huge open spaces and many communal areas, you´ll be partying and chilling with people from all over the world! We have a massive garden with hammocks, 2 slack lines and bbq area, bar/reception where we offer the cheapest large beers in Montanita, and where the party really gets started when we´re having an open bar. Don't miss out on our famous Happy Nights from 6-01am every night with 3x$6 on Cuba Libres and Screwdrivers! And for the hard mornings after, we have a TV area fit with a 60' TV, Netflix, cable and a PS4 with FIFA 18!

What's more, is that all our rooms come with new mattresses, fans, and mosquito nets! For a small deposit we also include towels, soap and shampoo free of charge! Our private ensuite bathrooms also come with A/C!

No hostel would be complete without a communal kitchen, so come cook in ours! Fully equipped with oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and blender for all your needs. To top all of this off, we have 24/7 reception with music, manned by our friendly staff and volunteers who are always looking forward to get to know you.

From Hidden House you can book activities like surf lessons for $20 x 3 hours, $10 full day board rentals, whale watching tour, hiking tour in the mountains, scuba diving and more. Montañita is an amazing destination for nature enthusiasts.

We are located just 2 blocks away from the beach and 2 minutes from the center, so you´ll be close enough to everything, but far enough that you´ll sleep like a baby a night. Being by the Ruta del Sol also means that if you ever want take a bus to see one of the many beautiful beaches Ecuador has, all you need to do is take the bus from your doorstep. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2021
    Loved Hidden House the location is perfect, away from the downtown noise but still at walking distance. Melanie was the best host she really gave life to the hostel and made sure everyone felt welcomed. If you’re into partying this hostal is for you. Met a lot of cool solo travelers 10/10
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2021
    If you want to have fun night and meet class people get your sen down to Hidden house! Absolute banging vibes with good people. Shout out to Fonseca and Manuel! Abosulte legends, Parceros! Overall great hostal with good facilities!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2021
    All I can say is wow. I significantly underestimated how hard Montañita parties before I arrived at Hidden House. Even though we're still in the pandemic, the Hidden House family was partying every single night. The squad of people staying there took me to several parties and went out well past the sunrise on Saturday. If you are in Ecuador, want to party your rocks off, and meet some really cool folks then Hidden House is your spot. the owner is such a homie and knows what he's doing.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2021
    Top hostel.. if you are a party lover this is your place ❤️ big rooms, very clean ac without any limitation. Huge kitchen big common area very chill atmosphere.. cool people and helpful staff... Don’t miss it 😍
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2021
    Really enjoyed our stay here. We booked one day and stayed for 5. Rooms are clean with nets over the beds. Well stocked kitchen (though it is not so clean). Good wifi. Lots of outdoor areas, and everyone hangs out together. Less than 10 minutes from beach and center of town.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2021
    Beautiful place with functional and clean facilities.
    Ecuador, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Oct 2021
    W Elodie is the best volunteer ever she is very beautiful and helped us with everything showed the city good recommendations good food and good vibes but Kamala is better sorry not sorry long live James 🇦🇺
    Israel, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Mar 2021
    It was ok, nice garden and very good music. For the ones that are sensible to noise when sleeping, know that for some rooms the isolation is non existant, they barely have windows. I changed 3 times the room to be able to sleep. It was horrible, and not just my opinion, so bring ear plugs. Or, stay in the French room (were I was able to aleep).
    Romania, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    21 Nov 2021
    We stayed in the smallest room possible for 3 people. We had paid extra for a private 3 bed room, but there was barely any space for even just one backpack. We stayed there for three nights and the last two nights there was no toilet paper and the staff did not fill up on it, so we wonder if the toilet was even cleaned those days. The staff was polite though, but unfortunately the atmosphere was quite boring.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 3.1


    27 Dec 2021
    This is really not a great hostel. The only thing you could get out of it is a few pictures for instagram, otherwise it's lacking any substance. The iguanas are cool but it becomes quite irritating when the place is covered in s*** and isn't cleaned at least once during the week I stayed here. Don't buy into what the pictures make this place look like, there are other spots in Montanita that are way better value for money and nice places to stay.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi