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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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.


Hidden House Hostel Montañita

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
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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 7.1

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2022
    Best hostel for parties and being social
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Mar 2022
    Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Great surf lesson. Good beach town. Highly recommend.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Jun 2022
    I arrived and had a feeling my bed wasn’t clean because there was no blanket on it and the sheet seemed dingy, but it wasn’t confirmed until the next day when the sheets were changed to actual clean sheets, and I noticed a huge difference. The place has a nice backyard area which is cool to chill at. Towels are not included - even if it says so in the reservation; you have to pay 2 dollars and a $10 deposit. Kitchen is not so good.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2022
    There is no curfew which is fine, but there should be quiet hours. We had to wake up at 5 am to get to a bus and people were playing music from their speaker right outside our room till 3 am.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    30 Apr 2022
    Nice dorms, comfy bads. The hostel is big and have nice kitchen, but - the stuff is not good at all . When I checked in I got an awful service, the woman from the reception did me a favor that she checked me in.. this is the vibe i got. She told me the rules of the hostel really fast and then just showed me the dorms. The hostel is full but not with high quality people like other hostels I tried around.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    04 Jun 2022
    when we arrived we found. out the room we had booked 2-3 weeks earlier wasn't available anymore. as a compensation we got 2 private rooms with 2 double beds. This was a take it or leave it situation as the staff said. in the compensation only 1 of the rooms had a bathroom. The room with the bathroom though was filled with mold in the shower and in the sleeping area. they promised to give a solution but they didn't, we never saw anything.
    Belgium, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    04 May 2022
    Omg the worst hostel I’ve been in. Awful rooms, full of bugs and spiders and smell weird. The toilet didn’t work as well. It was a nightmare!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    20 Mar 2022
    Bad bad bad service.
    Israel, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 3.4


    11 Mar 2022
    I would ofrecomend staying here. Or make shour you pay before hand. When i checked out they made me pay for one more night. The resonnfor it was because the receptionist extended my stay one more night because i was hanging around in the hostel. Tjey say that it was a missundertanding. But that does not matter. I need to pay anyway. So i was not satisfyed with that.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    16 May 2022
    The place wasn’t very nice, bad security and not very friendly staff. Bad experience there and wanted to leave ASAP. Just don’t stay here
    England, Female, 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