Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2019
    LOVED my stay. Close to the beach, fun drinking at night. Beautiful outdoor communal area w hammocks and picnic tables and iguanas chillin around. Would stay here again for sure
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Feb 2020
    Great place, very social atmosphere and had a great time. Best place for a cheap meal up the road, $2.50 for a two course traditional Ecuador meal and drink, or you can get dirt cheap hotdogs
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. Easy to chill in the hammocks in the day, and lots happening every night. Super helpful staff and decent rooms. 5 minute walk to downtown and the beach. Stay here if you’re heading to Montañita.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2020
    Chill hostel with a nice outdoor area. We stayed on the second level of one of the buildings which was nice but there was another dorm loft above us that was very loud and made it hard to sleep. Overall a fun hostel, and loud on the weekends.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Feb 2020
    Nice big hostel. Plenty of hammocks. Lots of mosquitos but you mosquito nets provided so you are at least safe in bed. Rogue iguanas will sneak up and steal food if you are not vigilant 😉
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Great hostel for atmosphere, party and meeting people.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Dec 2019
    Loved this hostel, it was a great time! Only complaints were that my room didn’t lock or have lockers, and the kitchen was not useable. The lack of security was concerning because the “all-you-can-drink” nights are open and advertised all over town so the hostel is filled with other travellers and locals, it would be very easy for someone to sneak away and steal your belongings.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Dec 2019
    Stayed over Christmas, so it was more expensive and the value was off. I enjoyed the many hammocks across the property. Comfortable bed. Good location. They don’t provide free water or coffee which is a bummer. They also only play house music. The location is right on the river, so there are plenty of mosquitos at night.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    Fun party hostel! The dorms are not very spacious. There are bug nets but mosquitos and cock roaches will be everywhere. Private rooms may be nicer?
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    24 Dec 2019
    A very scenic/beachy hostel - love the open space with the hammocks and tables, makes for good evenings. The hostel on the whole was good, the only thing was that the rooms weren't the best. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm and wish I'd spent a bit more for a private room (or even 6bed) as the rooms are quite cramped and not at all somewhere I could chill/relax. The only use for the rooms were storage and sleeping. The bathrooms also weren't the best or well-cleaned unfortunately.
    England, Male, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • 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