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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."

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Hidden House Hostel Montañita

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good 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 8.1

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    12 Mar 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve every stayed in! Such a nice vibe and friendly staff! Also beautiful garden and a lot of nice hammocks. 5 minute walk to the beach and 3 minutes to the center. Kitchen was well equipped with a lot of pots, pans, microwave, toaster and even a mixer! Every Wednesday there was also an open bar for only $5 which was a great start to a party night. Would definitely stay here again! Probably more suited for young people but the private rooms are probably nice for older too
    Sweden, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2018
    Great place. Almost everything was good. It's location is just 5 minutes walking to the beach and bar and restaurants zone. The staff was kind and polite, they were always willing to help. The social zone is incredible. Just one thing that didn't like was the smell of the river behind it. But if you will be in Montañita for sure you must go to party.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Jan 2019
    Great hostel. Offers a great party at the hostel but also away from clubs and noise, so you are able to sleep. Kitchen is good, WiFi is good, staff are all really nice and helpful. Jose the manager is great guy and always able to help out if there. They have Netflix and PlayStation. Only downfall was probably could be cleaner but it’s near the beach so always will be sandy! Great hostel
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    29 Apr 2019
    Very relaxed hostel with a great outdoor space full of hammocks and nice tv area. However we were told check in was 2pm then it turned into 3pm then we got our room past 4. On the second night I woke up with bites all over me and the reception told me it was due to us bringing in insects and was not very helpful about it. The room doubled on the Friday but luckily they gave it to us for less. The hostel has no food which is disappointing and the bar is the reception. However it was a relaxed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Jan 2019
    Good place if you want to meet People and have a good time, No fan in my room, so Best to be passed out drunk when going to bed, which is easy to get with the fair happy hour
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Dec 2018
    You definitely don't go to this hostel for the facilities, you go for the atmosphere. Super easy to meet people and they have great staff, ridiculous drink specials and good music. BUT the rooms are super cramped, dirty and everything is virtually outside. No breakfast or restaurant to purchase food is a bit of a downfall. Don't go here if you're looking for a beach retreat...but if you're looking for a party, it's great!!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jan 2019
    No lockers and rooms are quite cramped and the toilets and washrooms aren’t the best. But the staff and volunteers were great and they have 4 incredible surf boards for rent. The location is great to because it is out of the main party area but it’s like a 5 min walk so the major benefit is that you can good a decent nights sleep. Plus the wood surf boards are amazing. Also they land the hostel is built on is pretty and peaceful
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    01 Feb 2019
    Buen hostel para ir a la noche al bar, malo para quedarse. Los cuartos son muy pequeños, los mosquiteros de las camas rotos y en algunos cuartos no hay ventilador. Me fue imposible dormir la segunda noche y terminé durmiendo en una hamaca fuera, con mosquitos.
    Uruguay, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    30 Jan 2019
    The guy in the front desk was rude (a local that was almost a fat guy), the beds were confi, the kitchen useful, tv area very nice, hung out areas and the atmosphere was very nice, a clean place but somebody stole my expensive/special silver chain I had in my stuffs I gave to the front desk to take care of it as they didn’t have lockers in the room of 4. That was my biggest lost during my 2 years world trip.
    Venezuela, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    14 Feb 2019
    We booked it, and arrived on site, they didn’t have any place for us. Instead of trying to find a solution for us, they almost kicked us out. Wrost service. The guy pretend to be the owner, but what kind of owner would treat his clients like that ? At long as that guy is working there, I D’ONT RECOMAND THAT PLACE.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities