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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Kamala Surf & Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Wake up to the sound of waves and spend the day relaxing in a hammock with an icy cold beer watching our two pet donkeys play, having a fun game of volleyball or hanging out with a cocktail in the massive pool. Then head to the open plan, sea-view bar for live DJs, all major sports events and happy hour specials, with ping pong, pool, flip cup, dice games, shot challenges and beer pong!

Kamala Surf & Backpacker Hostel offers free WiFi and free parking. The restaurant has delicious fresh juices & continental breakfasts with Poached Eggs and Smashed Avo, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Burger, Breakfast Burrito and more! All our bread is homemade, lunches are Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Falafel Wrap, Pizza and many more. There are plenty of treats on offer such as Chocolate Brownies and Baked Oreo Cheesecake. Daily communal dinners range from Homemade Gnocchi, Lasagna or Thai Peanut Curry to Chicken Parmigiana and all your home favourites! We also have an outdoor BBQ and clay pizza oven.

We have a variety of surfboards for rent, from short fun-boards to longer learning boards to check out Montanita's world-class waves, or if you fancy something a bit more relaxed, why not have a massage in our open-air studio. We can also help organise scuba-diving, parapenting, waterfall treks and much more!

Kamala Surf & Backpacker Hostel is a beachfront paradise located just south of Montanita town center, either a 20 minute walk along the beach or a $1.50 taxi ride from town (everyone knows where to find us!). Close enough to be easily accessible but just far enough to escape the constant noise and madness of Montanita town!

Kamala offers a choice between deluxe cabins with your own private balcony and shared dorms, all at an affordable price and, all offering hot water (except the basic 6 bed dorm), fan and WiFi.

Kamala Surf & Backpacker Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 13:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 11:00. Late checkouts available at extra cost.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes not included.
Valid PASSPORT (no ID card/cedula) necessary for Check-In.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Breakfast not included.


No curfew.
Reception available from 07:30 to 23:00. Late check in available if arranged in advance.
Over 18 years old only. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    Kamala hostel has been one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in across South America! We stayed here during the protests in October 19 and the hostel made us feel so comfortable and allowed us to stay as long as we needed. They also arranged for us to leave Ecuador safely. I can’t rate this hostel highly enough. The food is great, we always had hot water and there’s a really nice chilled vibe. Thank you Kamala!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    So I was trapped here during the Ecuador riots. Stuck here for 8 days and frankly one of the best hostels I have even had the privilege to be stuck in. The staff are amazing so helpful and fun. They love to drink with you and play games on there down time and really get involved. Anna the owner is a legend she helped us within everything and really mad our stay feel welcome. Can't recommend this hostal more highly. Also they have two donkeys that are amazing.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Without a doubt, one of my highlights in Ecuador! The vibe is hard to compete with. Friendships grew immediately and no one wanted to leave. The owner is super down-to-earth, the bartender Emilio has a warm heart (and talent for cocktails) the chef’s food is the best in Montañita, and the volunteers make everyone smile. A place for partying, but also jamming around the bonfire, playing pool/pingpong/beerbong and philosophizing. The only thing I regret is not staying longer!
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Absolutely amazing hostel and fantastic staff. We ended up staying a few more days because we liked it so much. The staff were all incredible, especially when we needed their help. Ten out of ten. Congrats to Anna for a fantastic business!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel up there with the best we've stayed in and the managers a legend! Would absolutely recommended 10/10. Thanks so much Anna! Gracie and Ben 😎😎😎
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Best hostel in Ecuador! Had a amazing week in Kamala hostel! Kept booking extra night (first plan was to stay 2 days). The hostel is truly amazing, so much to do what makes it really easy to make new friends! I would recommend this hostel to everyone! See you soon!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    I loved the time in kamala! This place is super viby and relaxing a perfect match to the nightlife in montanita! The food (also vegetarian) is really delicious and the stuff was great fun! I totally recommend this hostel!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2019
    loved staying at the hostel!! They have good drinks and delicious food which is also available vegan. The only thing i did not like was that all the drinks come in plastic cups and straws.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Oct 2019
    Great food, better than what you will find in Montanita. The beach is basically private and it's a lovely walk into town. Everything is sandy.
    Ecuador, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Nov 2019
    Nice enough hostel, a bit quiet but that's due to off season and the aftermath of the protests. 20 mins walk along the beach from town which is fine but meant it was easier to just stay in the hostel for meals, which were a bit underwhelming. There was sand everywhere in the room despite cleaning effort but I suppose that's just a consequence of the proximity to beach. Overall I think it has the potential to be a really sociable but chilled hostel in peak season
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi