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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Great place on the beach with a pool and donkeys better than town don’t go to town just stay here for the rest of your life
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    I loved my time at Kamala, I ended up spending over a week here because I loved it so much. Each dorm has two fans and the privates have one which is nice because of how hot it can get here. It's super close to town but not so close that you can hear the music from the clubs. The food here is AMAZING! They also have happy hour three times a day and really good mixed drinks with local fruit. Probably my favorite hostel in Ecuador!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    This hostel is THE BEST! Right on the beach. It was my first time here, my husband’s second. Anna, one of the owners, remembered my husband and made a real effort to make us feel welcome. All of the staff were wonderful, including the volunteers. The food is AMAZING. We didn’t eat anywhere else, the portions are huge and delicious and the prices are great. It’s a wonderful place to chill out during the day/evening and party in town at night if that’s you’re thing. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2020
    This place rules! The atmosphere is very inclusive and fun, the staff is so welcoming and friendly. Met so many people here and had an awesome time. Ended up extending our stay because we were having so much fun. The food and drinks are great too!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jan 2020
    F***ing loved this place, away from all the party but close enough to walk or get a cab into town for the party. Good place to meet other travelers and party but not to crazy that you can’t rest and chill out too. The owner was really cool, had a super bowl party. I’ll be back here for sure.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Kamala was an awesome hostel. My friend and I stayed for 4 days because the beach was so close, the food was amazing and all the volunteers were really fun too. There are always people to talk to and games to play, so we’d definitely recommend staying here - just make sure you have bug spray! The owner is also really kind and helpful, so thank you!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Feb 2020
    Great place. excellent food and nice pool. 20 min walk to town so dont complain if you know this and still go there.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Feb 2020
    Awesome place! Highly recommend it. Staff is super nice and the place is lots of fun.. food is really good too. Loved the horse and donkey ... atmosphere is great.... Rooms are ok.. and roofs need a lot of work .
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    21 Jan 2020
    Party hostel with an amazing vibe. 20min walk away from the center, which makes the place pretty great. Quiet beach, pool is nice, fair prices at the bar. The rooms are super warm, the fan only worked for the below bunk beds which was a bit unlucky. You meet amazing people and party quite a lot.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    Overall had a decent stay. The highlights are definitely the food, location (right by the beach and away from the craziness of town), tons of space to hangout and the hilarious donkeys and horse walking around the property. The downside was the place needs a bit of a facelift. The rooms and bathroom are basic with bug nets which are fine! Sadly I was so disappointed by the pool. It looked very dirty and you could barley see the bottom of it. Otherwise the staff were very helpful.
    Canada, Couple, 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