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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.
  • 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 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 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


    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
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in! The hostel has achieved a perfect mixture of being private, whilst having the option to be social. There’s always people at the bar, by the beach or generally there to hang out with. Waking up to the sound of the ocean is unbeatable, and the private huts are great with own bathroom and chill out area. Met a great group of people who worked there, it was so sad leaving!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    This was on my top 3 of favourite hostels in the world. It has everything you need and more. Beach, pool, animals, games and a crazy vibe. You have to stay there! The only thing that bothered me was that every drink is serve in a plastic cup with a plastic straw. As people drink alcohol all day and night long it makes a lot of plastic waste. Think about our planet & oceans please. It would be great if changes about this were made. But that was the ONLY negative! Cheers :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    7 months travelling South America and this is the best place I stayed. So good I returned for a week at the end of my trip. Can’t recommend this place enough. (Maybe go at the end of your trip because everywhere else seems pretty average after staying here).
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    I had such an incredible experience at Kamala Hostal this week! :) Everything about my stay was enjoyable. The shared dorm room was clean and they provided lockers to keep my valuables safe. The staff is very kind and helpful (and the donkeys are so cute!). Anna, the manager, helped me organize a whale tour. The food at the bar was delicious! I love the family style dinners. Such a fun atmosphere, I met travelers from all over the world. Thank you so much! I'll definitely be back.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Amazing Staff, food, atmosphere and accommodation. 110% recommended initially wa only going to stay for 2 days but ended up staying for 2 weeks. 10/10
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Best hostel in South America! Lovely staff that always want to help you as much as they can. Atmosphere was amazing! Food was incredible, best food I've had at a hostel. You can see they have recently done some work to the facilities and it's a really lovely place to spend some time. Would have loved to have stayed longer!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2019
    Unreal setting and atmosphere. Was cloudy for most of the time I was there but the friendly atmosphere and genuinely nice people made me hardly even notice. Loved it!
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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