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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.
  • 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 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2020
    The staff at kamala was amazing. It was a very social hostel and easy to meet and know fellow travelers. Would recommend
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Best hostel in montanita, all the staff are amazing and friendly. The horses and donkeys roaming around is amazing. Meant to stay here 5 days ended up staying 11 days. It’s a place not to be missed.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2019
    Great hostel, great vibe!! All the staff work hard to make your stay the best possible!! Mix of local & international staff which creates a fun, happy vibe!! Whether you want to have a good time at the bar or chill in the swimming pool or your hammock, everything is here!! Everybody I spoke to rated Kamala Surf & Backpacker hostel as the best place to stay in Montanita, a well deserved reputation!! My thanks to Anna & her team for the best time!! Leaving is the hard part!!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel set amongst the sand on the outskirts of Montanita, not to worry a quick 1.50 will get you into town but the location is good as it gets you away from the noisy centre of town. Had a great stay here and made a lot of good friends. Some will say there is a lot of sand but that’s the point it’s a beach hostel! Will be going back for sure.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    23 Dec 2019
    Great place if you want to experience the Montanita craze without being directly in the City with all it's noise. That way you can also have a day and just relax on the beach! Staff is great, food is amazing, the beds could be nicer, but overall great place to spend a few days!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed our stay. We had planned to spend two nights but end up extending for a week. This hostel has everything you need and I would definitely recommend for a stay in Montanita. Despite being outside of the main town ($1.50/2 dollar taxi in) this hostel has everything you need. Really great food, right on the beach, a campfire on the evenings and every game you can think of.
    Ireland, Couple, 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
  • 8.9


    08 Jan 2020
    Had a great few days staying at Kamala. Fantastic location and fantastic staff. Highly recommend
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Nov 2019
    Super cool place with a ton of activities and things that bring people together. Fun having the animals running around as well. Friendly staff, good food / drinks, super cheap. Only downside is it's a 25 - 30min walk or a quick cab ride from town and there's not much else around the hostel so you have to pick and choose when you're going to head into town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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