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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 9.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Such a good vibe - booked 2 nights and stayed for 5 coz once you arrive you can’t really leave.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    This is by far my favourite hostel in South America. I booked two nights and I stayed for two weeks. There’s such a good balance between partying, chilling and doing activities. The staff make you feel like your part of the family. Just COME
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Epic stay at Kamala - literally had to drag ourselves away could've stayed forever. Anna, the owner, is so friendly and happy and around to chill and chat to all the guests which is amazing. The food is absolutely delish - best brekkie in 7 weeks of South America travel Hundred percent stay here whether you wanna chill or party it's perf for whatever you fancy
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Awesome stay and Tequila shots are insane.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Best hostel in South America! Such a great social vibe! Staff and volunteers are amazingly friendly. Food is amazing- you won’t want to eat anywhere else. Drinks are reasonably priced. There’s something going on every night so it’s super easy to meet other travelers. Location is about 20 mins walk from town, but it’s nice being away from the bustle of montanita. And the hostel is literally right on the beach. 10/10 hostel. Thanks Kamala for an awesome time!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Mar 2019
    One of the best hostels I stayed in! The WiFi might be poor and the rooms a bit hot but the vibe is killing it! Highly recommended, would have loved to stay longer.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2019
    Amazing atmosphere, really good food and fun activities the staff can organise for you, especially the day trip to the island. Awesome location right on the beach too!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Apr 2019
    Recommended by word of mouth for good reason. This place has one of the most fun party atmospheres in South America. It is easy to spend too long here. You are on the beach and there is sand everywhere so embrace that the price to pay is an environment that is not sterile. On the whole would advise everyone to spend at least a few days here.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Mar 2019
    I loved the vibe and had a great time at this hostel. I only really have two issues. First, this hostel uses an absolutely outrageous amount of plastic- right next to the ocean. I think they go through over 100 straws a day. Also, the pool is not cleaned often enough.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Great hostel. Location perfect! Staff was helpful. Private rooms smart with private balcony
    England, Couple, 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