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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


    18 Apr 2019
    Best hostel in South America, such an amazing atmosphere and perfectly located right on the beach. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made my time there so great, a must stay when visiting South America.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    Such a fun place!! Great atmosphere and parties. The location is away from the town so it feels nice and private. You can easily walk to the town or take a taxi! They kept the place very clean, some sand on the floors but that's unavoidable at the beach!! Food was good, a bit pricey but not outrageous. My bf and I had a good idea, we'd often collect trash on our walk back from town, maybe a shot for every kilo of trash you pick up off the beach!!!? Also I loved the donkeys, they're so funny.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Apr 2019
    Can't really fault it. Well run with good staff. Great location away from the bustle of montanita. Value of rooms is great, breakfast could be a little cheaper but quality of food is lovely. Incredibly easy to get stuck here. Best surf is in the town of Olon up the road, so stay there if you're a keen surfer, otherwise you can get a taxi easily enough.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Apr 2019
    Honestly the best hostel I've stayed in South America! Was originally meant to only stay 2 days, ended up staying over 2 weeks. This is something everyone ends up doing. It's bang on the beach and has a pool , table tennis and a surf school. It's the perfect mix of party and chill. The staff are amazing and really care about your experience at the hostel. The food is unreal and super good value. Such a good vibe at the hostel and everyone gets to know each other. 100 percent go!!!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Cool place 20min walk away from Montañita, which makes it more intimate/sociable, people hang there the whole day, eating breakfast and dinner together, playing beerpong etc in the evening. The facilities are good, they have a pool and volleyball-field, staff mostly really friendly (sometimes a bit unorganised because a lot of volunteers only work for 2 weeks there). Best parts: They have donkeys and one horse who live there and cats and dogs. So much fun!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Great hostel. Location perfect! Staff was helpful. Private rooms smart with private balcony
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2019
    Good hostel located a good 20 mins walk from the town, which offers peace and quietness while on the beach. Menu has a wide variety of options that are pretty good. I hesitated before mentioning this but I felt like it was necessary, since it affected my stay. It feels like some of the staff couldn't less about the place. You could be a good 10 minutes at the bar wanting to order food or drinks without anyone asking you or taking your order. Overall good but staff affects perspective greatly.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Apr 2019
    A good hostel with a good atmosphere, but no Ecuadorian or south american vibe at all. You don't feel like you are in Ecuador. The songs they play are basically from england or US, there is no typical food served , staff mostly from europe, australia and new zealand. You almost don't hear people speaking spanish over there.
    Brazil, Female, 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