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Kamala Surf and Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Kamala Surf and Backpacker Hostel is located in Montanita, has private direct access to the beach, and is 20 minutes walk along the ocean to town. Kamala hostel is away from the noise and nightlife scene. You can take a two minute taxi to town center for $1.5 anytime

This is paradise, it may happen that you never want to leave after your experience here.
Wake up to the sound of the waves, relax at the pool, enjoy delicious cocktails and a heavenly meal prepared by our star chef Alejandro.

We provide hot water showers, WiFi, a widespread common area, pool, table tennis, and surfboard rentals.
We have a restaurant with plenty of choices. Open from 8AM - 8PM every day.
The great and knowledgeable staff is here to arrange an unforgettable experience with fun activities, a diverse menu and a variety of specials every week.
Furthermore we are well known for our Sunday Pool Parties and help you with activities in and out of Montanita. We arrange tours for hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, PADI certification, whale watching, natural reserves visits, surf lessons, massages and more.

Kamala Surf and Backpacker Hostel Policy and Conditions:

Cancellation Policy: 24h before arrival. Otherwise we charge the first night of your stay.

We provide a 24 hours reception
Check in from 2PM
Check out before 10AM

Payment available upon PAYPAL, Credit/Debit Card, Cash.
Taxes are included in our prices.

Generally we require you to be 18 years old or older (Please bring your ID).

No curfew applies here.

We offer
PADI certifications and tours in the area.
Snorkeling and fishing tours
Spanish classes for all levels
Hiking and horse riding tours
Surf lessons for all levels
Surfboard rentals
Paragliding
And a lot more fun activities! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Nov 2021
    Great hostel! Tons of activities and really good food. Right on the beach. Far enough from Montañita to have peace during the day, but still close enough to walk. The host, Daniel, is genuinely always happy to help.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Oct 2021
    The experience at Kamala was something I’ve never experienced before!! It was such a magical time. David has created a paradise and is such an amazing host and person overall. There was so much to do in such little time, it felt like a lifetime spent there in just 4 days. The town Montañita it just a short and beautiful walk, the volunteers there were such amazing people and made the place even more magical if that is even possible! I will definitely be back soon and cherish each moment spent.
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Sep 2021
    The hostel is amazing. Perfect value for money. The cooks are real good, all meals I tried were delicious. From originally 3 days reservation, I extended it to 10 days in total and I probably come back one last time before leaving Ecuador. They work with volunteers from all over the world which contributes to a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Special shoutout to the owner, who helped me hunt for my stolen iphone in town. Without his help I would have never got it back! SO to Chelsea the cat.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jul 2021
    By far one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at; I never wanted to leave! The staff (and manager, David, in particular) is friendly, welcoming & helpful - always full of suggestions for fun things to do. Location is perfect b/c you have the choice between a chill night in, or a night out in Montañita. You can actually fall asleep to the sound of waves instead of blasting dance music. Between the incredible food, chill vibes & super genuine staff, I couldn’t recommend this place more!! :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Oct 2021
    One of my favourite hostels in S America. Moved here from another hostel in Montañita and this is much closer to paradise; surfing, being by an idyllic beach, hammocks, and partying. It’s a 1.50$ taxi or 30 min walk along the beach from town but it’s nice to be away from it all. The owner is awesome and it’s all kept very clean, feels totally safe and it’s a great place to meet people as a solo traveller. Could do with a kitchen to use but the cook is awesome. Won’t regret coming here!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jun 2021
    Kamala was one of my favorite hostels in Ecuador!! The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming, and it really felt like a family. The beach is literally the backyard and the whole vibe of the hostel was super chill . Oh and the food absolutely killed. Would 100% go back and I’m hoping to!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Nov 2021
    Great value for the money. Restaurant on premises serving delicious food and big portions. Right on the beach. Surfing available. Nice people from around the world.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Aug 2021
    The place is perfect to enjoy Montanita and to chill without the noisy lifenight. It's easy to get there by the beach. The hostel offers a large variety of food and his cooker is really good. We stayed two nights and the owners were very very nice. We recommend the place for sure!
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Dec 2021
    I stayed for Christmas and they made a real effort to throw a great party. There's great food in the kitchen in general. They have a ton of volunteers from Europe who had been working there a while, who were all super-friendly. Definitely helps to create a family vibe at the hostel. A bit far from the town centre, but it is walkable.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2021
    We had a great time at Kamala, the staff are all volunteers bar the owners so vibes were great when we were there, it has great potential but bathrooms need a good clean and extra facilities like brooms for all the sand, matts for the bathroom so can dry feet before stepping in sandy rooms mosquito nets need sewing up, food is amazing hopefully the tofu is still top of the menu, some yoga matts and a full pool clean and new deck chairs would add so much value imo
    England, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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