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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, 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 and Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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
And a lot more fun activities! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 May 2022
    I was in this hostel 5 years ago and knew I would be coming back. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere and vibe are the best. It is such a fun place especially during HAPPY HOUR. Get the private cabin and ask for cabin #1 - it is a direct view of the ocean from hammock. The prices are very good especially at the bar. The volunteers are always great, as is the owner David. Very helpful with recommendations and helping to coordinate taxis and even Co-Vid test. Rosie the manager is THE BEST EVER!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2022
    Loved our stay here! The volunteers there did an amazing job. And the food there is the best we have tried in Ecuador!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2022
    One of my favorite hostels. It’s so much fun, the vibes are amazing, staff is amazing, food is amazing. Didn’t want to leave. And everyone I met recommended Kamala.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 May 2022
    Amazing place, had a really good time here, great people and great fun
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Apr 2022
    Best vibe I ever experienced.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Jun 2022
    Really great hostel which I couldn't recommend enough! David is a great and super friendly host that will help you with anything you need at all! Hostel is a 20 min walk from the main town or a dollar fifty for a taxi so its not too bad and its a nice walk along the beach!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Feb 2022
    Check in was insanely disorganized and took 3 hours for them to find us beds. The location is both a pro and a con. It’s nice being right on the beach and being away from the noise of town but can be annoying to have to take a taxi to town (even though it is only $2). You could also walk up the beach to town in about 20 minutes. They do have a great pool and a really good restaurant. The shared dorms are fairly basic but are great for the price.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    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

    28 Mar 2022
    Overall really good hostel! Volunteer’s are really great and make the place a fun atmosphere. My only issue is the check in and check out is very disorganized. The place could use a little bit of remodeling as well.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    02 May 2022
    Good hostel for a night or two, if you want to be up late and hang out at the bar. It was really loud - forget trying to sleep before 2AM. We really didn’t enjoy the hostel and thought the vibe was a little weird. We realized eventually that around half of the travellers there were working for the hostel, so the staff was generally unhelpful and couldn’t give advice. There were cockroaches in our room. There is no kitchen, but the one positive was that the food was really good and inexpensive.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi