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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.

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Punto Verde Ecological hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Punto Verde, an eco-house bed & breakfast with the best views in Montañita!

The landlord, Joos, fell in love with Ecuador when she moved here from Europe in 2010. Over the past decade, Punto Verde has evolved from a small hostel into a beautiful guesthouse and ‘casa de sanaciones’, or house of healing. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the small town famous for its surf and party, Punto Verde the perfect place to relax, unwind, work and heal.

As we have just four bedrooms the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed. Rooms are spacious, each with a sofa, desk/working area, and yoga/meditation space. All rooms except the treehouse dorm have an outside terrace or balcony. We have plenty of hammocks, sofas, and other comfy spots to relax with a coffee or book, taking in the beautiful ocean view.

The house has several shared spaces - two kitchens, an open plan dining and living room, 3 showers (including 1 ensuite), 2 toilets, and a garden where we grow various fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Although these areas are shared, as we are a small place you will often have them to yourself.

Guests are welcome to use plants from our garden (such as wild oregano, amaranth, and aloe vera) for cooking or medicine. We love teaching and learning about plants, so feel free to join us in helping cultivate our garden. Our showers have hot water, and the toilets are eco-friendly composting toilets (so beware if you have ‘weird toilet syndrome’). We have very good wifi (i.e. strong enough for Skype and Netflix) in all parts of the house.

We are lucky to have a beautiful wooden yoga and meditation shala/room overlooking the ocean. Until March 2020 we have a yoga teacher staying with us who is running classes on request (available every day) for $5 for guests, $7 for non-guests. The best time is early evening as the sunset from the shala is spectacular.

Every morning we offer complimentary tea/coffee and a delicious and nutritious smoothie made from fruits of the day and plants from our garden. You are also welcome to join the house for a vegetarian lunch or dinner (prices are around $5, similar to local restaurants).

Punto Verde is perfectly located, far enough from the noise of the town but still a short walking distance from everything - just 5mins from the best part of the beach for surfing (less crowded and great waves), and 10mins from the centre of town. We are also just 3mins from the road where you can catch regular buses to other towns including Guyaquil, Olon, Ayampe, Puerto Lopez and Manta.

Good to know:
- Joos is originally from Holland and speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, and German.
- We live with five beautiful and friendly cats - Charlie, Bandito, Panthera, Matilda, and Fran.
- We are environmentally conscious and take care of mother nature. For example, we recycle our water and use it to help our plants grow, and we compost organic food waste. We would like guests to take care of our environment as well.
- As we are in nature there are some (harmless) critters around the property.
- We love for guests to enjoy everything Montanita has to offer, including the nightlife, but we prefer guests not to bring the party home.
- We especially love longer term residents and offer a discount for stays over 1 week and a substantial discount for stays over 1 month. If you’re interested in staying longer term please get in touch to discuss!

We hope you enjoy your stay, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Joos and the team :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Apr 2017
    Nice spot on a hill overlooking Montanita. 5-10 mins to walk into the centre. More chilled atmosphere than many hostels in the centre.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Very peaceful location up on the hills above the more party centric Montanita. The host was very accommodating, she found us a nice quiet room with ocean views even after we arrived much later than expected and our reservation wasn’t loading because we booked very last minute. Recommend if you want to chill, reflect, relax. Not the location to be if you want immediate access to the beach, but the host makes this all very clear in her description.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 May 2017
    This was one of my favorite hostels on my 2 month trip through Ecuador. The view is absolutely stunning and the places is very well kept. Rustic vibes but also very comfortable. The toilets are composting so its like camping but they don't really take any getting used to. Now it as it is a nice quiet retreat from the party scene of Montanita's night life it is a long walk to the town and restaurants. I will also say the hike up from the main road is a steep incline but definitely worth it
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 May 2018
    Spent 3 nights here and wish it could have been longer. Amazing views, chilled homely feel and eco conscious! A bit out of town which was nice, about 10min walk down the hill and along the beach. If you are interested in sustainability, alternative living or plants, then this is a great spot to come and hang out. Highly recommend :)
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 May 2017
    Lovely place, great location just outside Montanita central with views over the town and beach. Breakfast was superb.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Apr 2017
    Great place to escape the madness in Montanita. Beautifull view towards the village and the Punta wave. Short walk from the town. A bit funny bathrooms!
    Bulgaria, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Nov 2018
    This hostel is situated away from the bust center of montanita up on a hill which gives an expansive view. Great to relax in a hammock with a book. The owner is very accomodating and cooks up a tasty breakfast. The atmosphere quite, not best for solo traveller. But overall recommened.
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    09 Aug 2017
    This hostel was great. The beds were comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpfull.
    France, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    26 Dec 2018
    Favorite hostel we stayed at in Montañita! Dorm rooms have an awesome set up, mosquito nets, fresh air, and a view of the ocean. Compost toilets are super fun. We had nothing but positive interactions with the owner! Only complaint is that it’s a little ways out of town, but 100% worth it for a decent night’s sleep!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Jun 2017
    The hostel is beautifully made (a lot of the fixtures look hand crafted) and has beautiful views overlooking the ocean. When we visited, the dirt track leading the hostel was really wet and muddy and hard work with our large bags. Our room was big, but weirdly had a composting toilet inside which meant a lot of flies and some unpleasant smells.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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