ESPERANTO B&B Surf & Backpacker hostel
The greatest B & B Surf - Backpacker independently owned hostel in Montanita. The house started off as a beach house. Later on, the owner Jorge decided to rebuild it as a hostel as a consequence of a beautiful love story. Jorge was traveling the world as well, so he understands the needs of his hostel guests. The doors finally opened in 2011. Therefore, over the past years we have learnt how to operate our hostel with each new experience from our guests from all over the world. We could adapt our service perfectly to the needs of our travelers. The hostel is strategically located in a quiet, safe neighborhood, close to the town's main strip (so perfect for a fun night out) and just a few meters from the ocean. Here you can regain your energy after a long travel period or a party night. Esperanto offers you the best ocean view on the most comfortable rooftop terrace in town. We give you all the comforts and services that you as a traveler/backpacker may need, always aligned with our commitments to the environment.
All rooms have the same comfort: fans, mosquito nets and safety boxes are available in every room. In total, there are just six rooms which gives the whole hostel a really familiar vibe: four private rooms and two dorms. The dorms are designed for maximum four people with a private bathroom assigned to each dorm. All rooms have a balcony and most of them have an ocean view. You can listen to the ocean the whole day and night and relax or sleep with the whisper of the incoming waves. Really nice hot water in all showers (non-electric). An electricity generator in case of a blackout. Our dorms have a locker and electric outlet INSIDE of every locker so you can leave your electric devices secured (bring your own padlock).
There are also communal benefits such as the kitchen, the TV lounge (you even can connect your own Netflix account with ChromeCast) incl. a DVD player (about 400+ movies you can choose from in case you are up for a chilled movie night), a perfect rooftop terrace, internet connection WIFI in all the rooms and the common areas. A green 70 m2 backyard including a painted mini-bar for a get-together, laughing, eating and having some jam sessions.
You can bring your own booze to the hostel and enjoy it with a nice view. Therefore, you can’t find it any cheaper in Montanita for a perfect night out.
We also offer a great breakfast buffet incl. coffee and tea; local fruits and different kind of fresh baked bread rolls every day from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. So, you always are full of energy for your new day, prepared for new adventures.
PRIVATE SPANISH CLASSES, would you like to improve your Spanish while staying at our hostel right next to the beach? We offer private one-on-one Spanish lessons at Esperanto Hostel and all our instructors are certified Spanish teachers with years of experience. Learn Spanish in the right environment 2 or 3 hours per day, while you still have the rest of the day to chill at the beach sipping on Caipirinhas! And we even offer discounted accommodation if you sign up for a Spanish course with us. Just ASK US about our packages for more information once you have made your reservation.
From the hostel you can get very easily to amazing SURF SPOTS like Montanita beach, Olón beach or La Entrada. You will find waves for all different surf levels and it is the perfect way to get you started on the board as you have enough space in the waves and sandy beaches. In case you need a board or some surf lessons, we can recommend different places to go and great surf teachers. Just ask us at the reception.
We are proud to say that our hostel is totally unique. We guarantee that Montanita and its wonders along with our list of amenities and friendly staff will make it hard for you to leave!
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours, late cancellations and no-shows will be charged the amount of the first night
Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
We accept payment with credit cards, but it has an extra fee of 6%
Check-in time: 15:00
Check-out time: 12:00
There isn’t an age restriction, but please note this building has some stairs connecting four floors (which might not be suitable for some travelers). Please consider your own limitations. Although we are not intended to be a party hostel, our guests like to stay out late and interact with each other, as it's quite a social environment. Please keep this in mind (and other facts as we are a backpacker hostel) before making your booking, in order to avoid any disappointment.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Airport Transfers
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fan
- Common Room
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Safe Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Wake-up calls
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Youâ��ll need to send to the hostel the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in the following 48 hours, in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation.
Our hostel, is not recommended for kids, due has 4 floor.
We have 24 hours attention, in the night if you see the door close, just ring the bell, =)
if you arrive to the town JUST ASK about ESPERANTO HOSTEL, by the beach, or also as good reference for DHARMA BEACH HOTEL as is just 10 mt close to it.
Remember we just accept cash. if the amount is less 100 usd :)
Sometimes for some people, who are looking for a 102% of absolute silence and peace, maybe MontaÃ±ita could be not the place, specially the weekends, besides our hostel is located in the most perfect location (close from the center but enough away from the noise),and we have norms about keep the hostel environment en relax and chill environment, it is very well know the town is not like that sometimes, so be aware and check in a prior about what to expect in MontaÃ±ita Beach Town =))
THE BALANCE DUE FOR ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN FULL IMMEDIATELY ONCE ARRIVED AT THE HOSTEL, AT CHECK IN, OTHERWISE WONÂ´T BE ABLE TO USE THE ROOM.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours, late cancellations and no shows will be charged the amount of the first night
Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
Payment with credit card has a fee cost 6%
Check-in time: 15:00
Check out time: 12:00
There is not an age restriction, but Please note this building features stairs. four floors ( which might not be suitable for some travelers). Please asset your own limitations. Although we are not intended to be a party hostel, our guests like to stay out late and interact with each other, as it's a quite social environment. Please bear this ( and other facts as backpacker hostel we are) in mind before booking, in order to avoid any disappointment.
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To get to Montaita from Guayaquil you need to take a taxi, bus or metro to Guayaquil's main bus terminal called 'Terminal Terrestre'. It's just 5 minutes by Taxi from the International Airpor, please TAKE just the taxi that belong to the Airport
Once in the Bus Station Terminal Terrestre , buy a ticket at the 'C.L.P.' BUS LINE .Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular ). Ground Floor.... The busses are on the first floor of the terminal by the middle area of the ticket booths strip.
For straight bus rides buy the ticket as much in advance as you can. They run out pretty quickly.
To the hostel from Bus Stop in Montaita
When arriving from Guayaquil the bus doens’t always stop at exact the same position. Just get out whereever it stops in town. Stay on the main road and walk in the same direction as the bus. You will cross a bridge after a few 100 meters. Take a left directly after this bridge. After about 30 meters keep right at the Y-split. Continue and take the first right after 40 meters. You will find Hostal Esperanto at your right hand side after 30 meters.
If you’re lost ask people for the Dharma hotel
arriving from Guayaquil the bus doens’t always stop at exact the same position. Just get out whereever it stops in town. Stay on the main road and walk in the same direction as the bus. You will cross a bridge after a few 100 meters. Take a left directly after this bridge. After about 30 meters keep right at the Y-split. Continue and take the first right after 40 meters. You will find Hostal Esperanto at your right hand side after 30 meters.
Whe are just behind the Dharma Beach hotel