Esperanto Hostel

Awarded Backpacker & Surfer Hostel in Montañita

We are back in business! With an adjusted policy towards COVID-19.

Welcome to Paradise

Esperanto Hostel started off as a beach house, situated no more than a minute from the beach. Come to this place to enjoy the beautiful sea view from our roof-top, relax and listen how the ocean waves will whisper in your sleep.

Very chill hostel in crazy Montañita. Perfect location, close to the beach, friendly staff, nice rooftop. Close enough to the parties, but in a quieter area of Montañita.
William Muijs
Netherlands, M


And we really take that seriously! Not to brag; our previous guests have loved us for exactly this experience. More than anything in the world we try to make you comfortable and would love you to find this out for yourself what this means. Check our references and reputation, or come take a look yourself!


Our roof terrace is yours to use. At walking distance from the center you can easily head to parties of your own choosing at night or go surfing by day! We will offer you the best place to spend your nights and relax.


We make you breakfast. Everyday in the week. All you have to do is wake up and walk down. We will be waiting for you. Oh... did we already mention it's free?


Our staff is working in the hostel around the clock to make sure your stay is comfortable. At night we have our own guard making sure we don't get unwanted visitors in. During the day our crew is constantly keeping our place in top condition!

We build our prices to make them accessible for everyone


We appreciate the feedback of our guests and truly try to adapt the place according to these wishes. This left impressions with guests before you. And it is because of these experiences we've been able to build the place we have today. Read their stories below.

Absolutely loved it here and would re-visit anytime I went back to Ecuador. Location is perfect, the rooftop overlooks the ocean and the beach is only a 2 minute walk away. Not in the heart of the town, but that’s only about a 5 minute walk away. Jorge (the owner?) is very nice and is good to chat with. Rocke is also phenomenal. Great backyard for hanging out if you want some downtime. Clean. No concerns at all. You get a good size security lock box and rooms have a balcony. Thanks for the stay!
Ayssa Scipio
F, Canada
This place was exactly what I was looking for. Great atmosphere. Met people from all over the world and enjoyed going out into the city with them. Not a "party" place but the perfect place to meet people- good quality people. My stay in the city was 100% made by the people I met here. The place is clean and well kept. So much fun. 10/10 would go back and stay here. Found people from 6/7 different countries, early to mid twenties. Great people.
Corey Elder
Best hostel in montanita!! Generous breakfast, clean bathroom/kitchen, lovely rooftop terrace - I stayed in five cheaper hostels during a 3week stay and this was worth the extra dollars. Also good if your Spanish not up to scratch as seems to attract alot of English speakers.
Philip Oruye
M, England
This was such a great hostel! The staff made it feel like a really chilled out welcoming environment, especially was so helpful and lots of fun. This hostel was sooo close to the beach and town, perfect location. Great Wi-Fi, free breakfast, lockers in rooms and comfy beds.
Miriam Bell
F, Australia
I’m sure I was the oldest one staying there and felt very comfortable and excepted. The staff was very friendly and help me find the best restaurants and places to go out. The place far exceeded my expectations in style and design. It was just far enough away from the night clubs that the music wasn’t a problem, but only a few minutes walk away. It was very clean and well kept as a hostel. I highly recommend this place to all.
Thomas Neal
We absolutely loved our stay at Esperanto and highly recommend it. The whole place is super clean and comfortable. Nice that they offer breakfast - I recommend buying your own eggs to accompany the bread & fruit provided. One of the highlights would definitely be the rooftop with hammocks and chairs to relax! The staff are absolutely amazing and do everything to make sure you have an excellent stay. Definitely not a party hostel, but it’s still easy to meet people! Thanks for an amazing stay! 🙂
Lindsay McLean
F, Canada






First Floor

2 | Olón

Four beds, sleeps four people

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First Floor

3 | La Rinconada

Four beds, sleeps five people

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Second Floor

4 | Ayampe

Four beds, sleeps four people

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Second Floor

5 | Las Tunas

Four beds, sleeps five people

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Second Floor

6 | Rio Chico

Two beds, sleeps three people

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7 | Los Frailes

Three beds, sleeps six people

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8 | Dos Mangas

Two beds, sleeps four people

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We are also offering a whole private guesthouse for rent


Fly into Ecuador
Most visitors are arriving from abroad. We advice people traveling by plane to book a ticket to Guayaquil (GYE) airport.
To Montañita
Esperanto Hostel is located in the town Montañita at the western coast. Regular busses are leaving all day from Guayaquil city to the local bus station.
Finding Esperanto
If you don’t have internet on your arrival, you can use the signs on the road to find us. From the main road upon your arrival it will be hard to miss if you walk up north.
Coming from another destination, or want more info?

COVID-19 Measures

The coronavirus is affecting all of us. Esperanto Hostel is doing everything possible to deal with this as best we can. A safe stay for everyone is therefore our top priority.


Behind the scenes, we've been hard at work to make our hostels suitable for a stay according to government guidelines, so it may be a little bit different than you're used to. But by the observance of a few new rules, we're certain that you'll be able to enjoy a pleasant stay as always!



Our staff work according to a strict protocol, so checking in and out maybe a little different from what you're used to. The reception staff is happy to help you at an appropriate distance.


The breakfast time will be subject of course to various measures to meet the 1.5 m distance and other guidelines.


All of our rooms have their own private shower & toilet. And don't worry if you're sharing a room with people who aren't from your family/household, keeping 1.5m distance from each other should still be possible.


Extra cleaning and other hygiene measures are our top priority. There are disinfectant hand gels in all public areas


Where necessary, Esperanto will adjust policies in accordance with updated advice from the Public Health Service.