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Barrio El Tigrillo 4th Street On The Right, 450m From The Main Road, Montanita 241754 Ecuador
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#2 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Montanita
Owned by a Polish polyglot traveler and a Brazilian musician, our cute bamboo-made guesthouse offers tranquility and a sweet homely vibe in the most famous party/surfing spot in Ecuador. We have two freshly redecorated private double rooms, a lovely dormitory for four people and a beautiful apartment based dormitory for rent.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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English, Spanish
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Gerald H wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
Very peaceful, cozy, and safe place to stay. It’s a short walk from town which I really liked because I had no problem sleeping at night. The owners are very nice and helpful with recommendations. Also, the breakfast is amazing!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Kitty wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions
I had an amazing birthday at this hostel! Monika and Daniel were super welcoming and attentive, and even upgraded our room as a birthday treat. The hostel is the perfect place to stay in Montañita, close enough to town that you can enjoy the nightlife but far enough that you can sleep and relax. They also give you loads of recommendations for food and activities which is really helpful. Thank you Monika and Daniel! :)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tom Hees wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions4 helpful votes
Monika & Daniel have the best hostel i've experienced during my trip in South America so far. Think of; chill & remote hostel for a good night sleep after partying, good breakfast, nice recommandations, Daniel's surfing lessons, and i think i have a second mom with Monika in Ecuador now. Thanks for the awesome time and good care when i was sick!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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CEHill wrote a review Jan 2020
19 contributions3 helpful votes
El Cielo is hands down the best hostel we have stayed in during our time travelling in South America. The place is located a short walk from the lively centre of Montañita, which makes it the perfect retreat at the end of the day. The rooms couldn't have been cosier, more comfortable or cleaner - a real home from home. Breakfast was substantial and delicious, well worth having! Hot showers, fantastic wifi, a clean and well equipped kitchen, and Monika arranged for our laundry to be done at an excellent price too. Surf lessons with Daniel are a brilliant way to spend the day and are very good value when it's likely to be a one-on-one class! Which leads me nicely onto Monika and Daniel, the hostel owners... words cannot begin to describe how great they are! Helpful, kind, genuine and now our friends in Montañita. It was a real pleasure to see them both in the mornings and when we came back from the beach in the afternoons and share stories from our day. Thanks to Monika and Dan and the loveliness of El Cielo, our time in Montañita was exceptionally special and has really stolen the show of our time away. 5 star place, 5 star people and 5 star experience. 100% would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Madhol wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Cannot recommend this place enough! Firstly, the owners Monika and Daniel are incredible. They’re so friendly and will go above and beyond to help you and make sure you have the best experience. They have great recommendations for activities and places to eat/drink. Quiet location, rooms are very clean and comfortable, yummy breakfast and great place to relax. Thanks so much for having us :)
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$16 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cielo
Which popular attractions are close to El Cielo?
Nearby attractions include Montanita Spanish School - Day Classes (0.5 km), Plaza Comunal (0.4 km), and Fauna (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cielo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at El Cielo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Cielo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Cielo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pigro Homemade Italian Food, Guadalajara Tacos al Grill, and Marea Pizzeria.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cielo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.