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!
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! :)
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!
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.…
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 :)