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Happy Hill Hostel

2.0 of 5 Km 697 Ruta del Sol, San Jose. | Km 697 Ruta del Sol, Montanita 5934, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Happy hill is à cute little hostel with great service and ameneties for the price. It is about 10 minutes and à 3$ ride away from montanita. We stayed there in july which is low season so the Cook isn't in at that time but we were still well recieved with breakfast each morning and the option of getting food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Best Hotel ! Clean,Excellent Service. Beautiful and Breathtaking Sunset view. Very peaceful. The rooms are very spacious. Very Close to Montañita. Ruta del Sol. I really enjoy my stay here. Good food.

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Orlando, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Upon arrival to the happy hostel, I informed the owner that we would be showing up late, he said that wouldn't be an issue. So after driving thru Montanita about 4 times we figured out that the hostel was actually down the road another 10 minutes, away from town. We must have driven by this place another 5 times in... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed at Happy Hill for two nights before moving to a beachfront location that was half the price. The staff here was great, super friendly and helpful. And the breakfast was also very good, much more food than you can typically expect when breakfast is included at hotels in Ecuador. But while the views of the ocean are great,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at Happy Hill for 6 nights in January, and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was roomy and airconditioned. Though not a 5 star resort( no tv or place to hang your clothes), the location in the hills overlooking the ocean was breathtaking and peaceful. The pool was lovely and the food very good. We also cannot say... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have spent an excellent time at Happy Hill. People are very friendly. Special shout out and extra thanks goes out to Junior Chef Gonzalo, who took care of every topic that aroused, with great heart and very reliable! Muchas gracias otravez! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Definitely one of the best hotels (on the road to Montañita) that I've stayed at. Great one for family stays. It has a wonderful view of its surrounding mountains and nature, and a nice pool area. The rooms are nice and comfortable, air conditioned. Its food is great, the staff is polite and nice. The beach is also at a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

This is an Amazing place if you are attending with your family alone or with your better half it's a fantastic place for Everyone. Fabulous views of the sunset away from the city great place for resting or if you just want to party like a rockstar or surf on the biggest waves montanita is 6 minutes away on a... More

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3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Yes, the views of the ocean in the distance are pleasant enough, but this shambling wreck of a place (located not in Montanita but nine kilometers away in San Jose) has seen much better days. Most of it is closed off, and the few remaining rooms are falling to pieces; in my room, the sink leaked so badly that a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

Positives- very nice food, with amazing views, ALL the staff are friendly. Rooms clean and safe. Beautiful surroundings, even horses. 5 mins by cab from montanita, nice pool. Negative- the owner of the complex had me pay in advanced a big deposit for the special room, he sent me pictures, i opted for that room, and confirmed. On arrival the... More

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Address: Km 697 Ruta del Sol, San Jose. | Km 697 Ruta del Sol, Montanita 5934, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Hill Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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