We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Happy Hill Hostel

Km 697 Ruta del Sol, San Jose. | Km 697 Ruta del Sol, Montanita 5934, Ecuador
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Happy Hill Hostel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Located in San Jose, 5 minutes drive from Montañita, this beautiful hostel is owned and managed by a very welcoming and helpful Colombian family who will do their best to guarantee a peaceful and fun stay. Rooms are distributed over the big planted land and they are big enough to accommodate 3 to 4 persons. If you want to avoid... More 

Helpful?
Thank NourTawil
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I usually don't write reviews but this time I thought I needed to share my experience. My family and I had the opportunity to stay (for the second time) this past November for a week at this hidden gem. After we arrived we were directed to our room, which was pretty comfortable and most importantly CLEAN. We were later offered... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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 

Helpful?
Thank elianelepine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ers007
Orlando, Oklahoma
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
7 Thank Ben N
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Katrina C
aurora,co
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

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 

Helpful?
3 Thank tazAurora_co
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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! :)

Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas F
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank mgamez
1 review
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 

Helpful?
Thank Giaworldtraveler
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Montanita hotels
5.9 mi away
Hostal Kundalini
Hostal Kundalini
#1 of 13 in Montanita
4.5 of 5 stars 414 reviews
6.2 mi away
ME Hotel in Montanita Estates
0.0 mi away
Hotel Olympus
Hotel Olympus
#9 of 13 in Montanita
4.0 of 5 stars 14 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.8 mi away
Hotel Baja Montanita
Hotel Baja Montanita
#4 of 13 in Montanita
4.0 of 5 stars 169 reviews
6.2 mi away
Dharma Beach
Dharma Beach
#3 of 13 in Montanita
4.5 of 5 stars 82 reviews
4.3 mi away
Finca-Hosteria El Retiro
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay