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“Perfect Hostel to stay in Montanita” 5 of 5 stars
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La Punta, Montanita, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #6 of 37 Montanita B&B and Inns
1 review
“Perfect Hostel to stay in Montanita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Tamara, Casey and the rest of the staff of Casa Del Sol couldnt be more awesome. I stayed with a friend for 3 night in June 2014. The hostel itself is gorgeous and well maintained. The rooms are all comfy. We had hot water for every shower. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and different every morning. This hostel created a great atmosphere that only made the Ecuadorian experience better. I would highly recommend.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited over carnival weekend so wanted somewhere slightly away from the large crowds in the town centre. This was the best place we could have picked. It's a 10-15 min walk along the beach from the centre to the end where there's less people but still some lovely bars including fresh sushi and a beer distillery. At Casa del Sol itself the staff were so lovely and welcoming, inviting everyone out to party together so no-one felt left out. The rooms were super clean and comfortable, the breakfast was also great. We took the surf lessons, massage and yoga class and all were great and contributed to a brilliant weekend. I can't recommend enough.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stayed at Casa del Sol for over a month and I love it there. The staff is lovely and it’s a great location- La Punta. Steps from the quieter, surf pro end of the beach and a ten min walk to the town- or take a free bike. Just 2 blocks to the bus stop where you can catch buses between Guayaquil and Puerto Lopez. They serve a different, delicious breakfast each day of the week. Plus Jess makes amazing and often healthy lunches and dinners. They also have an onsite yoga studio, Spanish school and tons of surf gear. Daily room cleaning and towels and the stone walls prevent you from hearing your neighbors. A great place to discover the real magic of Montanita.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I loved staying at Casa del Sol. My plan to stay two nights turned into a week and a I ended up coming back twice, staying a total of about 7 weeks. Casa has it all, especially for a solo traveler looking to meet new people but stay away from the noise of the main strip. I loved the location (the point), yoga, and classes at the Spanish school. The staff is amazing and are willing to help you with anything you need. As someone who was working from Casa as well (remotely and on the internet), I can say the wifi is fast and reliable. I think I will have to go back a fourth time!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nothing makes a place special more than people do, and the casa del sol family is perfect. located near the point, a short walk away from party central (if you like that sort of thing). The place is great, communal style dinners, yoga studio, surfboards, and the staff is a group of the most pleasant and honest people you will meet.

I couldn't have had a better stay anywhere in montanita.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I'm so happy I stayed at Casa del Sol. It's the perfect place to stay in Montanita. I was here a month and couldn't have been happier.

Great location (close to everything but off the main strip where it can get super loud) so you actually can sleep, yoga studio right at the hotel with amazing teachers and classes, delicious breakfasts, great Spanish teachers, surf lessons and board rentals, free use of bikes, on-site bar, and most of all staff that treats you like family.

Overall amazing time in Montanita because of Casa del Sol!

Room Tip: The rooms on the second and third floors get the most natural light.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Casa de Sol is a small maybe 15 room hotel on the point. Rooms are basic and clean. I stayed there 8 nights and had a blast. Staff is super friendly and treat you like family. I mostly hung out with them as my buddy ran off with a his Peruvian Princess he meet on day 1......The hotel is just close enough to downtown area but far enough that you don't hear all the noise and is way less crowded. Sure there are nicer places to stay but you can't beat value you get for the price, I would definitely stay there again. Juanito cooks up some pretty good breakfasts which is included with your stay. There's a yoga studio in the hotel and a spanish school where classes are like $7. they also offer surf lessons. Another huge plus is they let you fill up your water bottle from there cooler as often as you like.
only thing missing is an outdoor shower to rinse off..but there's one next door you can use..besides that only good things to say.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa del Sol

Address: La Punta, Montanita, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Montanita
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A rustic hotel with all the amenities, situated across from the best surf break on the point. The hotel offers clean, privates rooms (doubles, triples and quadruples) ten meters from the beach. Ideal for surf lovers both experienced and wanting to learn. A recently finished brand new yoga studio with ocean views is perfect for meditation and relaxation. It is the only yoga studio in Montanita and is offering Hatha, Vinyasa flow and Nia classes twice daily. ... more   less 
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Casa De Sol Hotel Montanita

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