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“Helpful beyond imagination” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Kundalini
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   At the beach 200 mts walking from north from the town, Montanita 5939, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Montanita
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Helpful beyond imagination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

English was understood by all the staff enough to have our requests fulfilled. The staff and the owner went to great lengths to return some belongings forgotten in the room. The siting right on the beach was wonderful. The location is close enough to walk to town and far enough to be away from the party scene to be able to sleep before 3:00am. I even had the chance to practise a guided Yoga session.

Room Tip: Little half duplex at the back was very private
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The location is terrific - close enough to the action, but not too close that you can't sleep because of loud music. The shower is nice, with hot water, and it's nice having a hammock - though we got a room facing away from the beach (the ones on the beach side must be spectacular especially at sunset). Beware of the top bed - it's high up, and you gotta be careful climbing on and off. Certainly wouldn't use it after a couple of drinks.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My daughter who is 21 and I were looking for a fun but quiet place close to the action. Well this is the place, only 5 min stumble down the beach at night to get to town, right on the beach. Rooms were very adequate with AC and great breakfast. I highly recommend it! Close enough to town but far enough away to be quiet and sleep!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I used to travel really often to Montañita, and I've stayed in almost every hotel, hostel, etc., in Montañita. Kundalini is the best in my opinion. A really relaxing place, just as far as needed from the party center. You have great "hamacas" and a perfect beach view.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Magic place , definite the best hotel in Montañita , you have the beach right at your feet . Hotel provides a chill & relax atmosphere with excelent amenities .
Rooms are very confortable , the have a/c , hot water , closet , wifi . Perfect if you are planning a long stay. Plus the price y not expensive at all.

Room Tip: All the rooms have something special , but if you want a nice view ask for 2nd floor ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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san francisco
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

we stayed here in october, and although the hostal was supposedly under some renovation the owner let us have a great ocean view room, which was simple but clean and efficient. a bathroom in the room and also a small balcony. unfortunately the weather was not the best in october but we still had a good time in montanita. the hotel was 5 minute walk on the beach from the center of town.which is better for sleeping although you could still hear the parties from the beach. but i can imagine in downtown it would be impossible to sleep from the noise. the breakfast was included and was pretty good, with some bread and eggs and fresh juice and fruits and coffee. we were very pleased with the hostel and especially the price, i think we paid between 15-20 usd per person for the ocean view.

Room Tip: the ocean view room was great
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed two weeks at Hostal Kundalini and loved it! The owners and staff are super friendly and helpful, thank you to all of them for making our stay very special.
The grounds are beautifully taken care of with colorful plants and beautiful flowers. Located walking distance from Montañita center but far enough to not hear the weekend party scene. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I had no idea what Montañitas would be like, my boyfriend organized the trip, It was a great discovery and a place we plan on returning to next year. The beaches are beautiful, the food is delicious and very inexpensive, and the people are warm and friendly. And if you want to learn how to surf there are plenty of experienced teachers to choose from. Highly recommend taking the bus to Los Frailes, amazing beach located in the state park.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: At the beach 200 mts walking from north from the town, Montanita 5939, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Montanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Kundalini 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located at the bottom of the sea in the best area of Montanita, where the silence allows you to rest at night. Restaurants and bars are only at 2 minutes walking. Clean rooms with private bathroom, air conditioner, hot water, wifi, private hammocks and all you need at the beach. ... more   less 
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