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“Average hostel at a reasonable price in a good but noisy location” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostal Montezuma
Calle de los Cocteles y 10 de Agosto, Montanita 100156 , Ecuador   |  
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Boulder, Colorado
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17 hotel reviews
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“Average hostel at a reasonable price in a good but noisy location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

I had higher hopes for hostel montezuma. After reading about it online I had hoped to find a big party hostel. However what I did find was an average hostel where the party happens outside. Rooms have about three beds and start at 8 dollars per person. Breakfast is included but not on weekends. There is no wifi but there is a very expensive Internet cafe downstairs. No real place to hang out on every storey there is a small balcony but not big enough for a crowd. No mosquito nets but there are fans. I wasn't necessarily impressed but all other hostels around it start at about 13 dollars a night so for the location I would say it was decent value

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

I've been traveling alone through Ecuador for a while now, and it's always interesting trying to meet not just friends but people along the way. The main receptionist here was always incredibly helpful, chatting with me about things to do and trying to set me up with other people from the hostel. The hostel itself is very nice considering the price/area ($7 in a less developed part of the coast) and has a good environment for meeting other people. I'm not sure if the receptionist speaks English. For the price of $7 you will recieve hot water, hammocks to chillax in (first come first serve though!), huuuge tables to socialize at in the main lobby, and breakfast each morning--although if you're really into the Montanita spirit, you won't be waking up in time to take advantage of this. BUT. It's there ;-)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

We spent 10 days in this hostel, they got good prices acording to the rooms and a breakfast as big as I nowhere else get before.
Stuff is very friendly, they gave us a lot of informacions about trips and all the movement. The hostel is in the best ubicacion, in the whole center but not as much noise like in the other Hostels around, after restaurant close guests are aloud to use the installations with music etc. and consume the own drinks. We drunk a lot of ,,,,he he he
A Hostel not as comercial as the other ones.
- We made a lots of friends and come back for shure-

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

When we got off the bus in Montañita, we were going to look for a hostel called Centro del Mundo. A man came up to us advertising Hostel Montezuma. He said that Montezuma would cost 8 dollars a person per night. We thought this was way too much money and kept walking towards the other hostel. He eventually offered it to us for 6 dollars including breakfast. We took him up on his offer and were led into a small, dark room for all 6 of us. It has one matrimonial bed and 2 bunk beds in a space that would have been better off with just 2 bunk beds. Everything was sandy, no surprise at the beach, but also very dirty. The matrimonial bed had no mattress, just sheets on the springs. My bunk bed was just fine. We did have a private bathroom with hot water which was unexpected at the beach. The breakfast was bread and fruit but not bad.

So basically the room was really bad but the service was very friendly. Yan, the guy who met us on the street, went out to dinner with us, partied with us, and hung out with us the whole 2 days. However, I wouldn't ever stay here again because it wasn't that cheap but it was not a nice hostel AT ALL.

Word of warning: my friend Marlene got stung by a sting ray in the shallow area. There is no way to prevent this but if it does happen, go to the free hospital 1 town away instead of the pharmacy in town.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle de los Cocteles y 10 de Agosto, Montanita 100156 , Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Montanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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