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Barrio El Tigrillo 4th Street On The Right, 450m From The Main Road, Montanita 241754 Ecuador
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Owned by a Polish polyglot traveler and a Brazilian musician, our cute bamboo-made guesthouse offers tranquility and a sweet homely vibe in the most famous party/surfing spot in Ecuador. We have two freshly redecorated private double rooms, a lovely dormitory for four people and a beautiful apartment based dormitory for rent.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Free private parking nearby
Free internet
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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This is am amazing value for money Hostel and I really cant praise it enough The two owners Monika and Daniel, go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible as do the other staff.It was so good we came back after leaving for 1 day because the next hostel didn't even come close to how good it is.Your rooms are spotlessly clean as is the Kitchen and the beds are very comfortable. They do a good breakfast.The shower is nice and hot.Your a 10 minute walk from the seafront and town. You wont do better in Ecuador. Thank you so much for looking after us so well.
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I had a wonderful stay at Daniel’s and Monika’s (and 3 year old leticia’s) El Cielo hostal. I signed up for 3 days but ended up staying a week. They were very kind and attentive and just great down to earth people. They let me use one of their bikes to make runs into town (however it's only a short 8 minute walk). It is the perfect distance from town to give you a peaceful night’s rest away from the hustle and bustle of the town’s center. The only things I heard were birds and frogs (you’re in Ecuador!). They have an organic fruit connection that stops by the house (delicious and dirt cheap). They have great lounging areas both upstairs and downstairs with multiple hammocks to choose from. Monika takes great care of all of the plants on the grounds and it is a tropical paradise. While I was there, Daniel and volunteers were building an eco-friendly wall around the house and putting in an outdoor kitchen area. Daniel and Monika provided me with great recommendations and explained how to get everywhere that I wanted to go. Definitely go to Isla de la Plata during mating season (June - August) Best $45 I have spent in a long time. It was probably the highlight of my trip to Ecuador. I would stay here again.
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We had a super comfortable and nice stay at El Cielo! Monica and Daniel are excellent hosts, they kindly helped us with everything we needed and made us feel very welcome and at home! Can really recommend staying here if you don’t want to be in the noise of the party town!
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El Cielo ticks all the boxes. Great wifi all over the property - tick Chill vibe with lots of hammocks - tick Good beds and no loud noises - tick On the cheap side - tick Great hosts - double tick (Monica and Daniele are so amazingly friendly and can help you with anything you need) It’s 6-8 minutes walking distance (12 minute drunken stumble) from town with little general stores and restaurants along the way. They have bikes you can take to town for free also. The place is tidy and small (so there’s never to many guests) and has everything you need to cook as well as offering breakfast and beers for a small additional cost. Ended up extending our stay for another 2 nights. We stayed in both the 4-bed dorm and the private room with shared bathroom (there’s a private with a private bathroom also). Also highly recommend for anyone wanting a place to stay hungover and away from the party centre of Montañita
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I felt so at home here during my weekend stay that I returned for the following weekend! Monika and Dan provide a perfectly accommodating service, of which the guests are a priority, within this relaxed hostel just a short walk from the party/surf town of Montañita. Throughout both of my stays I have formed friendships with fellow travellers, the greetings and conversations encouraged by the cosy common areas. And with the friendly atmosphere the place delivers, I always felt at home. Water, breakfasts, alcohol and many other services are available on tab. The rooms are in good condition and so I was always well rested. And lastly I had a great time learning to surf with Dan during a very affordable lesson, and continued to rent out the surfboard for only €5. El Cielo impressed me a lot, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Cheers again Monika and Dan, see you soon!
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$18 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EcuadorSanta Elena ProvinceMontanita
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cielo
Which popular attractions are close to El Cielo?
Nearby attractions include Montanita Spanish School - Day Classes (0.3 miles), Playa Montañita (0.3 miles), and Playa Montañita (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cielo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at El Cielo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Cielo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Cielo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tambo Sabores Peruanos, Pigro Homemade italian food, and Papillon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cielo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.