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“The best hostel in South America”
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Lumaga Hostal
Hobart
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“The best hostel in South America”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

I know its a big call… and not everyone will agree but this is the best place we have stayed in all of our travels in 6 months. This family run hostel is inviting clean and quiet. The kitchen is well equipped and looked after the hosts are very welcoming and friendly. Our room was huge ! we had a fabulous view of the ocean and green mountains surrounding Montanita. Such a beautiful place. I highly recommend to everyone that comes to stay here. Much better than some of the 'budget' hostels around town who offer the same price and provide less.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Off the beaten path, this hostel has rooms tucked away from the ruckus of Montanita. The rooms are located in the back corner of a few acres of property. Good rooms. A short walk to the beach. Great hostess. Be careful with electric shower-heads! Very dangerous.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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St.Gallen
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

I just love this place.

Its clean, kind of romantic, quiet, people working here are very very friendly and helpfull. In the main building there is the tv and kitchen for everbodys use. The are is well groomed and green. Its on the main road but just 2-3 minutes walk to the beach and same to the small pueblo center of Montanita. I was just happy to stay in this place. Not to hear all the noise from the village, bars, people, parties and the anouncment done during the whole day done by the casa comunale (very disturbing and annoing) .

You go there and be sure you will LOVE IT ... alone, couple, group.... i am sure you will love it.
Rooms are romantic. And what was for me very important and rare to find in location at this price.... to find clean place with warm water and no mold.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hostal Lumaga is everything that a budget traveler looking for a bit of R&R could want. It's located close to the city centre in Montanita, but far enough away to avoid the loud noise of the clubs and bars. It's also staffed by one of the nicest hostesses of all time, who even helped me recover from a Sting Ray wound. An excellent Hostal.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Lumaga Hostal

Property: Lumaga Hostal
Address: Ruta del Spondylus y entrada al Barrio el Tigrillo, Montanita 241754, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Montanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Lumaga welcomes you to enjoy the other side of Montañita: nature, conservation, silence and relax.At night when the party begin you can get to the town just after 2 minutes walking. Your ecological footprint can get smaller staying with us!! Wide rooms with great view for couples and groups. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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