Esperanto is a chill beachside retreat for travelers visiting the beautiful town of Montañita. The hostel is famous for our unique 3-story pentagonal structure that has often been compared to a lighthouse – a true architectural gem in Montañita!

We are located in a quiet & safe neighborhood just few steps from the beach and just 3 minutes from the town center – THE BEST LOCATION for the perfect balance of chill relaxation & the party night life for which Montañita is famous.

We offer all the comforts and services that a traveler may need while being mindful of minimizing our impact on the environment.

Our friendly multi-lingual staff are always available to greet our guests and help get them settle into their accommodations.  Many of our staff members are also travelers and often coordinate social activities at the hostel to encourage guests to mingle and get to know one another.  BBQs and cocktails in the garden, chill hang-outs on the roof top terrace, and group outings to experience Montañita’s night life are common place at Esperanto!

Esperanto Hostel exudes a chill “beach life” vibe characterized by the unique collection of décor featured throughout the hostel. Hand-painted surf boards, scenic ocean artwork, and trinkets from global travels adorn the walls to create an eclectic style unique to Esperanto.

There are endless adventures available for guests visiting Montañita regardless of the time of year. Experience an adrenaline rush while paragliding over the ocean, discover the many beaches along Ecuador’s famous Ruta del Spondylus, embark on a whale watching excursion or a nature hike at La Isla de La Plata from Puerto Lopez, embark on a snorkeling excursion in Salango, or observe the local wild life while hiking through the Machalilla National Park. Looking to add even more excitement to your trip? Then head out on the town to Montañita’s city center and experience the vibrant night life that made this town famous!

There is truly something for everyone in Montañita!


TRIP ADVISOR awarded Esperanto their CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from 2013-2016.