Hostel Montañita, Ecuador

27 reviews27

Help promoting and maintaining our hostel while receiving guest from all over the world

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Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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The Experience

The main job you'll be doing while on shift is promoting the hostel. This entails heading to the bus stop when certain buses are arriving Montañita, for which we give $1 commission for each person. When not at the bus you will be helping out in the hostel. This is making sure that the communal areas are clean, the bathrooms and kithcens are ordered and manning the reception helping any guests that come by.

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  • Under 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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27 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting international travelers

6 Meeting locals

5 Practicing English

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Get in touch with nature

4 Practicing Spanish



The hostel was the ideal place to get to know amazing people from all around the world. It is a place where you can always find something to do and go out any day of the week since Montañita really is a place for partying. My tasks were pretty easy at the hostel since I only had to take care of the different events at our hostel and do promotion for the open bars we had at our place which were open for the public. Its the perfect job to connect with locals and travellers from whole montañita. If you like meeting a lot of new people and going out, i would definietly recommend this place!

5 months ago



I had fantastic time, spending almost 2 months in the hostel, the place is almost as interesting as montanita itself. Best place if you are looking for good party and surfing in the. Special thanks to José, Slaighther and Blanca. Thank you for everything i'll be back

7 months ago



I had a amazing expérience here! It where long hours. But the atmosphère was very good. The staff was super nice and helped me with everything. The tasks are easy once you understand. The helped me with my spanish but also with getting to know montañita! I really loved it here and i for sure want to come back an other time. It is a party hostal so you should like to party and have a go big or go home mentality. But thats for montañita in general the mentality ;).

over 1 year ago

Jose replied

We loved to have you here Elo! (:
This is your home too! Greetings from the staff of Hidden House!



Had an amazing time working there, the working days were long but I liked the people, place, vibe. There was no food included but that wasn't a problem 'cuz there is a little mini markets around were food wasn't expensive at all. the kitchen was PERFECT, as well as the rest of the accommodations. Watching iguanas falling from the trees was a everyday show, as well as watching Jack (un gato gris, gordo y belloooo) sleeping. If Montañita gets too much for you there is alway, Olon, Ayampe, los frailes and other beautiful beaches to visit. Love the hostel, Love Montañita.

over 5 years ago



The hostel is a wonderfull pleace; really fun and so confortable. The host made me fell like home, they are so nice. My stay there was great and I'd love to back 😊

over 6 years ago

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