We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hostal Pakaloro

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Hostal Pakaloro
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is certainly a great, maybe the best place to stay in Montañita. It is quite cheap and the room we were in, was just beautiful and superclean, including a balcony facing the ocean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Besides, there's a kitchen you can use and a small breakfast is included. Also, you can relax in the garden...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lisa O
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed 2 nights here and were satisfied with everything. The first night our room had ants in the bathroom, but they weren't a nuisance, and when we asked for a different room the staff was very accommodating. We had absolutely no issues at all. The rooms are clean and most have an excellent view of the ocean. every balcony...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Danny S
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This hostel was right on the main street but still rather quiet on the 5th floor. We had a nice ocean view. The rooms were nice and clean. The front desk staff was not the friendliest in Montanita. The kitchen was also often a bit dirty with lots of ants. The included breakfast was a pastry roll and instant coffee....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Debra L
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

A nice place with the layout and hammocks but staff were often unfriendly . breakfast "included" only consists of a roll if they even remember to put it out. Could maybe have more keys for the rooms with 4+ people.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Leah L
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Good hostel rooms Average, shower and private toilet and a balcony that comes out of the room. The hostel is located in the town center. On the one hand it is good because of the proximity to all the restaurants and bars but on the other side there is noise and loud music from the street until 4 am and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OranGold
Astoria Queens NYC
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

This hostal is descent. It is very close to all the action in Montanita. At first glance the room was clean and smelled fresh. We had a balcony across from a small river. Also had a partial view of the ocean. Common areas are very clean and accommodating, kitchen and large lounge area. Wifi only works in the lobby. At...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank shwizz718
montreal, canada
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

The kitcken was spacious and clean, too bad the staff drank our juice (a nice portion) and when i ask to see the cameras they were unhelpful!! The room were clean and everything else was satisfactory. I just trust don't trust the staff.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank vanessaboom
Richmondville, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Just like many Hostels in Montanita the price goes up Friday and Saturday. We paid $25 for 2 people. Our room was located on the last floor and it was a hike. We had no towels, no soap, no hot water. The room did have a nice view of the ocean, Directv which I was able to put into English...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jyost12010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The rooms are nice. You get cable TV with lots of tv channels, so if you are bored... turn on the TV. The sheets are not that great. Some have holes in them. The showers are nice and warm. There is a security locker you can use and put your valuable stuff in. Use it! Like other reviews, I really...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alexander_L1987
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This place appears to be pretty great at first glance. The location is central, and everything is quite nice. However a few things totally spoil this hostal. First, the hotel's lot is adjacent to the sewer, which is not only a bit disgusting, but there are TONS of mosquitos. Obviously you'd expect some insects on any tropical coast, but the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank nlhaines

27 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Montanita hotels
0.4 km away
Hostal Kundalini
Hostal Kundalini
#1 of 10 in Montanita
489 reviews
0.3 km away
Hotel Baja Montanita
Hotel Baja Montanita
#3 of 10 in Montanita
193 reviews
0.5 km away
Hotel Olympus
Hotel Olympus
#5 of 10 in Montanita
41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
ME Hotel in Montanita Estates
0.5 km away
Dharma Beach
Dharma Beach
#4 of 10 in Montanita
97 reviews
0.4 km away
Charo's Hostal
Charo's Hostal
#4 of 40 in Montanita
95 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Room types
  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our modern rooms are IMMACULATE, as noted by the Lonely Planet, exceptionally clean, airy, and bright with beautiful ceramic-tiled floors and baths, large windows, and masterfully-crafted wooden balconies with hammocks and amazing ocean views. We are very lucky and very grateful to our guests for the very positive word of mouth recommendations that ensure that our hostal remains one of the most popular and vibrant in town. In fact, most of our guests tell us that they arrived at our hostal because of great reviews from fellow travelers. WHAT SETS US APART: -LOCATION/ VIEWS: Hostal Pakaloro is in the center of town (amid all of the restaurants, shops, and bars) with our hostal just a few steps from the ocean and on the river bedside which allows for truly inspiring views of the ocean, river, and town, as well as the surf break, sunsets, sunrises, and beachgoers. -STRUCTURE/HARMONY: The owner built her hostal around 3 very important requirements: large balconies for relaxation and socializing, hammocks galore for daydreaming and enjoyment, and large windows for a constant flow of air, light, and views. -SOCIALIZING: Our hostal is always full of energy and great ambiance thanks to the coolness of our guests. Our large balconies, communal rest/ lounge areas, and communal kitchen make it easy for our guests to socialize and feel at home. -PRICE! PRICE! PRICE!: We are the VALUE PLAY in town. Our prices are extremely reasonable and economic for what we offer. -COMFORT: You’ll find an immaculate, spacious modern room with a balcony, hammock, fan, 24 hour hot water, private bath, DIRECTV and WIFI (in lounge areas and some balconies). And the intangibles are even better: breathtaking views, an ambiance of camaraderie, and security! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Pakaloro

Address: Guido Chiriboga y Calle Tercera, Montanita, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $32 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hostal Pakaloro reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostal Cabanas Pakaloro Hotel Montanita
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hostal Pakaloro staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hostal Pakaloro staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Wifi doesn't reach all the way up to the highest floor.”
 of 5 bubbles N3238HJlisao, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“5th floor was a hike up the stairs but the best view”
 of 5 bubbles debral762, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Make sure the safe works, because the hotel will steal from you.”
 of 5 bubbles nlhaines, 16 Apr 2013 | Read review
3 of 3
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay