Hostal Papaya

Guido Chiriboga y Villafuerte, Montanita, Ecuador | Hostel
Prices starting from $3.00

Travel Blogs from Montanita

Last morning's thoughts

A travel blog entry by turkeytrotters


... have seen more of Ecuador? Sure. Would we have felt as rested and gotten to know everyone as well as we did - no. I like this pace. We do have the all night flight tonight, but I feel very rested and relaxed going into it. It has been a fabulous trip. Thanks for reading and coming along with us.

P.S. I've uploaded a lot of general pictures from the trip to go along with this post. I've enjoyed the trip down memory lane, I hope you do too.


A Day of Changes

A travel blog entry by turkeytrotters


... Quito. The ride itself was uneventful, but Jeff, Andrea and I all noticed that something seemed to have happened to the transmission of the van over the course of the trip. Some of the uphill climbs it had a very bad sounding growl and we lost speed, even though our driver was gunning the engine for all it was worth! Yet somehow, we made it to Quito - just as the rain stopped. We got to the airport on time, got our boarding passes and said a ...

Hippy paradise

A travel blog entry by steffandcat


... on the beach sucking in our chalet bums and tums, we got talking to a surf dude who offered to teach cat how to surf. After a few hours they decided maybe the waves weren't right for a beginner, but cat had alot of fun trying. Feeling rather peckish we went to try out the local equadorian dish of ceviche. Error.Turns out we don't like raw seafood in vinegar and lemon juice.
That night we met up with some friends from the bus ...

Hello south america!

A travel blog entry by j-awesome


... ride through the ecuadorian mountains... unfortunately, it was raining, and after accidentally going through a tunnel, we were filthy and wet and cold, so we only made it to the halfway mark, 30k, before hopping on a bus back home. it was absolutely breathtaking though, there are waterfalls every few kilometers and you can do ziplining across the canyons (we did not), and around every turn is something new and beautiful to stare at. so that was really nice. the weather in ecuador ...

Clouds and Space Cakes

A travel blog entry by muzbec


... nights, we followed the main road and approached the beach. Passing by thrown together Bambu Huts called ‘Bob Marley’ and ‘Che’ for $5 a night and viewing a few passers by with their dread locks and pin striped clown pants, it was fairly obvious that we had landed in the heart of Hippy-Ville.

We found Kundalini Hostel and checked into our small room on the upper building that consisted of a huge balcony overlooking a paddock of ...


This hostel, located on Guido Chiriboga y Villafuerte, Montanita, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Papaya Montanita

    Reviewed by viajerillo

    No Complaints

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2011
    by (5 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Apart from its location I have no complaints with Papaya. The double rooms are MORE than adequate and the private bathrooms have hot, high-pressure water mains. Beds have mosquito nets, there are desks, shelves and a floor fan for all your needs. At 8 to 10 dollars a night it's a bit exxy but you won't find anything all-inclusive (breakfast, hot water, wifi, etc) for cheaper around town. The one downfall is that the music on Montanita's streets is always on full volume until about 3 in the morning, even on a Monday, so take earplugs or be prepared to pay a little more for somewhere quieter down the beach.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Papaya Montanita

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good