Hostal Papaya

Address: Guido Chiriboga y Villafuerte, Montanita, Ecuador | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Guido Chiriboga y Villafuerte, Montanita, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Rock Sound, and Tarpum Bay.
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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.

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        TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Papaya Montanita

        3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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