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, 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.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Papaya Montanita

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

Travel Blogs from Montanita

The Aussie boys

A travel blog entry by annahildreth on Jul 14, 2014

4 photos

... beach which I've now moved into! There's no running water and the toilet is an old school bucket flush number but it's a cool hangout. When they go surfing I do yoga or ride on the beach. Yes I found horses and a beach! My horse is called Paloma and she likes to keep up with motorbikes! I should be leaving but I'm not going ...

Last morning's thoughts

A travel blog entry by turkeytrotters on Apr 24, 2014

2 comments, 19 photos

... 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.


Forget the Guide Book, Stick With Local Fare

A travel blog entry by damangela on Feb 26, 2014

9 photos

... in Loja could well be the best burger I’ve ever had, aside from home made. It was a very thin beef patty, perfectly speckled with herbs. Atop was a thin slice of ham, piled high with lettuce and tomato and a zesty sauce. Yum!

After five weeks in Ecuador, we have become self proclaimed experts on Ecuadorian food. No we haven’t tried the cuy here, but having sampled it in Peru, I’ll pass this time around. ...

Beach, surfing and Montañita Spanish School

A travel blog entry by salsta17 on Dec 26, 2013

1 comment, 67 photos

... some drinking games going, more Kings and second game had rule that had to speak only in Spanish. Some of the guys had a jacuzzi party. Out at midnight but cocktail alley sadly closed so had to be content with beers on the beach and on to Caña Grill, drinking, dancing and some clothes swapping then sadly realised phone had been stolen, not the best end to the day. Christmas Day woke at 9 and made mini stockings for my roommates. Opened my presents and ate ...

Hello south america!

A travel blog entry by j-awesome on Mar 22, 2013

11 photos

... did not think was that bad, is bad. really bad. i can get around, and i can talk, but i do not understand much of what is being said to me... kind of important. also, there are tons of different spanish accents here, and some (argentina) are impossible to understand! also, there seems to be less western backpackers, and a lot of young south americans traveling, and a lot on shorter holidays. it is an interesting mix, really different than central america where it was backpacker ...