Help out in our Surf Hostel is a beautiful beachfront paradise just outside of the town of Montanita on the Ecuadorian coast



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Our Surf & Backpacker Hostel is a beautiful beachfront paradise located just outside of the town of Montanita on the Ecuadorian coast. The hostel itself has been around for almost 15 years but recently has been taken over by new management.

    We are a team from Australia/England and are looking for volunteers who want to live, work and play in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador and help us bring some life and energy into our hostel.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

  • Help


    Volunteers can fill a variety of roles based on their expertise. The volunteers have a flexible schedule with the primary role being to be a presence in the hostel, interacting with guests and simple administration tasks.

    If volunteers have any artistic ability then this can also contribute to their time as we have various art projects throughout the hostel. Volunteers are required to speak advanced English and basic Spanish is also helpful. Our main hope for volunteers is that they love here as much as we do, creating a fun social environment to make our guests feel at home.

    Our minimum time requirement for volunteers is 2 weeks.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our hostel has a very diverse clientele, with guests from all over the world who love travelling finding a welcoming, home style hostel.

    Practice Spanish/English language skills, learn to surf at one of the most popular breaks in the country, dive with manta rays or simply enjoy living a rustic beach style life in our little piece of paradise on the Pacific coast!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers live in dorm style accommodation, with mosquito nets provided. Volunteers have access to cooking facilities and communal showers and toilets and the hostel also has WiFi, a giant pool and beach access. Volunteers also get free use of the hostel surfboards! Volunteers get home cooked dinner while they are helping and also discounts on all drinks and cocktails in the bar!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated outside of the craziness of Montanita town but is close enough (1km) that you have easy access whenever you want! We have fun parties on the weekends but also like to wake up to the sound of the ocean and relax during the day. Nearby are many fun activities such as treks to the waterfalls of Dos Mangas, snorkelling or diving trips, multiple world class surf breaks and much more. Volunteers in the past have ended up staying for up to 5 months and become a huge part of our family here !!

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 382356247866