It is a low key, relaxed hostel without many facilities but with a great atmosphere. There isn’t even a front desk, you just walk in and shout Hola! and someone will appear. Like most of the buildings in Montañita it is very open
and the top floor is a lovely spot to chill in a hammock.
– not included
+ guest kitchen
Hot water: yes but you don’t really want it in Montañita!
+ hostal del Ricky is in a perfect location. It is just on the edge of the town so you are not deafened by the music that blasts nightly from the bars and clubs, but it is still within walking distance of everything.
Several shops are about 30 seconds away and I loved being able to nip out to pick up something I needed while cooking, or a beer halfway though a party!
+ small lockers in the rooms
Rooms: I stayed in a private room with use of the shared bathroom, as it was the same price as a dorm bed in other hostels in the town. It was a real treat to have my own space after three months in hostels! The matress was good however the rooms are not sound proof – it is so hot that there is no glass in the windows, only mosquito netting – so I suggest bringing earplugs.
Price: 8 dollars a night for a private room with use of a shared bathroom. 15 dollars for a private room with en suite.
Security: there actually is not much by way of security
+ the front gate is shut and guarded during the night and non-guests are not allowed in.
Welcome: when I stayed, the hostel was managed but a lovely Venezuelan couple Angel and Teni, who were really friendly and were aways happy to help me. They organised a barbecue one night for the birthday of one of their friends and another evening I cooked and had dinner with them.
Wifi: yes and super fast!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 0985059821
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