Happy Hill Hostel

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Happy Hill Hostel

Happy Hill Hostel

2.5 star property
Manglaralto hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant
18 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
Ruta del Spondylus Km697, San Jose Olon, 7km Norte de Montanita, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, EC241754
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Happy Hill Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Manglaralto, Happy Hill Hostel features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in Thai massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments, and Sunset View Terrace serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include an outdoor pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only, 1 per room, up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2008
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Thai massages, facials, body scrubs, and detox wraps. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.


Sunset View Terrace - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20 (subject to availability)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Happy Hill Hostel
Happy Hill Hostel Montanita
Happy Hill Montanita
Happy Hill Hostel Comuna San Jose
Happy Hill Comuna San Jose
Happy Hill Hostel Manglaralto
Happy Hill Manglaralto
Happy Hill Hostel Hotel
Happy Hill Hostel Manglaralto
Happy Hill Hostel Hotel Manglaralto

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Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not what I expected
The hotel has very nice grounds and nice view, the closes place is Montanita which is about 10 minutes by bus. When I arrived I was the only guest. The help does not speak any English . The owners are very nice. They come there for the weekend. I had problems with Mosquitos, no hot water. No water, and no electricity. The room I stayed in had very small windows. They have a great breakfast. You should come here only if you have a car
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

no wifi, no electricity for a while, eventhough the man that works there tries to help the owners of the hostal havent paid the electricity bills so there was a big issue.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very kind warm and hospitable staff!
This guys really treat every one like family I would stay living here if I could, every none should stop by and enjoy the view from the hill kick back and enjoy a relaxing drink to the sunset!
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great views from the hosteria
It is very quiet there, but it is close to Montanita and other small towns on the coast. Have to take a taxi or a bus to go into any towns. There is not much in the imediate area. If you like isolation and the country side it's a good place to go.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

pésimo servicio
Al llegar al lugar me indicaron que ya no tenía reserva que tenían el local a tope desde hace 15 días... me devolvieron el valor de la reserva pero perdí 1 hora que pude haber disfrutado con mi familia
Nadia, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

MARIELA, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Un lugar sencillo y agradable
Viaje hasta San José (Olon) por el matrimonio de un familiar, por éste motivo, no permanecí mucho tiempo en Happy Hill, puedo expresar que el hostel se presenta con un entorno muy natural, amplios espacios, parqueos, wifi, dormi bien, me duche con agrado y desayune bien.
Raúl, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Muy satisfecho
Muy buena relación costo - servicio. Desayuno excelente y abundante. Atención sobresaliente de los empleados. La vista desde el balcón para desayunar es muy agradable. Piscina siempre disponible y limpia.
Maria, 4-night family trip
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