Happy hill is à cute little hostel with great service and ameneties for the price. It is about 10 minutes and à 3$ ride away from montanita. We stayed there in july which is low season so the Cook isn't in at that time but we were still well recieved with breakfast each morning and the option of getting food delivered from town in the Day but since the cab ride Was inexpensive we Would usually go in town to eat.
The hostel has a great view of the small town of San jose and the ocean. You can take a cab and go to the busier beach of montanita or you can walk to a super quiet beach where you can spot fishermen in the day. There are no activities or surfboard rentals here but its about a 5 to 10 minute walk from happy hill so its also great.
The owner and his son both speak english fairly well which is rare in this part of ecuador. This definitely came in handy when came time for our check out because there Was no electricity through out the region so we couldn't pay with credit and we couldn't take out money in the atm. But we were able to Come to an understanding which Would have been impossible without completly understanding eachother. At least we had Just enough money on us to eat for the rest of the day. My recommendation is to always keep cash on you because power failures are frequent and sometimes the atms have no more money in them.
Overall the service Was great. The breakfast Was good but very basic and the room Was small but cute and always clean. There Was à Nice pool that we didnt end up using cause we prefer the ocean although we Would have used the hot tub but it wasn't working, probably because it Was low season, i guess that Was the Only real dissapointment.
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- Happy Hill is an eco-friendly hostel with the family tourism alternative that privileges the contact with nature and the best accommodations and personalized service that a family wants on their vacations. ... more less
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