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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights here, it is a very nice place with great cabanas, breakfasts, gardens and friendly, helpful staff. Location is excellent for the beach & a short taxi from town at night. There was a great choice for breakfast (juice, eggs, fruit, crepe etc). I had one dinner there too - ceviche- was good. There are cheaper options...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 August 2014

After travelling all over South America, my boyfriend and I stayed at Balsa Surf Camp hostel for one week to relax and surf! We had a wonderfull week surfing with Carlos, who's running the surfschool! The hotel was relaxing too with charming staff. We had a big, clean and nice room with a large balcony with a hammock. The hotel...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We was suppose to stay 2 nights ended up staying 5. It is an amazing place. Very comfortable, clean and safe. The staff and the owners are very friendly and very happy to help you. 1 minute from the beach. Breakfast was great. I really recommend it!

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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The place is awesome, the owners are very enthusiastic on helping you and making your stay the best one. Very satisfied. The location is perfect, even if you can't see the ocean, is perfect. The food is great. Everything was lovely. :):):):)

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 12 July 2014

It was just a short 2 nights weekend stay in Montanita to escape from the town. What a great place! Beautiful, quiet, but close to town if you would like to walk. We basically had our own private kitchen :o), the staff was very nice and friendly and there were some nice looking surfers too :o))) Mama, mama! Thor is...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 July 2014

important: far enough from the noice from town, but only 5-10 minutes walk along the beach very good breakfast and restaurant was ok too - nice cabins/rooms, we would have loved to have more (hot) surf folk around though, but we weren't there in high season

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1Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Balsa house is one the best places in Ecuador to relax, surf, and overall great vacation. Rasty and Julie has done an outstanding job creating a unique environment where u are like in oasis, away from all the "locuras" of the town but yet close enough to be part of it u prefer. I would recommend Balsa House as top...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Wake up early in the morning and open the door of your room. You have at your disposal a quiver, ranging from 5'2" up to long boards. All of them balsa wood made. The surf break is meters away, with warm and clear water. La Punta has waves from 2 up to 10 feet, with some crowd, but without localism....

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Paris, France
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have to say that the place looks just amazing! The garden is wild and decorated with sculptures, the rooms are clean and spacious, and the owner Juju is very welcoming and always looking to improve your stay! A perfect place to stay in family, quiet in comparison to the pueblo (amazingly noisy at night!) and if you like surfing,...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Love it! Julie, Rasty, Jonathan made me feel like at home and part of the family; they are amazing!! All the staff is very Professional and friendly. The property is awesome (beautiful garden/balinese style); very clean and beautiful; so unique and inviting; the rooms are nice and colorful, and the food fantastic! Great place to learn surfing. Fortunately, the place...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover our BALSA SURF CAMP in Montanita, Ecuador, made by and for surfers! The perfect place to discover a country and its waves, its culture and the wonderful art of balsa wood boards shaped by César Moreira, owner of the camp. It is a reconciliation, a union with nature. Imagine! Surfing a tree! Discover our beautiful style of Ecological bungalows only 30 meters from the surf! There are handcraft built by local carpenters using bamboo and wood. In a friendly environment you will enjoy the Montanita surf! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsa Surf Camp

Address: at the Point (En la Punta), Montanita, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Montanita
Price Range: $68 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsa Surf Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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