9 Hostels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. You can choose from 9 Guayaquil hostels. In total, there are 29 cheap places to stay in Guayaquil such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Guayaquil Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Guayaquil, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Guayaquil


(Casa Familiar Gye is the best rated)

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Hostels in Guayaquil for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Guayaquil for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Guayaquil? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Guayaquil alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Guayaquil. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Guayaquil (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Guayaquil. To help you make friends with Guayaquil before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, comprises a mix of the people and traditions that make this country. It is a city port, with a large and entertaining "Malecon," a beautifully made walkway by the water that gets incredibly busy, especially during weekends, with families, young people, and kids playing around. Streets vendors are all over, selling anything from chewing gum to balloons or flowers. During the warmer season, the city gets extremely hot and walking around outdoors can be tiring for the faint-hearted.


One of the most typical things to do while in Guayaquil is a boat ride through the river Guayas, a water channel that extends massively. Apart from this, there are plenty of entertaining things to do while in the city -- including decent cultural offerings, shopping options, nightlife, and happening streets full of outdoorsy and outgoing people.

It is almost impossible not to come across ceviche while in Guayaquil; this typical dish, common all across the coastal region of Ecuador and some other Latin American countries, is made of raw fish marinated in citrus juices, served with popcorn and plantain chips. Enjoy the intense flavors!

Hostels in Guayaquil, especially in the city centre, are plentiful; it shouldn't be a problem at all finding accommodation according to your budget. Do keep an eye when going out at night, as the city can get dangerous in less busy areas. Robbery and some cases of violent assault have been reported against tourists or locals, but you will be fine as long as you use some general common sense. Don't let it stop you from enjoying this happening city!

Written by local enthusiast for Guayaquil hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Guayaquil hostels zararock

Other Nearby Cities
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Playas Playas (71 Km / 44 mi.)
San Clemente San Clemente (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Canoa Canoa (94 Km / 58 mi.)
Manglaralto Manglaralto (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Montañita Montañita (102 Km / 64 mi.)
Olon Olon (105 Km / 65 mi.)

FAQ about Guayaquil Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Guayaquil. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Guayaquil. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Guayaquil Hostels

A hostel in Guayaquil costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Guayaquil with private rooms costs on average $30.

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Travel Tips for Guayaquil - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Guayaquil

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Guayaquil and Ecuador.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Guayaquil