Hostels in Puerto López, Ecuador

6 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Puerto López

"…General: Reception from 07.00 to 21.00 No curfew Pet are not allowed" …"From the bus terminal you can take a motorcycle taxi, for 50 cents, and give our name, otherwise you can ask to get to … More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The average bus from Manta to Puerto López takes two to two and a half hours.This property is 3 hours’ drive from José Joaquin Olmedo International Airport.Our hostel is 1 km from the Puerto Lopez … More

Viejamar Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…We help you to organize: Whale watching (June to September), Bird watching, Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Paragliding, Hiking, Trekking, Horse riding and Surf lessons. This is a great Surf spot … More
Solo Traveller
Alejo lascano y garcia moreno mz14 solar 09 More

Yemayá Hostal

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…Check out before 12:00. Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included (not included for residents). General: No … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Cancellation Policy: 1 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13.00 to 23.00 Check out before 12.00 … More

Hotels in Puerto López

General Cordova y Juan León Mera More
"…Reception from 08.00 to 24.00 (After 12 there is a direct contact number) No curfew Children for 12 years old Pets must be small." …"From Manta 1 hour by private transport and from Guayaquil 3 … More

Guest Houses in Puerto López

"B&B with ocean view of Puerto Lopez bay, which is a fishing village still authentic and rural. We are located in the central hill of the town and if you are the kind of travellers that take … More

Hosteria Cabañas Itapoa

Playa Norte
Free Breakfast
"…The Oceanic in Puerto Lopez was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever been, and I can't wait to go back. Five stars -- excellent -- I recommend it without any reservation! It … More

Hostels in Puerto López, Ecuador

6 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Puerto López (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 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 Puerto López.

Nestled on the Pacific Coast just under five hundred kilometers from the capital of Quito, Puerto López, Ecuador, is a small fishing village with one hell of a tourist drawcard -- whales. There are a few Puerto López, Ecuador hostels in town, however, you may find staying in a hotel more economic depending on your group size.

The busiest time of year to visit Puerto López is between the months of June and October. The village really comes to life, as tourists both local and foreign flock to witness the humpback whale migration. The waters outside of the bay act as both a feeding and breeding ground, so the likelihood of spotting a whale is quite high. Tours are offered twice daily and are very competitively priced. They often include the opportunity to swim or snorkel at an isolated beach and will provide a snack. The boats are quite small however, so if you are prone to seasickness, taking preventative measures prior to the trip is highly recommended.

Another popular tour offered in Puerto López is a trip to Isla de Plata, or Poor Man’s Galapagos. It is possible to spot some of the bird species found on the Galapagos, such as the blue-footed booby, frigates, albatross, and pelicans. Tours to both attractions can be combined. Back on land, the main beach is lined with bars and restaurants, including a nightclub or two for good measure. Expect to pay above average prices though for your drinks and food. Things start late, so expect to see the bars filling up after 9 p.m.

Outside of town, visitors can enjoy the warm, clear water of Los Frailes National Park and beach. Depending on your time constraints, there are hikes and lookouts to explore, or you can hire an umbrella and enjoy the sand. If you’re after more of a cultural experience, then you can visit Agua Blanca, an indigenous village a few kilometres from town. There is a small museum on site, as well as hiking and mud-bath opportunities.

In terms of sleeping, it is possible to walk around town in search of a Puerto López, Ecuador hostel, however, weekends sell out fast. The better-quality Puerto López, Ecuador hostels are found within a short walk to the beach.

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Puerto López 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 Puerto López, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $12
Average private room price $32
Cheapest hostel in Puerto López Hostel Dannita B&B with $8
Party hostels in Puerto López Viejamar Hostel (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7

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