Free Spirit Hostel - Double Room

Hostel • Private Room • Puerto Engabao, Ecuador

Remote off the beaten path surf front hostel with a family feel!
  • 2 maximum guests
  • Studio
  • 1 bed
  • 1.5 bathrooms

The Property

Enjoy the privacy of our double rooms, perfect for two - with a private bathroom.

Your hidden paradise, our home, a place where everything is possible. In a matter of seconds you will create new friendships and feel at home. Our incredible location in front of the ocean, stunning sunsets, perfect waves and a unique yoga deck will make you think you are dreaming. But guess what, this is real! It’s the Free Spirit Hostel, so come enjoy the special and amazing vibe. Be ready to extend your stay, it’s paradise here!

Surfing - From Oktober to July, it’s possible to learn to surf with us or to just rent one of our 20 surfboards (from 5,8 to 9 feet) and go have some fun! We are happy to live directly in front of a point break and a beach break, to give you the opportunity to surf as much as possible during your stay. No matter what your level, the waves are perfect for beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers. The best thing about our location is that there are the 15 point breaks that we can reach within less than 15 minutes of driving.

Daily yoga sessions - Imagine practicing yoga or meditation to the sound of the waves, directly in front of the beach. Not even your best dreams could compete with our daily yoga classes for all levels. We are passionate about sharing our yoga practice, so e-mail us if you have the desire to organize a yoga retreat or a teacher training in our little paradise.

Our family meals (breakfast and dinner) - Since it’s opening, The Free Spirit Hostel has built part of its experience on the type of food we consume, and the way we appreciate it. Although we offer fresh fish once a week, all of our dinners are vegetarian. Instead of meat, our team match different flavors, combining spices, fresh local vegetables and original ideas to excite your taste buds in a creative manner. Meat is available at the supermarket in Playas, and you’re welcome to cook it back at the hostel. Dinner is served family style, meaning that guests, staff members and owners get together for dinner to sit together at one big table.

About the Neighborhood

You will surely appreciate our little pueblo for its peace and quietness. Different from the busy nightlife in Montañita or the crowded landmarks of Baños, Puerto Engabao is a remote oasis with only a few bars and other hostels around town, including our own.

Surfing and doing yoga are the main activities but these are not the only activities to do here. Take a walk around town, go for a run on that infinite looking beach at low tide and enjoy a sunset while horseback riding. You may also meet local people in the village, play soccer or volleyball with them at one of the local courts.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Common Space
    1 Full/Double
Nearest Break


Puerto Engabao, Ecuador 0.3 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
General Ulpiano Paez Airport (SNC) 80 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Fully equipped kitchen - shared
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Closet/drawers
  • Iron
  • Private entrance
  • Parking
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • FREE Boards included (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons included
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meals included
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Cleaning services available at additional cost
  • Yoga included


Nearest break at 0.3 miles

Engabao is a powerful and punchy, normal to long right point break. Shortboards and bodyboards are ideal here.. Consistency is year-round, with the best conditions during autumn and winter.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Bodyboard, Longboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, N, SW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Reef, Sand, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid
  • Power
    Powerful, Punchy
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

El Pelado
  • Distance
    6.3 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
Mal Paso
  • Distance
    7.5 miles
  • Skill Level
  • Distance
    8.6 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced, beginner
Free Spirit Hostel - Double Room
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House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Events or parties allowed
  • Fires allowed on property
  • Check in after
    14:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs
You must also know
  • Potential for noise
  • Pets live on property
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.