Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Upstairs at Hostel Pachamama

‘If you’re looking for something fresh and new on the streets of Puerto Lopez, head to Hostel Pachamama. This hostel welcomes guests with spacious rooms, a big open plan kitchen and multi-lingual hosts who will go the extra mile to help you discover this underrated coastal town.’

What Does Hostel Pachamama Offer a Guest?

Spacious rooms

Hostel Pachamama offers a range of rooms including everything from dorms to privates for up to four people. Colourful and spacious, the rooms at Hostel Pachamama are some of the best you can find for the price. 

Hosts Paolo and Simona pride themselves on cleanliness and this is reflected in the quality of the rooms.

Well-kept and spacious private double room in Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Well-kept and spacious private double room in Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Modern open plan kitchen

One of the main selling-points of Hostel Pachamama is undoubtedly their big open plan kitchen area. Free for all guests to use, the kitchen encompasses a fridge freezer, several worktop spaces and an electric hob. As you would expect, pots, pans and cutlery are provided as well.

The thing that sets the kitchen apart (other than its size) is how clean the area is and just how well the utensils are maintained. We all know how frustrating it is to use a half melted spatula but this is not a problem at Pachamama!

The kitchen at Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.
The kitchen

Next to the kitchen area, there is also a large dining table which is a good place to get to know your fellow travellers. I must confess that I am not much of chef when I travel but the kitchen at Hostel Pachamama was so nice I cooked nearly every night!

Multi-lingual hosts

Paolo and Simona are Swiss expats who followed a dream which led them to Puerto Lopez. Having been regular visitors to Ecuador’s coast for several years, they eventually decided to stick two fingers up at the rat race and opened the hostel they wished had existed during their travels.

Cartoons on the wall of Hostel Pachamama. Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.
Fun artwork

Both Paolo and Simona can speak Italian, German, Spanish and English which certainly makes it easier to get those insider tips that all of us backpackers are looking for! As a couple who fell head over heels in love with this town, what better people could you want informing your stay in Puerto Lopez?!

Convenient location

Just 200 metres from the beach in a quiet area of town, Hostel Pachamama is safely tucked away from the street. It is within easy walking distance of all of the main town and you don’t need to go far if you’re looking for one of the resident Tuk Tuks.

The sign above the door at Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez
The sign

As the bus station is located around 3 km away, you’ll definitely find yourself needing one of these at some point! Surrounding Hostel Pachamama, there are numerous Ecuadorian food options, all of which are reasonable in price. If you prefer to take advantage of Pachamama’s modern and clean kitchen, Tia Supermarket is just around the corner for stocking up.

A home away from home

One of the nicest things about Hostel Pachamama is just how the little things make you feel at home. Upon your arrival, you are given a remote control for the cable TV in your room and real towels! It’s every backpacker’s dream. Let’s be honest, the quick dry is great for when you’re on the move but there really is nothing better than a fluffy towel to dry yourself with!

The reception area at Hostel Pachamama
The reception

Also provided in your room rate is a fan or air conditioner to keep you cool as well as a hot water shower. This is especially pleasant after a chilly snorkelling trip at Isla de la Plata!

Hammocks on the balcony at Hostel Pachamama
Everyone loves a hammock!

It is worth mentioning here that you can actually book all of your day trips through Hostel Pachamama as well which saves wandering through the town. There is a communal relaxation area upstairs with hammocks for chilling out, not that Puerto Lopez will make you will exert yourself that much!


Beds in a six-person mixed dorm room start at $14US per person and a private double room with ensuite begins at $38 for two people.

Book a stay at Hostel Pachamama here!

One of the rooms at Hostel Pachamama, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.
Comfy beds
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