Ecuador Mompiche

The Mudhouse Hostel

Incredible Place

Discover the enchanting nature of Ecuador

Inspiring People

Our hostel is so much more than just a place to stay

Impactful Planet

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A unique eco-hostel in a small fishing village located in the lush region of Esmeraldas

Incredible Place

Cabin (Cottage / Bungalow / Hut) Cowork / Meet (Event Space / Conference Room) Forest Village

Discover the enchanting nature of Ecuador

We have a big yoga deck, a comfy lounge area in our bar, and hang chairs. In the television area guests can relax on beanbags and enjoy all sport channels.

For many, our hostel serves as a launching pad for adventures in the surrounding area. Whether it’s hiking, exploring historical sites, or trying out new activities, our location inspires guests to step out of their comfort zones and embrace new challenges.

Our tranquil and cozy spaces provide guests with a chance to relax and reflect. Sometimes, the simple act of unwinding in a peaceful setting can lead to moments of clarity and inspiration.

Philosophy

The Mudhouse Hostel is primarily built with a grown locally bamboo genus called Guadua.

Other construction techniques known as EarthBags and False Tapial or Rammed earth were also implemented which use materials such as mud, lime, earth, sand, stones and wood.

We don’t offer breakfast (yet) but we do have a big communal kitchen for everybody to use. We have some snacks in the bar which are all homemade with as much local ingredients which possible\tWe have a big yoga deck, we have a big comfy lounge area in our bar, als hang chairs. We have a television area with beanbags and all sport channels.

History

Here’s how our hostel inspires people:

Cultural Exchange: Our hostel welcomes guests from all over the world. It’s a melting pot of different cultures, languages, and backgrounds. This diversity fosters an environment of learning and appreciation for different perspectives, customs, and traditions.

Community Atmosphere: We create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages social interaction. Guests often gather in common areas to share stories, travel tips, and experiences. These connections can be a powerful source of inspiration, leading to lifelong bonds and collaborations.

Local Engagement: We encourage our guests to engage with the local community. Whether it’s through volunteering, attending cultural events, or supporting local businesses, these experiences can be profoundly inspiring.

Mission & Vision

Our hostel is more than just a place to stay; it’s a source of inspiration for all who walk through our doors. Our hostel is a place where people from all walks of life come together to share their stories, experiences, and dreams. We are enchanted with Mother Earth. The natural environment of Ecuador is as precious as it is fragile. We believe that the world can be improved with individual actions. Therefore, we dedicate an ongoing effort to protect the environment and make positive choices. When you stay at The Mudhouse Hostel, with simple acts, you actively participate in the reduction of pollution generated by tourism.

 

Inspiring People

Good for Couples Good for Families Escape / Off-Grid Social / Communal

Our hostel is so much more than just a place to stay

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Nout

Altered Host Member

After going on a world trip 14 months with his wife in 2012, Nout fell in love with travelling. The moment they started a family they chased their dream to run a hostel and live in a different country than the one where they grew up in. Mudhouse is that dream come true.

Host since ...

2023

We speak ...

Dutch, Spanish

We have lived in...

Ecuador, Netherlands

Guests, ask us about...

It’s a hub of cultural exchange, learning, and inspiration, making it more than just a place to stay—it’s a catalyst for personal growth and exploration. Guests often leave with a broader worldview, inspired by the richness of global cultures.

Impactful Planet

We continuously make an ongoing effort to protect the environment and make positive choices

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Our hostel is committed to sustainable practices. We aim to inspire responsible travel by showcasing eco-friendly initiatives. Guests learn about the importance of preserving our planet and often leave with a greater commitment to sustainable living.

Gray water passes through a meander-type tank system containing three sludge handling compartments. With the addition of healthy bacteria to the compartments, the gray water is converted into a non-harmful white water for the environment.

The organic matter is collected and transformed into compost, which serves as fertilizer for our gardens, and guests are encouraged to participate in the hostel’s recycling program.

Water at The Mudhouse Hostel is not heated nor chemically treated. For drinking, guests are offered purified drinking water from reusable containers, from which they can refill their own water bottles.

Our Location

Nestled in a lush tropical rainforest joined to the sea

Address

Calle principal Las Mercedes frente UPC, Mompiche 080301, Ecuador