Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description


Since we are located in downtown Puerto Viejo, there are many interesting sights to discover and a wide range of activities to follow. You can spend the day at the beautiful Playa Negra, take a surfing class or if you feel lucky, get one of our boards and self-learn as you go. Located in a heart of Puerto Viejo, those you won't need to do any walking to experience the 'Little Jamaica' and everything it has to offer. Like food? Supermarket right around the corner from our location and of course as we are a very diverse community there are many restaurants to choose from, there is a little bit of everything for every taste. Beta life also offers you a chance to partake and witness the process of course of cacao processing and chocolate making and organic paper making.

We offer you different spaces to stay so you have the best experience with us.
Dorm in an Indigenous construction has no trouble fitting in up to 13 people and is a great choice if you plan to come as a group. In the upper floor theres an ideal space for rest and meditation , in an environment friendly construction made from 100% organic materials.

There is free WiFi, free use of the kitchen

Beta Life Eco Proyecto Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00.
Check out 11:00 but flexible and you can leave your luggage

Breakfast and vegan food on demand, and you can also try our 100% organic chocolate deserts.

Pet friendly
Child friendly
Hippie friendly
Good tobacco friendly
420 friendly View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    A really unique and indigenous characteristic hostel what offers a lot of benefits and knowledge. Super friendly and open minded. I highly recommend this spot...
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Jan 2020
    Really nice place, a community based hostel in the middle of the the town. A chill place with a nice vibe, I recommend
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Feb 2020
    Good location, unique design, and great atmosphere. Definitely a peculiar hostel, you still get all the amenities of a more conventional one. Lockers, hot(ish) showers, a fully stocked kitchen, purified water, etc. Definitely a better atmosphere than people describe in reviews. It's a two minute walk to the beach. Cons: Fridge is small. Tenants do not wash there dishes. Bugs are terrible, even with the mosquito net. Counted 60+ bites in one night. My fault for not spraying repellent.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Feb 2020
    The dorm is more a bamboo Terasse which is lovely! The kitchen is not very clean and there are not so many common areas to get in contact with other travelers. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Every evening they offer to eat with them for 4$ tasty vegan dinner. Free bike and surf board rental :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    17 Apr 2019
    My stay in this hostel was strsnge yet entertaining and a positive experience. The staff is all super friendly and kind. The atmosphere is extremely chill and laid back. However know what youre signing up for bc the beds are up in a wooden loft. Your bags remain downstairs, and the cleanliness is a bit iffy. People here love to hang out and smoke and its basically one of the most hippy places imaginable. With that being said youll meet fascinating people relax and have a peaceful time here
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    The idea is really nice and if there would be done more about humidity of the beds or mosquito nets, that would be a great stay! The smoke added something to the atmosphere, everything was handmade but therefore not perfect.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    28 Feb 2019
    Best for people who like a smoking area. Storage of stuff is kept apart from where the guests sleep in a common area, not spacious to get to your stuff. People are nice and guests are friendly.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    22 Nov 2018
    All the employees were nice, and the kitchen was stocked. Other than that, I didn’t have a great impression of the place. The mattresses in the dorm were 2 inches thin and on the ground. At least the sheets were clean. I came back to the hostel on my second night and someone was asleep in my bed (???????). Breakfast was supposed to be included but wasn’t. My booking was “lost”. There were no lockers, and we just had to leave our bags in the common space. Would not stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.9


    02 Mar 2020
    My stay in this place was as weird as possible and everything said in the reviews bellow happened to me - First there’s no proper staff. Absolutely everybody that works there is volunteer and nobody knows anything, btw theres no free bicycle as said - the kitchen is completely dirty and there’s chicken and dog poo in the whole social area - Someone was asleep in my bed because they don’t control of who’s checking in and out I couldn’t wait to leave this place. Wouldn’t recommend
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    02 Oct 2019
    I didn’t stay there. Pay my night and left. The staff who greated me was stoned and rude. Not lockers, nor space for doing yoga as they advertise and pretty dirty.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi