Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 4 weeks prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposito el 50% y 100% 30 dias antes de la llegada. Cancelación solo antes de 30 dias de la llegada. Dentro de los 30 dias no hay cancelación ni devolución.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Prohibido mascotas, fumar, tendederos de ropa, uso de bebidas y comidas externas en las habitaciones y terrazas únicamente.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bonga House is perfectly located in the heart of Tamarindo!

Bonga House is a short walk to everything in town but secluded from the noise and crowds. Tamarindo Beach is located in the beautiful Pacific North West of Costa Rica, within the Guanacaste Region.

Bonga House offers beautiful tropical gardens, secluded within the heart of Tamarindo with spacious dorms, rooms, and suites that are designed to accommodate the comfort you want for your escape to paradise. Our property and Staff is prepared to offer you: Concierge & Tour Desk, Bar and Pool Service (9 am to 10 pm) Large Swimming Pool ​24h pool access

Bonga House Conditions & Policies

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 13.00%

Breakfast not included.

Reception opening times from 9.00 to 18.00
No pets allowed
Only guests registered are allowed
No curfew.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2021
    After reviewing several hostels in the area (Selina's, Blue Trailz, Pura Vida) I would recommend staying here and going to those places for social scenes. Luis' place was so much more comfortable, a million times more chill, and a way more spacious set up. A bit of digging will lead you to finding that this place is the hidden gem for food in the area (the sunrise and sunset salads are amazing, and I never eat salads). This is the place to stay in Tama. WIFI is very reliable. Luis is the best.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2021
    What a great place! Ignore the other reviews, this is a hidden gem. Bugs are expected in Costa Rica! This place was clean, no cockroaches. Extended my stay as it was so nice. I'll definitely go back. Clean dorms, great staff, great location, gorgeous pool and outside area and the restaurant was amazing! Value and price! Literally had the best casado there that I've had in CR. Everything else I ate too was very well cooked and great. Can't recommend enough.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2021
    Super nice clean and cozy room, great pool, staff and vibe. Will definitely stay here again
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2021
    This was my 2nd time back at Bonga House and since the pandemic they have made the place even more beautiful than before! They have a beautiful new blue fence and the pool has been repainted, now with the cutest giant inflatable flamingo! It is truly one of the most beautifully kept places in Tamarindo, an oasis in the middle of this little bustling town. It’s a shame they have such low reviews for things that can’t be controlled! This is Costa Rica there’s leaves and power outages people
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Dec 2019
    Very beautiful place! The staff were amazing and helpful! You get a discount on meals there but there is not place for you to cook yourself so it can get expensive. Also I tried to book a shuttle through there and it seemed to be more expensive than other places. All around I was very happy with this place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Dec 2019
    Really stunning hostel with onsite pool and bar. The only downside was that the person in my dorm had their stuff all over the floor in the dorm and the bathroom. But the hostel itself was great and a nice quiet location away from the main road but close walk to everything. Would stay here again for sure!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Jan 2020
    Less of a hostel, more like a hotel. We had the private room with shared bathroom. Excellent location. Guy at reception was nice. Room clean, AC good. Bathroom smelled and had no water pressure. One morning we woke up and there was no running water. No sink, can't flush the toilet, no shower. Went to go talk to reception and there was no one there.... it was 930am. Pool is open 24 hrs which is cool but is dirty af, never saw anyone using it. Overall, would not stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Dec 2019
    The pool was nice and the landscaping was amazing. My only complaint was that this place does not function as a hostel. There were not any kitchen facilities for the guests to have hot or cold beverages without staff assisting. Preparing food yourself...out of the question. A place to hang up wet swimwear after being at the beach or pool is not available. In fact, I tried to improvise a clothes line and was told that it was not permitted. Wet clothes filled the chairs. Reached my word limit.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    03 Feb 2020
    Pool was so dirty it was not able to be used. There is only a small area that is able to be used by hostel guests, and this was consistently full of beer cans and clothes. There is nowhere to hang towels and clothes, no communal kitchen. It’s really a hotel with one room with bunk beds.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.0


    15 Mar 2020
    We were the only guests left on the property on Tuesday. On Wednesday the water throughout the property was turned off with no warning and the staff had no idea why. I emailed the management to inquire whether the water was scheduled to be turned back on that day, and I still haven’t heard back. We ended up getting a different apartment in town instead of staying our last scheduled night at BongaHouse.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi