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
  • Awesome 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 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2022
    The property itself is beautiful, it’s a bit tucked away and there aren’t a lot of residents but the staff and management are amazing. It couples as a restaurant and the food is very very good. Adrian, one of the owners gave personalized surf lessons, the pool and atmosphere were more than I expected. Overall I would love to visit again!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2022
    Bonga House is absolutely wonderful! The staff is all so warm and welcoming, the rooms are well kept, spacious, and set up nicely. It’s definitely more of a relaxed hostel, which is amazing during the day to get a huge pool and peaceful setting so private. But that doesn’t stop it from being a fun place to make friends! I stayed in the 5 bedroom dorm and made friends with everyone that passed through, and we went out and had so much fun. The only thing I would say is I wish I had more time!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Mar 2022
    Loved the time I had at Bonga House atmosphere was great everyone was friendly. Adrian is your guy! Hes got great recommendations on food, surfing tips you name it and He'll help you out, best MC at Pacifco too!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Mar 2022
    I had the best stay at Bonga house ever! Met some friends for life there! The bartender Carlitos makes the best albacoladas and you will meet the most friendly people! Will definitely be returning:) I felt very taken care of and it’s proximity to everything is the best. There is an amazing restaurant with some of the best food of Tamarindo there which definitely makes up for the kitchen. I can’t wait to be back and see the Bonga family! I already miss it and everyone so so much!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 May 2022
    Everyone at the Bonga House was so kind and welcoming. I'm traveling alone and they made me feel at home. I will come back if I go to Tamarindo again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Feb 2022
    This place was beautiful. I stayed in a deluxe suite. It had a nice seating area inside with a refrigerator, coffee maker, a closet with a safe. My own private hammock over looking the pool. The staff were pretty great and super attentive, always had music playing, which was a great background noise as I laid in my hammock. Their restaurant had very good foods and open to the public. No breakfast as advertised. Coffee is Keurig style. No where to prep foods. This is more of a private type stay.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    22 Feb 2022
    kitchen is VERY lacking. there weren’t even 5 forks even though we were in a 5 person dorm. at night there were cockroaches in the bathroom. besides this, amazing stay here, it’s in the center and close to most things. they have a restaurant and the staff is super nice.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Mar 2022
    Very quiet . Really nice pool , good room , walk to beach and town short . No kitchen
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Apr 2022
    Comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. Amazing location right next to the beach. In the middle of North and South so could walk each way easily. Kitchen outside was a little dirty and so many flies/ bugs it was a bit grim to cook in. Also, between the professional, indoor kitchen and the outdoor communal one, each were half stocked and so was a bit weird having to go between the 2 to cook even just pasta. i would stay again, but the facilities are basic. WiFi also didn’t reach our beds but was ok.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    03 Feb 2022
    When we first arrived we were very excited and pleased with how nice the place looked. We dropped our things off in our room and went out for the day. When we got back, our room was covered in ants. Now a few ants would've been fine(seeing as you're basically in the jungle) but 1 wall was completely covered and they were even on our beds. When we told the staff they didn't seem to really care, but gave us a new room anyway. It was an okay experience, but not worth the price.
    Canada, Female, 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