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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.3
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant 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.

General:
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

7.3
  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 6.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Dec 2019
    I only stayed one night before my other reservation was ready. Essentially, this is a hostel attached to a nice hotel. I had a private room, and it was a fantastic hotel room, forget the “hostel” part. Also, my shuttle was hours late getting into Tamarindo at night. Without any pre-arrangement, the management had specifically left the room keys and my name with the night security so I could get in, and I found a personalized letter on the bed about it. Fantastic service. Great location.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    I had a really great stay at Bonga house, the staff were super friendly and helpful. It’s a super chill area, with only one room dedicated to the hostel. Lots of fun, but definitely not a party spot. The locker setup is a bit odd, with only some that you can get a lock on, but since it is such a small place I never had to worry about my stuff. I would definitely recommend this place, good vibes and great people!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    It was a very good stay and the on-site restaurant served wonderful meals all through the day! The hostel room is a bit close to the bar so it isn’t silent sleeping but the beds are comfortable and clean! Also, the WiFi was just about gone in the room at about 7 pm every night but the private terrace still had good connection
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    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

    Fabulous

    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Dec 2019
    Clean enough place, but it’s a weird vibe. The hostel is what appears to be a spare room that was too small to use as a standard hotel room (this is mostly a hotel). The bar and pool area are nice, but it won’t have the social aspect that a true hostel has (i don’t mean party hostel). I ended up going and hanging out at Oveja Negra most of the time. The en suite toilet kept having issues, so we had to use the bar bathroom the whole time.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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

    Rating

    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

    Rating

    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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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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