Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations made one (1) day before the transfer date will be penalized with 100% of the total amount of the reservations.
Cancellations made three (3) or more days before the transfer date will not be penalized
Cancellations will be made and with refund without taxes.
A full refund (with electronic voucher) of the amount paid will be offered in the following cases:
When the service is canceled by the provider.
Due to illness (presenting a certificate from a local doctor 24 hours before the arrival date)
In case of not showing up for the service, 100% of the total amount of the reservations will be penalized.
Automatic cancellation being a No-Show after 23 hours on the day of the reservation

Additional Terms and Conditions

Las cancelaciones efectuadas un (1) día antes de la fecha del traslado serán penalizadas con el 100% de la cantidad total de las reservaciones.
Las cancelaciones efectuadas tres (3) o más días antes de la fecha del traslado no serán penalizadas
Las cancelaciones seran efectuadas y con devolucion sin los impuestos.
Se ofrecerá la devolución total (con vale electrónico) de la cantidad pagada en los siguientes casos:
Cuando el servicio es cancelado por el proveedor.
Debido a enfermedad (presentando una constancia de un médico de la localidad 24 horas antes de la fecha de llegada)
En caso de no presentarse al servicio se penalizará con el 100% de la cantidad total de las reservaciones.
Cancelación autómatica siendo un No-Show despues de las 23 horas del dia de la reservación

No nos hacemos responsables de objetos olvidados en las cabañas.
Los objetos olvidados solo se guardaran por una semana despues de la fecha del check out.

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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bostel is a new concept that comes from the word Bosque(Forest in Spanish) and Hostel.Offering the only space of its kind in all of Mexico.

El Bostel is in the mountain of San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca. Originating an ideal concept of sand for those who like to meet people on the trip and want to save a complete cabin, but with all the comforts.

Our Bostel has three rooms named after hallucinogenic mushrooms representative of the region, where it accommodates 6 guests in single beds. We also have two terraces for home office, a reading area, shower rooms, bathrooms, living room with fireplace, work areas, dining room, kitchen and a barbecue or fireplace outside.

However, our Bostel to have this magnificent views, we are located 20 mins by walk from the main town, 8 mins from the bus stop at the main entrance and 5 mins by Mototaxi.

Remember that we have extra private dormitories (Cabañas) so, don't forget to ask about it by whatssap or email. +5219512571170

Bostel Rancho Viejo Policy and Condition:

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 16.00 to 23.00
Check out before 12.00

Payment upon arrival by cash ONLY
Taxes not included (16% VAT 3% Lodging tax )
Breakfast not included

Reception from 08.00 to 23.00
No curfew
Pet are not allowed
Minimum age for reservations of 18 years View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2022
    Had an amazing time here it is a special place and the hostel is beautiful. Comfortable, spacious and clean. Book a couple of nights because you will not want to leave! ☺️
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2022
    Simply amazing! The place is beautifully designed and the location is idyllic! It’s a must visit if you have a chance.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2022
    10/10 - by far the best place to stay in San Jose
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2022
    A special place. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in and for sure the best place to stay in San José (I tried 2 others). The facilities are excellent, the location is perfect. The atmosphere in the hostel is amazing and so easy to meet and connect with people. It's more like a cozy house than a hostel. I will be back.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2022
    Amazing place!! Really felt like I was on a vacation and not just traveling. The hostel is like a cozy cabin surrounded by beautiful mountains. So many nice places to chill and meet people. Very clean and comfortable. A bit cold but I enjoyed being wrapped in a blanket by the fire. I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Aug 2022
    I loved the contemporary feeling of the dorm rooms. The nearby hiking trails are lovely as well. I'm very happy with my stay and would recommend. At night it gets very cold so please ask for a blanket.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Aug 2022
    Excellent stay, staff was really helpful.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2022
    This hostel is stunning! One of the prettiest I've seen. It creates such a rich environment perfect for meeting others. My only complain is that it is freezing cold. I asked for two blankets, wore my jeans and hoodie and I was still freezing. It was the only common complaint, they need some form of heating in the rooms. Other than that, it was such a wonderful place.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Aug 2022
    We loved this place. It felt more like a big house than a hostel. Everyone hung out together around the fire in the living room. It was so nice. I'd highly recommend staying here and would stay again if I was in San Jose. The cafe outside is nice too for breakfast, snacks and pizza. I did find it very expensive (€26 for a dorm bed per night). We had to pay more for towels (50 pesos) and fire wood. They provided some fire wood for the inside fire each day but said we had to pay for any more.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2022
    The overall experience was disappointing. I was hoping for better comfort given the high prices. The architecture is pretty but there was only one chimney to heat up three entire dorms so the space was very cold and crowded even though it's only the beginning of autumn... they couldn't even provide enough blankets for everyone. The kitchen seems to be equiped for a family rather than a community so it requires some planning. Great viewpoint for watching sunsets though!!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi