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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

What a view from the worlds largest hammock, a place to sit back with a cold beverage or fresh fruit juice and chat among new friends.

Hang out with toucans during the day and wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the morning. Full service restaurant and bar offering amazing western comfort food made to order, and sourced locally. Menu service during the day with evening meals served family style. Amazing sunsets - with views of the sea and the city below - followed by our nightly campfire.

We have beds made with Pine from the jungle inside the main house, And now we are proud to unveil our newest *Relax* dorm with the thickest matresses and a giant hammcok off the front deck....further away from social areas so its a great place to catch up on your sleep and bird watch from your bed!

Friday BBQ's, fresh breads, local ingredients, amazing fruits on site and we are now cooking from the new earth oven. Cool breeze, chill vibe, hiking accessible, coffee and bird watching tours. We are always adding cool things and recently we put in the new tree house for an even higher lookout.

Our bar is fully stocked with every thing from water to Limoncello made by our Italian neighbour and craft beer from the local brewery.

We do employ many locals who have grown up close by so do not expect fluent English from our receptionists, but do expect to be welcomed warmly and to practise your Spanish.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 10:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .
Any reservations not checked in by 18:00 will be regarded as a no show and will be cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.

Payment is only accepted in CASH. Please make arrangements in Santa Marta to visit the bank machine before your departure. There are currently no ATM's in Minca and also none up here in the jungle.

We participate in digital detox at Casa Elemento and do not have wifi onsite. We have emergency internet for customer use but no general access.
Darkness sets around 6pm. You will not be able to find transport options from Minca to us after that time. You can depart as early as 6am though. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    26 Jul 2019
    We stayed at the “deluxe” room, which is a treehouse...the room itself has his place, but the name “deluxe” is misleading!!
    Switzerland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Aug 2019
    Great hostel, with an amazing view
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Jul 2019
    Best place to stay in minca. Hammocks and views are amazing, the bar is good prices and the dinner is yummy! I was in a dorm not in the main building which is fine but it seemed under construction still. Still great because it had its very own hammock with less people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Aug 2019
    Stayed in tree house, amazing views. Staff were lovely, great bar and food.
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel, took the mototaxi up from Minca which takes about 30mins. Views are spectacular, hostel has chilled vibes, food is very nice and portions are big. Building work on a new hostel next door meant being woken up early with the sound of saws & drills - this should be finished within a month.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    26 Jul 2019
    Casa Elemento is all about the location and the experience! The hammocks are great and the views are stunning. Staff is very helpful and fun. Food and drinks are expensive for the area but reasonable and delicious. If your room is up on the hill instead of in the main area, expect there to be a hike back in the dark and it is not as clean with trash all around.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    Stayed here for one night and wouldn’t recommend any longer. Staff are all lovely and speak good English. However, the hostel needs some TLC.. the largest hammock is broken and is currently being ‘repaired’ and the the pool is very dirty that even the staff say they wouldn’t go in it. Food is good however you cannot choose your meal (other than if you’re a vegetarian). Overall it’s a good hostel, however wouldn’t recommend staying the night there, instead do a day trip to see the hammocks
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Great view but not value for money could have been better
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    31 Aug 2019
    The facilities were dirty and smelled of humidity. We were in rooms next to a construction site - there were no curtains, the lockers were broken and the water for the showers was virtually non existent. The staff were not very nice and not willing to help. However, the view was beautiful - it is good for a day but not for a stay and the food was delicious!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    21 Jul 2019
    Room wasn’t clean. Bathroom wasn’t clean. People that weren’t guests hang around in the hammocks around the room, and you don’t have the feeling of any kind of privacy. Moreover, those people were working early at morning next to our room (drilling and sawing). Finally (and this is unfortunately no joke..), for some weird reason these workers tied a chicken on a leash under our window. That poor thing started screaming at 05:30 and consequently didn’t give us a chance to sleep any more.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
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  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's