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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 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

The reminder needs to be paid three 3 weeks prior to arrival via Payal or direct Bank Deposit once the Hostelworld bookings is made. If you want to book with less than three weeks notice please make the booking or contact us directly.

In case of No Show the first night will be charged to the credit card.

If there is a reduction in numbers the full amount will be paid for the remainder of the people on the group.

Additional Terms and Conditions

There is a security deposit of 150 pesos per person to be given in cash on arrival for loss of bedding, keys or general damage to the hostel and its contents.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary 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.


Casa Kraken Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Don't be confused, everything but the name is the same! Formerly known as Oasis Downtown Hostel, we are one of the few youth hostels actually in downtown Puerto Vallarta. We like to see ourselves as a refuge for travelers; a safe, fun, and memorable place where life-long friendships develop. Be greeted (with an ice cold beer!) by our friendly and helpful staff who also enjoy a good party! If you are looking for a good time here in Puerto Vallarta, whether it be relaxing at the beach, eating like a local, or partying the night away, we can show you how!

Casa Kraken is located in between the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the main square (adjacent to the city hall). We are also a block away from the main area of the Malecón: the seahorse statue and the outdoor amphitheater (right next to Los Arcos).

In total we have four dorms: we have an eight bed female dorm, two ten bed mixed dorms and a four bed mixed dorm. They all come with oscolating floor fans and ceiling fans. There are also assigned lockers (with a padlock) inside the dorms for each guest. Staff members organize bar crawls, day trips to the beach, various hikes, and Spanish lessons; feel free to ask for any events! We have a beautiful ocean and city view from our rooftop terrace that is not to be missed.

Casa Kraken Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 10:00AM.
Check out by 11:00AM.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.


The reception service is open from 08.00 to 22.00
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age, or older than 50 years of age.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Check in and check out is between 8 am and 10 pm. Our front desk is only open from 8 am to 10 pm. If you need to check in after 10pm, please let us know in advance. We are not responsible for flight or any kind of delays.

Valid national ID is strictly required for check in or loss of reservation will be applied. If you are not a Mexican national, this means your passport.

In the case that you can't pay the total on arrival you will have to pay the normal walk-in rate. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2020
    Had a great stay here. The cleanliness was the best part. The staff is very friendly. Unfortunately I had to check out earlier. The only negative was the internet connection. Not very reliable especially for web meetings or video chat. It’s not their connection, apparently it’s all around internet connection problem downtown. But I will def go back and stay there for my days off. It’s my favorite hostel now.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2020
    What a great hostal! The staff is wonderful, almost as much incredible as their beautiful rooftop sunset views. Lots of areas to relax and socialize or be alone and get some work done. This location could not be more central to where you want to be! I was very happy to see them taking Covid precautions by keeping everything clean and making guests feel safe and welcome. I will be returning there soon!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2020
    Every one working at the hostel, make you feel like a family member. The location is great, couple of minutes walk to the malecon, restaurants, and beaches. When ever I am back in Puerto Vallarta, I will stay at Kraken Hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2020
    Location great right near lots of diff food options clubs etc, had a fan pointed at you all night, staff is great really nice social hostel totally recomend it
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2020
    Great place with a great location and friendly staff!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    I had an awesome time here! The volunteers and staff here are some of the most genuine and friendly people that I have met on my travels. Together we had a great time scuba diving, salsa dancing in the square and at the bars, going out to eat, etc. They had great tips on places to check out south of Boca de Tomatlan and they also got me a great rate for a trip to the Marietas Islands. I highly recommend this place and will be coming back soon!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Feb 2020
    Super friendly staff!
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Oct 2020
    Clean and friendly, but way too hot. They have to do something about it.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Feb 2020
    Very good location, center of old town, one block from beach/bay. Rooms, beds, and wifi are fine. Patio on second floor and open terrace on third floor, great views. Free breakfast, often with tasty additions by staff. Owner Adela makes one feel at home. William Beyers USA
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    04 Jul 2020
    Excellent (if not perfect) location and extraordinarly clean and tidy. Doubtlessly the best bet in town at this moment. The hostel layout was also pleasing as was the breakfast which added to the value. 3 out of 4 staff were great, however the fourth has a repulsive attitude that should warrant discharge. I moved hostels as a consequence. Sometimes volunteer staff forget their place...
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi