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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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.
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 8.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Had a great time staying here! Staff took me out on hikes and a day to the beach, organized day trips for me, and were super knowledgeable about things to do. I loved my time with everyone. Hostel is safe, clean, and the breakfasts are yummy!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    My stay at Casa Kraken was phenomenal. The check-in was a breeze, and I was welcomed with a Pacifico. Liz provided suggestions right away and made sure my doubts/inquiries were answered. The hike with Travis was my highlight of my trip. Adela made sure I was comfortable and you can tell she emphasizes on keeping the home spotless. Location is great and close to many points of interest. Gracias por todo, se les extraña!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    great hostel to stay, chill atmosphere
    Slovakia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    My favorite part of this hostel was the staff. I felt like they did everything they could to make me feel at home, show me a good time, and be my friend. Also, Travis makes excellent breakfast! I definitely recommend you wake up early for it, even if you're hung over! Overall I really enjoyed my stay here, and compared to the other hostel I was at in Mexico, this was much, much better and I enjoyed Puerto Vallarta way more than I would have otherwise. 10/10.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Great Hostel! Really enjoyed my time there. It is super clean. You can't find a speck of sand anywhere. AC at night in the mixed 10-bed room. The couple that runs it, Liz and Travis, are awesome as well. They had excellent restaurant suggestions and took us on a hike to a secluded beach. We had a great time!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    This is an excellent place to stay while in PV. The location is perfect and the hostel has a very friendly and laid-back feel to it. I stayed here 2 weeks in total and look forward to returning in the future.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2019
    Nice, clean, secure, simple, nice breakfast, AC available in some rooms if you want it (it is HOT in PV), great location v near the Malecon and an easy walk to the Zona Romantica. I was there in low (ie rainy) season, so it wasn't busy, so it's hard to judge the atmosphere from that. But I was only looking for a hideaway for days in the sun, rather than nights out, so that suited me well.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    26 May 2019
    PROS: excellent location, hot showers (3/4 nights), nice breakfast, shout-out to Gladice for being so friendly. CONS: very stiff beds, toilets are a short walk away from the rooms, spotty wifi, gave me a hard time for wanting the AC on (why have it if we can't use it?). Make sure to email them if you're arriving at night- there's no 24/7 reception.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2019
    The place is good but a bit expensive and there are pretty harsh on the rules.
    Israel, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3


    18 Oct 2019
    Very uncomfortable mistress no AC when asked why they moved me room and charged me more but the ac was only from 10 pm to 8 am so when it got off woke up from the heat No atmosphere at All no activities they helped me a little to plan a trip to beach but otherwise I do not recommend it Somehow it had a good rating I was very dissapoobted when I got there
    Mexico, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire