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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

The hostel is focused on surfing and has a laid-back pura vida atmosphere. We offer surf lessons with one of our friendly and experienced surf instructors and we are more then happy to give you information about what to do around, buses, etc. or help you booking shuttles, activities and trips.

Located in the heart of Tamarindo, Coral Reef Surf Hostel offers travellers more than might be expected from a hostel. Steps away from the beautiful Playa Tamarindo as well as some of the best surf breaks Costa Rica has to offer.

Coral Reef Surf Hostel is located in the center of Tamarindo. We are steps away from Playa Tamarindo as well as many dining options. Besides our own Shortboards Grill and Longboards BBQ, we're adjacent to a food court and two grocery stores.

Our newly renovated property has been outfitted to ensure your comfort:All rooms are provided with bedsheets and linen, safety lockers and air conditioning

Furtheremore, there is:

- a shared kitchen
- a common ground where you can hang out with other guests, watch television, chill in the hammocks or a skate the skate ramp in the backyard.

Guests have:

- The possibility to store your surfboard
- 15% discount on their meal at Longboards BBQ restaurant
(Beside the hostel)
- the possibility to book trips, activities, shuttles and busses

Coral Reef Surf Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in starts 11:00 to 21:00 .
Check out is 08:00 to 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

- Our cancellation policy is 48 hours before arrival. 2 days. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Taxes not included
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.
Our reception is open from 8:00am to 9 pm daily.
Travelers with children are welcome in our private rooms.
The hostel reception area is accessed through Mandarina. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 4.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2019
    Coral Reef really made my stay in Costa Rica and Tamarindo itself. I was a solo 27 year old female Canadian, with very little Spanish. The staff is super accommodating and helpful. Thank you Megan for the help and love! They have daily cleaning staff, so the hostel is very clean. I used the kitchen almost everyday it was great, they have a fridge there so you can keep your groceries and not have to eat out all the time...although longboards BBQ is next door 15% off!! 100% be back soon!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2018
    Cant be bothered to write much other than good spot and enjoyed my stay here!! Recommended
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 Dec 2018
    The staff was super helpful and friendly, any questions or concerns were delt with quickly and easily. We ended up staying 2 more nights in the shared dorms, great place would definitely stay there again.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Dec 2018
    we absolutely loved this place, only stayed for 2 nights and wish we stayed longer! great place to hangout and close to everything in this amazing town. best part though had to be the owner of the hostel and the restaurant beside the hostel, Longboards. he made us feel so welcomed and safe every time we saw him!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Mar 2019
    The staff was great and very helpful. The facilities were good. I loved the AC in our room. Bathrooms were super small but not a big deal. Restaurant next was good also. Location is very close to the beach and shops. Best thing was the staff they were all super. Pura vida!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 Nov 2018
    Cute place, but a little loud at night with the local nightlife. And then again in the morning when the surfers head out. Bring ear plugs. Love the area though, so cute. Great shops. The food court Mercadito nearby has amazing food and great atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    14 Nov 2018
    great location, short walk from the beach. some staff more knowledgeable/helpful than others. we stayed in a 4-person private room two nights and the 10-person room 1 night. private room was very secure and had great A/C, only downside was there were no windows so it was dark int he morning and a bit stifling. the dorm up top had A/C but it didn't really do anything as all the walls were basically windows so there was no insulation, made for a very hot night's sleep. overall a good time though
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2019
    What made it a good experience was William the surf teacher. He was absolutely amazing and really good at his job. Professional and patient. The room was ok, toilets and showers really need to be fixed as doors were old and almost falling off. The noise was a big problem: 1. Staff would gather by the kitchen talking for 1hr before starting shift. 2. Noise coming of the street(clubs, pubs) you can hear it from the rooms until 4 am.
    Portugal, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Dec 2018
    Location is perfect, right in the middle of town & just steps away from good places to eat. Although that also means that it gets super loud at night from nearby parties, so it may be a bit difficult to get some sleep unless you have ear plugs. Atmosphere is a bit off, there's a common space but no one really socialises. Overall decent bathrooms & facilities, kitchen is cleaned often & the beds themselves are pretty comfy. It would be convenient to have power sockets or plugs for the top bunks.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    28 May 2019
    The cleanliness of this hostel was awful. The communal fridge was so dirty and there were ants in our beds (only realised late evening so could not leave). Checked out after only staying 1 night instead of 4 due to this. The reception staff were LOVELY however, we were only refunded for our final night stay. Would not recomend this hostel, found far better for the same price.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi