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 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full deposit for group bookings. Please contact us for any special needs.

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."

Additional Info:

Reminder there are no ATMs in El Paredon. Bring cash!

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Driftwood Surfer beach hostel El Paredon Guatemala

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

2 Night Reservation Minimum.
Welcome to The Driftwood Surfer Hostel in El Paredon. We're here to help you have a wonderful stay and an unforgettable experience :)

•A/C Dorms & Private rooms
•Beachfront Pool Bar
•Panoramic Rooftop Restaurant
•Baby turtle release (daily in season) Driftwood conservation project
•Hot weather all year round
•Cheapest surf lessons in town
•Surfboard rentals
•Pool Table & Ping Pong Table
•Kayak and SUP tours
•Horseback riding
•Turtle & Salt farm tour
•All you can eat dinner buffets
•Night activities
•Best surf spot in Guatemala
•Social vibes
• Mini pig Potato

We have just finished redecorating the hostel and we are now adding cleaning protocols, retraining staff and changing procedures in light of Covid-19 and new government guidelines. We will be limiting our capacity and we are creating more private rooms at the expense of dormitory spaces. Mealtimes will have reduced hours so we can dedicate more time to sanitation. We hope to give you a wonderful warm and safe experience.
Remember there are no ATMs in El Paredon. We ask that you bring no outside alcohol or children and certainly do not combine the two. Bring smiles, sun tan lotion and expect to want to stay longer than you anticipated. We look forward to meeting you!

Please let us know if you have any questions :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2021
    Really fun hostel with a great atmosphere. Private rooms are really nice and have AC. Private bathrooms are clean and have private outdoor showers which are nice. Would totally recommend staying here if you're looking for a clean place with a great atmosphere to meet awesome people and party.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Aug 2021
    Was staying at vista verde when I was invited here by a friend. I immediately booked a night because wow. The view alone. Beds were great, staff was so friendly, pool tables, swim up bar (it was closed but it’s still cool). Book through another site. Everything about this place was tops. Thanks everyone!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Aug 2021
    Terrific atmosphere, party place all around but in a 2 minute walk you are on the hut of the beach for a little relaxing. The weekends was a lot of fun ith a lot ot people coming from diferent places and having drinks in the pool. Would recommend it
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2021
    This is a really fun hostel, definitely a chill party vibe. They have a volleyball court and direct beach access so it was easy to choose this one.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Aug 2021
    Felt unsafe as in your stuff might get stolen?… we weren’t even given a room key it’s just always open, and at night the hostel doors are always open (I guess this is quite a nice familial and safe feel in a way). There are lockers but my bag didn’t fit (40L backpack). Great atmosphere, very relaxed vibe with the perfect hut+hammocks on the beach but also great atmosphere in terms of people and the bar! Good dinner. There’s a pig! Loved the beanbags on the top of the beach hut!!
    Spain, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Aug 2021
    Paradice! Watch out for mosquitos dou...
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Aug 2021
    The location is amazing. The staff is awesome and super friendly. The pool bar slaps. Volleyball every day, dinner always an option for a fair price. My constructive feedback would be to not blast the music so loud right by the pool. Almost couldn't hear myself. Also, there were some cockroaches in the room and the eating area. The place could use some more consistent cleaning. All in all better than what I expect from a party hostel. Staff is the main reason for the great rating.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Sep 2021
    Private room shared bath/toilet. Good: Great location Great restaurant Nice staff Great atmosphere Free parking Bad: Room was moldy. Bad bed. A/C was staff controlled
    Denmark, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Jun 2021
    WiFi is quite good. Staff needs to be better, e.g. when I arrived in El Paredon and didn't have accomodation because I didn't book anything in advance and they didn't have bed for me - they didn't offer me any help or advice or WiFi connection to search for one. That is like really rude thing to do to anybody!
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    18 Jun 2021
    I was very disappointed by this hostel. Location was beautiful, it looked online as a perfect surfers paradise. But once i arrived i got hit by a very unfriendly atmosphere. The staff cared all about money, overcharging, asking for every single penny, for spraying yourself with bug spray at the bar, inviting for shots which we didnt ask for and later found them on our bill. Stuff is not informed good about traveling options as well as not informing guests right about “bar rules”. Not recommend
    Slovakia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi