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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.
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  • 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
  • Awesome 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

Driftwood Surfer is a beachfront hostel with a swimming pool and swim up bar, great views of the ocean, air conditioned private rooms and spacious dormitories. This is a wonderful spot to relax or rent a board and go surfing. It also boasts hammocks, a fully stocked bar with free organised evening activities and great international and local cuisine in its rooftop restaurant which boasts daily specials with a range of vegetarian/vegan & gluten free dishes. We are also an integral part of the local community and support various community projects. 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 8.3

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2022
    The best hostel stayed at so far whilst travelling, amazing food and evening activities as well as a great view and lovely beach. Also the release of the turtles is amazing
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2022
    Great atmosphere and really fun staff who make you feel a part of the group! Would stay again and would always recommend to anyone staying in El Paredon!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2022
    Driftwood Surfer hostel is one of the best hostel i have ever been too! Thanks to Ale, Diana and Armand and all the other staff members for a lovely and pleasant stay! Even when the AC wasn’t working, they gave us free breakfast and shifted us to a private dorm which i haven’t experienced in any other hostel. If ever i am back here, gonna definitely stay here for sure. Surfing lesson, kayak and different buffet everyday! You just can’t miss it !
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2022
    Attention, there is a danger that you never want to go back. A really cool place to unwind and party. Only to recommend!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2022
    Not a single complaint, love this place, great salsa lessons!!! Love the pool, love the vibe, love the people, love the staff, love it all
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2022
    It was an amazing hostel where they have drinking games every night specially on a Wednesday it is Techno Dj night. They an amazing staff where they are super friendly. Also you have to Meet Mr. Potatoe an amazing pet. By the beach they have cool volleyball court and Cabana.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2022
    Great place to chill at the beach and/or party. Easy to meet people and socialize. Very accommodating staff who let me take a call in a private room while it was pouring down rain. The whole team there goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay. Do everyone a favor and pick up a bag of trash on the beach !!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2022
    Un des meilleurs hostels où je suis allée ! Super ambiance, super cadre, avec une piscine vue sur la plage Le restaurant de l’hostel est très bon et les prix raisonnables Tous les soirs il y a des buffet à volonté organisés avec un thème, et tout est vraiment bon Cependant, je n’ai pas vu une seule personne nettoyer sur les 3 jours où j’étais là. La douche était dans un état pitoyable avec le pommeau qui fuyait en continu et l’eau ne s’évacuait pas. Ambiance pataugeoire La piscine était relativement sale
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Aug 2022
    Of all the hostels we stayed during our trip in Guatemala the Driftwood Surfer definitely was the best at making us feel at home and part of the family right from the start. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. There is always a good vibe at the pool bar. All food on the menu is good, but the dinners were excellent and it´s nice that big eaters get to go for a second round if they want. I would say this is the easiest place to meet people if you are traveling alone. Location is right on the beach, but a
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    16 Jul 2022
    Nice hostel in front of the beach, but facilities are often dirty … the food is nice and the staff very cute
    France, 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