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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our beach hostel has spacious comfy dorms that blend perfectly with the jungle and create an authentic atmosphere. We also offer free daily yoga classes alongside other changing workshops.

Guests at the hostel can enjoy a vegan breakfast and our smoothie bar that offers healthy super food smoothies, homemade raw chocolate and chocolate desserts. We also organize weekly reggae parties, movie nights, bonfire jams and much more. come over and experience the magic of El Pital for yourself.

El Pital Chocolate Paradise Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 13:00
Check out at 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash only.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception hours: 7am till 11pm
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Amazing location, staff, food and amenities! So many things I loves here. The food is great and sustainably sourced. There is a lake to swim in. The vibe is super chill. Rooms are so nice and clean. 2 Yoga classes are amazing and included in the stay 7am and 4pm. Did I also mention the chocolate and ice cream :) all vegan!!!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    Really nice hostel. Great vibes and very chill. Loved it
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Amazing place to relax and connect. The staff are super welcoming, passionate people who want to share their knowledge and discuss the world. The food is incredible, the best smoothies, chocolate and the dinners are special. They were very helpful in regard to helping you book adventure around the island (hikes, scooter rental, etc.). Highly recommend this place if you want to relax by the lake, meet awesome people and eat healthy, delicious food.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2019
    This is a real paradise. wakeup in the morning and listen to the birds singing. stunning view to both volcanos. watching the stars from your bed through a big glass window. all day eating healthy superfoods delicious chocolate treats, smoothies and ice-creams. daily free yoga. daily swimming by the lake. and don't miss the cacao ceremony. really good wifi. couldn't ask for any better for my visit. Highly recommended.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Wow ' this place is paradise on earth . the cacao is so unique the magic-ball is MAGIC simply perfection
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    Absolutely love this jungle, lakefront paradise, chocolate farm! A real chill space to be in, hosted by chill people. Vegan food both abundant and delicious and the best chocolate smoothies, brownies, bars, and with vegan ice cream. 2 dorm rooms to choose from, I stayed in both of them and even though the upstairs Jungle room is the favorite, I preferred the more comfortable bed (#1) in the Earth room downstairs, equipped with fans, which aren't always necessary but nice to have the option.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Jul 2019
    Amazing location, lovely staff and a super chill atmosphere. This hostel really feels like a part of the jungle with its bamboo structures and thathed roofs. The openness of the dorms allows for a cooling breeze in the evening. The hammocks and bonfire just finish it off, and you can start your morning with a dip in the lake. We loved it!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Jul 2019
    Absolutely wonderful place, right on the side of the lake with amazing view/sunset. Nice place to go for a swim or a little yoga session. You can sign up for dinner every evening they serve very good vegan meal. Plus there is all sorts of chocolate smoties and dessert, a must after a 6 hours volcano hike!! Highly recommend !!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Aug 2019
    Staff was awesome. Great hostel to relax in. Food was great and not expensive. The rooms get very hot and only 1 or 2 fans per room though. The path to get to the hostel from the main road is quite challenging on a scooter.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    24 Jun 2019
    “wow this place is cute!” Very jungly, & right on the water. 85% of the people there were locals or part of the community of people that run El Pital (a lot of people sitting around and smoking all day long). The bugs were a constant fight - outside and in the beds 24/7. When we asked about places on the island they were of no help (just said they’d never been) They refuse to tell you what’s for dinner - just “delicious and vegan surprise” .. No yoga or workshops (advertised both)
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi