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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Winner of Hostelworld's Best Hostel In Colombia 2017 and Second in Latin America!

10 minutes from the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) pickup point

25 minutes from Tayrona National Park (Zaino / Cañaveral entrance)

We offer accommodation in hammocks (our 18 bed dorm), each of which comes fully equipped with a pillow, blanket, power point, locker and mosquito net. We also have three 6 bed dorms, all en-suite, two with air-con, plus the 12 bed fan cooled dorm. Our private rooms come in the form of 7 gorgeous cabañas, each with a double size bed (that can be made into twins if needed!), safes and blankets.

Our hostel is set right in the middle of a stunning jungle, whilst some of Colombia’s best beaches are just a 30 minute walk away. We can organise surf board rentals and lessons with our friends down at All Good Surf, plus Palomino is just up the road.

At the hostel we have a ping pong table, a basketball net, a volleyball court, pool table and probably the best bar in South America, serving up cool mora gin & tonics, maracuya vodka soda’s and more. We’ve been known to host the odd party - check the social calendar on our website for more information!

Fun stuff on offer includes:
Tubing right from our doorstep
Horse riding
Rafting
Paddle boarding
Motorbike hire
Bicycle hire
Bird watching
Hiking
Dawn walks for sunrise over the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Cacao and nature tours

We have no wifi - prepare to disconnect!

See you by the river.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Dec 2018
    Believe the hype !! El Rio was the most fun I've ever had at a hostel. Between the awesome staff, no wifi, river location, tubing and nightly events there wasn't a moment I wasn't having the time of my life!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Nov 2018
    No wonder it’s voted the best hostel in Colombia. This hostel was amazing and had everything you needed. The food was great and loved having the communal dinner. The hostel in general was well though out, there were loads of areas to hang out, activities like volleyball and pool, and beach/river access. Rooms were clean and spacious and you had your own charging portal too. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly too. I couldn’t recommend this hostel enough!
    Hong Kong, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Nov 2018
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at in South America; fantastic staff and volunteers, incredible setting and lots to do (or nothing to do if you’re into that). Keep it up.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Dec 2018
    The set up at El Rio is amazing. Awesome views of the jungle. Modern private rooms. Cool bar. But there are definitely a few issues. There is an enduring rancid smell of sewerage that seriously needs to be addressed. The food is reminiscent of school camp. The music is odd - deep house when people are chilling - despite obvious mood/vibe improvements when the music is changed. The shared toilets never felt clean. Overall we had a good stay but it is defs overhyped!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Awards

  • 2018

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

El Rio Hostel 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 14:00 to 21:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 12:00 .

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

General:-
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

Breakfast included, a basic breakfast of cereal, toast and marmalade is included, with optional extras (eggs, bacon etc)

No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Reception is open from 8am-9pm


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