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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Winner of Hostelworld's Best Hostel In Colombia 2018 and Second in Latin America!

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

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

Please do not arrive after dark (6pm) as it is very difficult to find transport in Buritaca at night.

We offer accommodation in hammocks (our 11 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 volleyball court, pool table and probably the best bar in South America, serving up cool mora gin & tonics, maracuyá 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:
Daily yoga (Monday to Friday)
Tubing right from our doorstep
Horse riding
Paddle boarding
Motorbike hire
Bicycle hire
Bird watching
Dawn walks for sunrise over the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Cacao and nature tours

We have no wifi - prepare to disconnect!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2021
    Best hostel in Colombia, no discussion. Tha vibe of the place is amazing, beautiful location, the staff is the nicest, loved them all! Katy, Esteban, Pati, Yurani, Sofia, Estrella, Ben, Angel, El Gringo and everyone else made this place feel incredible.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    really good hostel, really great staff, really great vibes, really beautiful nature
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2021
    It's gritty, It's bucolic, It's rustic and that's how we like it. You're not going to get the same high end luxury of an upscale Hostel but you will get the same level of service. Suitable for hippies, backpackers, or a modern traveler that is willing to spend the night in a private hut. They boast amazing eco tourism, with river rides and jungle tours, astonishingly good restaurant and fantastic layout. Wifi no, cellular signal maybe, good time definitely.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2021
    Great hostel, great staff amazing food, the hammocks are super comfy, well worth it!
    Wales, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2021
    Best hostel, why wouldnt it be? I've been lucky enough to see a few hostels in my limited time of travel, but this one has to be the best. I'm not too sure there are other hostels in this world where you can watch the sun rise, on a private beach, followed by a glass of champagne and banoffe pie......first thing in the morning. The location is stunning, the place is always being cleaned by the utterly impecible staff of El Rio, the food is delicious (fish and chip Friday better than most fish
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2021
    Rio hostel in my opinion is THE BEST HOSTEL in that area where you MUST to go at least a night, there is a magical river, mountains, rocks and nature vibes. Acomodations, reception and bar are really cozy, also delicious food!. Staff is very friendly specially Patricia at the reception and Katy at the bar!
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2021
    It takes 15 walking from the main road. You can also take a "Mototaxi" to get there for COP$3.000 (1USD). The hostel is on the edge of Buritaca River, it has and awesome beach, perfect to sunbathing or just chill. The hostel has a great bar, the staff is friendly and always they have a smile in their faces. It is a perfect place to isolate yourself from the noisy city and have a great time. Recommended 100%, i wanna go back soon.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2021
    Lives up to the hype. Gorgeous location. Beautiful gardens with butterflies and hummingbirds flying about. Loads of activities (BRING CASH!!!). Good restaurant. Bathrooms were very clean. Private room was super comfortable. Tubing was awesome. Hour massage for 15USD. Music at the bar goes to midnight on weekdays and 2AM on weekends. Even with earplugs, you can feel the beat. Best bet is just to join the party. Other guests were wonderful. And bring bug spray!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Apr 2021
    I come back every time I'm nearby. Seriously, I love this place. Greeted by name!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.3


    13 Aug 2021
    Beautiful location. However we were not expecting the 11 persons dorm to actually host more than 30 beds and hamacs. Plus the dorms has no wall and is right next to the dj place. We stayed 3 nights. Three nights of crazy loud music until 6 am. When the music started again at 7 am, we kindly asked the dj to keep it low for the people who were still sleeping. He answered 'if you don't like this place go f**k yourself'. I would recomend to sleep at another - nicer - hostel and come for the party.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • 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
  • Board Games


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

  • 2018

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

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