Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Flutterby House - your jungle beach “home” while you're exploring our beautiful slice of this planet. We are proud to be a sustainable, truly eco-friendly hostel, bar, and restaurant, located just a five-minute walk from the beautiful beaches of the Marino Ballena National Park on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. We can help you book local tours and activities including: whale watching, snorkeling/scuba diving, whitewater rafting, surfing lessons, waterfall tours, kayaking, ziplining and more! If you’d rather explore the surrounding area on your own, we rent surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles and snorkeling gear for your convenience. Because we are proud, devoted advocates for our planet, we do not sell or provide any single-use plastic products, including bottles, straws or bags. We recycle, compost, keep chickens, grow produce, and use a biodigestor. We host educational “green tours” every Thursday, to offer our guests and community a learning opportunity for these systems. Come in for a night, a week, a drink, a meal, a surfboard, or even a hug. We look forward to welcoming you “home” to the Flutterby House.

We are located in Uvita, one of the best beaches of Costa Rica. We are just a few minutes away from the beach that is part of Marino Ballena National Park. Furthermore, there are several restaurants near to our facilities in which you can enjoy the best of the cuisine of Costa Rica.

Choose from our wide variety of accommodations to fit your lifestyle and budget. We offer comfortable and clean open-air studio apartments, cabins, tree houses and dorm beds, spread over an acre on a beautiful mango plantation. Camping and hammock space is also available. Enjoy waking up to the sounds of the waves and howler monkeys and watch the toucans, iguanas and scarlet macaws in the surrounding trees. We offer a full communal kitchen, yoga deck, bouldering wall, free Wi-Fi, full bar with daily happy hours and activities, and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies and snacks. We also provide lockers, secure parking and a night guard for your security.

Flutterby House Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 11:00.
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes not included - 15.00%
Breakfast not included.

All private rooms list prices are for double occupancy. If the room can accomodate more than 2 people, the cost is an additional $10 per person, per night -
and it will be added to the total due when you arrive.


The reception is open from 07.00 to 22.00
Curfew until 00:00.
We do not accept customers younger than 10 years of age.
Pets are allowed with a deposit of $50.
Non smoking.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Beautiful hostel in a beautiful place. Very eco friendly, delicious food and smoothies available. Very friendly, helpful staff.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2019
    The staff was amazing. I got to party with them after quiet hours. The good was very tasty and big portion sizes. I was traveling alone and the atmosphere was wonderful for making new friends.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2019
    Pura Vida.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2019
    A really thoughtful and authentic hostel experience within nature. Great vibes, amazing location that is close to the beach. I rented a surf board almost every day and that worked out great. The hostel restaurant food was very good, coffee very fresh and tasty. Kitchen also well maintained!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Mar 2019
    Great place! Amazing atmosphere! Slept in one of the private huts with my mate. Great value for the money. BUT remember to buy groceries directly when you get of the bus-stop, or by the highway/main road when driving. Its a long walk to buy it later, so you´'ll end up spending lots of money on the (very delicious though) restaurant at the hostel, instead of using the common kitchen.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Mar 2019
    Great atmosphere! Very environmentally friendly! Not often you can sleep in a treehouse. Can be a bit noisy if you aren’t used to the jungle but to us that was part of the highlight. Food is really good, but service can be slow. Kitchen is fully stocked and there was always lots of space in the fridges. Short walk to a great beach. One of the best sunsets we saw in Costa Rica!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Apr 2019
    Very social hostel with a bar onsite. I stayed in the dorm room which is directly above the bar up a scary ladder. Be aware of this if you are a light sleeper or have trouble climbing. I enjoyed the food. Very close walk to the beach which is a plus. Enthusiastic staff. Lots of information offered. Unique to sleep in a treehouse!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Mar 2019
    Loved the common area set up, food, and social atmosphere. Stayed in the loft. Wasn't a fan of not having a door on the room, and didn't realize when booking that the shared bathroom was all dorm rooms and down the ladder and across the common area.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2019
    They have a small locker for valuables, but all treehouse rooms are accessible to the public, as it is a popular location for travellers and locals. The staff are amazing, and very knowledgeable on the area. I would recommended renting a bike if you want to explore the town / don’t have a car, as it is hot! No A/C so prepare to sweat! Super close to the beach! They take cash and credit! Good food - try fish tacos! Make sure you have bug spray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    24 Mar 2019
    Flutterby acts like a California-style spa in Palm Springs--with a full functioning Bar & Restaurant, as well as yoga studio--more than a traditional Euro-style backpackers hostel. This became immediately apparent in the flavor of personalities you encounter w/ staff, in addition to "10 Ways to Improve The Planet" posters hanging near toilets. Despite recommendations to "go green", electricity failures were routine/frequent. Dorm security is weak, cabins need padlocks. BUYER BEWARE. SHOP AROUND!
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games