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.
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Property Description

The Hakuna Matata Hostel is a wonderful Oasis of peace in Cahuita, on the beautiful Caribbean sea and in proximity of one of the most beautiful national parks of Costa Rica. Come here to enjoy your time in our cheap but yet beautiful rooms, meet other travelers and share your experience. Swim in the fresh swimming pool and chill in the hammocks under our tall mango trees.

We are 20 meters from the bus station of Cahuita and in front of one of the offices of Banco de Costa Rica. In addition, the beach is just a few minutes away from our facilities as well as the Cahuita National Park, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions of our area.

The rooms are functional and have a fan and wardrobe. The fully equipped kitchen is at guests' disposal and dining area. The complete bathroom can be private or shared. In addition, we have some common area in which the travellers can get together and talk about past experiences and future plans.

Hakuna Matata Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 12:00 to 18:00 .
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 - 14.00%
Breakfast not included - 4.00 USD per person per day.


The reception service is open from 06.00 to 22.00.
The breakfast is served from 07.00 to 09.00.
If you pay by cash, the tax rate is exempted.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 4.9

  • Security 6.3

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 5.8

  • Atmosphere 4.9

  • Cleanliness 4.8

  • Facilities 4.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    25 Apr 2019
    Great chill areas with hammocks, pool, sofas and table football. No air con but fans work fine. Amazing monkey tree in the middle where you can watch them from the pool. Fantastic hostel and right next to the bus stop.. so easy to get to
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Very nice and clean hostel. They do a lot of upkeep so they do have a bit of rules but it’s what keeps everything clean and in order. They serve free pancakes and cafe for breakfast but word of advice, be the first person in line because they run out quick. Super close to the bus, bank, stores and literally everything else. Great hostel I definitely recommend it
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Oct 2019
    Was alone in the dorm pretty much my entire stay, not much of an atmosphere. Friendly staff, walking distance to the national park, fully stocked kitchen and do-it-yourself-pancakes were nice.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Mar 2019
    Lot of hammocks to lounge in. A pool to swim in. Awesome location right next to bus stop. Pancakes and coffee in the morning. Not the nicest room accommodations, pretty simple, but still has an awesome vibe and would totally reccomend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Feb 2019
    Very spacious hostel with a relaxed atmosphere. Good location. Only bad thing was the bed wasn’t very comfortable and was really really squeaky so kept waking us up.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Pretty good hostel, great location, close to everything you need! I spent two nights here and it is super close to the bus station which was great for catching the first bus in the morning to San José. Would recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    14 Apr 2019
    This hostel really needs some work. It's a great location; next door to the bus terminal. But the dorms only have a ceiling fan and you cannot adjust the speed. It's so humid there, this was not enough. Our door handle was practically falling off. One member of staff is really friendly and helpful, the other does not even respond to your hello. Breakfast is free pancakes which you make yourself but not all guests are considerate so it runs out within the first hour and they don't refill.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Jan 2019
    Staff not super welcoming but ok. No working internet. Nice room and a pool.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Staff is super unhelpful and unfriendly for the most part. WiFi barely works and we had to walk to the town center to use the internet. They turn the WiFi off every night at 10 pm and don’t turn it back on till 8 am which is extremely annoying and not noted. The bathrooms are pretty dirty, as the staff sits and drinks and smokes weed all day in the common area. Do yourself a favor and somewhere else!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    27 Nov 2019
    This hostel was terrible. The staff was beyond unfriendly, the rooms were mildewy and gross and a lot of the things that were advertised were not available. There was supposed to be free wifi, however it was turned off every morning and the staff blamed it on the rain, despite wifi working everywhere else while it was raining. Only one staff member was helpful, the rest of the staff scowled at you and would barely talk to you. They also advertised hot showers which was a total lie.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe