Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.0

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


    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
  • 8.6


    20 Jan 2019
    It is one of the best hotels I have ever been to. There was a problem of "communication" at the check in. I asked if breakfast was included and they said YES. Then they said NO: When I signed the form after during checkin in I read BREAKFAST in capitals. But it did not say if YES or NO. So we had a kind of issues there but finally it was solved. They apologied and gave us breakfast. We stayed in a dorm. Nice, clean, best location, a good hostel to stay in.
    Argentina, Female, 41+
  • 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
  • 6.3


    10 Nov 2018
    The atmosphere was kinda weird, with the receptionist having barbecue with his friends... Feel like I was disturbing them and didn't care about us at all. Rudimentary showers and our dorm smelled like my grandpa garage, really.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 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


    02 Dec 2018
    The hostel could be very nice, it has everything a good hostel needs to have. BUT the stuff sucks. When i got in I greeted everyone, nobody replied, i thought ok strange vibe no guest is replying. Well after a day i noticed all of them where working there. Nice start. The best comes at least, as every hostel they offer to leave the bags at the reception on check out day. There somebody stole money out of my bag, when i wrote a email to them if they can check there cameras noone was replying.
    Austria, Male, 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