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 on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Family groups

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostal del Mar

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

Hostal Del Mar is a waterfront accommodation located in the heart of Golfito’s historic fishing village. Free wifi, wonderful local restaurants and bars within walking distance, wildlife on your doorstep, and easy access to surf spots, nature walks, national parks, world-class fishing and more.

Complementary breakfast is served on your private veranda right on the waters edge. Accommodation is in rooms varying in size from 1 to 4 persons. The light-filled bedrooms are clean and comfortable with shared bathrooms and a shared equipped kitchen.

Buy seafood from the local fishermen along the waterfront and cook them on the hostel barbecue. Watch Dolphins and scarlet Macaws from your room window, or share the company of other travelers on the waterside veranda. Visit Corcovado / Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica’s premiere National Park. Or amble through the botanical gardens, local bush walks and bird watching trails.

You can observe wild animals, like dolphins and pelicans in the natural surroundings around you when you take your breakfast in our open ocean view garden terrace.

The tours available to different destinations depart from our idyllic dock, from which you can enjoy spectacular views.

Hostal del Mar Policies and conditions

Check in from 12:00
Check out before 11:00

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. This hotel may pre-authorize your card details before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

Reception: 6:00-22:00
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    Great hotel in a nice quiet place. Very sweet owner. Basic breakfast of toasts provided in the morning. The hotel itself is located in a very nice place with a beautiful view on the beach.
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2019
    This place is amazing. It is about 1 mile/2km from town, but they have two bikes that are free to use. Kayaks are also available for rent and the Golfito bay is serene in the mornings. Don't forget about the private dock/back patio that offer beautiful views all day, but most importantly during sunset. Golfito itself was a great experience, but coupled with this Hostel it was an absolute joy to visit.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2018
    Hostel Del Mar is an amazing place to stay, the Hostess Catalina and her staff are helpful and sweet people. I had two Canadian staff members Alex and Julian who were both very friendly and great hang out and have Chilli Guaro which you must try. My stay was amazing and I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Golfito. The Hostel is clean, chill and most importantly offers an amazing view of the bays and easy access to the water. Couldn't ask for much more and thankful for the stay
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2019
    Beautiful "hostal" with a lovely relaxed vibe. Friendly staff can offer all kinds of information about the area. Definitely recommended.
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2018
    Unexpected find in Golfito. Worth every penny. Kayak out to the island in the bay, listen to the howler monkeys at dusk, and watch dolphins while you eat breakfast. Amazing. Will definitely be back.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Mar 2019
    Super kind staff, the place is right on the water! Comfy beds! I was stoked to find out breakfast came included but not too stoked by the breakfast. That's alright though... next time I'll bring food to cook in their amazing shared cooking space!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Feb 2018
    A wonderful gem. Katelina is kind, welcoming & happy to help in any way. The building itself is beautiful & very clean, well maintained. It's clear that Katelina (& Valeria, although I didn't meet her) take pride in their little oasis. Breakfast (coffee, OJ, fruits & toast) is freshly made for you when Katelina notices you're up. It's a bit pricey, yet I stayed longer than I expected to. Location was OK. There's little to do in Golfito - Puerto Jimenez is where it's at.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Mar 2018
    Nice place, but far from town.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jun 2019
    Really beautiful place with such friendly staff! She gave me a hostel tour right away and there's lots of neat spots to hang out! I stayed in the 4 bed dorm and the first bed I selected had bloodstains and dead bugs all over it! When I arrived it took them 20 mins to answer the door, but eventually they came. The dorm smells heavy of mildew and has bad ventilation but there are two fans, so that's nice. It's also quite loud at night, there are animals in the walls that make a racket.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    17 Apr 2019
    Didnt stay the night, the hostel had bed bugs. I have video/photo evidence of one and blood stains on the sheets. The beds are on wooden pallets and bed bugs love this environment. The staff offered another room however they all had bed bugs. They explained this was from the humidity however I had a 3 month experience of them in London.. this unfortunate event left me a somewhat expert of bed bugs. With no responsibility taken by the owner this will allow spread of them to other hostels.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games