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.

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  • Great Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel La Ballena Roja will bring you the best vibes and atmosphere os Uvita and Costa Rica. We have a ample experience in the hospitality and tourist sector, so we know with accuracy and precision what the guests and travellers will be looking for and will need.

We are located in one of the best spots of the area, right in front of the beach and near to some of the finest attractions of the city such as Marino Ballena National Park, Los Quetzales National Park and Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, amongst other relevant spots of the area.

We have 2 rooms with private bathroom, with TV, fan. In addition, we have one dorm with 3 bunk beds, fan, shared bathroom and 3 private rooms with shared bathroom and fan. In addition, we have several common areas where the guests and travellers can meet each other.

Hostel La Ballena Roja Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

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

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception service is open from 07.00 to 21.00
No curfew.
Non smoking.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.2

  • Security 6.2

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 5.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2018
    We enjoyed La Ballena Roja so much we extended our stay another night. The flower 🌺 room was perfect! Walking distance to the beach and the market is just across the street. This Hostel has been by far my favorite thus far! Very charming and cozy. I would recommend to all! And you can’t beat the rate!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    26 Feb 2019
    Great location close to the beach. We enjoyed using the kitchen facilities - the area is clean and could use a few more supplies. The woman at the dest was very friendly and helpful. This is my second time staying at Ballena Roja. It is clean and good value for your money.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Feb 2018
    awesome place!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Feb 2018
    The hostel was totally fine. The toilet had some issues but the vibe is nice because it’s a small hostel. The staff was not too friendly but helpful for the most part.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Mar 2019
    Overall a good position with a excellent staff but the toilet wasn't working.. some kitchen gear were missing and my dorm was full of insects (I ended up being a steak for mosquitoes).
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2018
    The Ballena Roja is very close to Uvita beach, if you want to trek down to the 'whales tail' it will take you about 40 or so minutes. The area doesn't have many options for food if you're walking. Just a chinese restaurant up the road, or a supermarket next to the hostel. If you take a taxi you will find better places up the road. The hostel itself had a pleasant atmosphere for relaxation. It's a nice place to read a book, or enjoy the nature. You can go on whale watching tours early morning
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Jan 2019
    Nice hostel and nice vibe when full. Kitchen is decent and free coffee is a nice bonus. However owners really need to have the toilet seen to as it is a big issue when 6+ people are using it.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    15 Mar 2019
    This hostel was extremely dirty and the toilets did not work. The lock on the bathroom door was a butter knife. There was no security whatsoever, none of the rooms locked at night and no keys were required to enter.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 2.3


    06 Feb 2018
    No security at night, no locks on the door and nowhere to lock your things. My sunglasses were stolen. Location isn't that great, nothing nearby and you have to pay 6,000 colonies if you want to go to the beach every day. No one was able to sleep well here. Toilets were broken every day. I would avoid simply avoid this hostel and go to Flutterby House or stay in Dominical and just make a day trip to Uvita to go to the whales tail.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    18 Feb 2018
    I reserved a bed in this hostel a month ahead in two separate reservations. After my first, I paid for my second reservation with no problem. When I arrived at 4:30 am after working at the nearby festival since 8:30 am that morning, there was someone sleeping in the bed I had already been sleeping in for the past four nights and had paid for that morning for another four nights. to top it off, al beds were filled. the owner was helpful but didn’t handle the situation before leaving in a hurry
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities