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.
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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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rio Elemento is a large white villa next to Minca's main river, a little downstream from the famous 'Pozo Azul' waterfalls. It's a 5 minute walk to the center of town where most restaurants, coffee shops, bars and transport offices are located. Perched at the top of 2 hectares of tropical gardens the Villa boasts a 30 meter swimming pool, bar, restaurant, giant hammocks, WiFi, DirecTV and Netflix lounge, poolside sunbathing and yoga deck, hot showers, en-suite dorms, Sunday BBQ, mountain biking, hiking, pool and Spanish and English speaking staff.

Hostel Rio Elemento Policies and Conditions:

Basic 15 bed dorm: Hammock Area!
Please note: Basic 15 beds dorm (Refers to the Hammock Area). Hammocks. Our cheapest option. The hammocks are under a roof in one of the halls of the main house.

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - 19.00%

Breakfast not included - 7.000 COP per person per day.


No underage allowed.
The reception service is open from 07.00 to 21.00
No curfew.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
The non-resident in Colombia might be exonerated from the tax rate. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    23 Mar 2019
    The set up of this hostel is really cool. So many different chill out areas and swings/hammocks. Pool looked really nice too but we didn’t get a chance to swim. The 7 bed dorm had a fan but it REALLY needed AC I struggled to sleep. Menu in the restaurant is very limited but there’s a few nice restaurants in Minca to eat in that are really close by. We only stayed 1 night but it is the perfect place to stay and unwind for a few days. WiFi was really good too!
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Apr 2019
    Really nice chilled vibe hostel! Swings, hammocks pools! Amazing scenery! Food paid for at the hostel was cheap but amazing!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Mar 2019
    A beautiful property only a 5 minute walk from the town. Note that the 15 bed dorm are actually hammocks, and that a bed in a dorm costs 35mil. I didn't eat at the restaurant because the prices weren't the cheapest but everyone I met there who did said it was delicious. The pool is amazing and there are lots of little nooks to relax in.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Mar 2019
    Great spot - a few minutes out of town. Great pool area
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    17 Mar 2019
    The problem: The kitchen. It's sooooooooo dirty and there is almost no pans, plates, knives and so on. Except from that the place is great.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Mar 2019
    I really enjoyed this place especially the huge pool and bar. One major flaw of the place though was that there are no mosquito nets in the dorm rooms. Since Minca has a huge black fly problem (that leave huge itchy welts), nets are extremely necessary. I can’t stress this enough. I went to bed with jeans and long sleeves and still woke up with bites covering my body. If this place had nets, I’d definitely return and rate this place a 9.5/10.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Average stay, some volunteering staff is very nice, but the local staff speak bad English! Great pool and bar but not much going in the nights (full hostel and only 3 people at the bar for a couple of nights). Also washed my clothes here and got it all back wet 24h later for almost 10$, which in my opinion too expensive. Not much showers for the hammocks so everyone just went into our dorm and they don’t care about that. Facilities in bathroom and cleanliness could be improved.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Mar 2019
    When I was in Rio elemento there was a problem with the water system. Toilets were not flushed and very disgusting and I could not shower in the night or the next morning. Unlucky I was there during this problem I guess. The rooms are big and clean. The staff was alright, not super helpful but I have seen worse! Down area is pretty cool, with a big (dirty) pool and a spacious cozy launch area!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    12 Mar 2019
    The 15 bed dorm consists of hammocks round the side of the main building. They were fine to sleep in if you're looking to save some money and they all have lockers and plugs nearby. However, while we were there, the water stopped working so the toilets didn't work very well. The pool was beautiful too but didn't look clean at all so we avoided going in! Friendly staff and perfect location in minca
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    29 Mar 2019
    BED BUGS IN BOTH DORMS!! If you don’t want to be eaten alive don’t go here! This is a really cool property with a lot of potential, but the bathrooms were soaked at all times and running water/electricity was not guaranteed. There were no fans or AC in the rooms and l, as mentioned, we got completely destroyed by bedbugs.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table