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 2 weeks prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Howler Monkey Hostel DownTown is the ideal place for relaxed backpackers! The hostel is brand new with beautiful tile decor and a large spacious common area for guests to relax in the chill atmosphere. In the common area, you can also find the kitchen filled with all the appliances you need to cook your own meals and a bar that is also open daily for your convenience of refreshments both alcoholic and nonalcoholic.

The hostel is conveniently located 5 blocks from downtown La Fortuna (less than 10 minutes walking distance) which provides easy access to all of the cultural restaurants, shops and night life Fortuna has to offer. Out the windows facing west, there is a beautiful view of the Volcano Arenal which can also be seen in the common area as well, this beautiful view helps add to the ambiance of being in the mountainy area La Fortuna is located in while also being so close to town.

In the dorms we provide options for women only, private dorms and shared rooms as well. All beds are new and we supply you with the basic pillow and sheet for your stay. The housekeeper cleans the rooms and bathrooms everyday and if you need for your laundry to be done, we would be happy to help you!

Staff is on sight at all time to help with all questions and anything you made need to help with your stay. We also are able to help you with all tour bookings for the area and any shuttle transportation you need around the country.

Just ask and we are here,

Pura Vida

Howler Monkey Hostel DownTown terms and conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.
Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception from 08:00 to 10:00.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay, a little far from the center of town, yet it's close enough.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 May 2019
    Great people. We had a fantastic time here.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    AMAZING ! This place is a must when visiting La Fortuna ! Only a short walk into town from the hostel and it is large hostel with really great cooking facilities . But what made it so great for our stay in the manager and staff- Julio and Santiago. These two guys were just amazing and made our stay gold star . From the start they made us feel so welcome and the rest of our time was spent getting to know them over drinks and sharing about Costa Rica . Highly recommend. We loved it here
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 May 2019
    This hostel is truly one of a kind! Has the true pura vida spirit! Location is great, very close to town. Great value for money! Julio and Santiago are fantastic hosts and so welcoming and accommodating to everything! The hostel is clean and tidy. Great wifi too. Decent cooking facilities and the bar has great happy hour deals! Super chill vibes and large commune area. Will definitely be back at Howler Monkey hostel!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Aug 2019
    The staff and atmosphere at Howler Monkey hostel were out of this world! Thanks a million for an amazing time!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jun 2019
    Met my requirements for a hostel: I was comfortable and felt safe for cheap. Santiago was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! Pros: - Locked door into the hostel, plus each room was lockable as well - Good spacious room for social gathering, drinking, cooking, etc - Showers worked great, beds were reasonable comfortable - Santiago Cons: - No lockers in the room, small lockers in the main area - No bed curtains
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 May 2019
    This was a good hostel the staff were amazing and extremely helpful giving you many options for your day. They took us to the hot springs at night and that was very cool. Julio and Santiago were so helpful and fun. The rooms and toilets were not the cleanest but the kitchen and communal areas were spotless. Great Wi-Fi and kitchen facilities. Would definitely stay again.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    31 Jul 2019
    Good location, very clean, good cost-benefit. I thought stay there by only two nights at stayed two additional nights. The kitchen is great, large and very well equipped. The rooms are pretty, confortable, and clean.
    Costa Rica, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    20 Jun 2019
    Good location just a short walk from the town centre. Great value for money compared to other hostels in Costa Rica. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Wifi is strong and there are small lockers available outside the rooms. It was very quiet when I stayed but there is a huge common area for socialising.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    15 Jun 2019
    Before getting into any details about the facilities – on my last night the owner invited me and some friends who were staying at other hostels for dinner which was very generous actually. However, as it was getting later my friends left and I also headed to bed, the owner kept trying to convince me to stay there and was actually quite pushy. Later (past midnight) he came to my room and complimented my looks, which was highly inappropriate (I was the only person staying there at this time).
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi