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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Kalunai hostel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Our goal is to meet and communicate with people from all over the world.

Our shared rooms are with 2 bunk beds, mixed or only feminine with shared bathroom and fan.

Our private rooms have one double bed , fan and shared bathroom.

In our common area you can relax on the hammocks or use our well equipped kitchen.

Laundry service and bike rentals available.

Smoking area also available.

Information about Costa Rica, activities and transport.

Kalunai Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hs before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 11:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 13.00 % per person per night.
Breakfast not included.

Reception Hours 7:00 to 23:00
No pets allowed.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2022
    Loved this hostel. Was very clean, the showers were good and we got given towels. Lots of fans in the rooms. The hammocks were lovely and it was social! Kitchen was very good with all sorts of equipment. Location was good- short walk to beach and centre of town.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2022
    We absolutely loved our time at Kalunai! One of our most favourite hostels in our entire time travelling through Central America. The staff were so great, fun and helpful. There was always a very social atmosphere in the outside communal area and the kitchen was fab. We miss it!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    BEST hostel of our 4 month trip! planned 2 nights ended up with 10. Location is perfect, easy walk to everything but in a quiet location backing onto rainforest. Kitchen is great to cook in with many utensils and gas hobs. The communal area is the best we came across and met the most people in. Cleaners do a fantastic job, bathrooms cleaned every day and even the hammocks washed regularly. Staff and owner are amazing people we even got a delicious meal cooked for us. Can not recommend enough!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2022
    Absolutely loved Kalunai, the hammock and seating area is absolutely perfect for meeting people. Met some amazing people there and had some heavy nights. Amazing value aswell.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 May 2022
    Probably my favourite hostel in Costa Rica! The staff was absolutely amazing, the atmosphere was great, and the location was close to everything! 100% recommend
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Jun 2022
    Loved this place! Super chill atmosphere and great place to either just hangout or meet some people. All the people from the hostel were amazing, really kind and helpful. Muchas gracias!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 May 2022
    A great hostel to stay in as a solo traveller. Nice sociable atmosphere, close to town etc. Would highly recommend if you are staying a few nights in Puerto Viejo.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 May 2022
    Really nice hostel! Great location and price. Lovely outside communal area and staff are all so friendly!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 May 2022
    Cannot recommend enough. The atmosphere was amazing, kitchen was well equipped and clean and the staff were very helpful; particularly as we had lost a passport they did everything they could to help us get it back !! Lovely lovely place.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    28 May 2022
    Place was alright, but quite expensive for what it was. Facilities were fairly minimal but kitchen was really good. Private rooms were small and stuffy. Option to rent bikes which is nice, about a 5 minute cycle from Playa Cocles. Owner seemed a little bit hostile towards a few people staying here, nothing serious, just weird energy. Other staff/volunteers were really nice though
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi