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 1 week 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

La Oveja Negra Tamarindo Hostel and Surf Camp is legendary place in Tamarindo that offers a great place to relax, a vibrant social atmostphere, and fun activities. It is a place where travelers can come to meet unique people from all over the world and go surfing, hang out by the pool, or relax. We specialize in surf camps and lessons, as Tamarindo is the optimal location to learn and La Oveja Negra is known to have some of the best qualified surf instructors in Costa Rica. We offer an open kitchen to cook great meals after a long day of surfing.

The Hostel also has a Mexican Bar and Restaurant where locals often frequent where you can meet new people and enjoy games such as Ping Pong, Billiards, or Foosball. We offer a great night life every night where we often have host live music and special events. Please know the hostel can be noisy at night.

Check In: 12:00
Check Out: 11:00
Credit Cards accepted
Cancellation policy 72 hours
+9 pax groups bookings accepted View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Definitely the best hostel in Tamarindo! Not only is the staff super welcoming, everyone is also extremely friendly and they go above and beyond to make sure you have a great stay (my friend and I were even invited to go surf and went out for drinks with some of them!) We're talking about an hostel that has a great pool area, several chillin' areas, a pool table, live music at night, and which is intimately connected to the best restaurant in town. I surely recommand it!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay here. The dorm, bathrooms and kitchen were all kept clean. The staff were friendly and helpful with booking activities and our transfer to San Jose. The bar/restaurant attached to the hostel was good fun and had a great atmosphere. We’d definitely recommend this hostel
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2019
    La oveja was great, other than the amazing surf design with a great pool area, it had a lot of atmosphere and events (like live singing), the surf lessons there are the best money wise and quality wise. I recommend Santiago Theas, he was a rlly good teacher with a great vibe. The soda in front of la oveja is also rlly tasty ;)
    Lebanon, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Apr 2019
    Loved the bar and the diving classes offered here. Staff was great and the rooms were nice but the sound travelled very easily in the rooms if you were close to the pool area. Overall a great stay though! The bar is open to public so I met some great locals.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2019
    This hostel was great, the staff was very nice. However, the only thing that I didn't like about the hostel is that the floor was just a bit dirty, but other than that it was a good choice to pick.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Jul 2019
    Amazing staff, super helpful. Felt very safe here!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    I liked this hostel, because it was clean, they had great facilities (big tv with netflix, nice living room with big couches, and the kitchen was oke equipped). However, my food got stolen multiple times by people in the hostel (although I had tagged all my food /w my name). I notified the hostel about this and they did not help whatsoever. I would have liked them to at least let me check the camera footage so that I could get the chance to confront the person(s) that stole my food.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jun 2019
    The good part of staying here: Alejandra at the reception was super nice and has a bubbly personality that makes you comfortable instantly. The hostel is perfectly located in the center of Tamarindo (a few minutes away to the beach and the main road). The bad part of staying there: I was happy there was a kitchen so I could prepare meals to save money. However, I found a few bugs in the stuff, enough to make me buy pre-made food at the groceries store instead.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    The room was basic and clean, but unfortunately the facilities (especially the bathrooms) weren't clean at all. The staff was is friendly and the location is also quite good though. The food in the restaurant was delicious and they often have live music, which I really enjoyed. The rooms are very affordable, so I think if you are a person that can overlook the fact that the facilities aren't clean, I can recommend staying there as I believe that the hostel has a good price performance ratio.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    18 Apr 2019
    The bathrooms were really dirty, I think that they clean them just once per day which is not enough for a hostel. The location is very good.
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi