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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • 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
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    Loved this place!!! The staff were so great, helpful, and friendly. A close walk to the beach, grocery stores, and great restaurants. Loved the restaurant at the hostel- great food, drinks, and prices. The only con is the showers didn’t have hot water. I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 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 Sep 2019
    I’ve only been to another hostel before this one which wasn’t nearly comparable. I book my 2 first night and ended staying for another 5 days. Great location in Tamarindo where you’re guaranteed to meet travellers from all across the globe and make some friends. The receptionist was amazing! She helped recommended many fun activities and the rest of the staff showed to be very warm. Great atmosphere with the bar next to it. If I’m coming back i’ll definitely be staying here! Strongly recommend.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.6


    04 Sep 2019
    The staff is amazing. Alejandra helped us with everything we needed. There is also live music every evening which makes a very nice atmosphere. Only thing: the food and drinks at the bar/restaurant are very expensive. The Rest of the hostel is Perfect for your Stay in tamarindo.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Jul 2019
    Amazing staff, super helpful. Felt very safe here!
    Canada, Female, 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
  • 6.9


    09 Nov 2019
    The Hostel was just fine overall. Bar & Restaurant area as well as the pool area are both pretty good. The 10-bed dorm itself had no windows/natural light in it. The worst part were the roommates (which isn’t the hostels fault), hearing loud music at 7/8 am in the room when everybody was sleeping no respect for others whatsoever! However I didn’t not like that it was allowed that children/families with kids were sleeping with their parents in the dorms (I think this is inappropriate)
    Germany, 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