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 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 9.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    By far the best hostel I've stayed at! The staff are incredible and the hostel just has a great vibe! They were so helpful with planning any activities I was interested in, booking shuttles, and finding things to do in the area. The surf instructors here were also amazing! Its a great place to just hang out and have some drinks, meet new friends, listen to music, etc. I could not recommend this place enough. I will definitely be back ASAP! :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    I thought I’d stay one or two nights in Tamarindo but after my first night La Oveja I couldn’t bring myself to leave! I ended up staying for the duration of my trip and in the meantime I made friends that I hope will last a lifetime. The bar attached to the hostel is lively every night and attracts a wide variety of customers, which made it an easy choice for a place to get a couple drinks before heading out to dinner or out to the bars. Will definitely be staying here again when I come back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    Overall great experience! Reviews said the bathrooms were messy, but I had the opposite experience. The bathrooms were well maintained! Only major recommendation is to wait to play music at the bar after 9am. Sound easily travels through the walls and woke me up a couple mornings
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Mar 2020
    Nice place with great staff. Good atmosphere although it can be pretty noisy at night. Would recommend bringing earbuds if you’re a light sleeper.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Dec 2019
    Cool vibes, AC in the dorms, a pool and a good night scene. Everything is within walking distance and the staff was great. The bathrooms are a little janky but overall a solid hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Feb 2020
    Great location and super friendly and helpful stop. Loved the live music at night at the adjacent cafe. Cleanliness of sink area in bathroom could be improved and more prompt attention to sink being stopped up. Also, hand cleanser and paper towels should be provided at bathroom sink.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2020
    I liked the hostel, and it was perfectly clean with friendly staff and good facilities. However it was very noisy, with live music being played right outside the hostel. This is nice if you want to listen, however not if you wanted an early night. They also didn’t have any kind of lock on the dorm room, something that didn’t bother me but important to bare in mind if you want more security. The atmosphere was quite sterile but nice to socialise If you are already with friends or travellers.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Generally good. Facilities could use some TLC; No soap or paper towels in the bathroom throughout my stay, no hot water in showers, toilet paper ran out multiple times, mattresses were saggy. Bar and restaurant is very lively, but that makes it hard to chill out and impossible to sleep before the bar shuts down, as there is no barrier between the two spaces. Solid option; could be a 9-10, but the primary objective appears to be maintaining the status quo
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    29 Feb 2020
    This hostel is great for people who want to party. It hasn’t got much facilities apart of the outside terrace including a restaurant/ bar. There is live music in the evenings which is great BUT reeeally really loud in the dorms! Even with our oropax we couldnt sleep before the music stopped around midnight. Cleanliness was good apart of the bathroom. The sinks were always clogged / unuseable. Security: our dorm wasnt lockable and anyone could enter. Staff was very friendly though!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    07 Jan 2020
    Pros: - nice location - music every night - price Cons: - small rooms (no space to drop your stuff) - men’s showers were all stuffed (most disgusting showers I have seen in many travels) - young people hostel (some not respectful behaviour) but maybe I wasn’t lucky
    France, 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