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
  • Marvellous 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 8.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 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


    02 Dec 2019
    Great vibes all around. Rooms were simple but clean. Live music every night was awesome. The food at the restaurant was a bit overpriced but that’s Costa Rica for ya. Would recommend based on the good vibes entirely
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2019
    This was a really great Hostel with a good vibe. The hostel is attached to a bar / restaurant so that was nice but there was some music playing but stopped around midnight. They have a cool common area which gives people the opportunity to meet and chill together. Nice people would recommend!
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Nov 2019
    I loved my stay here, and even extended it! The staff are friendly, the surf instructors are passionate, and there are great surf lesson deals. There is a pool and a big kitchen and free coffee all day, plus live music every night! This is a social gathering place, and it's close to the shops and grocery store. My only complaint is that the bathroom could be cleaner and better designed. It needs shower shelves and hand soap! But the beds were clean and the music is done by midnight. Worth it!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.6


    02 Dec 2019
    Had a great stay! Was able to extend my stay a few times with ease before the busy season started. The 10 person dorm is very dark when the lights are off as there are no windows so make sure to bring a flash light so you can get around and open your locker when needed. The locker spaces are very small and seemed fairly easy to break into if there was intent. There were also not enough lockers to match the number of beds so get there early to ensure you have locker space.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Dec 2019
    Not very good washrooms. Dorms were ok. Staff was really nice and helpful
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 6.9


    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
  • 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