Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

In 2011 a pirate and a mermaid fell in love and started La Ruka. Being travelers we understand what it can feel like to be constantly on the go and/or “homesick.” Our goal was to create a home, not just a hostel. We would like our guests to feel as if they are at home and feel free to relax, unwind, and just be themselves. With the help of our friends and family from around the world we have been graciously able to make this happen.

Located just on the edge of the town, La Ruka is a short stroll away onto a beautiful and vibrant jungle side property. It is just far enough way to hear the true sounds of the jungle at night, but close enough for a walk or bike ride to grab a bite to eat and listen to some live music. Walking into the reception you will be welcomed with a warm smile and positive vibes. If you arrive in the morning the person behind the desk will most likely be one of the owners, Dannie or Dave. And if not they, another fellow backpacker will guide you through the property to get your bearings and meet up with other travelers playing pool, sharing a community meal or enjoying good conversation over a little Caribbean green.

La Ruka Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception services is open rom 07.00 to 22.00
No Curfew.

Welcome all sexes, colors, religions, languages, shapes, sizes and lovers.

Check in time. It varies depending on our checkouts for that day but you can expect to be settled in by around 2pm. If you arrive before your room is ready we will happily store your bags at reception while you head to the beach, check out town or chill in a hammock.

Check out. Feel free to leave your bags at reception if you are not traveling onward right away.

Please be respectful of fellow travelers and our lovely planet we live on. Please help us keep our planet beautiful and clean by recycling and composting during your stay with us.

No Pet policy. We have 3 lovely hostel dogs that are a part of your little Caribbean family and they seem to get really jealous of other pets.

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

We reserve the right to apply an ' Bad Behaviour Tax' to your bill if you damage property, disregard smoking signs, disturb other guests or decide not to clean up after yourself in the communal kitchen.

All payments made with credit card will include a 10% charge.

A 10 USD Key Deposit (cash only) is required upon check in. This deposit will be refunded at check out when you return your key. Groups are welcome to share keys but please keep in mind you do need a key after 10 pm to enter the property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    My stay at La Ruka hostel was very pleasant. The hostel its clean, i like that it has the shower inside the dorm, you dont need to go out. There is a really cool common area and kitchen. The staff is really friendly and open and they try to make you feel very welcome. They have some really cool dogs and the location is nice. I would really reccomend this hostel. Pura vida!
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    We stayed at La Ruka for around 1 week and had an amazing time. All the staff are so helpful and kind and always willing to help. It’s so perfectly located and bike rental is cheap (5$ for 24hrs) so getting around is easy. It’s so close to the main beaches and public transport is easy as the bus stop isn’t far away. The wifi only works in the reception but we didn’t find this to be an issue at all. Thank you so much La Ruka!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Oct 2019
    The atmosphere at La Ruka was so welcoming, the staff was so kind and helpful, even the owners who I met briefly. The kitchen was well equipped, the hang out areas were comfortable. Showers were hot, it was close to the town as well as a beach and some bars. There was a small market just down the road where you could buy food and booze. I had a wonderful time, met THE most wonderful people and will definitely come back. Also, the rental bikes were a plus! Favorite hostel by far.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Nov 2019
    Great place. Comfy beds and fantastic space. I really loved the staff, the volunteers and the guests totally made it a really good experience, gracias Danniel and Roman!!! Also you can rent bikes for $5 and go anywhere, so handy!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Had an awesome week at La Ruka. The staff was great and the atmosphere were really good.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, great staff, great vibe and a pretty good kitchen! They've also got pool tables, a few weights and equipment (if you like a bit of morning exercise but it's nothing new or fancy). Booked 1 night at first and stayed for longer. If I come back to the area this is where I'll be staying
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Oct 2019
    Good vibes enjoyed my time here.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Nov 2019
    We ended up staying five nights at Ruka instead of two. This hostel is something special, I think a big part of it is the people who work here and the people this place attracts. Thanks Daniel for taking such good care of us and our bajillion questions.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2019
    Super nice staff and atmosphere. Would definitely come back ;)
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Nov 2019
    It was actually a good social hostel but people were so loud during the night and disrespectful. Also a lot of laddy people around. I didn’t enjoy my stay but it might just been the people that were around at that time.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Pool Table