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 ???? 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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Property Description

An idyllic place located near the jungle and the coast, if you want the best of both just choose the unique option that Madre Selva Hostel offers in Costa Rica.

Discover the wildfire around staying with us, different animals that maybe you have seen on the TV or you never had the opportunity to see before. At the hostel everyone knows really well the area so, you can feel comfortable and safe with us as you will have everything to be relaxed.

Drink a coffee, try to cook something different in the fully equipped kitchen, or just feel the sun in the garden or do a tour.

Private rooms have been designed to offer you comfort, and a jungle view. Share your experience if you choose a dorm, where you will share great moments and get to know new people.WiFi and hot water showers are available for all the guests.

Madre Selva Hostel - Policies and Conditions
Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
No-show reservations will be charged the full amount of their stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Early and check-out are available by arrangement with the property.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Taxes not included - 13% will be charged on arrival.

Reception hours from 8am until 10pm
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 5.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2021
    Unlike the reviews I read the place was great and all the staff super sweet and helpful. It was quiet and off the beaten path in Cocles. For a tuk tuk or taxi it's a flat rate of c3000 because they have to go up a dirt road. They have lots of bathrooms and showers and an artists market on Sat.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 May 2022
    Beautiful hostel in a lovely place and lovely people. It’s really not far from lots of really nice beaches, and shops, all walkable.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2022
    A lovely stay here , a little out of the way from the main town and up a big hill. This is hard at night as there’s no street lights and it gets dark as early as 6. Love the art and decorations, really cute! And staff were very helpful and nice! Kitchen was a little dirty and beds were super squeaky but over all a nice place 🤙🏻
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 May 2022
    Nice place, a bit off the beaten path but cool jungle hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2022
    Location was a bit of a walk to anywhere and super dark if you go out at night as there’s no lights on the road to get there. The place overall was nice and the staff was helpful. The only issue I had was the bed… I got no sleep there and there was no cushion in my mattress and I could feel all the springs when laying it sitting in bed. The spring literally hurt and I had to try and sleep at the very edge of the bed which was the least painful. Was not happy with this, but this was my only issue
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2021
    You literally never know what's gonna be with the people working at the reception, some of them are really nice but some others will treat you as if you were I don't know what. Really rude. Beds are a concert of who hits the metal harder, haha, but it's a hostel anyways so waking up to the noise of the bed above or below is funny at the end. I like d the vibe and the common areas are comfy :)
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    01 Feb 2022
    Only stayed here because nothing else was available. Not very clean, with empty bottles and dead spiders lying around in the bathroom that were clearly already there for a while. Super uncomfy bed with pocketsprings poking you; It actually hurt. Quite remote, so going back at night requires taking a taxi. Not enough space to stow away luggage so room was messy. No towels. Only 4 outlets for a 12 bed room. No individual light, no shelves next to you bed. I do not recommend.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    18 Dec 2021
    The hostel itself is ok with nice jungle around. However it is very dirty with noone to take care of it or to be in charge of how the shared space looks like. Staff has separate space and kitchen so the places for guests are not monitored at all. Showers are barely working, the only toilet sink has such a water pressure that it is impossible to wash hands without being irritated. It feels like there is no owner there.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    13 Apr 2022
    Had potential to be nice but seems like not enough care has gone into it. In the dorm we stayed in, the doors didn't shut let alone lock, so there was no security, and the room was always filled with mosquitos. There were lockers which was good. The mattress was so uncomfortable it felt like you are having acupuncture in your back. The kitchen was not very well equipped with just one bowl, and when we asked to use a bowl from the restaurant we were told no. Many toilets/showers which was good.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    31 Jan 2022
    down an empty dirt road far from anything, filthy walls, cobwebs on ceilings, furniture looks like came from a dump, no noise reduction at all. I have stayed at over a hundred hostels and this would easily be in the bottom 3. They put a lot of effort into trying to make the outside look cool but none into functioning. Staff kitchen is bigger than guests. Buildings are nothing more than garages and just as dirty. Black mold in bathroom stalls. Thick coat of grime on everything. Cats on dishes.
    Canada, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi