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 ???? 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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  • Nice Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 them 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 at 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 the 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 guest.

Madre Selva Hostel - Policies and Conditions

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

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

Early and check out available by arrangement with the property.

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

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 6.5

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.5

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+
  • 10.0


    26 May 2019
    Madre Selva is a tranquil jungle paradise with the best owners and lots of space. There are 2 dorm rooms and a handful of private rooms that are divine. Our room had a fan, small refrigerator, plenty of shelf space, towels and mosquito net. The dorm room is spacious and comes with lockers. The owners live in the front house and are always available to help you with anything you need. If you’re looking for a getaway away from the noise of Puerto Viejo but still close to the beach this is it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay. Beautiful and special. The couple who runs this place is amazing, they are creating a wonderful atmopshere, if you go to Puerto Viejo, you should have a stop here, in this lovely jungle-place.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Jul 2019
    The owners are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Super relaxing atmosphere, easy to get any where from puerto viejo to manzanillo on bikes which you can rent. Great included breakfast as well!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Stayed here for 2 weeks and can only recommend! The hostel is located a few minutes off the main road, next to the jungle, but you can rent bikes to get everywhere. The dorms are very spacious and clean, good facilities (showers with hot water), well-equipped kitchen, good breakfast and a beautiful garden. The hosts of this hostel were by far the nicest ones I met in 6 months of travelling, let me use their yoga mat and made every effort to provide a good stay. Thank you so much!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Aug 2019
    The owners are super friendly and helpful. The kitchen is good and well equipped. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Would stay again
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Feb 2020
    Nice atmosphere and outdoor facilities. Indoor facilities: 2 stars. The room was spaceious though. The staff was great. There Is a restaurant on the front, which turned really good and practical. Good value for the money
    Argentina, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.7


    04 Aug 2019
    The location is far from Puerto Viejo and even from the principal road of Dr.Cocles. Nobody knows about the place in Puerto Vieno or Cocles and if you want to go walking is so far from the bus station (1 hour), if you go in a taxi is so expensive and if you go in the public bus you must wait one hour for take it and when you come to the street you must walk like 20 minutos more, that’s not comfortable if you go with your bag. Also the staff don’t give you good options for arrive in an easy way
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    19 Feb 2020
    When I checked into the hostel I notice how hot it was in the room and I told the reception person that I would only be staying one night because it extremely hot in the room and it was dark in the room when I checked in so I could not see except for the light on my phone the next morning when I woke up I saw three fans in the room that was all turned off in a hostel room of 12 beds the reception person could have told me to just turn one on, she just didn't care if I was comfortable.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 2.3


    21 Jul 2021
    No water, no electricity, flooded rooms, no wifi, the staff doesn’t know what are the things to do in the region. Very bad experience.
    France, All Male Group, 18-24
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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