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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.
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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation Policy: If cancelled or modified up to 21 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the first night will be charged.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

Check-In: 14:00
Check-Out: 11:00
Late Check-Out Hour: 2:00 pm
Late Check-Out Fee: $ 5.00
Check out after 2:00 pm will incur late check-out fee above.

Hotel and Cancellation Policies, Terms and Conditions:

Reservation Policy: To confirm a reservation the following information is required at time of reservation. We will not charge your card at this time but we do collect the data in case it is required to pay for your stay at a later date.

* Full name and address of the guest
* Arrival and departure dates
* Full name of the person making the reservation
* Exact number of guests and type of room required
* Guests must be at least 18 years to complete a reservation request.
* A valid credit card

Deposit Policy: 100 percent of the first night MAY be charged 21 days prior to guest arrival. Authorization of credit card MAY take place immediately.

Government Taxes: Applicable government taxes must be paid. They will be included at time of billing.

Credit Card Policy: Visa, MasterCard and American Express can guarantee a reservation. Visa, MasterCard American Express & cash are accepted at the hotel.

Children and Extra Bed Policy: All children are welcome. One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. There is no capacity for extra beds in the rooms.

Internet: WIFi is available in the rooms and hotel common areas. It is free of charge.

Parking: Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Pets: Pets are not allowed due to the presence of visiting fauna

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Palapa Hut Nature Hostel & Campground

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel & Campground is located in the heart of Puerto Jimenez on a tropical garden of 1.5 hectares or 4 acres bordering forest, pasture, creek, pond, and mangrove. It's a lush, tropical oasis on the fringe of downtown that you might call home for a few days. If you're into a friendly welcome, lots of personal space, good wifi, healthy environment, economy, great staff, cleanliness, green space, central location, pond, gardens and lots of wildlife then visit La Palapa when you're in PJ. The bar has been converted to a more open, common kitchen area for our guests. We even built a BBQ pit with lots of benches for your enjoyment. The main gardens were expanded and updated during 2020 & 2021 to offer large doses of personal freedom and liberty to those visiting them. We presently offer more single-room and double-room options while our public dormitories are shut down due to COVID restrictions.

The main reason for visiting La Palapa is that you can actually see many animals without actually leaving the property. Onsite wildlife sightings include all four species of Monkey, Kinkajou, Raccoon, Coatis, Armadillos, Anteaters, Sloth, Raptors, Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Hummingbirds, Herons & various other Birds, Crocodiles, Caymans, Lizards, Snakes, Beetles, Butterflies, Iguanas, Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians. All photos were taken on site. Bring your cameras & enjoy!

La Palapa Hut offers a tropical lodge experience without a tropical lodge price tag in the very heart of Puerto Jimenez, which means you'll be close to everything & everyone else when visiting PJ, but still be spending time in a beautiful, tropical environment versus not! The property allows up-close viewing of many animal species and at the same time offers great photo ops in our gardens to send later to friends & family using our free WIFI.

We cater to all ages of travelers looking for an authentic, tropical experience without compromising quality, cleanliness, or economy. Lodging options start at $15 USD per person per night. The dorms include sheets and pillows with covers while singles & doubles include sheets, pillows and covers, towels, and soap. Tent rentals include a choice of campsite, tent, bedroll, top sheet, and a locker that requires YOUR OWN personal lock.

We do strive to maintain a healthy level of cleanliness & comfort in this tropical property between the primeval Osa forest of Corcovado & the abundant tropical waters of the 'Golfo Dulce' & Pacific ocean, but understand where we are only 8.5 degrees north of the equator, 'the tropics', so don't be surprised to find insects while you visit, after all, this is their home.

Upon arrival make sure to ask about our adventures and excursions.

Pura Vida,

Familia Gray Ortega and all the staff at La Palapa Hut Nature Hostel & Campground View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2021
    The owner, all the time is available to help you in anything you need, especially in finding a tour
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2021
    Great stay at Palapa Hut ! We loved the location in the jungle ! The family staff was really nice and soooo helpful ! We highly recommend !!
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Aug 2021
    It was sooo great here. Vibe is amazing is staff are super helpful
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Jun 2021
    Private room had AC (which is needed because it is HOT and HUMID in PJ), hot showers, and a comfortable bed. Staff is extremely friendly and very accommodating. Walking distance from most of the town and the beach. All around fantastic!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2020
    Hosts are lovely and very knowledgable and helpful. Great recommendations for activities and advice about getting around. Super close to stores and the PMJ airport. Grounds are beautiful and relaxing. My only complaint is the dorm set up. The gate and the light for the stairs and the bathroom are disruptive for those in the bunks.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Feb 2020
    Feels like you are in the middle of the forest like others say. Good kitchen. Room with AC is a plus. Staff is very friendly and super knowledgeable about the area. Staff helped to book tours and reserve bikes.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    30 Nov 2021
    Place is cool enough but there was this weird thing where they made me sign a release which says they collect biometric information from guests which I felt was pretty inappropriate but it’s not like you’re going to stay at a different place at that point. I have never been asked to do such a thing and there are other things about the place that are a bit “off” but it’s otherwise pretty cool.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    09 Feb 2020
    The staff is really friendly and Pura Vida. There is an info desk where you can ask about tours and how to get around, very useful. The is a big kitchen where it is easy to cook. I had a dorm with no a/c. There were fans but no movement of air in the dorm so it was warmer than outside at night. Some of the pillows had mold on them, it might be time to change them. The wifi was good but not hot water in the shower next to the dorm. There is a bar with ok price and beds were comfortable.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Sep 2021
    Nice and comfortable room. The WiFi was great in and outside the room. The staff was friendly and co-operative
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    11 Nov 2021
    They don’t have mosquito bed nets, which I except from a hostel in a jungle. We also had cockroaches & crabs in the room. So a net would be quite useful. Moreover, the guy at the reception really misbehaved with a sloth and her baby sitting in a tree next to the hostel. It was already dark but he pointed for minutes with the flashlight on her and the baby and took photos with flash with all the guests phones. The sloth tried to escape but he followed her with his lamp. Hated that!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi