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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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Papaya Lodge is the largest and most popular property in the city for backpackers. There is quite a large social atmosphere here, so if you are looking to make some friends and meet people. In the common areas have a television room, with multiple cable channels, an abundance of DVD’s and some books with couches for sitting and relaxing. Upstairs there are hammocks perfect to read a book and take a nap outside. The property offers and free WiFi throughout, free private parking and an outdoor pool and terrace.

Papaya Lodge is right in the heart of all of the action in El Tunco and located right on the intersection of the two main roads that pass through the town. You will find that you are a three-minute walk away from the beach and just over the road from any food, ATM, convenience store, or bar that you could want. It has a superb location. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the property.

The property offers a wide range of private accommodations. The bathrooms have shower.

Papaya Lodge policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 2 pm.
Check-out time is 12 pm.
Please inform Papaya Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time.

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes included - occupancy tax 13 % per room per night.

Breakfast not included.


24-hour front desk.

No curfew.

No pets are allowed at this property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    Amazing location, staff, breakfast, and surfboards for rent. Relaxed but very social atmosphere. In a prime location, in the heart of Tunco. As a result, can be loud on the weekends due to being next to some bars. Bring earplugs.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2022
    Great place, good vibe!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Feb 2022
    Great place to stay inexpensively in El Tunco Beach! Friendly staff, great breakfast, and very chill atmosphere
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2022
    Very good hostel
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2022
    Great place to stay in El Tunco. Easy to meet other travelers! They seem to have more availability than what is posted online which is frustrating.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Apr 2022
    Great relaxed vibes. Very social. Surprisingly not as party as you might expect which is positive
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    22 Mar 2022
    Loved our stay here! We had a private room for two people. It's not a luxury room, but the bathroom is really nice and we enjoyed our stay. Lots of places to hang out and eat around the upper level of the hostel. The pool is small but lots of people liked to hang there during the day and chill out. Breakfast was fantastic. Very near the beach and everything else in El Tunco. We were there midweek so the town was quiet. Lots of surfers and beachgoers, and a good night's sleep.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    14 Apr 2022
    It is a solid place to stay. It is about 20 meters from the main street that leads to the beach and therefore, less noisy. The rooftop deck is nice and overlooks the pool-courtyard on one side and the street for people watching on the other side. There is a market, coffee shop and some great eateries next to this place. It is about a 5-minute walk to the beach. But, my wife and I actually switched to Papaya from a beach place because we wanted a more chill vibe away from the late noise.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2022
    Overall fine but there’s only 2 bathrooms which is not enough, the bins in the bathroom were nearly always overflowing (gross). Not the place to stay if you like sleep as it’s almost impossible especially at the weekend, LOUD music almost sounds like your bed is in a nightclub and people screaming and shouting outside all night. The bunkbeds are very unstable and rocky. Over priced for what it is, pool and breakfast are ok.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    18 Mar 2022
    Review is on the staff only. The hostel missed our booking so it was full when we arrived that evening. Unfortunately these things can happen but the way we were treated and spoke down to was a disgrace. The manager on shift kept telling us it was our fault even though we had made our booking on hostelworld almost 2 weeks prior to the stay. If we had just received an apology and help to try find another accomadation this review would not be here.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Café
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi