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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2021
    Very helpful and friendly staff. Lodge is clean and in a safe location in the quieter part of El Tunco away from noisy bars.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2021
    Great place, location and atmosphere! Stayed there two separate times over my travels in El Salvador.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2021
    My stay at papaya was AMAZING. The staff was friendly. Security guard Armando was such a chill guy. The doors to the dormitory were always unlocked but that was never an issue. Facilities were always kept clean The food is amazing. Atmosphere is great. Lots of friendly faces. You'll have a few bad apples that will make noise all night even at 4am.
    El Salvador, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2021
    We only stayed here one night but we were super impressed by the beds, little pods that felt v private. Good kitchen facilities and alsl close to lots of great restaurants. A little further away from other main attractions however. Staff were lovely!
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Mar 2021
    Basic but good place to stay
    El Salvador, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    10 Mar 2020
    It’s a nice hostel, perfect location with a really nice pool. We got a private room but it had no air con which was the only negative as El Tunco is so so hot. But other than that it’s a great hostel and very chill.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Jan 2020
    Really friendly staff, perfect location for beach days and cheap days.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Probably the best option as a single backpacker looking to meet people or have a bit of atmosphere in el tunco. The dorm was comfy and showers hot and good pressure. Nice pool and area to sunbathe and central location. Not a big party place or a lot of activities on offer but you could relax and meet people here pretty easily
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Only stayed one night but the staff seemed very miserable seeming annoyed at everything and there was absolutely no atmosphere or social activities going on.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    05 Jan 2020
    Stayed in a 9 bed mixed dorm. No bunk beds so the room is very open, the beds are very close together! Two of them are right beside the door and the bathroom, lucky it isn’t full. The bathroom in the room is awful. It hasn’t been cleaned in the 3 days I’ve been here, the hand soap has not been refilled, it looks like the toilet must have overflowed last night because there’s water on the floor in the dorm outside the bathroom. The AC works, the pool nice. The hangout area is fine.
    Canada, Female, 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