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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

From the moment you enter our mini oasis, you will be immersed in exquisite nature. Paths wind in and
out through lush jungle flora where dorms and rooms nestle in privacy. Best of all is the ever-present
sound of the surf. The beach lies directly in front of our place and it is breathtaking.

Whether you are writing a novel, re-inventing yourself, or just plain chilling out, we are here for you.

Take a sweet walk at sunrise, get your toes wet in the warm Caribbean Sea and then lie in a hammock
and dream. Swinging gently again at sunset with a cold drink in your hand in that same hammock can be
life changing. Far from the hustle of cities and stress, we have dedicated ourselves to offering you a tiny
bit of heaven.

Our outdoor restaurant is casual and fun while offering a variety of elegant cuisine and the best collection
of craft beers on the entire coast. It extends to tables under the palms and sand dancing under the stars.
Who needs shoes ever again!

We arrived from an intense city life and found this tiny piece of paradise and we'd love to share it with

Our Playa 506 is one of the most spectacular values on the this side of the coast. Located in the serene
little village of Cocles, it is only 2km walk or bike ride into the lively town of Puerto Viejo.
We entertain a unique concept: backpacker boutique. Our credo is this: We believe that true value is
not necessarily one size fits all. Everyone should have the opportunity to create his or her unique
experience from basic backpacker to 5-star amenities.

We begin with a backpacker option. For those with adventure on a mouse budget, backpacker dorms of
8 lie down one path. The beds have individual privacy curtains and lockers for stashing secure items.
Fans cool the space down on muggy nights.

We also offer private rooms with fan or A/C, with shared or private bathrooms. Each is designed for a
particular traveler's comfort and budget. A fully equipped kitchen is provided in the dorm area for those
who wish to self-cater. Ever present coffee is on board 24 hours, and there is a cool table for dining

We also have a wonderful European trained chef on board to proffer incredible cuisine with a menu that
truly dazzles. It starts with guacamole and platanos, meanders through salads, homemade raviolis and
humble veggie burgers to a seared pan fried fish en toto just to mention a few. All ingredients are fresh
and most are organic. Our bar offers the best collection of crafted brews on the coast. And did we
mention wines? One of our associates is a trained vintner who selects from around the world.

A surprise! Our chef is a master of flambé. He is dying to present his famous flaming dishes on the sand
under the stars, lighting up the ever-present surf.

So there is something for everyone from budget to extravagant dazzle, and why not? One size definitely
does not fit all.

We also offer bikes for rent and wonderfully unique tours including waterfalls, mountains, and horseback
riding on the beach. A few meters down the beach, the river meets the sea. It offers splendid kayaking
and water yoga AND there are no crocodiles. By the way, a crocodile free river is rare in Costa Rica.
We have a sloth named Flash, who lives in the rafters of our restaurant. He is our resident

So come experience our blending of cultures and life styles intermixed with our own piece of heaven.
Pura Vida at its finest!

Here are some details:
3 dorms (mixed, 8 occupancy), with fans, privacy curtains and plugs for electronic devices
We are proud to say we have optic fiber wifi, so this means good reception in all areas of our site.
18 private rooms: doubles, triples, quadruples, some fan, some A/C, shared or private bathroom.
Bicycles to rent: 20
Tours can be booked with reception even surfing lessons. Also transportation to/from anywhere in Costa Rica.
We cater to groups as well.
Try our off season bargains: group rates are lower in the low season. We are happy to work with you to
arrange special events for your group as well. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2022
    I absolutely fell in love with Puerto Viejo and Playa 506 Beachfront Hostel helped with my infatuation!. The service was exceptional and the Staff was very accommodating and 'oh so' sweet! and the Location was perfect!!!!! Cant wait to come back!!!!!!!!!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Apr 2022
    The hostel is a bit out of town but that's just why it has such an amazing ambience. Direct on the beach and the perfect infrastructure to chill. Loved it!!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Apr 2022
    Beautiful view on the beach. Cheap drinks for Happy Hour at the beach bar. Bunk bed was VERY steep! Ocean by the hostel not great for swimming. Only stayed for one night, could have stayed another.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Apr 2022
    The location was amazing, the pathways were cool the kitchen was big. I just don't think there was any staff there, the dorms stank with just 1 fan for 10 people. There were cockroaches in the kitchen and dorm rooms. For a big facility like that they just need to hire more cleaners.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Apr 2022
    A few people on my trip agreed that the staff does not care about you or your experience - they know that if it’s not you, someone else will pay. Otherwise I loved the layout, garden, hammocks, and the big kitchen at common area. The WiFi wasn’t really working while I was there.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    06 Apr 2022
    This hostel has a good location in that it was right by the beach. We spent a week in this hostel, one bed in our room was not usable due to heavy rain leaking on it. We were offered another bed, however it was already in use. Two of my friends ended up sharing a single bed for the rest of the week. For the amount we paid, we weren’t happy. Apart from this, hostel was nice and welcoming. Would have been a good experience if it weren’t for the rain.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    02 Aug 2022
    Wasn‘t necessarily bad, main downsides were the location (20-30 mins from city center) and the price-value-ratio. Sand everywhere and didn‘t really see anyone cleaning ever. There was a creepy dude running around the hostel at night, which isn‘t technically the hostels fault but they also didn‘t do anything about it. Apparently he‘s there frequently, so beware. Didn‘t really meet people, not very warm atmosphere in general.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    04 Apr 2022
    Way too expensive but didn't have any other option as it was a last minute trip. Plus the hostel charged me even more than the (already too expensive) price on the website. I was fine with the location and quite enjoyed the 20 minute walks to town. You know what you're signing up for with the location when you book so don't really understand the complaints about that. A nice chilled hostel, AC in my room was great, but price not justified. If on a budget, book early and book a cheaper hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    26 Jul 2022
    This hostel was way way overpriced for what you get. The primary issue was the size of the private room for $100
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    12 Apr 2022
    Definitely not worth of the money! The only good thing about this hostel is location at the beach, but anyway you cannot swim there as it is mostly for surfing (waves are huge). At every corner different sign for what you can get a ticket, bikes for rent overpriced (just down the street bikes for half of the price), stuff not really welcoming.
    Slovakia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi