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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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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
  • 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’s 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: 30
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 7.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2021
    Awesome place, great location, everything was clean and it was price worthy. Will definitely visit Playa 506 again!
    Costa Rica, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Sep 2021
    It's a hostel right on the beach so that in itself is amazing! The hostel is kept really clean, you always see someone cleaning every day in the mornings. It isn't close to the centre of town but if you rent a bike it'll be so much easier to get around. The dorm room without AC is a bit stuffy so be aware. The private rooms are nice because they get the ocean breeze so even if there is no AC there's enough air circulation (plus there is a ceiling fan).
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay in Puerto Viejo! A bit away from the city center but pretty well located in front of the beach. Amazing place highly recommended.
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Sep 2021
    The hostel is in a really nice location right on the beach however the wifi does not work well and there is not really any AC or enough fans so it is SO hot in the rooms. It was difficult to fall asleep Bc it was so hot. But I’m not sure if other hostels in this area have AC so
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Oct 2021
    Great location on the beach, nice enough staff. The food was priced well. But the water didn’t work and the place was always dirty.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Oct 2021
    The hostel itself is beautifully located, but there was no atmosphere whatsoever. Dorm was the tiniest I’ve ever experienced, no space to put your bag and also super cold (didn’t have control over AC in the beginning). There was water shortage so could only shower at certain times, which I can understand but also not great when you feel gross after an active day. Totally overpriced also -dorms and food. Would not go back..
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    17 Nov 2021
    Meh. Theres nothing suprr special about this hostel besides the location. The food and bar is terrible. Rooms are dark and dingy. No AC. Staff is nice for the most part. It's a 35 minute walk to the city. Very overpriced for what you get in my opinion.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    10 Oct 2021
    Right on the beach. Close to town and restaurants. The staff are blah. Very few people eat at the restaurant as the service is really BLAH. Don’t plan to book excursions, or get good travel advice through the hotel as they really don’t care to help with that. Guessing blah owner. The reviews about gross pillows are true. Sand from our upper loft area fell through the floor on the lower bed. They advertise a three bed room, but it’s really a room that sleeps three. Chill otherwise.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    09 Sep 2021
    The hostel is far away from anywhere.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    11 Oct 2021
    The staff were not very welcoming, for the price I would have expected better. Location was right on the beach which was nice, but quite a long way from town. Drinks.amd food at the hostel were more effective than the equivalent food and drink anywhere else in town. Main issue was the unfriendly staff though.
    England, Male, 31-40
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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