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.
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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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  • Great 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 7.4

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2020
    The hostel is literally amazing. The beach club with the cozy lights at night make this place very unique.Staff is young and friendly. The food is simple and taste delicious- fish sandwich is my favorite and the home made french fries are incredible tasty!! I spend all my time hanging out at the beachclub, reading my book ehile sipoing a mojito was one on my fav moments. Rooms are comfy and quite. Extrasize for the single bed is a +++Thanks for this amazing experience, hope to come back soon!!
    Afghanistan, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Feb 2020
    This was my favorite Hostel I stayed at in Costa Rica. The staff was friendly, the place was clean, and they have a sloth on site at the hostel! Not only is this spot located on the beach, but it is a bit outside of town, which I enjoyed. It’s super easy to rent a bike to get around and there is a grocery store near by if you want to cook in the kitchen. If you aren’t looking to cook, the restaurant is very reasonably priced and the bar is well stocked! The bed was comfy as well :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Dec 2020
    Great service and awesome vibe! My only complaint is that people (staff and guests) didn't wear masks which felt a little unsafe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    The most beautiful, beach vibes, comfortable common areas. It is right on the beach which makes it a great location. Showers and restroom are outside the dorms but very clean. Staff is cool! They rent out bycicles and snorkling gear. Food is really good! Dorm rooms are tiny, very tiny, but the rest compensates for that. I would say this is the best hostel in Puerto Viejo, don’t sweat it... stay here.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Feb 2020
    Great place to relax. Beautiful beach and grounds. Pleasant staff. Good food. Highly recommended.
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Feb 2020
    Best location ever, , calm, right at the beach and beautiful outdoor area. I could have stayed longer! Wifi is not very good and staff was not very friendly, but I had an amazing time nonetheless.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Feb 2020
    Playa 506 was in a beautiful place and had many great things about it. We especially enjoyed the beach area and that it was walking distance from lots of places. Rooms were comfortable and staff was friendly (some more than others). Good atmosphere overall.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Feb 2020
    I liked it so much. They have their "own" beach, it's public but you have direct access. Mattresses are good enough, pillows so so bad. Nice environment to be with friends staying or just passing the day. WiFi is not the best
    Argentina, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    29 Jan 2020
    Beautiful grounds that would have been more enjoyable if it weren’t for the incredibly rude staff. Would not recommend for a solo traveler as there is no social area to meet people. Although the rooms were clean, there was no AC and WiFi didn’t work in the rooms. Not ideal when spending $20 a night. Staff said they would book me a shuttle to leave town and didn’t which somehow became my fault.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    07 Mar 2020
    Staff's incompetent and/or didn’t care to help. Decided to extend our stay so we talked to the night receptionist and even tough she told us that she had taken care of it, she didn’t. Next day we’re force to check out since it was fully booked. No answer when asked for a solution. Worst thing is that after our friends asked for a refund to come with us to stay together, they had the nerve to try to sell me their places! Also, every soap dispenser was empty. A pity since facilities looked nice.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi