Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

2 weeks prior to arrival

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our “rancho” is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world.

We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from the new Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee’s restaurant.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the whole stay
For non Refundable bookings the amount will be charge anytime after booking

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.

The property can pre-authorize the customer's card data prior to arrival and if for some reason, the establishment can not charge a card, the customer will be immediately requested to send the data of a new card. If the customer does not answer within 72 hours, the reservation will be cancelled.. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2019
    This is best hostel i stayed so far, Staff is suoer helpfull, and place is clean:) I will be back soon
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    A super chilled hostel, perfect for a relaxing break! Staff are incredibly helpful and really go out of their way to help with whatever queries you may have. Amazing kitchen facilities and a beautiful hostel cat named ‘Lady Gaga’. They also offer surf lessons most days and it seems Tamarindo is definitely one of the best places around Central America to learn.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    Great hostel! The common areas including the kitchen are perfect. The staff is super nice and contribute to the chill and inclusive atmosphere on the hostel. Would definitely recommend!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Jul 2019
    The place is really cool and clean! The owner is really nice! And the staff in general is Awesome 🙌 Would definitely go back! Clean kitchen clean room! 👌
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Jun 2019
    Good location just a short walk from the beach. Staff are really friendly. Wifi is strong and there are two kitchen areas available.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    Great stay at Pura Vida ☺️ The staff is very friendly and helpful!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 May 2019
    The staff were excellent. They were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Thank you!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2019
    Great hostel with nice atmosphere. Common area is cozy and makes it nice to meet with people. Great when traveling solo. Very relaxed atmosphere and great vibe. Free parking with security. It's nicely located if you're looking at quite area. It's about 6-7min walk to the beach and therefore away from all that Tamarindo noise. The only disadvantage is that rooms are quite small and most of them don't have AC and mattresses are not too comfortable (if you have back issues)
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Jul 2019
    Loved this place, super chill vibe and comfortable common areas. Two spacious clean kitchens for you to cool your food and comfy beds
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Apr 2019
    Helpful staff and pretty nice facilities but the bathroom attached to our room had a serious bug problem. We woke up to at least 1000 bugs in the shower and on the walls. Other than that it was what you’d expect for the price you’re paying.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi