Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 on 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

Once reservation is confirmed - we require 2 weeks advance notice in order to cancel and receive full refund. Less then 2 weeks there will be no refund.

Deposit payment o 50% is due upon booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, 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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

“Pura Vida MINI Hostel Santa Teresa” is a super chilled hostel close to the best Surf Beaches and commercial center, with swimming pool, lot of nature, wildlife and good vibes.

We have 2 communal kitchens very equipped, 3 large fridges and a beautiful chill out area with a fantastic swimming pool, pool table and hammocks, all you need to have a great time after a good surfing day.

We have different types of rooms, with private or shared bathroom, rustic bungalows and dorms. Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness of our hostel and the common areas.

We have excellent location in the heart of Santa Teresa, only 150 meters from the surf break and the beautiful beach. 30 seconds walking distance to the nearest super market, shops, bars and restaurants, and 300 meters from the only pharmacy and 2 banks in town. But away from all the dust, hassle and bustle of this little town in our own private sanctuary with a lot of trees and nature.

If you don’t want to go out of the hostel, you can spend good times on our very cool bar, drinking excellent shakes, cocktails and beers. We also rent surf boards for all levels and ages, advising you what board to choose in case you are starting to surf.

We have happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has a good knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, better tours and secret places of Costa Rica.

Come to MINI Hostel to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, relax and experience the real Pura Vida atmosphere.

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Free coffee in the morning
Credit cards not accepted - pay cash upon arrival
+ 9 pax group bookings accepted
13% taxes NOT included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2022
    Best place ever
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2022
    The private room was basic. Was able to get a good sleep over the 3 weeks I stayed. No dirtiness like other reviews say. The staff remembered my name even if I kept to myself. On my final night, there was a miscommunication about my length of stay, but the staff went above + beyond to handle the situation. They handled my things w care, gave up the staff dorm for me, and even drew me a map and a second note. I am positively blown away by their discretion, kindness and conduct. Thank you!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2022
    Fantastic hostel! Board rental maybe 100 meters down the road, super helpful staff helped me organize transport for my trip. Really nice chill vibe
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Apr 2022
    Excellent hostel. Great location in terms of being in the south of Santa Teresa, and amazing atmosphere. Very close to the supermarket and close to the beach for surfing… Good soda at the bottom of the road as well as plenty restaurants, although to get to the north strip it’s a 30-40 minute walk…
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2022
    Loved my staying here, the place it’s way better then what it looks like from the pictures. Comfortable beds, nice and chilled atmosphere, perfect areas where to socialize, and amazing staff working there.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Mar 2022
    it’s not the center of santa teresa, half an hour walk to the clubs etc. location was good for beach and stuff. staff was nice but bed absolutely sucked. it was a little broken so very scary to get up on. outside area is nice and pool is super good
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Apr 2022
    Only stayed in the hostel for one night but it was very clean and bathrooms were easily accessible. Maybe a bit out of the way as most restaurants seemed to be towards the north end of the street. Staff were very friendly and accomodation when we had to go get cash to pay for the hostel (compared to other hostels location for atm was perfect).
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Mar 2022
    Nice hostel - up a bit of a hill. Nice staff and nice room! Very good and would definitely stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    15 Nov 2021
    Looks cool but it was so hot in the rooms and so many ants. We ended up moving hostel. A shame because the outside area was nice and the guys who ran it were pretty chill too.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    01 Feb 2022
    Staff was super nice and really helpful. The place was pretty gross tho. And the people staying were trashing the place. Not worth the money.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wii