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.
  • 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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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  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

*** More than just a place to sleep...home away from home ***


Don't waste your time and money. Stay with us, and eat free. We offer a lot more than just a place to sleep, come as a guest and leave as a friend and our new family member...our mission is to make you feel welcomed and immersed in our pura vida chilled vibe. Make lasting friendships, have fun, explore and create unforgettable memories...

*** Hmmm the million dollar question: Why should you stay with us? It’s that simple: ***

*** Communal Areas ***
We have several chill out areas in the hostel: For start, our relaxing rancho with hand made rocking chairs is super popular for nightly cards and board games, comfy poof pillows to read your book or watch a movie, pool table that brings people from all over the world to play game of billiard, foosball table, ping pong table that on many occasions becomes “beer” pong table.

Did we say we have tons of hammocks to lounge in and enjoy the afternoon nap? In addition our Zen garden with water fountain, BBQ area and fire pit is super popular for our famous bonfires under the stars with a guitar, marshmallows roasting and enriching conversations. Our kitchen is world class five star luxury! Fully equipped with 2 stoves, 3 fridges, microwave, blenders, hot water kettle, tons of pots and pans to cook in...did we mention it’s always neat and clean?

*** Activities: Explore & Discover ***
Let us show you all the wonders of Playa Tamarindo - Costa Rica.There are beautiful areas you can explore just by walking from our hostel like Playa Langosta and Playa Grande. An array of activities can be arranged directly in the hostel, including surf lessons, kayaking, yoga and all-inclusive sailing tours.

Over the years we have established a valuable business relations with other business owners and this is the reason why our guests enjoy special discounts and perks. Such as access to swimming pool with amazing sunsets, discounted yoga classes, discounted surf lessons and surfboard rentals, free tickets to the biggest party every Friday just to mention a few. We love when you have a great time so often we organize special activities for you like our famous BBQ dinners, roasting marshmallows, salsa lessons or bonfires on the beach.

*** Staff ***
Many people book one night and say a week or more...why? Well not only because the hostel is super chilled and comfy but also because our bilingual staff will go the extra mile for you to feel welcomed and comfortable, to the point that you will not want to leave!

Many clients return and send their friends or family to stay with us because of our staff. Just as we promote the chilled and comfy atmosphere we are also very chilled, welcoming, positive and actually happy. We simply love our job, what we do and the hostel. It shows in our attitude, openness, wanting to help, and to go the extra mile so you can feel at home. Not to mention we are very knowledgeable about Tamarindo and its secrets spots to explore but about Costa Rica in general.

*** Value ***
We understand you are traveling on a budget and we price our rooms accordingly. We offer quality, comfort, cleanliness and the best location. We can assure you that in Tamarindo you will not find a better valued place for your money with so many amenities, quality, cleanliness and superb location. In our Pura Vida MINI hostel Tamarindo we have several options to choose from: Dorms with a fan, dorms with AC, private room with a fan or private room with AC.

*** Rooms & Dorms ***
We have many options to choose from according to your budget. Private rooms that can sleep up to 5 people, with orthopedic mattresses, clean pillows, fresh sheets, safety deposit boxes, AC or Fan, and private patio to mention a few. Dorm rooms come with either AC or fan, orthopedic mattresses, lockers for your personal items, shared bathrooms, fresh and clean sheets and pillows.

*** Eco Friendly ***
We are very mindful of the nature and our environment. For this reason we have recycling bins throughout the facility, we use eco friendly cleaning products, we reuse scrap materials to build, we encourage to save water and natural resources...just to mention a few… These are few of the reasons Tripadvisor gave us a “Green leader batch!” as the only hostel in Tamarindo - Costa Rica.

*** Location ***
We have one of the best location in town out of all hostels in Tamarindo. We are on a quiet side street only 20 seconds or 200 meters from the beach, 300 meters from the nearest supermarket and the center of the town with all the bars, shops and restaurants. So basically you can just roll out of your bed and be surfing or doing yoga on the beach!

*** Cleanliness ***
When our guests are happy and comfy we are happy, for that reason it is our priority to keep our hostel super clean, neat and organized at all times. We offer a cleaning service every day, we keep the grounds clean and neat and we perform deep cleaning regularly of all the rooms and common areas.

*** Or hear what this guest had to say: ***
“This hostel really is THE BEST for meeting people. The huge lounge area and allow for easy conversation with other guests. There is a rad social area that included a pool table, foosball, or ping pong.

Its a super chilled hostel with friendly staff, safe, good vibe, in walking distance to different surf-spots and main Street. The staff were super personable, they were always willing to help you get around and find things to do.

It was clean, cool, comfortable. The bathrooms were cleaned every day, and the kitchen was constantly being cleaned up. It was perfect to chill out in the hammocks after a day surfing, and adventuring around the area. One of the best hostels I have gone to.”

*** So why you should choose us? Its that simple: ***
Superb hostel with an array of amenities, the best value for your money in whole Tamarindo, great location, superb cleanliness, amazing staff, best and fully equipped kitchen, free coffee in the morning, access to the swimming pool, discounted surf board rentals and classes of yoga and surf, free passes to a party, meet amazing people from all over the world, chilled wibe, 2 strong Wi-Fi’s on the whole property, safes and lockers, safe on-site parking, multiple security cameras, free cuttles from Simba and free pictures from Fred the iguana...All set in a beautiful tropical garden with frequent visits from monkeys, iguanas and other native animals.

*** Directions ***
Look for our bright yellow sign with a 'Pura Vida MINI Hostel' and hibiscus flower in town, that will lead you to our hostel.
GPS: 10.2959922, -85.8418156
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    We've stayed in hostels in Europe, Africa, and North & Central America and this one is our favorite! The manager, Kelly - along with the rest of the staff - are fantastic & friendly. This hostel is close to the beach and has a newly-added pool. We were here on our honeymoon trip right as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up, so we cut our trip short but we enjoyed our time here! We plan to go back to this hostel in the future. The environment is laid-back & fun - hammocks, pool table, ping pong!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    I loved the Pura Vida Mini Hostel so much that I intend to move to Costa Rica and stay in this hostel to live! The people at the front desk were incredibly helpful. They provide a complimentary breakfast everyday, towels, and laundry service. It’s very quiet, and there are many places to relax in hammocks, beanbags and play pool. They have a swimming pool which is perfect to hangout at on hot days. All around this place is incredible and I highly recommend it!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2020
    First trip out of the country, I am very pleased and grateful with my decision to stay at this hostel for the first few days of my solo trip. It’s in a fabulous location, I felt safe and you can’t beat the price. I would stay here again for my future travels.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Mar 2020
    Cool place to meet people and hangout.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Feb 2020
    Great diverse place to stay in Tamarindo. Met a bunch of cool travelers and the common area was perfect for hanging out and enjoying the sun. Staff was so helpful in getting me a taxi to the airport and a few extras I needed on my trip!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Dec 2019
    First off, if this place is booked out it just turns into factions. Staff was super chill and helpful, but the owner would seldom smile back, talk or say hi yet always hang around reception which kinda made it an awkward vibe. Could hear him pressuring staff to book more spots. Best showers will be the ones below near the pool. Breakfast was great for long nights (worth getting up). Def worth staying here for proximity to beach and town, family vibe could be hit or miss.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Pretty average experience. The dorms were insanely hot, and we were packed in like sardines. The hangout areas are cool and the staff is great. If the dorms weren’t so incredibly stuffy, I’d have rated quite a bit higher.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    12 Jan 2020
    For the price, the place was too loud, too many things needed fixing, and was in general not comfortable. I realize it was an overall young crowd but they were still talking loudly and walking by our broken window at 2:30 am. However, the volunteer manager was extremely friendly and was doing his best in a rundown hostel. The pool was disgusting and there was no way I would have used it. Maybe it's okay for 20 yr old but that's about it.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    13 Jan 2020
    Location is great. Bathrooms were dirty, people had their stuff and dirty clothes laying around. Gates were not so secure and the place had a hippy vibe. The place can use better organization.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    26 Dec 2019
    The dormitory looks a bit like an overcrowded jail. The breakfast is a joke. For the same price you can get a better place to stay in Tamarindo. At arrival we had to pay more than it said on webstie.
    Costa Rica, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table