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 ???? 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.

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

PuraGuajira Hostel is your door to Cabo de La Vela & Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of South America.
Let us help you with whatever info you need to discover the magic of La Guajira desert, either by booking a tour or going by yourself...
(if you would like to book our tour in advance just check our website: and we'll sort it out for you! We offer all-inclusive tours to Punta Gallinas starting at 400.000 pesos per person!)

We are located in Barrio El Roble, the safest neighbourhood of Riohacha, with plenty of restaurants, small tiendas and a huge shopping mall (Exito, atms, pharmacy, cinema & food stalls) just few blocks away. Riohacha's beautiful Malecon (5 kilometres of beach boulevard) is only 15 mins walking distance. Otherwise, a taxi ride is always 5mil pesos.

We offer: FREE Wifi, FREE coffee, FREE filtered water all day long, fully equipped kitchen, cheap laundry service (15.000 per load), chill-out areas, huge variety of book exchange, a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a different sunset every day with a cold beer.
Ah! We have a little cat for you to cuddle as much as you want...

You can choose between a cosy private room, a luxury one with aircon or big dorms to prepare yourself for the adventure in the most magical place of Colombia, where the desert meet the sea..

**POLICIES AND CONDITIONS: (please read carefully!)
Check-in: 1PM - 11PM
Check-out: 11AM
Guests are welcome to store their luggage and use common spaces before and after their stay.
RECEPTION opens from 7AM - 11PM. (In case of late arrival please make sure to inform us).

24 hour cancellation policy. (The first night will be charged if cancelled after this time).
Payment upon arrival ONLY by cash.

No drugs allowed.
No minor allowed.
No pets allowed (we have a cat).
No parking available.
Late check-in without a reservation not allowed.

We don't offer breakfast, but you'll always find coffee&tea to start the day.. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, great staff, great place and also offer a great value and awesome trip to Cabo de la vela and Punta gallinas which I really enjoyed! Highly recommend
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    PuraGuajira Hostel was the best hostel I have been at for a while! A great homey feeling with a spacious and clean kitchen, amazing common rooms and terrasse and comfy and luminous rooms. The staff was also incredibly helpful, they even managed to return my bathing suit that I forgot at the hostel to me in Palomino. Recommend 100%!!!
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 May 2019
    Such a lovely hostel with amazingly nice and helpful staff. Really comfy clean beds and nice areas to chill. Loved the rooftop love music! Also sorted out my punta gallinas tour for me which was great
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Great stay in Riohacha! The staff is SUPER friendly, the place really clean, huge kitchen well equipped (biggest I've seen in my travels) and there are plenty of spaces that make it easy to hang out, loved the rooftop. Spacious dorm with luxury bathroom. No need of taxis to go around -the hostel is close to a huge mall, restaurants and terminal (within 10 mins walk maximum) & they organize great tours to La Guajira with the cheapest price I found (400.000 to Punta Gallinas). Totally recommended!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    After 8 months on the road, without doubt this hostel has helped me feel the most like I’m at home. Well-stocked kitchen, really comfortable lounge and shared areas, awesome roof space. Bea and staff are incredibly helpful with anything you may need. Bathrooms and main areas are the most clean I’ve seen any hostel. Their tour to the desert is also really good, highly recommend. Market and eats close by, and the beach about 15 min walk. If you’re in Riohacha, don’t look any further!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jul 2019
    Great experience here. No complaints. Highly recommend the 3 day Punta Gallinas Tour.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2019
    GREAT hostel in Riohacha! We stayed here the night before and after our Guajira Tour (booked through 'Guajira Tours' not the hostel) and loved it. We stayed in their private room which had a double bed and wonderful air conditioning. The dorms rooms didn't seem to have AC, but looked clean and had a nice bathroom. Definitely splurge on AC if possible, it gets very hot! The staff were absolutely wonderful and the hostel itself had a very relaxing and calm vibe.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 May 2019
    Good hostel. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfy beds, but the room was hot. Quite far from a lot of things, but it was fine to take a taxi.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Apr 2019
    Good hostel with a nice chilled vibe. Staff are friendly and helpful. Not very social but good to relax and an ideal location to visit the desert.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2019
    The hostel itself is really nice and the volunteers are amazing. However the owner was a bit rude.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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