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 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

Cancellation policy

To make a secure, confirmed booking for Rio Guesthouse, you are required to pay a non-refundable 10% deposit, and then the balance is paid when you arrive. Unfortunately we cannot hold/reserve rooms until the deposit has been paid.

At least 7 days notice is required of cancellation. Late cancellations (less than 7 days) and no shows will be charged for 3 nights (or payment for full stay if less than 3 nights) plus 50% of your booking (if longer than 3 nights).

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please confirm you arrival time the guesthouse 24 hours prior to arrival. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIMES AFTER 4PM.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rio Guesthouse is a relaxed and friendly place to stay and is ideal for the independent traveller.

We are a 9-roomed guesthouse in the heart of St Lawrence Gap, within walking distance of the many clubs, bars and restaurants of the area and a stones throw from the beautiful Dover beach known for its water sports and a mile long of pure white sand.

Our facilities include the following:

Studio Room (Double private)
En-suite bathroom with self contained kitchen which has a small electric stove, kettle and fridge-freezer.
A/C is available (at an additional cost US$2.50), cable television, ceiling fans and security safe (non insured).
The room can sleep 3 persons comfortable as it contains one double and one twin bed/sofa.

Double Room (Twin Private)
Private bathroom, prepaid A/C, two twin beds and cable TV (can be placed together to create a double), security safe (non insured), wall & ceiling fan .

Single Room
Shared bathroom (which is cleaned daily), contains a single bed, security safe (non insured) and ceiling fan.

The rooms are all cleaned every 3 days and fresh sheets and towels supplied regularly. All the windows in the rooms have mosquito nets and most have burglar bars for your security.

The whole house has access to a central kitchen which is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge freezer, individual cupboard space, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots, cups, crockery, cooking and eating utensils and coffee making facilities. There is also a dining area and lounge facilities which include cable TV, newspapers, magazines and board games. We also have a breezy balcony where guests can meet other guests and socialise.

Additional services include:

Laundry service
Free WiFi
Competitive rates for internet (for those that dont have their own laptop)
Cheap international phone calls
Assistance in booking excursions and rental cars
24 hour assistance
Free local calls
Iron and ironing board
Beach Towels
Additional beds @ US$10.00 per night

Please note that our double rooms and studio must be occupied by at least two people. Single occupants will be charged for two people. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2019
    Paula and Dennis are good hosts. Good location. Good space for my scuba gear. Clean room and kitchen. Will come back if I'm in Barbados again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2019
    Stayed for two weeks in March as a solo female traveler. Great place to stay, incredible value for money and location is less than a minutes walk to Dover beach. Paula & Denis who run the guesthouse run a tight ship, keeping the place spotless and helping out with all of your needs whether it be car rental or getting to and from the airport. The Guesthouse itself is very social, most occupants catch up on the balcony in the late afternoon before heading out. Fantastic place for a solo traveler!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2019
    5mins from Dover Beach-great value for money-handy for where locals eat-much better value than hotels-always felt safe-excellent balcony to watch sunrise-friendly owners-overall would recommend .....
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    The owners were very nice and the place is really good value for money. Would recommend!
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2018
    Dennis is a great bloke and is very knowledgeable and will help out with anything. Drove me to the US Consulate (for a small fee cheaper than taxi) for my visa run. Looking to save money on your E3 visa run - this place works fine. Can catch local B$2 buses everywhere, including to DHL to pick up passport on the #3D bus and easy to get to bridgetown and other coastal spots for very little on the #11 bus. Extra couple of bucks for the private room with private bathroom worth it.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    23 Jan 2019
    The Rio Guest house has a nice atmosphere in a good location. It isn’t a Hilton but at this price, don’t expect it to be. Rooms are clean and tidy and towels are changed every three days. We stayed in a twin room with ensuite toilet and shower. There are full kitchen facilities downstairs if required. The guest house could do with a lick of paint and freshening up as it looks a little tired in comparison to some of the photos shown. We would stay here again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    27 Mar 2018
    next time i can make it to barbados, i will stay here again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    24 Dec 2017
    In a good location just a short walk to the beach and local bars and restaurants. I used the kitchen to make my own dinner one evening which was very useful. The staff were polite and invited me to join their buffet on Christmas Day. There was a small balcony to meet other guests.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    02 Jan 2018
    It's a fairly basic/standard guesthouse and I found it quite expensive for the quality. Also took ages to check in - the owners were saying they didn't have our details despite us emailing over 24h in advance to confirm arrival time etc. The basic amenities are all there (kitchen, fans in rooms etc) but we all had the feeling of being an inconvenience in someone else's home, not particularly welcoming. That said the location is great and we had no significant problems.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    20 Mar 2019
    I was made to pay for my reservation in cash. The room was tiny, lying in single bed I could read both arms out and touch the walls on either side. Linen requires updating. Bathroom requires more frequent cleaning. Safety deposit box didn't work. After requesting wifi password, I was told I had to bring my devices to staff to sign in, so I had to reveal my devices to staff with nowhere to lock them up which made concerned about the security of leaving them in the room.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games