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

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 9.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2022
    I had a lovely stay at Rio’s. Location is perfect in the heart of the Gap with loads of restaurants & bars in close walking distance. I felt really at home & relaxed at Rio’s. The family are so friendly & welcoming, their young son Denzel is a lovely character making it feel very homely. My room was a good size with air con & my own bathroom. The room was clean & had everything I needed. There’s a communal balcony which was a nice spot to eat breakfast for stop & relax in. Kitchen also available
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2019
    A wonderful experience in a perfect location. Only a 2-minute walk to the beach it's that close. Cafes, and restaurants also 2-5 minute walk in St. Lawrence Gap. Paula and Denis were great hosts and very helpful at all times. We had access to two quaint outdoor patios, and a full service kitchen. I booked a solo room without A/C (however a huge fan is wall-mounted) so the only thing to change when I return is securing a room with A/C (you really want it especially for sleeping).
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Great facilities and location! Very close to beach plus bars and restaurants. Nice and clean with a fab balcony to chill. Would highly recommend!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    17 Dec 2019
    It was a great place to stay. The owners were extremely helpful my stay was better than I expected.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Mar 2022
    Paula and Denis are the most friendly hosts and the family atmosphere around the guesthouse is so charming. The location could not be better and it is a perfect setting to enjoy you're own home-cooked meals (including local recipes courtesy of Paula!). The absolute highlight though has to be young Denzel, he is a wonderful host and is always ready to re-energize guests after a long day out exploring. Keep up the great work Denzel, Paula and Denis, hope to be back soon! Fiona and Sam
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    24 Jan 2020
    Thanks for your welcoming, recommendations and service. It was a pleasure to meet you and stay at Rio Guest house. take care!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 Jan 2022
    I think Rio had a hey day and is a bit tired now. My room was very basic, I had no window, fridge or tv but I had an en suite (with a window). I found it a bit grim, it’s loud and it’s a bit messy but clean. The roof terrace is very nice, I met some other travellers there. The owners live there and it’s nice to see them go about their normal lives, like an insight into Barbadian life. They really helped me with car hire when I was stuck, but otherwise were generally fairly disinterested.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
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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