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 1 week 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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Surf town Hostel is beautifully located in the centre of San Juan del sur, Nicaragua. Only a short 5-minute walk to the beach and all the bars and restaurants in town. The perfect backpacker budget friendly hostel to meet other amazing people. We are a traveller owned business that focuses on providing a place that has more of a homey feel than a corporate vibe. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcomed the second you walk through the doors!

We offer a range of accommodation options from 10, 12, and 14 bed dorms rooms, to different types of private rooms. Featuring a pool with volleyball net in the centre of the hostel, the perfect place to take a dip and cool off or enjoy a game of volleyball, a roof top terrace with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean to watch the sunset. Our large bar sits right beside the pool with a wide range of drinks and cocktails at backpacker prices, so you'll be sure to find what you're craving!

Morning coffee is included and free water all day, and surprisingly fast WIFI that covers the entire hostel. Does it get any better for the price?! Theres also a large shared kitchen for your use, and mini stores to purchase some cooking supplies right beside the hostel.

Surf Town Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 11:00 to 22:00
Check out before 11:00
late check outs will be charged half the price of 1 nights stay

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card. This property may preauthorize your card before the arrival.
A $10 deposit for room keys will be held upon check in.

Taxes included

Reception hours are 7:00 - 22:00 (let us know if you'll be arriving later than 22:00 so we don't cancel your reservation)
Bar is opened until 22:30
No curfew.

We do not accept people under 18 years of age View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    We love Ruth and Chris!!! This amazing couple runs a super social hostel with a pool in the middle constantly occupied by fun volleyball games. No AC but you got a fan either in dorm or private room, we stayed in the private room. The location is not in the middle of San Juan, but that really doesn’t matter cause everything you want to do is like 5 minutes away walking. We highly recommend staying there for the atmosphere, you’re sure to make some great friends! Mahalo and aloha!
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2021
    Good vibes and extra cold beers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2021
    Surf Town was an amazing hostel. It has a very good atmosphere. The common areas are thought out very well to encourage socializing. As well the bar has really good prices, the pool is super clean, and the rooftop is beautiful. The location is the perfect distance from the downtown area 😁 I would highly recommend it to travellers of all styles.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2021
    I am from Turquia. I live in this place for 1.5 year. Really really good place. Very nice. Monkeys animals. We had a pool. It’s so close to town center. Cheap clean people are so much respectful. Owners are friendly and warm. Like a family. All my memories in this hostal. I am gonna miss this place and owners. You are my family guys. I love you guys. Thank you very much for everything. You are my heroes. If I come to this country hundred percent gonna stay in this hostal. Part of my heart. ❤️
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2021
    This is the best hostel in San Juan. It's in the nature and close to everywhere. I love the monkeys here. The staff are very friendly. You will feel very comfortable here
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2021
    Super friendly staff. Good mixture with some long term guest who can give you some tips what to do in town and where to eat and people who just stay a few nights. Located just a few steps from the city center and the beach. The place gets cleaned every morning and has security at night! Nothing bad to say about it 🤘
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2021
    Great location and cool hostel vibe. FYI to families: We chose surf town because previous reviews said kids were welcome. The new owner still welcomed us to stay but sounds like they are moving away from letting kids stay there.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    I had an amazing time at surf town Hostel! when i arrived the staff made me feel very welcome! i spend just one night there and had a lot of fun! the staff is very nice and friendly they invited me to go party with them to showed me around town and i got many good recomendation to travel around Nica, it was so good because San Juan was my first sop in Nicaragua . Also there is free breakfast every morning! there is a kitchen and a roof top where you can take some sun or just relax!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    The hostel was okay, very nice stuff. There could definetely be more sunbeds etc. Everything was pretty basic. The night was awful though , it was so windy and we thought the roof was gonna come off, it was that loud. We all didn’t really sleep at all.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    19 Feb 2020
    This place was pretty awful. My room was directly adjacent to the shared courtyard where cigarette smoke came directly into my windows and very loud music played until late at night. The bed was uncomfortable, smelled like smoke covered up by aerosol Lysol and there were stains and burn marks on the sheets. Bugs came through the holes in the walls and the spaces between the correlated metal roof. The shower only dripped cold water and the bathroom was filthy. I left as soon as I could.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi