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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tamarindo Backpackers is a beautiful boutique surf hostel in a gorgeous yellow hacienda. It is next to a national park, so you can see and hear howler monkeys in the trees while you relax in our jacuzzi pool. We are Lonely Planet's top choice for a hostel in Tamarindo.

Aside from the beautiful pool, we have lots of hammocks and sun chairs, a kitchen for guests to use and a big lounge room where you can meet guests from all over the world. We also have a night security guard so the hostel is very safe.

We have surfboards to rent and our own private surf instructor Elias, who offers lessons for much less than the shops. He can also arrange trips for you to surf other beaches, even Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point! Our friendly bilingual reception staff can recommend and help you book any other activities you would like to do here in Tamarindo.

Tamarindo Backpackers is located in the heart of Tamarindo. We are just a 3 minute walk to one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. In Tamarindo town you can find tons of restaurants and loads of fun bars for whatever kind of party you are looking for.

The hostel has 2 mixed air conditioned dorms, one with 8 beds and one with 10 beds. Each dorm has air conditioning, a private bathroom with shower and large single beds with real spring mattresses. The dorms are cleaned daily.

We have 2 private rooms, each with shared bathroom. The double private room has a queen bed, air conditioning and cable TV. Our deluxe room has a queen bed, 2 single beds, A/C and cable TV. Both rooms have high ceilings and freshly painted walls with custom artwork.

Tamarindo Backpackers's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 11:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 14:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. .

Breakfast not included, but we have free coffee


Curfew is 10pm until further notice!
Child friendly.
Reception available selected hours
We provide sheets and linens and you can rent shower towels for $1. Please bring a beach towel.
Reception is open 24 hours a day, please let us know if you will arrive after 9pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 May 2021
    Very friendly staff! Helpful with anything you need, clean facilities, fun pool and hammocks to hang out during the day!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2021
    Loved this place! I stayed at 2 different places in Tamarindo before I went to Tamarindo Backpackers, and I am definitely happy I chose this place for my last 5 nights in Tama. Staff is awesome and so welcoming, thank you guys!! Place is great, pool is perfect to chill by when it’s hot. Dorms are super quite and great at night with the A/C, and you can totally sleep in after a night of partying at the beach. Big hammocks! Can’t recommend this place enough! Thanks 4 everything! :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2021
    I had a greatc2 nights at TBH...the pool and the AC in the rooms at night were the 2 best amenities, imo. Marcos was especially helpful w suggestions and helping w bus times and setting up shuttle vans. Plus he played good tunes. All hosts and hostesses were super friendly and helpful. Aloha, Natasha
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2021
    Very nice place with a really fun atmosphere and staff. Good facilities and location, yet not expensive! Would definitely come back. Recommended!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Apr 2021
    Excellent staff with a new American owner who is revamping the place. She feels like a mom when there and is super kind. Great appliances in the kitchen and 5 min walk to beach. One of the cheapest options in Tamarindo as well. Vibe of place can be both long term and short term people with obvious mixes of going out and staying in groups.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Mar 2021
    Nice place, but i didn’t like that there was so many beds in one room, it was hard to talk with people here. The staff was SUPER friendly and nice, and they were probably the best thing about this hostel. But the atmosphere from the other people was really off.. wouldn’t recommend for female sole traveler, maybe if you are a group it’s better. But it was super nice they had a pool!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2021
    The staff here were very friendly, and the grounds were very chill, with hammocks and a small pool, but the place was quite unclean. The rooms smelled like mildew, and the grounds smelled like sewer gas periodically.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    23 Jan 2021
    Very convenient for the beach! Cute little pool but also one of the dirtiest/worst maintained hostels I’ve stayed in. Very hot in rooms and only use ac at night. Window and shower head in dorm bathroom were broken.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 4.9


    12 Mar 2021
    Very dirty, room was full of red ants. Shower was stinky and flooded
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    13 Apr 2021
    Ants all over the place and in the beds, felt very pressured by staff to leave a ‘nice’ review as they were directly asking for one a lot. Told off for using the kitchen as wasn’t cleaning it enough. Overall an average hostel but staff were a bit rude and made us feel a bit uncomfortable here. Super stingy with air con, waking us up to turn it off earlier than meant to and turned on later than meant to.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities