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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 14:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Breakfast not included, but we have free coffee


No curfew.
Child friendly.
Reception available 24 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2019
    I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. The room I stayed in was very clean (dorm). The kitchen was also very clean with plenty of space and pots/pans/etc for many people to prepare food at once. The staff at this location were amazing. They were all very friendly and welcoming. I can't say enough good things about the people working at this hostel. If you are thinking about booking a surf instructor, I highly recommend Elias, who can be booked through the hostel.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2019
    Cha cha at front desk is very knowlegable and knows many languages. Nice little spot close to beach. Good place to pre drink with your new found crew and dump ur denario into the tamarindo buzz scene which is everynight if u wanna get down like that.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Feb 2019
    Very friendly staff and great location. Helpful in planning activities as well.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2019
    It was a great stay! The staff were so helpful and friendly, and the facilities were clean and well kept. I’d definitely recommend staying here!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Feb 2019
    The hostel cold do with a bit of a touch here and there but it’s still an awesome place to stay. The staff are amazing and really helpful especially Chacha and Ada. They recommend good tours, helped booked shuttles, busses and made the stay painless.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Jun 2018
    Super chilled atmosphere, really lovely helpful staff - overall a great hostel
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 May 2018
    Had a great stay at this location! Great communication from the owner and front desk woman and fantastic customer service with easy correspondence in emails. Nice locale, off the path of the main strip in Tamarindo. Easy going vibe of the hostel. This hostel is a bit older and needs some remodeling but I felt safe and comfortable. AMAZING surf instructor connected to the hostel. HIGHLY recommend surfing with Elias from S.A.L.T. Regrigerator doesn't keep contents cold!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2019
    Not really much going on, very average hostel, quite pricy for what you get. Decent kitchen and beds were comfy. Tamarindo itself a bit dead not a great backpacker destination much better spots further down the coast. Lockers were tiny basically useless. Staff were friendly.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    22 Dec 2018
    Not a big issue but the cleanliness of the place wasn't very well maintained & some parts of the hostel did seem a bit outdated. I might've also visited at an off time but atmosphere was lacking as well, definitely not the hostel's fault though. It was a little quiet but the staff definitely made up for it; they are the most welcoming, inclusive, warm and genuine people you'll come across. They immediately make you feel like family as soon as they meet you which is 100% what I loved the most.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    23 Mar 2018
    A couple minutes walk from the beach and main street with all the shops, but down a side street which isn't lit very well and was unsure about it late at night. The rooms are definitely nothing special, wifi doesnt work very well and neither do the plug ins so your stuff takes forever to charge if it charges at all. The room had lots of ants on the walls. none in the beds. The bathroom cleanliness was average. Very small hostel (or maybe not many people staying when I was there). Pool refreshing
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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