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
  • Excellent 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 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 5 minute walk to one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. In Tamarindo you can find a wide variety 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 12 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 a shared bathroom. The private rooms sleep 4 people with a queen bed and a bunk bed. Both rooms have high ceilings and freshly painted walls with custom artwork.

Tamarindo Backpackers's Policies & Conditions:

Check is at 15:00
Check out before 11:00
Please let us know if you will arrive after 21:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card with a small fee.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. .

Breakfast is not included, but we have free coffee.


Quiet time at the hostel starts at 21:30.
Child friendly.
Reception available selected hours
We provide sheets and linens and you can rent shower towels for $1. Please bring a beach towel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2022
    feels like home
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2022
    Loved my stay at this hostel all the staff that worked here were really lovely and helped me with planning my travels and doing a turtle trip. It’s a very social hostel so perfect for solo travellers. The only improvement it could make is the air con didn’t feel very cold and was only on 9-9
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2022
    AMAZING stay at Tamarindo backpacker. The vibe there is amazing and everyone makes you feel super welcome and included. The staff (John Michael, Rachel, Mariano and Marco) were awesome. You will not regret booking this place
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2022
    The staff here is amazing. The manager was very nice and it’s great value for your money. Not too far away from the main road and the road is lit up at night. The dorms are ok and there is a pool, albeit small and not that clean.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Mar 2022
    Loved our stay here - really good vibe for meeting people. The volunteers were really friendly and helpful too. Only downside was that the air con is only on 9pm-9am and doesn’t really get that cold. The pool could do with fixing as a lot of tiles are missing
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Mar 2022
    Absolutely my best experience in Costa Rica! Mostly because of the staff and the guests, the vibe was great.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Mar 2022
    Really enjoyed this Hostel! The staff were incredible, friendly, and inclusive. It’s close enough to anything you’d want to do downtown (beach/bars). The best weren’t the best, but for the price I’d recommend this place to anyone.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Mar 2022
    Good vibes with mostly volunteers checking in and helping guests. The shared kitchen is really nice and common areas including pool are nice to hang out. Oddly, I booked an 8 bed dorm which turned out to be a 12 bed dorm with the occasional 13th bed thrown on the ground. It wasn’t too bad and fellow roommates really respectful. I asked others what they booked and they also all said they booked an 8 bed. Although, I had a good time, the hostel should be up front and charge accordingly.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    11 Apr 2022
    I thought the property was super overpriced for the value. I paid almost $50/night to sleep in a dorm with 12 beds, no personal outlets by the beds, and AC only from 9pm-9am. There were only 6 full sized lockers for the entire hostel to use, and then the options of tiny, mailbox-sized lockers. The location is a bit of a walk from town, down an alley. Staff were friendly and helpful, but I felt like there was a lack of activities being put on by the staff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    01 Apr 2022
    The bathrooms were beyond dirty. The floors were constantly wet, the shower full of hair and sand.
    USA, 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