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
  • 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 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2020
    Marco , Jenny and Adam are great people ! I had such an epic time in tamarindo! Would definitely come back ! Ask for elias for surf as life therapy (salt) for a great experience! Pura vida !
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2020
    Such a friendly welcoming group of people here! The pool and vibes are super chill, and a great location. Big spacious dorm room with an excellent bathroom facility. Location is great as well, close to a short cut if want to walk to Langosta. Definitely recommend staying here! Comfortable kitchen and common areas. Marco is very knowledgeable about Tamarindo and makes you feel at home. Great value!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Such a nice hostel. There was such a great vibe with super friendly staff. If you want to learn to surf they have a great surf program with Elios with SALT super good. The rooms are nice and overall only good vibes at the place.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2020
    Tamarindo Backpackers has the best vibe and attracts the coolest people! The staff was fantastic, super friendly and helpful. Dan knows all the best spots to eat. Marco is a well known surf instructor. Pat & Melena welcomed me in with smiles & knew all the good spots to hit / places to go. J... is super kind as well! I will def be visiting this spot again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Feb 2020
    This hostel was exactly what I was looking for in Tamarindo. I was traveling by myself and wanted to find a place that didn't have a crazy party atmosphere but was still filled with fun & friendly people. Met a lot of great people during my stay, and the staff was especially awesome! shoutout to Marco, Pat, Mel & D! Cheers y'all!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2021
    The staff was exceedingly friendly and the vibe was great. The room was nice and cold once they turn on the AC. The bathroom was relatively messy but it could have been our roommates.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2020
    Overall a great hostel! Ideal location and very knowledgeable staff.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 Mar 2020
    Staff were awesome, super chill and helped me book a shuttle for cheaper than online. The shower didn’t have a tonne of pressure but the kitchen was solid and the atmosphere overall was very chill. I definitely recommend taking surfing lessons from SALT (the surf instructor that works out of the hostel). Elias was incredible, his instruction was perfect and I learned a tonne from him. 100% will come back here when I return to Tamarindo.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    13 Mar 2020
    Don’t bother with this hostel. Their a/c doesn’t come on until 9 and barely works (I got heat exhaustion whole sleeping and had to check out after my first night to get somewhere with actual a/c, and they wouldn’t refund me for my remaining 2 nights) their wifi didn’t work, bathrooms were gross and ants EVERYWHERE in the dorms. Smelled like urine outside the common area. I’ve stayed in many hostels and this was just awful. Nice enough staff but that’s it.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    04 Dec 2020
    The place was just so dirty. Looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a year, the room smelled of mold, there was brown stuff everywhere and the fridge / freezer in the kitchen was full of unidentified brown stuff.
    Switzerland, 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