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 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 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.8

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
  • 9.7


    07 Jul 2021
    Such a great hostel. Run by an awesome family who moved down here from the states. Everyone working is a volunteer who also was traveling. 100% stay here
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 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


    19 Jul 2021
    Very nice place with a great atmosphere. It has everything you'd want from a hostel apart from breakfast. It‘s a bit off the centre but still close to the beach. It‘s also close to the bus stations if you want to go to San José by public bus (companies Empresa Alfaro and Tralapa (in front of the plaza)).
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2021
    Fantastic value, we definitely enjoyed the people we met here and felt like it was a good launching off spot for various fun things to do in town. Only real knocks, could be more showers/bathrooms. And the kitchen felt a bit crowded, almost always half-full to full-full any time we were in there to cook. Fridge crowded as well. So if staying on a budget is one of your primary concerns, I'd say this place is hard to beat! Good people, good spot, just a little cramped if full up. Very worth it.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2021
    Great staff (shout out to Emilio and Marco). The only lockers are tiny and in common area. Bunk beds don't have guard rails-2 people fell off top in the two nights I was there. They're also doing a ton of construction right now, but not on the dorm rooms-it's kind of offensive that there's not enough showers, almost no outlets in 12p dorm, beds aren't safe, common areas need work, and instead they're repainting and doing LOUD construction all day on other areas (couldn't sleep bc of it).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 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