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 on arrival. 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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

The Barrel Hostel is beach front and Home Away from Home, we truly care for ours guests and will do more than most for our guests. If you are learning or would like to learn how to surf , you can surf in front of the hostel, for the more experienced Popoyo surf break is only 10 min. Walking distance.

We are located in Playa Guasacate, also known as Playa Popoyo in the Las Salinas, Tola area.

The Barrel is a small Hostel, a total of 6 six rooms, 3 private and 3 shared with the unique distiction that all the rooms have its own private bathroom and fresh water, Gas Generator for when there is no electricity, water refills for your convenience. We also have a kitchen for our guests.

The Barrel Hostel's Conditions & Politics:

Check in from 13:00 to 00:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards (This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival).

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


No curfew.
Pet friendly.

Child friendly.
24 hours Reception. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 4.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    Love and miss this place so much, I met the most wonderful people ever!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2018
    I stayed at the barrel for almost a month & everything about the place is amazing. Perfect location, comfortable beds, very affordable & friendly staff. The owner, Leslia, was always on call to help me with anything i needed & went above & beyond to make sure my stay was nothing short of amazing.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2018
    Leslia is so lovely and looked after us so well!!! We loved it here. Thank you so much
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Apr 2018
    Really nice place right on the beach and close to some awesome surf spots! Staff were really nice and very helpful/accommodating.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Feb 2018
    We spent 3 nights at this hostel and loved it! It’s clean, in the perfect location, only a short walk down the beach to the main surf break with loads of cool restaurants along the beach if you fancied switching it up a bit. The food at the barrel itself was always a high standard at a good price. The staff were all lovely, so friendly and incredibly helpful and it was amazing to see how well they had rebuilt from the hurricane last October. I would recommend the barrel hostel to all!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Dec 2017
    Excellent location. Friendly, helpful staff. Secure. Clean bathrooms, rooms. Food and drink is expensive relative to local options, however food is tasty. Extra 10% added to bill at end of stay. Great atmosphere with music, tables, chairs etc.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Jan 2018
    Leslia and Epe were great. Went out of their way to accommodate a glitch in booking giving us a great deal on private rooms at their own home. Rooms were great, location is awesome as it’s right on the beach. Food is bland, and slightly over priced but there are other options around. Social scene is available, but seemed difficult to form as travellers stuck to themselves.. Good place to set up and get shuttles to/from Rivas or SJDS.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Sep 2019
    Nice enough place to stay right on the water. Staff are friendly enough but there is no real vibe here. Air con in the room was awesome though.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.0


    30 Apr 2018
    Decent enough location a small walk to town and also to the main break. Rooms are extremely hot and AC is 10us extra per night. Otherwise you have one fan which is not enough. The owner was really helpful. Her husband was so rude when I asked about AC. He said “nothing is free here” and it’s true. He gave the place a really weird vibe. Picking some guests as his weird mates then others he was rude to. Also gutted to find out I paid double online compared to those who showed up. Save your money.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    31 Oct 2019
    This place is a restaurant/bar with rooms attached. Dorm is very small and two of the lockers couldn't be used as they required a key which the staff didn't have. Kitchen was absolutely filthy! Barely any equipment and the sink is shared with the restaurant so they leave there dishes piled up and disgusting! While I was there two of the other dorms who had already paid and been there for a few days where kicked out to make way for 20 of the chefs friends! Laundry ruined at least 6 items of cloth
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Foosball