Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full deposit for group bookings. Please contact us for any special needs.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Reminder there are no ATMs in El Paredon

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

A fantastic hostel right on the beach. Relax in the hammock areas. Learn to surf or rent a board. Go horseback riding into the sunset, Play a game of pool. Make some friends and play beach volleyball. Enjoy a cocktail at the swim up pool bar. Take some cultural tours with the local charitable organisation, Choza Chula. Do yoga on the platform with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy free fresh coffee every morning, Sleep well at night in any of our air conditioned sleeping options from dorms to private rooms. Meet our pet boxer dog Miel and our famous minipig Potato. Enjoy the views with a good beer from our second floor panoramic restaurant. Enjoy the use of free parking. Fell secure with lockers and overnight security. Wake up for sunrise and watch baby turtles being released when in season. If you are lucky see some dolphins playing.
Please do book ahead we will fill up all the time. There are direct shuttles to us from Antigua available from all travel agencies and hostels. We are only about two hours away. Remember there are no ATMs in El Paredon. We ask that you bring no outside alcohol or children and certainly do not combine the two. Bring smiles, sun tan lotion and expect to want to stay longer than you anticipated. We look forward to meeting you! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2019
    I chose Driftwood because of the stickers I noticed everywhere in Central America. Then I followed them on instagram, and after receiving a of a pig surfing and waiting to meet me I knew I made the right choice. The atmosphere is really great, even if you are not in the mood for partying. I had a relaxing day reading my book, I had a fun night drinking and playing pool. Special thanks to the staff who always had a joke on the lips, and Rusty for being who he is. Definitely wouldrecommend it
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2019
    I really love this hostal. The enviroment and the vives are incredible. If you are planning to go to any beach in Guatemala you should considera this hostal as a must.
    Guatemala, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2019
    10/10. Amazing experience!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2019
    Driftwood is an awesome backpacker destination with good vibes. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Special shoutouts to Gaz, Ross, Olly, Julian, Issa, Frank, and Toby for an awesome experience. Facilities were in excellent condition. Although they didn't have hot water it wasn't too necessary in such a warm climate. Excellent food in the restaurant as well.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Feb 2019
    Lovely place to stay. Well trained staff (mostly). Good facilities and atmosphere. My only complaint would be that there should be a no smoking time in the eating area during meals. Had a good time and met loads of great people. Hardly any fuckwits at all.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    Fun hostel unless you don’t want to party, then probably don’t stay here. Great location though! Right on the beach.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    Party hostel for sure, which is great if that is what you’re in El Paredon to do. Staff are funny and very welcoming, and it’s a very social place at all hours of the day/night. They do shut the bar down at a reasonable hour which is nice if you need to get up early for surfing or other activities. Highly recommend and would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    The staffwere all super friendly. Our first night had a party vibe, sadly we were too tired to party. The surf boards were a little old for the more experienced surfers but the surf lessom was good for the beginner. We did hear that there was no first aider at the hostel or medical centre in El Paredon. We thought it would be good for the staff members to be trained in basic first aid. The food was delicious! We especially enjoyed the family dinners and specials at lunch time.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Mar 2019
    Great party hostel! We made heaps of friends and had lots of fun. The family dinner was incredible both nights, definitely would recommend even though it is not super cheap. We were sleeping in one of the dorms which is separate to the main building, it was very quiet and we had no troubles sleeping. There was also air con at night which was lovely. Would recommend this hostel!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    09 Feb 2019
    I have mixed feelings about this hostel... The staff was not actually rude but they seem to care little about the guests, may it is the laidback of being at the beach... There is no WIFI, which it seems to me more a business decision than a social encouraging measure. The family dinner buffet is not really a buffet since when the food is gone, well it is gone, and believe it does. The food altthough overpriced was tasty, you can still walk down the village and get some food from local restaurant
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table