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 2 weeks prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, 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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

San Juan del Sur's newest backpackers hostel! The Thirsty Turtle is located two blocks from the beach and a 10 minute walk to town. Our guests are able to experience everything the town has to offer while also being able to escape the noise and relax.

- A/C in all rooms
- Hot Showers
- Pool
- Food Menu
- Free Shuttle Service to and from town
- Individual Power Outlets for each guest
- Excellent Wifi
- Laundry Service
- Rooftop Patio
- 24 Hour Reception
- Check-out 11:00 / Check-in 14:00

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    We loved it here! Hands down our favorite of the 10 or so hostels we stayed at during our trip! We LOVED the chicken fingers!!
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Amazing!! After 2 months of travelling it was so nice to have A/c, hot shower, and to play nintendo :) This place has it all and they will make sure your stay is perfect. Thanks Andy for everything!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    I loved my stay - everything was amazing from the staff, the service, the location (2 blocks from the beach!) free shuttle, A/C all day everyday, hot showers, but my personal favorite was the rooftop patio! If you're going to San Juan you need to stay here! They made sure I had absolutely everything I needed
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Amazing stay at the Turtle! The staff were so friendly and helpful, so close to the beach, comfiest bed i've had on my travels so far, A/C in all the rooms AND A HOT SHOWER! The complimentary shuttle service was super convenient also, I didn't want to leave!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2019
    Lovely place, clean, great staff, $1 breakfast, security, indoor pool, video games etc! It was perfect, highly recommend !! Also gorgeous rooftop and couches
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2019
    Amazing place and has a lot of potential. I think if we had more people with us or more people staying there it would be better. The staff is super friendly and worked with our schedule for a short ride into town.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Nov 2018
    Very clean, good breakfast, inexpensive drinks, and nice hangout area with Netflix, pool, and a bunch of hammocks. Gated parking and 24/7 reception make it very safe. It's located outside of the main town, just two blocks away from the beach and close to the entrance to the Jesus statue. 10 minute walk along the beach gets you into town and there's also a free shuttle service. Unfortunately, there's not really any restaurants nearby, have to go into town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 May 2018
    Very clean place, the owners and staff are also very welcoming! Had a great time, the hot showers and the Air conditioning was super nice! Would highly recommend
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Apr 2018
    It was six of us and we totally loved it! After staying in hostels around Nica with no A/C, it was nice to have it at this hostel. The room was super clean with it's own private bathroom. Location was great for us, only like 10-12 minutes walking distance to town, away from noise and party. The staff was fantastic and the other guests were super fun. I would most definitely recommend this place. *you cannot use the kitchen, only staff for guests*
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    25 Apr 2019
    After a long hot walk t this hostel. It is closed. No answer when I emailed them regarding a refund from my deposit.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games