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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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Full refund if cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.
25% of total as penalty, if cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival.
50% of total as penalty, if cancelled within 15 days prior to arrival.
No refund if cancelled within 14 days prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

$1,000 pesos extra as a cleaning and linen fee to be paid as part of the package and to be paid upon arrival. This fee will include one towel per guest and linens.

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."

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


Vela Lounge & Hostel Gay Friendly

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

A super clean and unique hostel and rooftop "eco-friendly” hostel, right in the middle of the main streets and corners of Zona Romántica in Puerto Vallarta!

El mejor hostal en la zona... súper limpio, con una excelente ubicación y terraza "eco-friendly"!
Tu escondite favorito, en las calles principales de la Zona Romántica en Puerto Vallarta!

BRAND new and super comfortable mattresses!

We count with one dorm room for 12 guests, 3 private rooms for up to 3 guests each room and 2 shared bathrooms on our enclosed second floor above the Oxxo Store. As of February 2020, we are opening our "eco-friendly" open air rooftop hostel floor on our third floor (rooftop) and will be the only floor that counts with a full kitchen with all the cooking utensils you might need, microwave, coffee maker, theater/living room area with two TVs, surround system, and a beautiful, super comfy and spacious open air rooftop/balcony area overlooking at the main streets of Zona Romántica in Puerto Vallarta. There areas/amenities are exclusive only to guests reserving and staying on that eco-friendly open air rooftop floor.

We are conveniently located TWO BLOCKS away from some of the most popular beaches of Puerto Vallarta, a floor way from a convenience store as there is an Oxxo convenience store on the first floor and FEET AWAY from the main gay nightclubs and a countless amount of amazing restaurants.

We have no curfew, we do invite our guests to help us cultivate a chill, spa feeling ambiance and to be cordial and respectful towards other guests.

We are above the Oxxo store right at the corner of Calle Francisco I Madero and Calle Ignacio L. Vallarta, right in front of bar "El Soñador", two doors down from restaurant "Adobe" and a half block away from Paco´s Ranch, Flamingos and CCs.

Our sign with our logo is hanging above the entrance door. The entrance doors and stairs are painted with the awesome rainbow colors!

If you arrive while the main entrance door is locked, please call us or text us at 322-141-7553 to get you access to the property immediately.

We hope you really enjoy this unique, well balanced, clean cut concept we have worked very hard to create and are very proud to be able to share with you.

We are here to be of any assistance you may need while visiting this wonderful paradise of Puerto Vallarta and to make of this, an entire experience!

Rates DO include linen. Rates DO NOT include lodging or sales taxes (which needs to be taken care of upon arrival. 19% of total of stay), neither towels, and a cleaning fee of $50 pesos per stay per guest. If you stay for only one night, a $50 pesos extra feel will be added your bill to cover linen, towels, laundry cost.

This is an adults only property. Pets are not allowed. Gay friendly property.

Due to our property being small and intimate, early check ins or late check outs are not allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Great hostel right in the centre of Viejo Vallarta. Alejandro works tirelessly for that place and he’s a super nice guy! Very good value for money, thank you.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    The staff member was great and the owner was awesome! My major complaint was night one the a.c. was turned off and it was extremely hot. I wasn't able to sleep. There was a small oscillating fan for circulation but there should be more if the air is going to be turned off. I was also really looking forward to accessing the roof lounge but sadly it's only open thurs-sunday. Rain shower head was great with warm/hot water!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2019
    Great, comfortable sleep. If you are looking for a place to crash and get some good rest this is the place. They turn the a/c at night so you get some good sleep. the owner and staff will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. I had to store some luggage while I went out of town and they were happy to store it for me. I couldn’t be more thankful for that. I would definitely stay here again. It’s not a party hostel but who needs then when you are steps away from all the bars.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jul 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here, though it was pretty short. Alejandro is a great host. Location is great if you want to be close to Playa de los Muertos and the very heart of Puerto Vallarta. Aunque mi estancia fue corta, la disfruté mucho. Alejandro es un buen anfitrión, especialmente atento. Está muy bien ubicado si quieres estar cerca de Playa de los Muertos y el centro de Puerto Vallarta.
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    26 Dec 2019
    Fantastically located hostel with the most friendly staff (I
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Dec 2019
    Great location and value for the money if you are looking for a place to crash and take a quick shower while you are and about all day this is the place. The beds are comfortable.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    Alejandro does good hostel. His hostel was well managed and fun to stay at. The lounge provided a good opportunity to mingle with guests and locals. Plus, free margaritas 8-10! You must also try The Alexander. Things I could have used more of: -drying racks -AC -Some kind of locker (rumored to be on order) I am in love with PV and its people. The location was splendid. Alejandro had vast knowledge and is fluent in Spanish and English.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    27 Aug 2019
    Good place to stay, great host and the hostel is pretty well located. The only detail is that they didnt returned the deposit money for the key.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Alex who runs the place is a super friendly person, helpful and really cares about how your experience is going. The Location of the place is just perfect, one block away from where the bars and couple from the beach. They have a Lounge bar in the rooftop, which is cool, however, I would recommend Alex to open the rooftop during the day for the guest since there are not open common areas where you can talk with other guests, so the atmosphere was not promoted here.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    22 Nov 2019
    Only one bathroom for the entire hostel. Strong smell of cleaning products throughout hostel. You can get locked out if someone accidentally double locks the door. Owner is very friendly.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi