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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

24 hours cancelation policy - If not canceled 24 hours in advance, the first night of the stay will be charged

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

NOW FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and climate controlled private rooms and dorms set in a spacious villa with high ceilings and large open areas, when you arrive at Vivo Escondido you step into the ultimate holiday home by the beach. We welcome you with open arms and friendly smiles to join our little family and explore the beauty and magic of Puerto Escondido. Laze in the hammocks or practice yoga on the roof terrace, as the breeze from the ocean washes over you. Play a round of table tennis, have a beer by the pool, watch the sunset from the rooftop, cook your favourite meals in our fully equipped kitchen or just explore all the different art and murals covering our walls. We provide the perfect setting to interact with other guests and make friends for life.

We are close to the best swimming beaches of Puerto Escondido and a 5 minute walk from the beginner/intermediate break at Playa Carrizalillo. As well as homemade breakfast, you can enjoy great restaurants nearby ranging from Middle Eastern cuisine to seafood straight from the ocean, to pizza and even sushi. Come with an open mind and you will leave with a full heart, new friends, and a promise to return to your home away from home.

Breakfast included.
Reception opened from 7am to 11pm.
Please let us know if you will arrive before 7am or after 11pm so that we can welcome you. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    I would give this hostel more than 10 if I could. We planned to stay for 3 nights and stayed for 10 days. We were welcomed by zach iydi and roxy who made us so welcome and the atmosphere was fantastic. All the rooms were air-conditioned and comfortable and spotless and the pool was amazing. Keep up the great work guys.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    This place is wonderful. Great location. Peaceful yet has a great vibe. Felt at home since day 1. Owner and staff are sweet. I came for a couple of nights and it has been over 2 weeks. I officially elected it as my staying in Puerto Escondido. Good sized rooms. Wonderful commun spaces. Terraces upstairs & Rooftop terrace. Very clean. Good breakfast. Rooms with AC and lockers. Good sized pool. Ping-pong table. Bar & games. Private rooms. Very secure. 2 blocks from main Ave. And 5m from beach.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    couldn't be more happy
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    I stayed here one night in the private room with an en-suite. We booked last minute as we were not feeling well and the hostel staff were accommodating and lovely. They were really caring and helpful. The room was clean, big and quiet, it was really lovely to stay there. Everyone in the hostel was nice and the staff let us have a late check out (for a fee) in order to help us with our illness despite the fact that this was not normally done.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    We loved Viva Escondido so much we ended up staying two weeks! The staff are awesome, the kitchen is amazing and the air con at night is an added bonus. It’s super close to the nicest beaches and it’s only 35 pesos to get into town if you want to party. Would highly recommend this hostel!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Apr 2019
    Such a nice hostel, really chill and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. Pool was great and rooms were nice and big with large lockers. The hostel is located in a great area and overall I loved my stay! Would love to go back!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Mar 2019
    Great vibes!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    10 Apr 2019
    It's a really nice place near one of the beaches. The hostel is not very big which I like. Nice garden with a pool and a bar to sit and relax. Kind staff. AC in the room was a big plus.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    22 Apr 2019
    The hostel had a nice outdoor area with a table and pool, though the pool is warm which is not refreshing in the heat; also the pool was not clean! The rooms were a good size and the beds comfy. Air con only allowed on from 10pm to 7am which was annoying if you wanted to be in the room earlier to sleep. Friendly staff though the volunteers were not very knowledgeable about the area. Breakfast when I was there was only pancakes with syrup.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2019
    This place has great potencial and it will go thru some renovations so I think it will be a really nice place. Carrizalillo beach is 5 minutes walk distance and there are many restaurants and bars pretty near the hostal (a little expensive tho). The breakfast is pretty basic but the place was clean most of the time (except for the pool a couple of days)
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room