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 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

We need a 50% deposit 2 weeks prior to arrival. Deposit is not refundable in case of no show up.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Check in for groups its at 1pm and check out at 11 am. Our reception its closed from 8 am to 8pm so if the arrival will be after 8pm we need to know it in advance. 50% deposit of total accomodation is a must at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. We can include breakfast for $6.78 taxes included.

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

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Located in Playa Punta Uva 6km south of Puerto Viejo

Our Caribbean style houses, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica.

We are located 6km from downtown Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch.

Walaba Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave, it's a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends.

For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace, parking, bicycle rental, tour desk and shuttle service; all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden.

Walaba Beach Houses - Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida

Please note that triple room is a double + single bed View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 4.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2017
    A group of 8 students went for the weekend and we had an absolute blast! The woman in charge is so warm and kind! The kitchen is super nice, all the beds have mosquito nets, and the bathrooms were clean. It felt like we were staying in a tree house! Also there is a friendly cat and dog!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2017
    Beautiful place, full of luscious plants and super nice vibe. The owner and all the staff are lovely and will help you with anything you need. A quick bike ride into town or to the shops. 2 minute walk to an awesome beach. The place has a very homely feel to it and I loved staying here.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Jul 2017
    We loved the location, we took a private room and you can't hear the bunkhouse folks when they feel like partying till 3 am over CR night noises so that was great. Hot water ran out while we were there, but you know you hardly need hot water when it's so warm all night and day. Alexandra is really friendly and accommodating.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2017
    Incredibly beautiful this house. And the American lady who was taking care of the house for the owner was super friendly and helpful. So many hammocks and so much time to rest. We rented bikes to get into the city. Took us 20-30 minutes but it was the perfect. The place is really one of a kind, I can only recommend it. Better, however, for people that do not travel alone. We didn't see many people around and the few times we did there was no or little interaction.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Aug 2017
    We loved the hosts and the place was extremely clean. The only downside was there was a huge spider by the bathroom who had built a large web, but that's what you get for staying in the jungle! Overall, a great place to stay!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Sep 2017
    A little disorganized but not a bad place to spend the night. The room was open to nature so make sure you use the bug nets. The best part is that the beach is super close, and the owners are friendly.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Feb 2018
    It’s a nice and chill hostel! Very cool common areas and nice kitchen. At the time of my stay i was alone in the hostel, some people stayed in the privat houses, which i found odd! The hostel is close to nature and wonderful beachen within walking distance and order places were just a bike ride away. The bus to Puerto Viejo and cahuita stopen right outside the hostel so it was easy to go in to the towns. The negative side are the beds. Very hard and i got som back problem from them.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    05 Aug 2017
    This was a charming hostel, the hosts were very kind and talkative. The building itself was very outdoorsy and beautiful, everything was very one with nature and open to the wilderness. For me personally it too closely resembled camping for the price of a nice hostel. If you love the outdoors and camping feel it's wonderful.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.0


    09 Aug 2017
    We reserved an aircon room but got a fan room. The owner made the situation worse by telling me it was unreasonable to expect AC and even told me my Spanish is bad. At least the receptionist, cleaning lady, and Mingo the cat were friendly. Water and Wifi also went out during a rainstorm which left us stranded. If camping is your thing, save money and find a camp ground.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.4


    15 Sep 2017
    Worst experience / sick to the hospital from a bacteria from the "clean" water provided, don't go there don't drink the water from the potable dispenser...never again, there are much better places in the area for the same money.
    Costa Rica, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room