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 1 week 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: 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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the heart of Uvita on the famous Whale Tail Beach, we are one of the best hotels in the region for coworking, yoga, surfing and/or learning to surf, adventure tours and much more. Boasting unbeatable waves and expert guides, our surf school program is designed for curious beginners and seasoned pros alike. From waterfall treks to extreme water sports, restorative yoga, and meditation, our ever-changing weekly schedule is packed with plenty of ways to experience the best of Costa Rica.

Hotel features include a coworking facility, a swimming pool, game areas, gardens, bbq lounges, surfboard/bike rentals, surf school, tilapia lagoon, an artisanal brewery and restaurant, mini-market, and a fully equipped communal kitchen.

In the mood for adventure? Spend the day hiking to a secret waterfall, diving on an exotic island, snorkeling, or embracing sea life in the marine national park before ordering a round of artisanal beer at a pool party back at Whale Tail or our beer garden. Staying for the weekend? Dont miss the Saturday morning local market where youll find delicacies, local fabrics, and great things to cook up in the communal kitchen!

Whale Tail Hotel Policy and Condition:

Cancellation Policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14.00 to 22.00
Check out before 11.00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit cards
Taxes not included (IVA 13%)
Breakfast is included in all our rates for private or beds in shared rooms.

Reception from 07.00 to 22.00
No curfew
Small pets or support dogs are allowed and have an additional cost View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2022
    This was the best hostel we stayed at during our whole stay in Costa Rica. The staff were SOOOOOO KIND and helpful. The rooms were super clean and beds were one of the comfiest we’ve slept on. We ended up extending our stay because of how amazing it was. The location was next to the waterfalls and great restaurants. We were able to rent bikes here and go the beach. They even helped us carpool to dominical! Best place in uvita!!!!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 May 2022
    Best place in Costa Rica. The staff was so nice and helpful! We loved the vibe
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2022
    This was an impeccably clean place to stay. The breakfast was fantastic. The staff is super helpful. It’s not super close to the beach but it’s close to the best waterfalls with a natural slide. There’s a brewery/restaurant just a few steps away with some of the best pizza!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2022
    Loved it! Ended up staying from 6 nights
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Apr 2022
    Very lovely staff, had a wonderful stay, very quiet and peaceful. Would very much recommend !!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Apr 2022
    Very nice hostel with amazing breakfast that fills you up for the day. Only downside is the distance to the beach and the table arrangement which makes it difficult to socialize
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Mar 2022
    We loved the whale tail, we went back for a few more night because we needed to stop off on the way through and knew we could rely on this place. The air con is a life saver, the pool is lovely and so are the staff. Beds are really comfy, multiple toilets, laundry service. Just a short walk from the waterfall and from town. Would recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Jul 2022
    Overall a good experience and a good place. Restaurants/breweries right next door and more within walking distance. The hostel shower doesn't get warm, which is fine if you appreciate cool water.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Apr 2022
    Lovely staff, all of whom are warm and welcoming. The distance to the beach is considerable but I borrowed a bicycle for two days and loved it! Close to Catarata Uvita and several restaurants. The breakfast is huge with a full plate of fruit as well as typical Tico meal. The bathroom in dorm could be a bit cleaner but I do put onus on guests to do their part and clean up! Lockers in dorm are helpful for security but guests/staff kept leaving door open so use the lockers!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 Mar 2022
    I liked the hostel and it was slightly on the edge of Uvita but still near to lots of great things to visit (walking distance from the waterfall which I would definitely recommend and next door to a drewery/ bar). The grounds were lovely with lots of hammocks and a lovely pool. A short walk from a shop as well. While I was there, someone's phone was stollen from next to the pool because a stranger walked in! Apart from that, it felt safe and although the dorm doors don't lock, they provide safes
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi