Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, 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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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Idyllically located on a hillock, ZEN by Sturmfrei allows for easy access to Gokarna's pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes & pilgrimage sites all within a 5-km radius. Also the hostel is just a 2 minute ride from the main Gokarna bus stand.

Sturmfrei Hostel celebrates the attitude of freedom which is the core of a traveler's spirit. Sturmfrei gives a big shout out to every soul, irrespective of age and gender. Whether you are a solo traveler or a group of like-minded, we assure you a rich experience enhanced with cultural conglomeration. We try our best to make Sturmfrei a home and a place of cultural integration!!

Private parking can be arranged at no extra charge. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2021
    Clean place, good host, good crowd.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Loved the vibe of the place & as a solo female traveler felt very safe too. Homely, cosy setup with very welcoming staff who help you out with everything to ensure that you have a great overall experience of Gokarna. Good spaces in the hostel to chill out, great food in the cafe, clean dorms & washrooms. Definitely worth a try and many thanks to Dip & his staff for the awesome hospitality.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2022
    Hosts are really warm and helpful. Really enjoyed my stay there 🙂.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Feb 2020
    Perfect for backpackers!! Highly recommended..has nice cosy dorms & chill out areas. Superb host who will help you out with useful tips on nearby attractions, transportation, places to eat, etc. Loved the evening activities too like beer pong, pub quiz & live music. Thanks Sturmfrei :)
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Feb 2022
    Very clean and amazing place. Only catch is the location which is a little interior. The host is very good and amazing person from Assam. Kudos to the team. They r planning to shift to beach location soon.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Feb 2020
    I love the serenity of this hostel. Though it's quite off from the main city but the atmosphere and the view are amazing. I stay there for 2 nights and coming from Pune. Well behaved staff, reg paintings are awesome, good breakfast, swing. Would like to visit again.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2020
    Big thumps up for staff Vijay, Naveen and Krishna- the chef. They made our stay comfortable. Food was really good and krishna was always ready to serve best food. Gokarna beach and temples are walkable from hostel. Hostel will arrange transport for u as well if asked for it. Overall it was pleasant stay. Only minus for me is shared bathrooms and overall cleanliness, they need to improve on this.
    India, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2020
    The staff were super helpful here, giving me so much information about the area. The rooms are great and very clean. Unfortunately only a few other people were staying at the hostel when I was there, so it was very quiet and I didn’t really meet anyone else. The hostel is only a 10 minute walk from the centre, however when it gets dark the way is not lit up at all and I felt quite unsafe walking during this time. Overall the facilities are good though and it was a decent stay.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    15 Mar 2022
    Great attempt by Zen crew, but this place just doesn't have enough air circulation or ventilation. And the community kitchen is right at the entrance which also doesn't have an exhaust fan. So the heat from cooking, the smell everything lingers in the dorm all day long. At night, because of mosquitoes it gets very hot and stuffy inside. 3-4 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. Anyway, the Host was very warm and welcoming, and information provided with regards to bike rental were helpful.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    29 Feb 2020
    Tent are placed on rooftop not a very good place to have them. No clean bathroom or toilet.
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi