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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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. Terms and conditions: Mandatory contact details: Guests are requested to provide their correct mobile number for easy communication Payment terms: A prepayment is required to confirm bookings at this property Cancellation policy: 14 days before arrival. In case of a Late Cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the entire booking amount for your stay Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out from 06:00 to 11:00 . Taxes not included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Guests should be between 18 to 35 years of age. Non-smoking rooms but with designated smoking area within the premise. Groups of more than 4 people will not be provided accommodation at the hostel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

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
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Very helpful, caring & friendly staff. Met a lot of backpackers & the atmosphere in the hostel was chilled out as was the host. They have a kitchen too accessible to the guests. The hostel is close to the main beach & town area. Definitely recommended for backpackers on a budget.
    USA, Female, 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


    28 Jan 2020
    The hostel owner and his crew are really nice and welcoming. They,re organizing an event every evening like a open mic night, a movie night, a quiz and a bonfire. The vibe at the hostel is really relaxed and chilled. You also can get a beer or booze at a liquor store nearby and bring it to the hostel. The Rooms are clean and there is also an AC. The Washrooms are clean as well. All in all the Sturmfrei Hostel in Gokarna is a nice place stay, i would recommend it to anyone!
    Germany, 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
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay here. The hostel is a short walk to the town center and main beach and about 5km from Om beach, which is also a nice walk to do. The room was clean and comfortable, there’s a washing machine for laundry and the included breakfast is yummy. Dip was super helpful in answering our questions and the overall vibe was great!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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