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 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% of the total amount will be charged in case of cancellation within 7 days prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Security Deposit of 50% from the total amount is required to confirm the booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, 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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  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

We live in the garden on the beach, ride waves, skate, do yoga, eat healthy, love nature, enjoy life! Being in love with this place and stoked up on traveling, we have decided to share the magic of the garden with more people and make more than a hostel in Santa Teresa. Bring your good vibes here and the garden will respond with magic energy - here it always feels like home, like a family!

Zeneidas Surf Garden is the only hostel in Santa Teresa located on the beach. From our facilities, you can reach some of the best attractions of the area, mainly numerous beaches such as Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Cocal, Playa Carmen and Playa Hermosa.

We have shared and private rooms with ACs and fans, and shared bathrooms. There are plenty of places to chill - hammocks in the garden, living area with TV, library and dining tables, two fully equipped kitchens (indoor & outdoor), fireplace on the backyard, where we make common dinners and BBQ, place for yoga & meditation. We also offer surfboards rental on site, surf lessons for all levels, yoga classes and massage.

Zeneidas Surf Garden Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open from 07.00 to 22.00, closed from 17.00 to 18.00.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2019
    Great vibe! Right next to the beach, surf lessons/board rentals and yoga available every day. The Aura Bar on site is amazing and the staff is super nice. We didn't use the kitchen, but the toilets and our room were clean.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Oct 2018
    Amazing hostel with beach access and super chill people and staff. Tons of good vibes. Really great place to stay as a solo traveler as everyone was so nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend to anyone traveling through Costa Rica!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Nov 2018
    We stayed for just over a week. Our first hostel dormitory experience! The rooms were simple. Rosa did a great job of keeping our room and bathrooms clean. Nice big areas for socialising. Quick walk to the beautiful beach! We witnessed the most amazing sunsets. Kitchen was a bit scruffy, with the black soot from the gas cooker getting everywhere. Could maybe do with a bit of an upgrade in this area. Regina at the front desk was awesome, she went above and beyond! On the whole a great stay
    South Africa, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    01 Mar 2019
    Great for surfing non stop. Located right on the beach. Really cool hang out area. Could do with some new pans for the kitchen and accepting card as payment at reception (closest ATM is 3 km away).
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Feb 2019
    Nice dorms with air conditioning. Good size indoor and outdoor kitchen. Lovely communal area with sofas and Netflix. Amazing location and can walk out the hostel straight onto the beach. Can not pay by card so make sure you have cash.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    22 Mar 2019
    A nice hostel right by the beach! Great places to hang out - tons of hammocks, two kitchens, and a lot of tables and games and places to chill. Since it's on the beach, naturally, sand gets everywhere but they cleaned regularly. Can get a bit hot but it was totally fine for me. They charge for drinking water, there are no towels, and only two bathrooms for a lot of beds meant waiting sometimes.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Mar 2019
    Great place right on the beach. Very laid back surfer vibe with lots of open space to relax in hammocks or walk down into the beach
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Feb 2019
    Cool hostel with a chill vibe! Located on the beach just 100m from what people were saying is best surf break in Santa Teresa! Stayed in 4 person dorm and was a bit squished when full and had no AC in my room so it was hot (others had AC so it might have been a booking fault on my half). Cool hang out area with 2 kitchens! Dont know if it was just when i was there but it was all argentinians staying there so not being able to speak spanish made for not the best social scene!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Nice location, very close to the beautiful beach. There was no room key and the reception wasn't always occupied. I would definitely suggest to bring a lock. The kitchen was well equipped with all amenities.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    17 Dec 2018
    On the first impression, this hostel looks nice and welcoming. But as soon as you reach the reception, you will feel the lack of interest from the people working here. Very unfriendly atmosphere, also from other guest, with groups of surfers who remain among themselves. Further I booked a 4-bedroom, but was placed in a 6-bedroom instead for the same price. Also the room and bathroom were not cleaned once in the 3 nights that I stayed. Kitchen was very poor equipped, too. Wouldn’t recommend it
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities