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 on 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip 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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La Ponderosa Reserve is an off-grid regenerative hostel, nestled within a hidden jungle paradise of the Colombian Sierra Nevada. Secluded from roads and modern civilisation, you wake up to the sounds of monkeys, birds and rare dramatic views of the snowy peaks, in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Surrounding the land is an incredible crystalline river and white sandy river-side beach. Private and pristine, you can swim, tube, or even raft all the way to the Caribbean sea. With supplies of food arriving from local farmers on horseback, it’s easy to feel as though you've stepped back in time and into an authentic experience of rural Colombia…

La Ponderosa has something for everyone:
- Spend the day sipping on jungle cocktails at our river-side bar and soak up the sun on our beach
- Relax in a hammock in our peaceful traditional Colombian farmhouse surrounded by the fruit forest
- Those looking for adventure can freely explore our 13 hectares of jungle and mountain creeks
- Take a tour of our cacao forest and make your own chocolate
- Learn about permaculture on a tour of the farm and vegetable gardens

Our sociable family style dinners provide an easy space to meet like-minded people over delicious vegetarian food and our lively bar atmosphere with games, quizzes, live music events and full moon parties mean you will never be short of entertainment.

La Ponderosa is a hub for many unique local activities:

- Visit the neighbouring thermal healing spring, one of only two in the Sierra
- Treks to a number of sacred indigenous sites
- Tours of traditional indigenous villages
- A jungle hike up to the remote mountain village Quebrada del Sol
- We are also located close to the start of the famous lost city trek and can provide direct transport from the hostel

But beyond just a hostel, powered 100% by solar energy, La Ponderosa strives to showcase a regenerative model of tourism with zero waste and support in local reforestation projects. During the Covid-19 Pandemic we began to reforest the land planting 1000 trees and started the construction; making use of the local materials available to us. We made bricks from clay and sand from the land and used local wood, prioritising fallen trees and driftwood from the river. We refurbished an abandoned traditional Colombian farmhouse to create welcoming and comfortable dormitories and private rooms.

La Ponderosa Reserve Policy and Condition:

Your adventure starts with a stunning 40 minute moto-taxi ride from the main road (Troncal Caribe) into the mountains.

You will then cross a wide stream, follow the path on the left handside of the stream to a farm house who will point you to the river crossing. Depending on the height of the river, you will cross on foot or be met by our staff to help float you across. Further details on directions will be emailed to you after we receive your reservation.

Due to the river crossing and current rainy season, we ask that you arrive between the hours of 10-2pm.

Cancellation Policy: 1 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check out before 11.00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit cards
Taxes included
Breakfast is included

Reception from 07.00 to 18.00
No curfew
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Bewertungen und Ratings

  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 9.9

  • Sicherheit 9.9

  • Lage 9.8

  • Mitarbeiter 9.7

  • Atmosphäre 9.8

  • Sauberkeit 9.7

  • Ausstattung 9.6

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  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2022
    Traumhaftes Hostal mitten in der Natur. Geschulte Gäste&Gastgeber
    Deutschland, Männlich, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2022
    Just the best hostel I stayed in during my time in Colombia. Would give it a 12/10 it possible. Amazing location in the middle of the jungle. Even the journey to reach the hostel is amazing and worth a story. Great owners. Great people. Just the most relaxing and beautiful place I can imagine. The super sustainable permaculture approach by the hostel, plus the no waste approach and everything in and around the hostel and the hostel strategy is amazing. If you don't go there you're missing out!!!
    Deutschland, Männlich, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2022
    11/10. This really is it. One of the best places I ever stayed in and it’s hard to explain. Just absolutely in love with this place and its people. I hope La Ponderosa can sustain this energy and “magic” for years to come! Cheers, Felix
    Deutschland, Männlich, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2022
    Out of all the hostels I stayed in in the last 6 month this is the place that makes me feel the most connect to nature and myself. I stayed 2 weeks longer than expected. The food is brilliant, jumping in the river every day and playing pool with the local guys or just enjoying the company of all the amazing people (guest, staff, volunteers) here, easily fills your day, away from commercial tourism. One day I will come back. And if you get the chance to come for full moon, do it! 🌚 pure Paradies
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2022
    La Ponderosa Reserve es un lugar maravilloso! Está ubicado dentro de la Sierra Nevada, en medio de naturaleza increible. Los hospedajes y voluntarios son muy amable y útil y la comida vegetariana es tan fresca y rica - mejor que en muchos restaurantes. Después de una llegada con mototaxi o caminando se puede disfrutar la naturaleza, banarse en el rio, caminar en el alrededor o relajarse en una hamaca. Recomendamos el hostal mucho!
    Deutschland, Paar, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2022
    Ein absoluter Geheimtipp! Mitten im Dschungel gelegen bietet das Hostel eine einzigartige Atmosphäre! Super nettes Team, sehr leckeres Essen. Der perfekte Ort, um dem hektischen Treiben zu entfliehen und ein paar Tage inmitten der Natur zu verbringen. Absolut empfehlenswert! ❤️
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2022
    A beautiful perl up in the jungle where time runs different to the outside. A very special place. Truly magical
    Deutschland, Männlich, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jun 2022
    Very unique place, off the grid and in the middle of the nature. The way there is already an adventure, I recommend to leave your big backpacks somewhere in the city and only go with a small backpack! Other than that the place is an amazing refugento calm down, enjoy nature and relax!
    Deutschland, Männlich, 25-30
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