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 ???? 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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In 2011 a pirate and a mermaid fell in love and started La Ruka. Being travelers we understand what it can feel like to be constantly on the go and/or homesick. Our goal was to create a home, not just a hostel. We would like our guests to feel as if they are at home and feel free to relax, unwind, and just be themselves. With the help of our friends and family from around the world we have been graciously able to make this happen.

Located just on the edge of the town, La Ruka is a short stroll away onto a beautiful and vibrant jungle side property. It is just far enough way to hear the true sounds of the jungle at night, but close enough for a walk or bike ride to grab a bite to eat and listen to some live music. Walking into the reception you will be welcomed with a warm smile and positive vibes. If you arrive in the morning the person behind the desk will most likely be one of the owners, Dannie or Dave. And if not they, another fellow backpacker will guide you through the property to get your bearings and meet up with other travelers playing pool, sharing a community meal or enjoying good conversation over a little Caribbean green.

La Ruka Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

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

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception services is open from 07.00 to 22.00
No Curfew.

Welcome all sexes, colors, religions, languages, shapes, sizes and lovers.

Check in time. It varies depending on our checkouts for that day but you can expect to be settled in by around 2pm. If you arrive before your room is ready we will happily store your bags at reception while you head to the beach, check out town or chill in a hammock.

Check out. Feel free to leave your bags at reception if you are not traveling onward right away.

Please be respectful of fellow travelers and our lovely planet we live on. Please help us keep our planet beautiful and clean by recycling and composting during your stay with us.

No Pet policy. We have 3 lovely hostel dogs that are a part of your little Caribbean family and they seem to get really jealous of other pets.

Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

We reserve the right to apply an ' Bad Behaviour Tax' to your bill if you damage property, disregard smoking signs, disturb other guests or decide not to clean up after yourself in the communal kitchen.

All payments made with credit card will include a 10% charge.

A 10 USD Key Deposit (cash only) is required upon check in. This deposit will be refunded at check out when you return your key. Groups are welcome to share keys but please keep in mind you do need a key after 10 pm to enter the property. Hausregeln anzeigen

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Bewertungen und Ratings

  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 8.3

  • Sicherheit 8.9

  • Lage 8.4

  • Mitarbeiter 9.0

  • Atmosphäre 8.3

  • Sauberkeit 7.7

  • Ausstattung 8.0

Neueste Bewertungen

  • 10.0


    21 Okt 2019
    Thank you La Ruka for having me. You just get there and it feels like home, calming vibes, it has something magical! The staff is super friendly and helpful. If you like dogs you’re absolutely at the right place, Lilma, Ruka, Pipa and Mumu are always there and ready for a walk. You get easy to the town or to the beach by renting a bike for 24h (which is as far as I know only possible at Rukas‘) or you just walk. The dorms have big lockers and a bathroom. The kitchen is clean.
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    Wir hatten vor nur 3 Tage zu bleiben und waren letztendlich 1 1/2 Wochen hier. Tolle Atmosphäre, toller Ort und wunderbares Hostel. Haben uns hier sehr wohlgefühlt und würden immer wiederkommen. Werden unsere Zeit hier vermissen.
    Deutschland, Gemischte Gruppe, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2022
    Nice Hostel
    Deutschland, Paar, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Mai 2022
    Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen. Wir hatten ein Privatroom, der war sehr groß, sauber und geräumig. Der Dorm sah eher eng und nicht soo gut aus. Die Mitarbeiter waren sehr nett und konnten gute Tips geben. Süße Hunde gibts auch und nen freien Kaffee gabs jeden Morgen. Das Hostel liegt nicht ganz im Zentrum, man ist aber in 10 Minuten zu Fuß dort. Fahrräder kann man sich auch für einen fairen Preis leihen.
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Sehr gut

    14 Mär 2020
    A nice hostel but for me a bit too commercial and busy
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Sehr gut

    26 Jan 2020
    We had a fine stay at Laruca. The staff was friendly and helpful. Vibe was chilled but a bit less cozy places to hang out at. Rent a bike while staying in puerto viejo! There’s a bike rental discount for hostel people. You can reach all the beaches and the national park easily by bike.
    Deutschland, männliche Reisegruppe, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Sehr gut

    09 Sep 2021
    Wenig lümmel Möglichkeiten draußen, nur harte, alte Sofas. Bei den Matratzen kamen die Feder durch, auf Dauer etwas schmerzhaft. Ansonsten ganz nett. Nette und hilfsbereite Mitarbeiter.
    Deutschland, Gemischte Gruppe, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Sehr gut

    08 Mär 2020
    We had mixed feelings about the place. The place is very lovely. But after four days we were glad we left. Everytime we were cooking we got an reminder to clean the dishes. Super annoying. After 10pm the hostel shuts down everything. Light, reception, wifi (only works at the reception) kitchen and the fridge with an lock. The only place with light was the smoking area.
    Deutschland, Gemischte Gruppe, 25-30
  • 6.3


    11 Feb 2020
    The dorm is moldy and smells. The kitchen is really big and well equipped, but dirty. Left after one night... the hostel is also in an area where multiple "accidents" have happened after nightfall in the past.
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 25-30
  • 6.0


    17 Okt 2021
    Not my favorite but ok.. would take something closer to the center next time with more backpackers and less volunteers
    Schweiz, Weiblich, 25-30
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