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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“nice pool”(12 reviews)
“pool volleyball”(3 reviews)
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All reviewsnice poolpool volleyballfree welcome drinksan juanchilled vibefree pancakes and coffeedecent kitchengood vibesgreat place to meet peoplechill placedrinking gamesperfect mixbeer pongcomfortable staynight's sleepparty atmospherebar closes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Surfing Donkey and really felt like we upgraded our soul(s)! Met tons of really fun and interesting new people. The owner is always around to give you ideas on what to do and the staff/volunteers are extremely helpful...More

Thank prhratcliffe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private room that was very clean and the shower was really good, even though it was cold. Common area was cozy and the kitchen and bar were nice. Staff was a bit unfriendly for my taste and it’s a party place, so...More

Thank Bianca M
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Super friendly and inclusive people. Would be great for a solo traveler. Great set up, pool, volley ball net, bar, and music. The kid at the front desk is not very friendly, and he tried to rip us off for a deposit made on a...More

1  Thank Alicia M
Reviewed February 5, 2018

I fell in love with this town and this hostal. I have been back 3 times to the surfing donkey and love it every time. They have a family environment and you feel apart of the hostal family when you go. The staff and volunteers...More

2  Thank Jamie N
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

You get what you pay for I guess. Bring ear plugs, hand sanitizer, and thick skin. It’s loud as hell and even the private rooms are dark and dingy. It’s close to the party area so there’s that but pay a little more and stay...More

Thank Mel L
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Top amenities
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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$18 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
$18 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
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Josué N
November 20, 2015|
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there isn't a gated parking, we packed our car on the street right in front of the entrance and it was fine for two nights
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"Don't get a room next to the street."
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"outside of town, quiet after 10, nice pool, room 10 is the best"
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"Wach out for your things, things get stolen in this hostel. Staff wont help at all."
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"we booked private 4 Person Rooms - way to go in any hostel I think."
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