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La Ruka Hostel Hostel

400 meters South of Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • WiFi

Important Information

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 rom 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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca?

Contact us directly

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Shared Rooms

Standard 5 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room


Private Bathroom



Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room


Private Bathroom



About La Ruka Hostel

La Ruka Hostel is a dream come true for two travelers like you. In 2011 a mermaid and a pirate fell in love in Puerto Viejo and started La Ruka. So come be a part of our little Caribbean family and let us show you around.
"Your home Away from Home". This is not just our motto, it’s our lifestyle. 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.

Accommodation Information

We have several types of accommodation options, including dorms with several capacities for the venturesome travellers and private rooms for those people looking for a more quiet and tranquil stay. In addition, we have several common areas in which the guests and travellers will be able to get together and exchange past experiences and future plans.

Location Information

We are located in Puerto Viejo, one of the best enclaves of Costa Rica. We are near to some of the best attractions and landmarks of the area such as Comisariato Don Manuel León, the beach of Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and its beach and Refugio Nacional Gandoca-Manzanillo, amongst other interesting spots that you can reach easily from our location.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.