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La Ruka Hostel Hostel

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

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Pool Table

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.


General:

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

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

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

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

Directions

From San Jose by bus:

You will want to make your way to the San Carlos bus station located on Avenida 9 and Calle 12. The departure times are: 6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and usually takes about 4.5 hours. In any case, revise these timetables since they can be modified.

Once you have arrived in Puerto Viejo we are about a ten minute walk from the bus stop in the direction of Cocles Beach. There are two ways to get here. The first is to take the road that leads Away from the ocean and at the first intersection make a left. You will be on the main road that will take you through the strip of town and straight to La Ruka. Remember to keep the ocean on your left. The second route is to follow the road the bus came in on keeping the ocean on your left and eventually you will intersect with the main road. Keep walking and you will see us on the right hand side just outside of town. Enjoy the adventure and safe travels.

From San Jose by the shuttle service:

The easiest way is to take the Shuttle from San Jose and it will drop you right here at La Ruka Hostel. Please, contact us beforehand due to the fact that this shtulle service will have an extra cost as well as we will need some time ahead to arrange all the details of your transfer.

Once you have arrived in Puerto Viejo we are about a ten minute walk from the bus stop in the direction of Cocles Beach. There are two ways to get here. The first is to take the road that leads Away from the ocean and at the first intersection make a left. You will be on the main road that will take you through the strip of town and straight to La Ruka. Remember to keep the ocean on your left. The second route is to follow the road the bus came in on keeping the ocean on your left and eventually you will intersect with the main road. Keep walking and you will see us on the right hand side just outside of town. Enjoy the adventure and safe travels.


From San Jose (Caribenos Bus Station) by bus:

If the departure times do not meet your travel plans then try the Caribenos bus station. There you will catch a bus to Limon leaving every hour starting at 5 A.M-7P.M. Once in Limon you will have to walk 1 block to a different bus station and get the next bus to Puerto Viejo. You can ask any of the ticket sellers for directions to the other bus terminal. The next bus will be leaving every hour as well.

Once you have arrived in Puerto Viejo we are about a ten minute walk from the bus stop in the direction of Cocles Beach. There are two ways to get here. The first is to take the road that leads Away from the ocean and at the first intersection make a left. You will be on the main road that will take you through the strip of town and straight to La Ruka. Remember to keep the ocean on your left. The second route is to follow the road the bus came in on keeping the ocean on your left and eventually you will intersect with the main road. Keep walking and you will see us on the right hand side just outside of town. Enjoy the adventure and safe travels.

From Bocas Del Toro by the shuttle service:

The easiest way is to take the shuttle. The shuttle leaves from the main dock on Isla Colon at: 6 a.m, 8 am, and 12 pm. Please, contact us beforehand due to the fact that this shuttle service will have an extra cost as well as we will need some time ahead to arrange all the details of your transfer.

Once you have arrived in Puerto Viejo we are about a ten minute walk from the bus stop in the direction of Cocles Beach. There are two ways to get here. The first is to take the road that leads Away from the ocean and at the first intersection make a left. You will be on the main road that will take you through the strip of town and straight to La Ruka. Remember to keep the ocean on your left. The second route is to follow the road the bus came in on keeping the ocean on your left and eventually you will intersect with the main road. Keep walking and you will see us on the right hand side just outside of town. Enjoy the adventure and safe travels.

From Bocas Del Toro by different means of transport:

You will need to take the boat from Isla Colon to Almirante. From the boat dock you will go to the bus station (5-10 min walk) and get a bus to Changuinola. From Changuinola get a bus to the border. Then in Costa Rica the bus station is a 5 min walk from the border. There will be a bus leaving for Puerto Viejo every half hour.

Once you have arrived in Puerto Viejo we are about a ten minute walk from the bus stop in the direction of Cocles Beach. There are two ways to get here. The first is to take the road that leads Away from the ocean and at the first intersection make a left. You will be on the main road that will take you through the strip of town and straight to La Ruka. Remember to keep the ocean on your left. The second route is to follow the road the bus came in on keeping the ocean on your left and eventually you will intersect with the main road. Keep walking and you will see us on the right hand side just outside of town. Enjoy the adventure and safe travels.

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