FIRST TIME VISITOR INFORMATION / REQUIREMENTS
The Hostel is a 501c3 charitable corporation.
All reservations become non-refundable 1 day prior to scheduled arrival.
You must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
You MUST bring a legal photo ID.
No firearms or any other types of weapons are allowed on any part of the Hostel property
The maximum group size for online reservations is 5 people, not just for your reservation but for your whole group. If you wish to book a larger group, please call us.
Upon arrival you MUST read and sign the agreement form.
Everyone staying at the hostel will be asked to be a part in helping out by doing a small daily chore consisting of something like sweeping/raking, helping to clean the kitchen, working in the gardens, feeding the chickens, etc.
Part of the beauty and expansive nature of this place means that not everything will be of utmost convenience. You will have to walk a little ways when you wish to transport luggage, use the toilet/shower, etc.
No pets – We do not permit you to bring animals of any kind to the Hostel. We have free-range chickens running around. We can help you make arrangements to board your pet locally and would be happy to make recommendations.
September is dog month! We put the chickens away and the puppies can come out to play!
You may stay for a maximum of 7 nights.
We offer a free communal dinner each night followed by a Gratitude Circle. No other meals are provided.
We have a full kitchen for you to use except while dinner is being prepared as well as space to store any food that you may bring. There are also several places to shop nearby.
No food is allowed in the guest house. This helps to prevent wildlife from trying to move in with you. :-)
Bring a flashlight and some outdoor shoes during the rainy season – it makes it easier to find your way around in the dark and saves your new Nike’s from getting ruined. From May to September bring mosquito repellent!
We don’t mind those visiting the hostel having a beer or two or a glass or two of wine; however, any member of our staff reserves the right to ask you to leave if they believe you have had too much to drink. The hostel is not a place to “party”.
The same applies to illegal drugs. Anyone using them will be asked to leave immediately.
We do not encourage those who visit the Hostel to bring young children unless they are constantly under supervision. We have no liability insurance, and there are too many ways for kids to get hurt unsupervised. In the past, some guests have felt that they can turn their children loose to run as they please. This usually means that a member of our staff has to watch over them – we do not provide this service! . We maintain a certain level of tranquility and serenity here and those outside of its bounds will be asked to leave. If you do bring a child, you will have to sign a special liability form releasing the hostel from any injuries that may happen to them. With this being said, we love the enthusiasm and vibrancy that children bring to the hostel.
Let us know if you need a pickup from the bus in Paoli. There is a $5 per trip charge to cover our gas.
You should leave your cell phone either in your car or room. We do not permit you to receive or place calls in the presence of others in the communal areas. All violators WILL be prosecuted by being thrown in the lagoon by an eager staff member!
Now that all that's out of the way - we hope you enjoy your first trip to the Hostel!