House Rules

E.Gwada Hostel is a family-run youth hostel. For this reason, we are not in the position to offer the same level of service that one would expect in a hotel. To choose a youth hostel is to choose togetherness and the chance to make new friends. The E.Gwada youth hostel recognizes the importance of the intermingling of different cultures and to ensure that each guest has a great experience, it is necessary to keep some rules in mind.

The key word is respect: respect others and respect the space*

To facilitate the cleaning process, Check in is at 3pm and Check out is at 10am. The rooms, the beds and the lockers must be emptied at 10am, otherwise a late fee of 15 euros will be applied. Please ensure to remove the bed sheet, pillow and cover sheet from your bed and return these items to the reception prior to your departure.

The reception office is open from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 8pm. If you are leaving the hostel before or after this time period, pleasure ensure to make your requests in advance within the office hours.



In all circumstances, E.Gwada Hostel is not responsible for lost or stolen objects at the reception or in the rooms. E.Gwada Hostel is not responsible for any vehicular accidents in the parking lot. Please ensure to keep any valuables locked away in your vehicle.



“The consumption of illegal psychoactive substances or plants is punished by imprisonment or a fine of 3,750 euros.“ (Article L.3421-1 Public Health Code)

If you wish to smoke tobacco products, please do so only in the designated areas. A contamination fee will be charged for smoking in prohibited areas.

To prevent fires, the usage of lighters, matches or other flammable devices are strictly prohibited within the rooms.



Due to the tropical climate, insects are very common. Therefore, food is strictly prohibited within the establishment and rooms, with the exception of the Restaurant and Hostel Bar.

Food and alcohol will be immediately disposed of upon detection. A cleaning fee for as much as 15 euros an hour will be charged for the violation of these rules.



Please do not use or leave your personal belongings on any bed other than the one to which you are assigned. Otherwise, a fee of 20 euros could be charged.

Ensure that lights, fans and air conditioners are turned off when the room is not in use. Saving energy is our shared responsibility.

For the comfort of your fellow guests, please keep the noise level down after 10pm especially in the rooms and hallways. Parties can be held in the common areas around the bar which is open from 6pm to 11pm, every day except the weekend when it is open until 2am. The restaurant is open from 7pm to 9pm.

Do not waste water! Help protect our environment and the limited resources we have on our island.

Be courteous and respectful when spending time in the bathrooms. Water is heated through solar power so do not overuse the hot water to ensure that there is enough for everyone. They will be grateful!



Guests may leave their bags at the reception before or after Check in. E.GWADA HOSTEL is not responsible for any lost or stolen objects. Leave your bags at your own risk. Bags will not be minded during the night.



A refundable deposit of 50 euros is required before your Check in for the keys, bed assignment, towel and linens. The deposit is non-refundable if the keys, towel or linen are not returned during Check out at 10pm or if the above

items are damaged or stained. Guests will be held financially responsible for damage to rooms or the establishment.

It is possible to change towels at any time during your visit for 1 euro.

We provide a cleaning service for 5 euros per a 12kg washing/drying machine.

Please immediately alert us to any existing damage or malfunctions or those caused by accidents.



To prevent an increase of mosquitoes or other insects, please maintain cleanliness within the common areas (bathrooms, bedrooms) and ensure they are in a good state for usage. Keep your belongings in a locker, not on the ground, nor on top of the beds, balcony or fence. Do not leave your items laying about; gather them as soon as possible. Remove your linen or clothing from the washing line as soon as they are dry.



Free internet access is provided in the common areas. As certain types of downloading is illegal, each guest will receive a unique personal code upon their arrival to register their IP address. The same code cannot be used for more than one device.



Only guests of the hostel can be admitted into the rooms and receive our services.

If you wish to invite visitors, please inform the E.Gwada team. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitors who are not guests of the hostel.



It is not permitted to take photos, films or undertake other similar professional activities unless there is prior agreement with Management and with signed authorization in accordance with the law.



Breakfast is served from 7am to 9am and dinner from 7pm to 9pm. Please reserve your spot early for meals. The bar is open from 6pm to 11pm and until 2am during the weekend.



In the event that you have questions, concerns or require assistance during your visit, please do not hesitate to call us.

Your safety and satisfaction is our top priority.


Please note:

In the event that the above rules are violated, we reserve the right to refuse service and you will be asked to leave the premises immediately and without a refund.