Booking and Cancelations:
Reservations made within MiniHostels.com are always free. There are no booking fees or other hidden fees.
MiniHostels is an entity that facilitates custumer relations between accommodations and travelers.
During registration, both MiniHostels-Members and non-members are required to provide their credit/debit card and personal details for payment. The purpose of the deposit paid is to ensure the arrival and the entire payment to the service provider-accommodation provider. Pay a 10% deposit at MiniHostels and the rest of the 80-90% upon your arrival.
When confirming a reservation you fully agree to pay a non refundable and non transferrable deposit.
We recommend that you confirm your booking by phone just before arrival- This is optional.
If a user does not fully read these facts, please do not use the MiniHostels.com web site.
MiniHostels Int. Corporation is a registered company under the Panamanian law which applies to this agreement. Any dispute or claim must be dealt with by the courts of Panama only. MiniHostels.com is referred as "MH" in this agreement. Any service provider is referred as the "Supplier" and any user will be referred as the client.
MH is an online booking agency. For all bookings all responsibility and communications will be held between the supplier and client.
If a cancellation notice is not given within 48 hours of the reservation by email or fax, MH reserves the right to allow it accommodation service provider to charge for an amount equivalent to the first night of stay at the accommodation. This charge will only be enacted if there is a demand for payment from the accommodation where the reservation was made.
Any cancellation must be directly communicated with the supplier up to 48 hours to time of arrival states in the reservation interaction. Written notice can be sent to MH at least 7 business days before arrival date.
By not arriving on the time and date stated in the reservation client may lose the entire amount of night reserved. No partial cancellations exist in the service MH provides.
Liability in the form of loses of any kind resulting from cancelations is not the responsibility of MH. Any change in travel services, reservations, products or purchases that may cause additional expenses to 3rd parties is not considered be a liability to MH.
A traveler may choose to purchase cancellation protection for 3% of the total reservation. In the event that a traveler decides to cancel the reservation with a 48 hours notice, MH will re credit the money paid for future reservation within MiniHostels.com only. Cancellation protection payment is not valid to the use of other web sites.
Prices and Payments : Additional expenses such as taxes or additional services may be demanded by the supplier. MH is no responsible for new changes that can occur on behalf of its suppliers. Prices may vary however, only the supplier is responsible to make price amendments. MH reserves the right for changing the prices of any service given upon the request of its suppliers.
Extra demands - requests: For any extra demands, needs or requests, please contact the supplier. Neither MH nor the supplier will guarantee to answer any special request. MH is not liable in case the supplier is not suitable for the clients expectations/needs.
Indemnity: You agree to indemnify MiniHostels.com, its affiliates, agents, parteners or employees, subsidiaries, harmless of any loss, claim, liability including any lawyer fees that could be done by 3rd parties or due to any use of the MiniHostels.com web site.
Force Majeure: MH is not liable for unfulfilled bookings caused by unpredictable circumstances.
Any information collected throughout the registration and booking processes on minihostels.com is confidential and for our usage only. Your consult and agreement is required to proceed in any function including the revelation of information to any third party.
Our usage of information is lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. We are committed to protecting your privacy and not reveal any information without previous consult.
If you have any concerns in regard to this information do not hesitate to contact us.
About members and non members
If you are not a MiniHostels member, 10% of your reservation will be taken as a deposit. You are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the travel service provider (hostel) upon your arrival.
If you are a MiniHostels member, you will be entitled to a 10% discount at any MiniHostels hostel.
If a cancellation notice is not given within 48 hours of the reservation by email or fax, MiniHostels reserves the right to charge for an amount equivalent to the first nights stay at the hostel. This charge will only be enacted if there is a demand for payment from the accommodation where the reservation was made.
Liability in the form of loses of any kind resulting from cancelations is not the responsibility of MiniHostels. Any change in travel services, reservations, product or purchasing that may cause additional expenses to 3rd parties is not considered be a liability to MiniHostels.
Membership Card and Discount Terms:
Membership cards can be acquired at MH hostels or MH travel related businesses. In order for a person to become a member, purchased cards must be registered. MiniHostels is not responsible for un-registered cards by its member hostels.
If a member has made a reservation on MiniHostels.com he/she is entitled a 10% discount for the entire stay. If a member made a reservation through a different web site he/she will not be awarded the discount. Any hostel or travel related business may not give the discount due to changing policies or price change. MiniHostels is not responsible for the deny of discounts related to business or accommodations presented on MiniHostels.com or affiliated sites.
Only registered members on MiniHostels.com are entitled for discount. The card is personal and cannot be transferred to others. The discount of the MH card is valid for only 1 discount per night per traveler and cannot be added to any other discounted prices.
If more than one person has made a reservation, in order for each person to receive a 10% discount, all cards must be accounted for during the reservation process. When making a reservation in a group of 2 or more persons, the proportional discount for members will be calculated.
MiniHostels is not responsible for discounts to unregistered members.
Each card can only be used by one person and is not transferrable.
If a member makes a reservation for 2 or more persons, the affiliated hostel of MiniHostels.com does not owe a 10% discount to any non-members within the reservation.
In order to receive a member discount, reservations must be made on MiniHostels.com. If members of MiniHostels make a reservation on a different portal and decide to stay longer then their initial reservation, then the remaining nights will be applicable for a 10% discount.
A booking can be cancelled up to 48 hours of arrival. A cancellation fee of USD $2.00 will be charged for the costumer who made the reservation.
If a cancellation occurs in less than 48 hours from the time of arrival stated in the reservation process, MiniHostels may charge travelers for the first nights stay.
A traveler may choose to purchase cancellation protection for 3% of the total reservation. In the event that a traveler decides to cancel the reservation, a written notice must be faxed/e-mailed to MiniHostels.
MiniHostels is responsible for providing this service between the traveler and the hostel.
MiniHostels.com is not responsible for the availability listed for hostels on its page.
If a traveler arrives to a hostel where they made a reservation and no bed is available, he/she will be entitled to any money paid online prior to the reservation from MiniHostels.com after deducting changeable applicable fees.
All risk involved in the usage of MiniHostels.com is the customers. All risk/ liability/ damages/ loses caused by any usage of MiniHostels.com is upon you. Additionally MiniHostels.com is not responsible and liable for any damage caused from any activity outside its limited span of control. Any loses or risk caused by services / products or information provided on MiniHostels.com is assumed and taken by the customer (you). It is assumed that you agree that any minihostels.com service supplier is not liable to any risk or damages caused. MiniHostels.com is available "As Is" to all and does not warrant to any defects of harmful events resulting from its usage. The usage of any hyperlinks on MiniHostels.com is at your own risk. MiniHostels.com is not liable for any computer viruses, interruptions, errors, defects, fraud, theft, or delay caused by its usage. MiniHostels.com will not be liable for any damage or loss arising from its usage.