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Blue Trailz Reviews

Calle Principal contiguo Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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89%

Rating
167 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel. The cleaning lady is a star. Does a great job cleaning up leaving the hostel immaculate every day with a smile and no fuss.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so delighted you found our hostel to be clean and really enjoyed your stay. We try very hard here at Blue Trailz to provide the best experience possible for our guests, and rely on word of mouth and reviews to find other travellers that would enjoy the Blue Trailz experience. Therefore, we really do appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope to see you again in the future.

91%

Great location and very clean. Just had a little problem with the security allowing my friend to come in after dark

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate all feedback from our guests. I'm sorry to hear that you had a problem with the security guard allowing your friend in the hostel after dark. As I am sure you can appreciate, we have to consider the safety of fellow travelers and belongings, and therefore we have a strict ‘no guests’ policy after 7pm, which our night guard has to adhere to. Great to hear that you were satisfied with the location and cleanliness and look forward to see you back.

100%

Nice small scale hostel, really all you need when you are in Tamarindo. stayed in the dorm and came with ac, warm shower, lockers. the staff was super friendly. Had a lot of fun in the social area with the other travelers. Across from the beach and very central location.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Blue Trailz. We love receiving feedback from our guests so thank you for taking the time to do this. We are pleased to hear that you liked the hostel and had a lot of fun in the social area. We are a small scale hostel but a very sociable one, almost everyone here makes good friends by the time they leave which is great! We will also pass on your comments regarding the staff, we are so pleased you found them super friendly.

100%

Amazing place! well equiped, with ac and hot shower. friendly staff, secure, beach is on the other side of the street, and all the bars and restaurants are close. Defintely the best place to stay and a hightlight of my travels.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow, what fantastic feedback to hear! Thank you so much for letting us know it was the highlight of your travels. We really do value all feedback from our guests and are delighted to hear Blue Trailz was an amazing experience for you. We will let the staff know your lovely comments about them and we would love to see you again at Blue Trailz soon!

100%

I thought this place was amazingly clean and attracted a great crowd. The common area is a nice gathering place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are so happy you found our hostel to be so clean and that it attracted a great crowd, meeting great people during your travels can really be the highlight of a trip and most of the time, you make friends for life! We try very hard at Blue Trailz to provide the best experience possible for our guests, so we really do appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope to see you again in the future.

80%

Great location good facilities

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your review, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us at Blue Trailz and hope to see you again in the near future. Pura Vida!

80%

I really enjoyed my stay here! Has a very social environment, steps from the beach and great surf instructors and board rentals! There is a kitchen area and a fridge/ microwave in each room the AC is a plus also. If your coming to surf and have a good time this is the place to be!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had in Tamarindo with others. The fact that you really enjoyed your stay and you felt Blue Trailz had a good social environment, great surf instructors and board rentals, means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed all our facilities and location, as this is what we want all our guests to experience. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

100%

Great place. great rooms with ac and hot shower.Clean, safe, close to the beach, friendly staff, all you need and more than you expect from a hostel. Only stayed one day, because it was my last night in Costa Rica. But am coming back after my travels in Nicaragua

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your review, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us at Blue Trailz and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our facilities and location, it really is a little bit of paradise! We very much look forward to seeing you again after your time in Nicaragua. Enjoy the rest of your travels………

71%

Decent hostel to stay at. Very close to the beach. Rooms have A/C which is a must in the heat of Tamarindo. Rooms were generally clean, though I was not impressed at all with the housekeeper - a warning to fellow backpackers - USE THE SAFE. I had $20 stolen, and others who had stayed at the hostel that I met reported a few small items stolen. If you're looking to surf, this is the place from which you should rent your board and get lessons.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am incredibly sorry to hear that money went missing during your stay, as we take the safety and security of our guests belongings very seriously. We do provide lockers in the dorm rooms which we advise our guests to use to secure their valuables. Whilst we are not disputing your complaint, it does make it very difficult to get to the bottom of the complaint as it was not reported during your stay, otherwise we would have taken steps to investigate this immediately.

100%

Perfect location! Very clean, and the staff were great.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Amazing hostel! The other people in the hostel were amazing. The nighttime security was a little intense, but I understand that because the hostel is so small, noise travels. Overall great experience.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Blue Trailz was great place to end to my Costa Rica trip. The staff, location, and fellow travelers made me feel welcomed from day one. Plenty of board rentals ranging from short boards to long boards. The rooms were awesome with a small kitchen. Location was perfect on the main st. right across from the beach. If you are in Tamarindo and want a relaxing, central location, with great staff and fellow travelers to share experiences with, I definitely recommend staying at Blue Trailz. ~Pura Vida

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Amazing friendly atmosphere, staff were s helpful. Air con was a god send!


86%

No activities to meet other people. Prices are too expensive for private surf lessons. Staff seemed like they didn't want to be bothered with questioned. No common computer. Location is great and dorms were clean.


71%

its at a great location, everything that you need is walking distance, and the beach is literally across the street from hostel! I would def come back!


80%

Location was perfect--on the main street near every shop/restaurant with a very short walk to beach. My group had 2 rooms and facilities in each room varied quite a bit. One was definitely more of an apartment w/ a full kitchen and everything. The other had access to a stove (outside on the front patio) but it was really more of a dorm. On our last day, the A/C stopped working. The fan was working, but we had no hot air which made sleeping impossible. We didn't report it, though so our fault.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Just wanted to clarify that you indeed booked two different type of rooms, you booked 1 dorm room and 1 private room, which are indeed different in set-up as clearly explained on this site. Sorry to hear you had problems with the ac. Given that we have staff on location around the clock, if you had reported it we could have checked and solved the issue so you could have had a good night sleep.

91%

Staff really friendly and helpful, excellent location. AC is a plus !


94%

Had a fun time here. Great people I met. Air conditioned rooms, very clean and safe. Very good common area. Had a blast


97%

If your traveling by yourself and can choose any where to stay in tamarindo, stay here. There's ac/hot water/and its the closest hostel to the beach and main areas. Most people who stayed here were on their own and super friendly, which was great as it was my first time traveling solo. The staff are also great at helping arrange transport and excursions if you need help.


100%

Awesome place and awesome staff! Would recomend it for everyone and I definetaly would stay at Blue Trailz again!

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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