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Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center Reviews

Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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53 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Awesome location right on the beach and a 5min walk to the nearest surf. Owners are lovely and very helpful. Hostel is so clean and brekkie of fruit, toast and coffee filling. Yoga classes and cardio fit I would def recommend try to do at least 4 to get a discount on class rate as otherwise it is 9$ a class. Thank you for all your help and an amazing stay


Very relax atmosphere and close to the beach...the cardio fit class was awesome

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Puerto Rico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was a fine place to stay. I enjoyed the yoga classes. The people staying with us during our time were kind of snooty to no fault of the hostel. There is no air conditioning so be warned if you can't handle that!

  • 1st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


While the vibe tries to be good, this hostel needs to up their game in terms of organizing activities outside of yoga.


Casa Zen was a great place to stay. It is incredibly close to the beach, as well as the grocery store and good place to eat. The staff was helpful and the atmosphere makes it easy to meet other travellers.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic hostel! Relaxed environment and great service. Awesome yoga options, and the complimentary breakfast of fruit & toast/jam was perfect to get the day started. Lots of yoga options to choose from, both in class style and times. I especially enjoyed location: a 1-minute (or less!) walk to the beach, and across the street from a supermarket & a couple of excellent dining options. Great place! I would highly recommend and will certainly go back when I return to the area.


The place is nice, it's situated a few meters from the beach and it's nice and quiet. Nothing extra-ordinary, just a very decent hostel. The beach isn't that nice right by the hostel though, there are some rocks and reefs there, but if you walk up or down for a bit you'll find patches of pure, white sand and nothing else. Breakfast was good, beds comfortable, common areas clean, all in all a good stay. Right next to it are a ton of absolutely mouth-watering restaurants.


We planned to stay only two nights but extended it to four nights. Loved our host, Julio, he was so friendly and helpful and his dogs, Max and Luna, were wonderful to have around. Two great kitchens, big delicious breakfast, so close to an absolutely gorgeous beach. Located close to everything in town. We will definitely be coming back to visit!


nice location, close to the beach, friendly staff, will definitely come back!


Beds are hard, but everything else was awesome! The free breakfast is great.


I wish the kitchen didn't close so early (8pm). The room I stayed in was nice, just a bit too dark. Casa Zen is close to the beach and supermarket so pretty perfect location. It is definitely not a party hostel so you get a good nights sleep but you can find some party places close by. Free breakfast is great and the laundry service makes it easy to wash your clothes. Several showers and toilets so no waiting.


Nice place, good vibes and great location.


I liked the silent atmoshere there, but the fan was horrible . Roomes where clean, but toiletts are not so clean. Breakfast was nice. but somethimes it was out when you come late :-(

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, Thank you very much for take your time to make a review for us, I don't really understand what do you mean with "horrible" if not work very well, the material or design is not nice, sorry. About the toilets, sorry we always tried to make sure to be clean, clean morning, mid day and before the cleaning ladies go home, we start around 8am, if you use before that may stay dirty for the night before. The breakfast is from 8am till 10pm.

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