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Kaya's Place Reviews

Playa Negra s/n, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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88 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Very good hostal. Located right in front of the sea and very close to the center, 5 mins walking distance. Very good value for money as a hostal.

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fortuately only booked one night at Kayas. There is plenty of better value accommodation in town, close to amenities and better beaches. Our standard twin room was dark, dingy and windowless. The bathroom had no door. The shower was cold. We were freezing during the night without blankets. The wifi was almost non existent or slow throughout the hostal.


If you looking for a backpackers this is the place for party.

  • 1st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very helpful and friendly staff.


No kitchen. Bar expensive. No common lounge area. No hostel vibe. Unfriendly. This hostel is well past its sell-by date, needs a serious upgrade in terms of facilities and a whole new energy. My 'private en-suite luxury room" was appalling. An upstairs bunk - light switch by the door - I had to climb a vertical ladder in the dark to get into bed. A 'suicide shower" that produced a trickle of cold water. Dark room. Broken flush handle. DO NOT STAY HERE!


A bit too dark at night for my liking. Also, did one of the receptionists speak English or Spanish? It was hard to communicate with him.

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