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La Oveja Negra Hostel Reviews

Calle Guanacaste, frente al Hotel Portofino, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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61 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The locations and staff were great. The downsides for me were that it was a big party hostel (at least when I was there), the shower was flooding, and I got a pretty good electrical shock from some wires hanging down in the fridge. Even left two burn marks on my hand.


Great atmosphere. Mattresses are thin and you must not be expecting to sleep early with a bar right next door.


I really enjoyed the vibe of the people that work there. They were helpful in so many ways. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 14th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good hostel for young people that want to meet other travellers. Can get pretty noise at night so don't come here if you want to go to bed early. Has a pingpong, pool table and foozball table as well! Highly recommend.

  • 13th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall was an excellent place to stay! The staff were very helpful and welcoming. Very close to other shops,Supermarket, bars and the beach! Would highly recommend, just make sure you're ready for a bit of late night noise. There is a very fun bar right next door. When we come back this will be our first choice.


Great atmosphere and great facilities. Super close to everything.


This hostel had the best ambiance and the staff were super chill and friendly. The owner was a really cool guy. Had a great time there!


Oveja negra is a great beach hostel to get to know people and have a nice party. The bar features great bears for good price and the owners are really nice. The showers and stalls get proper cleaning but they'll naturally get somewhat dirty, but nothing to complain about. Great place to stay. Awesome people. Best option to stay in Tamarindo.

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