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Pura Vida Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous 114 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 8.4
  • Staff 9.4
  • Atmosphere 8.6
  • Cleanliness 7.4
  • Facilities 8.5
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8.4
Fabulous 114 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 8.4
  • Staff 9.4
  • Atmosphere 8.6
  • Cleanliness 7.4
  • Facilities 8.5

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  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
9th Mar 2017
4.9

We left after 1 night and forfeited our booking - we couldn't take the dingy atmosphere and dirty rooms.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
3rd Mar 2017
10.0

I have stayed here several times over the years and always had a great experience. This year i was so happy to find out that Thomas, a former manager now runs the place. He has made many improvements to the place and also has live music and other events a few nights a week. He is very helpful in every way if you need transportation or info. Great value and superb atmosphere. Check it out, worth the stay 100%.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
2nd Feb 2017
9.1

Cool hostel and fun staff. Music every night and very safe. Watch out for the dog though, shes aggressive.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
28th Dec 2016
6.0

It's a good hostel, with a great atmosphere and an amazing staff!!! It was not clean though...our shower drain was clogged...for 5 days...also, the location's good!!!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
6th Dec 2016
7.4

You don't go to this hostile because it's clean or because there are good facilities you go here because it is the best social atmosphere in tamarindo and it's cheap. People are really friendly and it's easy to make new friends.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th Nov 2016
10.0

This hostel offered the kind of atmosphere that is the reason to travel. This is the best hostel I have ever stayed at and it's strictly due to the owner, Tomas, and his choice of staff. They have created a relaxed oasis away from the tourist frenzy of Tamarindo where you will find 'lifers' - expats who live amongst the local culture and a band of wandering misfits that offer an inclusive, caring community. Pick-up football matches, flamenco performances and relaxing in a hammock, the best

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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