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Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Santa Teresa Reviews

500 mts north, and after the first bridge, 100 m, Mal Pais Santa Teresa de Cobano, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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26 Total Reviews
  • 55%Value For Money
  • 55%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 40%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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It could do with some maintenance and better bed linen, but a great location and helpful friendly staff.

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Really cool people but the place isn't being kept up or maintained. Stay here if you just want to party and don't care about the facilities or cleanliness.


Good: nice scene as far as hanging out in the evenings. Quiet location away from the main road. Bad: It was so hot and only one small fan in the room for six people. Mosquitoes were really bad, I got so many bites.


The staff were nice, the place wasnt clean though....the door to our room closed only when using force. The pool was univiting and we were not told about the kitchen facilities. The bathrooms were not clean and for the wifi to work you had to be sat by reception where there are few seats. We moved hostels after just one night staying in a cheaper, cleaner place which also included breakfast.


private room was REALLY hot and not so private since you needed window open and it was right next to a social area. Perhaps it was just that one room, but less than desirable scenario for the cost of a private room.


Friendly, helpful staff. Not the most luxurious of hostels but fairly priced, very relaxed, chilled atmosphere and great for people travelling. Arrived late but still kept our room - in fact gave us a choice of 2 private rooms in which to stay, great customer service! Good recommendations for surfing - Ollies Adventures (Delvin) at the bottom of the road was a great teacher. Overall very satisfied and would recommend for shorts stays close to the beach. Make sure you check out The Bakery!!

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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