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Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Tamarindo Reviews

Calle Langosta, 200m North from the beach, 20m North from Kahiki Restaurant., Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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86%

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93 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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100%

Everything was great! Awesome location and very helpful staff!

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Very nice place... The whole no water thing was interesting!


74%

We had a private room for three with AC and it was basic with everything we needed. While we were there, Tamarindo was going through a drought and the town was actually trucking in water so one night there was no water which was inconvenient after a long day at the beach but understandable due to the circumstances. The wifi was a little spotty. The hostel had a cute little outdoor area with beany bags and hammocks and the staff was always helpful in recommending where to eat and go.


100%

We stayed here twice during our time in Costa Rica - a great spot just out of the chaos but close enough to walk a couple of minutes into town. Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Good spaces to hang out, well equipped kitchen even parking if you need it. Good internet too.


46%

The staff was not kind during our whole stay in the hostel, there was no water for 2 days and they sad that it was occurring in the whole city problem but I've found a much better hostel, cheaper that didn't passed trough problems in the water suply.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Pura Vida mini is a great hostel with a great vibe - its in a quiet part of Tamarindo away from the chaos but still close to the fun. The nice quiet part of the beach is just right down the street and the best Coffee and breakfast place (Cafe Tico) is right around the corner. Staff and fellow travelers are great here - friendly, considerate and super chilled. Loved the rocking chairs up on the verandah and the numerous howler monkeys and lizards who stopped by to say hello!


94%

i had a really nice stay..good vibe, very good staff, very functional kitchen and clean. Perfect place in tamarindo!


86%

Nice place. Is great that the dromas have A/C, because Tamarindo is so hot. If you are spanish sepaker and you don't speak english you will be on troubles. Anyone from the satff speak spanish. Anyway the girls at the reception are great. Nice hostel, well located.


74%

We had a nice stay, the dorms were good w/ a/c and comfortable beds. The commun area is great, kitchen has everything you need. there is only 2 bathroom/shower (one man one woman) for everybody in the dorm, and we were asked to go to bed at 11 because we were still talking in the commun area.. But still nice hostel and really nice town, close to everything. Some people got some things robbed in their car on the street while they were waiting for the check in so be careful!


94%

Great location, honest and very helpful staff, will follow up on your request and remind or update you often.


83%

Nice vibe, great communal spaces to hang out. Close to the beach and town, but away from the noise. Not all the private rooms have AC; if I could do it again I would have gotten the deluxe private because the rooms get quite warm without AC. Occasionally, howler monkeys would come onto the property!


80%

Beds were super comfortable. Rebecca was very nic and accommodating. Good value for money.


83%

Amazing staff and very helpful 5 minutes from the beach and you have access to a pool... very refreshing!!! I experienced better atmosphere in other hostels but this is a great value for money! Def not a party place, especially during low season!


100%

Loved staying here. Rebecca was an excellent host, and had great recommendations for tours and activities going on. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel to stay at while surfing for a few days in Tamarindo! Pura Vida mini hostel has a communal vibe with an inviting, chill atmosphere, and staff offered really helpful information about town, surf shops, yoga studios, restaurants to check out, etc. Definitely recommend!!


94%

Awesome place, great staff.


100%

Staff was great super friendly, a very quiet hostel with a social atmosphere, clean kitchen and good location.


100%

The staff is super friendly and fun!! Thanks for making it such an enjoyable stay!! Very clean and the air conditioner was great!

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Pura Vida Mini is by far the best hostel in Tamarindo! It is about 5 minutes from the main strip and 10 minutes from the beach, but worth the walk. A/C in the rooms at night, outdoor hammocks and deck for lounging, towels for rent, free wifi, functional bathrooms (not great but hot water), and overall peaceful location. No breakfast, but who cares. There was a water shortage when I visited, so they asked that you only shower during certain hours.(not great but hot water) .


91%

Really great vibes. Awesome staff. Rebecca was super informative and helpful. Met cool people. Very laid back. Good kitchen, good bathrooms. Have a key but they don't really lock the door. It's small and homie. We took a shuttle to Montezuma that they booked for us but they charged us $50 instead of $40, just an FYI. However, we would highly recommend!

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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