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  • 17th Apr 2015

Best place I stayed while in CR. 200% would stay here again. Nice social hangout area. I think one night almost every person from the entire hostel was sitting at a group of tables together. Good security at gate @night. The door/lock on the door to our dorm (lower floor/left room) More
quibbbs0 (USA) (Male) Globetrotter
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  • 9th Apr 2015

Location is prime for a hostel, especially considering the price. The quality of the actual dorm we stayed in was below average, mostly due to the lack of cleanliness in the bathroom. Kind of a weird vibe in general. We made friends with everyone there because it was so small, but this More
Anonymous (USA) (Mixed Group) Novice Nomad

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  • 1st May 2015

Loved staying here. Rebecca was an excellent host, and had great recommendations for tours and activities going on. Would definitely stay here again. More
Anonymous (USA) (Male) Novice Nomad
  • 94%
  • 29th Apr 2015

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!! More
Anonymous (USA) (Couple) Novice Nomad

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  • 30th Apr 2015

This hostel was amazing. The staff were incredible and made you feel like part of the Family. Tomas was especially awesome and helpful with everything you need. I had only intended on staying here a few days but ended up extending my trip and even came back! More
Anonymous (Canada) (FEMALE) Novice Nomad
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  • 27th Apr 2015

Super nice chilled place for everybody :) Thomas is super nice, accommodating and efficient... pura vida ;) Only draw back is the distance to the main surfing spot. Walking is cool, but walking with a heavy board is a good work out. Otherwise it's close to the supermarket and More
Anonymous (Canada) (Male) Novice Nomad

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  • 27th Mar 2015

It really bugged me that the mixed room I was staying in had no locks, I do not mind sharing a room but I did not like that anyone could just walk in... the staff would use our bathroom as their own. It also was not the cleanest. Overall the staff was friendly. More
Anonymous (USA) (All Female Group) Novice Nomad

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