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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.5
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are rather remote beach towns, and that is what makes them so special! Thankfully, even though we are a little off the beaten path, there are still quite a few services available to visitors. This is a excellent area to relax practicing of Yoga and Surf.

On the first floor, we have six private rooms, ideal for single travelers, couples or pairs of friends. The rooms have either a double bed or two single beds. We also have two larger private rooms on the first floor, each with beds for three people. Scroll down for photos and prices for our private rooms. Upstairs you will find the apartment plus three additional rooms with varying capacities, featuring exterior doors as well as interior doors connecting to the apartment. An abundance of shared bathrooms are also located on the first floor (there are many to choose from and they are always clean!).

We also have two well-equipped communal kitchens, including our signature chef’s kitchen, complete with a professional quality stove, microwave, blenders, and a giant stainless steel refrigerator. We offer a amazing Yoga deck with every day class. Our helpful, bilingual staff is always ready to help plan other tours and activities in the area, including surf lessons, canopy tours, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), visits to nearby waterfalls, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, horseback riding, ATV rentals and more. We can also assist you with restaurant recommendations, reservations and travel planning, so your trip can be totally relaxing and worry-free!



Please note:

13% TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE AND MUST BE PAID ON ARRIVAL

Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 11:00am

Cancellation Policy: 2 days in advance.
Only cash accepted upon arrival.

Fruit and coffee are inclusive.

Non smoking rooms.

If you need more information please contact us and we will help you with all details. Our contact details will be in your booking confirmation email. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    Great stay Super honest. They found my ebook and returned it!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Feb 2020
    I loved Casa Zen! I wish I could have stayed longer. Its really cute and comfortable.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Nov 2019
    Lovely hostel with nice staff. Great breakfast of fresh fruit. WiFi not great, cold showers only.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    Nice location very close to the beach. Staff very professional and willing. Easy to hook into a conversation but don't expect any serious consciousness because of the name Zen, it's a backpackers not a dedicated spiritual place. Unless you booked the.mixed dorm you'll probably be able to sleep okay, but I've experienced a very bad night. It was slamming hot and until very late the road traffic is not really helping. The door is pretty loud and next the communal area. Overall it's fine for most.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Nov 2019
    This hostel is great in theory, but I wouldn't stay again. The sheets are clean and they do give you a huge plate of fruit for breakfast, but the front desk staff don't seem to care much, it's impossible to get away from the bugs, and this place has the worst wifi I've dealt with in CR (even though nearby cafés have great wifi, so it's not the town's issue like they say it is). It's also not close to the main town or the good surfing beaches.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    The room was ridiculously hot and buggy. Supposedly I was in the “worst room” and “worst bed”. I would never stay here again because of the temperature And hugs at night. Breakfast was nice. Very close to beach.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    13 Feb 2020
    Private ground level room - no AC (and one night no power, meaning no fans) meant it was HOT overnight; open areas also didn't get a ton of breeze. Facility itself is nice (2 kitchens, 2 seating areas), but the vibe was quiet, lots of long-term stays, hippies, etc. Location is a tiny bit of a dead spot between ST North and South, so expect to walk ~1 km to get to hubs of food/activity; proximity to beach can't be beat though!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    27 Jan 2020
    Pros: right by the beach, great free breakfast, allowed us to store our stuff after checkout, directly across from grocery store, small lockers for valuables Cons: Rooms are more like sweat lockers, difficult to sleep due to poor ventilation and heat, staff dismissive and largely not proactive in being helpful with questions
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    16 Jan 2020
    Was very clean. Staff was friendly and helpful Was really expensive for what it was (a bed to sleep in) and its very hott the fans in the room aren’t great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    12 Nov 2019
    I had a private room with shared restroom ($34). The restrooms left a lot to be desired in my opinion and the room was open to the elements (not uncommon for CR) and bare bones. I was woken at 2am by a sizable cockroach crawling on me and then also saw a large stain on the sheets. I didn't really sleep for the rest of the night. In lieu of asking for a refund in the morning, I suggested I not pay my $11 beer/water tab, mgr begrudgingly agreed, instead of apologizing for the situation. Shame.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Café
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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