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La Tortuga at Playa Estero

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Very large spacious hostel with dance area and bar.
Laundry facilities.
Community kitchen.
Meals available in upstairs bar and kitchen.

Please note :
Cancellation Policy is 7 days advance notice.
Payment will be by cash only.

Check in time: 1pm to 8pm
Check out time: 12 pm.
Reception will be open from 1pm to 8pm.

We also provide Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the high season.
We do breakfast all year.
Always ready with coffee in the Morning too.

For the Carnival we recommend you staying at least 4 nights.

Carnival officially starts on Friday and finishes Wednesday morning around 3 am.
We will be having happy hours and party favors for the event.

Smoking on the premises is permitted in the open air upstairs lounge area. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2019
    Great vibe and the staff was super helpful in helping up around town and giving us advice. A great place to stay for Carnival.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2019
    Although the hostel is located outside the city center, it is easy enough to get there by cab ($7 USD to Playa Estero). La Tortuga sits right on the beach and is a peaceful, quiet place to rest, read with a coffee, or have a beer in a hammock. The owners, Rod and Yari, are welcoming and talkative and will help you feel right at home. Try one of Rod’s fish dinners or have Yari teach you some helpful Spanish phrases! Thanks you guys for the relaxing stay. I’ll be back for a coffee and a chat!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2018
    Arrived at La Tortuga Beach Hostel was greeted with smiles from this wonderful couple Rod & Yari . I sat at the Bar & felt a beautiful breeze blowing in off the ocean The room was very clean & private the bed comforting w fresh clean sheets. A comp.fruit bowl on the room table! The Beach is private & clean no riptide perfect for paddle boarding Clean Bathroom & Tap water cold clean and drinkable The Food was amazing Next year I book here for carnival week LaTortuga Hostel is A+ I recommend It*
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2018
    Enjoyed my stay at the Tortuga! Wonderful place for Kite surfing we had strong winds all day coming straight off the ocean towards the beach! Nice long beach with no rip tide either. The staff were excellent and even gave us a little snack of papaya in the afternoon. Very clean place and very welcoming! Thanks for the info too on my next stay and what places are the best along the way. I will return! Have a great Carnival!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2017
    I loved my stay at La Tortuga! I got off a 6 hour bus trip from Albrook and found myself at this lovely place. While chatting with the sweet hosts I could hear the ocean and smell the fresh air. Since I got there at night I was excited to see everything in the morning. It did not let me down! The way they turned this property into a place for folks to enjoy is inspiring! And it is literally right on the beach with hammocks too.. I totally recommend this quite quaint spot for your getaway.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    04 Mar 2019
    My friends and I stayed at La Tortuga for Carnaval. Since we were on a budget we emailed the owner asking if we could sleep two to a bed to cut cost. Which he agreed to. So we booked, on hostel world, two people per bed for two nights. However when we arrived we were told it wasn’t hostel policy to sleep two to a bed, and even though we had written agreement from him that he said it was fine, he charged us for extra beds. Because it was an inconvenience to us he reduced the $100 stay to $80.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    12 Dec 2017
    Not worth the hassle going out there, the beach is fantastic and the surrounding area but avoid this place... Canadian owner... talks to much
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball