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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

From the moment you enter our mini oasis, you will be immersed in exquisite nature. Paths wind in and
out through lush jungle flora where dorms and rooms nestle in privacy. Best of all is the ever-present
sound of the surf. The beach lies directly in front of our place and it is breathtaking.

Whether you are writing a novel, re-inventing yourself, or just plain chilling out, we are here for you.

Take a sweet walk at sunrise, get your toes wet in the warm Caribbean Sea and then lie in a hammock
and dream. Swinging gently again at sunset with a cold drink in your hand in that same hammock can be
life changing. Far from the hustle of cities and stress, we have dedicated ourselves to offering you a tiny
bit of heaven.

Our outdoor restaurant is casual and fun while offering a variety of elegant cuisine and the best collection
of craft beers on the entire coast. It extends to tables under the palms and sand dancing under the stars.
Who needs shoes ever again!

We arrived from an intense city life and found this tiny piece of paradise and we'd love to share it with

Our Playa 506 is one of the most spectacular values on the this side of the coast. Located in the serene
little village of Cocles, it is only 2km walk or bike ride into the lively town of Puerto Viejo.
We entertain a unique concept: backpacker boutique. Our credo is this: We believe that true value is
not necessarily one size fits all. Everyone should have the opportunity to create his or her unique
experience from basic backpacker to 5-star amenities.

We begin with a backpacker option. For those with adventure on a mouse budget, backpacker dorms of
8 lie down one path. The beds have individual privacy curtains and lockers for stashing secure items.
Fans cool the space down on muggy nights.

We also offer private rooms with fan or A/C, with shared or private bathrooms. Each is designed for a
particular traveler's comfort and budget. A fully equipped kitchen is provided in the dorm area for those
who wish to self-cater. Ever present coffee is on board 24 hours, and there is a cool table for dining

We also have a wonderful European trained chef on board to proffer incredible cuisine with a menu that
truly dazzles. It starts with guacamole and platanos, meanders through salads, homemade raviolis and
humble veggie burgers to a seared pan fried fish en toto just to mention a few. All ingredients are fresh
and most are organic. Our bar offers the best collection of crafted brews on the coast. And did we
mention wines? One of our associates is a trained vintner who selects from around the world.

A surprise! Our chef is a master of flambé. He is dying to present his famous flaming dishes on the sand
under the stars, lighting up the ever-present surf.

So there is something for everyone from budget to extravagant dazzle, and why not? One size definitely
does not fit all.

We also offer bikes for rent and wonderfully unique tours including waterfalls, mountains, and horseback
riding on the beach. A few meters down the beach, the river meets the sea. It offers splendid kayaking
and water yoga AND there are no crocodiles. By the way, a crocodile free river is rare in Costa Rica.
We have a sloth named Flash, who lives in the rafters of our restaurant. He is our resident

So come experience our blending of cultures and life styles intermixed with our own piece of heaven.
Pura Vida at its finest!

Here’s some details:
A wonderful breakfast in included: eggs, gallo pinto, bread and fruits and coffee
3 dorms (mixed, 8 occupancy), with fans, privacy curtains and plugs for electronic devices
We are proud to say we have optic fiber wifi, so this means good reception in all areas of our site.
18 private rooms: doubles, triples, quadruples, some fan, some A/C, shared or private bathroom.
Bicycles to rent: 30
Tours can be booked with reception even surfing lessons. Also transportation to/from anywhere in Costa Rica.
We cater to groups as well.
Try our off season bargains: group rates are lower in the low season. We are happy to work with you to
arrange special events for your group as well. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2020
    The hostel is literally amazing. The beach club with the cozy lights at night make this place very unique.Staff is young and friendly. The food is simple and taste delicious- fish sandwich is my favorite and the home made french fries are incredible tasty!! I spend all my time hanging out at the beachclub, reading my book ehile sipoing a mojito was one on my fav moments. Rooms are comfy and quite. Extrasize for the single bed is a +++Thanks for this amazing experience, hope to come back soon!!
    Afghanistan, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2019
    We had a wonderful time here. Location couldn’t be better, right at the beach and not too far from town. Very comfy beds, very clean facilities and property. WiFi worked great. Breakfast buffet was great, good selection of fruit and warm treats. The kitchen was very big, but was missing a working, sharp cutting knife and some other essentials.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2020
    well done!!! my favorite hostel of all so far amazing location/beach front with hammocks and tables,amnbient lights,bar. great atmosphere and realy realy clean booked 2 nights,stayed for 5. would 100% recommend i am gonna miss this place
    Czech Republic, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2020
    Literally stayed just the night on my way to Panama. It serves it’s purpose and the dogs in the morning really made my morning and they led me to the beach. So I got to take a look before leaving. I’m sure I would’ve loved it there had I had the time to stay
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Dec 2019
    Great hostel right on the beach. Amazing bar with happy hour two for one drinks. Food was also delicious. Staff were very helpful and friendly. I'm not sure why other reviews were so negative and I'm glad we didn't pay attention to them. This is a very chilled out place perfect for anyone looking to relax and do some surfing if you wish. The town is a 25 min walk and there's also the Jaguar animal sanctuary nearby which is definitely worth a visit. There's also a large supermarket close by.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Oct 2019
    the place was really pretty, but the staff was unfriendly and a bit rude, at least the girl with the black hair was. The other lady and the food lady were extremely Nice
    El Salvador, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2019
    Literally right on the beach, and though it’s a 20min walk to the town there are some restaurants and supermarkets closer. It’s fairly nice, decently clean, ok kitchen and a nice place to chill out. But it has a dead atmosphere, staff is not good, poor and expensive restaurant, small rooms with no ac. For the price I hoped for something better, but if you just want to chill on the beach it’s not a bad place to be
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Jul 2019
    This hostel I chose because I knew it was a bit out of town and wanted some quiet, was very quiet! Not many people (was off season). Found the staff to not be overly friendly. Bike hire was somewhat overpriced compared to others in town. Not much cooling in the rooms (especially if on bottom bunk) No bathmats and constantly sand everywhere. Breakfast was free and really good!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    I felt like this place lacked in the atmosphere that a solo traveler looks for. It wasn't very social and there was no attempt to create a social atmosphere by the hostel either, and by social I do not mean partying I mean any kind of socializing, honestly it felt a bit snobby. It's right on the beach which is super relaxing. I did see a rat in the kitchen when I was there but due to the kitchen being outside this probably couldn't be helped anyway, the bathrooms were spotless though.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    11 Oct 2019
    Playa 506 is a beautiful hostel and will be even better in the coming years. Management and staff were hyper focused on beautifying their hostel while ignoring their current guests. We stayed at Playa 506 for almost a week and did not feel any sort of hospitality besides the woman who checked us out at the end. The menu was the same everyday however the food served there was delicious. The bar and restaurant weren’t open enough. The amount we paid would be worth it in a few years but not now.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi