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38 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Brilliant Staff

Property Description

Welcome to one of the best, most affordable hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Established 2006 .Pura Vida Hostel is an International Traditional Hostel. Make friends with people from all over the world. We treat our guest with dignity and respect and are welcoming travelers from all walks of life.

Our relaxing, tranquil, and soothing atmosphere is our trademark. Great social area in the large Rancho. The super big cone acts like a cooling system, heat rises and cools down and sinks. This area is cool for sure. We are focused on our guests comfort and safety. The gate to the hostel is locked from 10 pm to 7 am. Each guest gets their own gate key and can come and go at anytime as pleased..Free coffee in the mornings for all guest.

Super clean rooms and common areas are the norm. We recently installed a nice large common bathroom for our guests .No more waiting in the dorms for your turn. Free coffee in the mornings and beyond. Surf boards for rent. Surf teacher with 20 years experience available. Welcome ! Come as a guest leave as a friend !

Pura Vida Hostel Policy and Condition:

Cancellation Policy: 1 days before arrival.In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14.00 to 22.00
Check out before 11.00

Payment upon arrival by cash
Taxes not included (13 %)
Breakfast not available

Reception from 07.00 to 22.00
No curfew
Pet are not allowed

Reviews & Ratings

38 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

May 10, 2024
Do not be intimidated by bad reviews. Not a snazzy party hostel, but a nice quiet location with all the necessities. Got keys to main gate and room. AC worked great. Staff were nice and offered us games to play and fresh fruit. Location is great. Would definitely stay again. Did not see raccoon or cockroaches as other reviews mentioned. Shower also worked fine.
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Female, 18-24
May 01, 2024
We ended up changing our accommodations after one night here. While all the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location excellent. The cleanliness was not good. The shower didn’t work (very bad smelling water came out in a trickle, not usable by our standards). Raccoons on the property who get into the garbages+kitchen, other clients were not social. Cheapest hostel in town - you get what you pay for. Thankfully we were refunded for the nights we didn’t stay there. A+ on staffing.
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Female, 25-30
Jan 09, 2024
I met very nice people and with them I had a blast. Sadly everything seemed very old and not maintained (for example the mattresses or the bathroom) and therefore it didn‘t give me the feeling of a clean hostel. It is the cheapest hostel in the area but in my opinion for the place you get it‘s still too expensive..
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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