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8.8
Fabulous
227 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Tamarindo Backpackers is a beautiful boutique surf hostel in a gorgeous yellow hacienda. It is next to a national park, so you can see and hear howler monkeys in the trees while you relax in our jacuzzi pool. We are Lonely Planet's top choice for a hostel in Tamarindo.

Aside from the beautiful pool, we have lots of hammocks and sun chairs, a kitchen for guests to use and a big lounge room where you can meet guests from all over the world. We also have a night security guard so the hostel is very safe.

We have our own private surf instructor Elias, who offers lessons for much less than the shops. He can also arrange trips for you to surf other beaches, even Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point! Our friendly bilingual reception staff can recommend and help you book any other activities you would like to do here in Tamarindo.

Tamarindo Backpackers is located in the heart of Tamarindo. We are just a 5 minute walk to one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. In Tamarindo you can find a wide variety of restaurants and loads of fun bars for whatever kind of party you are looking for.

The hostel has 2 mixed air conditioned dorms, one with 8 beds and one with 12 beds. Each dorm has air conditioning, a private bathroom with shower and large single beds with real spring mattresses. The dorms are cleaned daily.

We have 2 private rooms, each with a shared bathroom. The private rooms sleep 4 people with a queen bed and a bunk bed. Both rooms have high ceilings and freshly painted walls with custom artwork.

Tamarindo Backpackers's Policies & Conditions:

Check is at 15:00
Check out before 11:00
Please let us know if you will arrive after 21:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card with a small fee.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. .

Breakfast is not included, but we have free coffee.

General:

Quiet time at the hostel starts at 21:30.
Child friendly.
Reception available selected hours
We provide sheets and linens and you can rent shower towels for $1. Please bring a beach towel.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
227 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.4

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Jan 16, 2023
Smaller place. But great kitchen with a fridge that has an automatic ice maker and water for easy water bottle filling. Great fridge and stove and kitchen facilities. AC in rooms and great pool. Friendly staff.👍
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Female, 31-40
9.7
Superb
Jan 06, 2023
It was such a pleasure to spend my first hostel experience with Tamarindo Backpackers, everyone was so kind and welcoming! The facilities were adequate and well kept through my time there, I had no idea there wasn't hot water available yet it was still comfortable. Location was perfect, tucked just enough away for some chill downtime and just a 10 minute walk to be right on the coast. I will 150% be returning
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Female, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Aug 16, 2022
Hands down, Backpacker’s is my favorite hostel I’ve ever stayed at. The staff are so wonderful and help you feel right at home. The small courtyard and big communal kitchen really helps foster community amongst the guests, and then, of course it’s in a great location, being only a 5 minute walk from the beach and downtown area. 10/10 recommend!
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities