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367 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

“Pura Vida MINI Hostel Santa Teresa” is a super chilled hostel close to the best Surf Beaches and commercial center, with swimming pool, lot of nature, wildlife and good vibes.

We have 2 communal kitchens very equipped, 3 large fridges and a beautiful chill out area with a fantastic swimming pool, pool table and hammocks, all you need to have a great time after a good surfing day.

We have different types of rooms, with private or shared bathroom, rustic bungalows and dorms. Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness of our hostel and the common areas.

We have excellent location in the heart of Santa Teresa, only 150 meters from the surf break and the beautiful beach. 30 seconds walking distance to the nearest super market, shops, bars and restaurants, and 300 meters from the only pharmacy and 2 banks in town. But away from all the dust, hassle and bustle of this little town in our own private sanctuary with a lot of trees and nature.

If you don’t want to go out of the hostel, you can spend good times on our very cool bar, drinking excellent shakes, cocktails and beers. We also rent surf boards for all levels and ages, advising you what board to choose in case you are starting to surf.

We have happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has a good knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, better tours and secret places of Costa Rica.

Come to MINI Hostel to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, relax and experience the real Pura Vida atmosphere.

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Free coffee in the morning
Credit cards not accepted - pay cash upon arrival
+ 9 pax group bookings accepted
13% taxes NOT included

Reviews & Ratings

367 Total Reviews
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Mar 27, 2024
Im we really enjoyed our stay here and the staff were super helpful with questions about the area, ATV rental etc. It’s located outside the centre of Santa Teresa (15 min walk) so be aware! We didn’t mind didn’t realise it was as far away. The pool was great and a relief from the heat. It was general clean and tidy but the kitchens weren’t as well equipped and the guests didn’t take as much care as others. Cheaper compared to others in the area which is a plus if you’re on a budget.
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Couple, 25-30
Mar 07, 2024
The workers were always by the pool or cooking and you could never get their attention, everybody was very closed off in their own groups so everybody was very isolated. the place smelled of weed so bad, doors didn’t lock and the property stayed unlocked. I had to leave early for an emergency because my grandmother passed and when i asked for a refund for the 2 remaining nights, i was told they will come and tell me what the owner said and then proceeded to ignore me for the rest of the night.
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
Mar 01, 2024
Pretty decent hostel. two big kitchens. two of the showers just have curtains:/ (two have doors). did not have a very social atmosphere of course dictated by the people there, but also the way the chilling areas are set up. Entices formij of small groups
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

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

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

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
  • Food & Drink

    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wii
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table

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