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Tamarindo Backpackers

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8.7
Fabulous
232 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

8.7
Fabulous
232 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    8.6
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    8.5

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Latest Reviews

7.7
Very Good
Feb 05, 2023
the staff where absolutely amazing. However the 12 bed mixed dorm has no privacy and is uncomfortably hot - that being said aircon is turned on at 9pm which makes it better. My friends bed had bed bugs which is difficult. The kitchen is really nice though and location is great , and like i said the staff are absolutely amazing just not the nicest sleeping conditions for a place that asks for £24-27 per night for the mixed dorm :)
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Female, 25-30
4.9
Rating
Feb 01, 2023
This hostel was okay. A staff member/Anna said we were going to the beach together as a group and then completely ditched two of us last minute. Otherwise, she was not knowledgeable at all about local transportation or shuttles—she was teaching me how to google things. At most other places, staff have actually had helpful info to share. Even with two days notice she couldn’t get me on a shuttle and I was left to figure it out on my own. Overall this place is hit or miss—goodluck! Also overpriced
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Male, 25-30
9.7
Superb
Jan 30, 2023
Love it here. I booked a second week. Nice chill, quiet, friendly vibe.
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Female, 41+

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