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Cotubanama Backpackers Samana

2, Calle Peter Van Horst, 32000, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013
David_S223_13 Dallas, Texas, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We have been there for almost a week and it was perfect. We were four staying in the same room and we didn't have any problem. The rooms are clean and they have enough to spend some days there. Is very well located (in the very center of Samana) so you can go walking everywhere. Besides, the owners are very... More 

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Martinique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got a room with a broken shower and no hot water. The receptionist then found a room with hot water (working only upon request) but which had not been cleaned before. The bathroom was unbelievably dirty, sheets were not clean either. We asked for cleaning but they only washed the floor. The building and its equipment are in a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights as part of a group of 11 (with ages spanning from 15 months to 61 yrs). The location is fantastic, it is so convenient both to the town/restaurants etc. and to the beach. The beach is a 10-15 minute easy walk away. Or you can concho for 20 pesos. The Caribe tours bus stop... More 

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Santo Domingo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Samana was the most beautiful place I have ever been to in Dominican Republic yet, and I owe many thanks to Guillermo and his wife and the rest of the staff at Samana Backpackers for making it such a pleasant experience. His wife picked me up from the Caribe Tours bus stop in her car and drove me to the... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Cotubanama was great. It's about as close as you an get to the center of town, and has comfortable rooms (with A/C!) 24-hour (English-speaking) front desk support. This hotel is a great option for those of you who are more interested in actually experiencing the kind people of the DR as opposed to walling yourselves off from them at an... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

During our week stay was all great. The employees were very friendly, the room was very clean and very comfortable. We had a sink in our room. We handled all the excursions and save a lot of money. I really highly recommend this backpackers.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Although it is advertised as backpackers friendly it is not unless you can book a room for five. I was given a stinky room - dirty sheets, noisy fan, no light in the bathroom, no hot water and water leaking the whole time. Although the room was interior and had no windows it was really noisy during the night, I... More 

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Guillermo D, Owner at Cotubanama Backpackers Samana, responded to this review

Dear Mr, Im very sorry about technical problem of your room, that finally was resolved....here in dominican republic everythings go slowly not as fast as i would like to, even to try to fix an electrical problem in a bathroom. We don´t have hot water.......but we dont advertise anywhere that we have.... About the ceiling fan......it makes noise if you... More 

Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The location of Backpackers was very convenient and I was able to walk just about anywhere in Samana under 5min. (without having to spend money on taxi's) The closest beach was about a 5-10min. walk and the rooms were great with cable T.V. and air-conditioning (thank God). Guillermo the manager was the best...!!! And went out of his way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Guillermo and his staff.were extremely helpful and friendly! They treated us like family.

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Norden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very nice and clean Hostel for traveling aroung in the peninsula of samana! I spent amazing days and nights with the manager of the hostel, his wife and the staff who showed me a very beautiful part of the dominican republic and it's lifestyle!!! Had a great time in there! Thinking about coming back :-)

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