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Cabinas Carol

Rio Claro de Pavones, Pavones 60701, Costa Rica
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Oxnard, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable room right in the center of town, walking distance to everything. Free hot coffee and cold drinking water, nice garden and area to relax in, communal kitchen (you get a shelf in the refrigerator) so you can cook for yourself and save money. Of course the accomodations are simple and basic, but for the price it can't be... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The rooms are affordable, clean and 50 meters from the best surf of the world. Carol and Paulo are very helpful and go out of their way to help the guests. The hostel is just in the midst of a triangle of restaurants, bars and food markets. I would highly recommend this place to anybody travelling to enjoy life, surf... More 

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Me and my two friends stayed for 4 nights in Cabinas Carol during our surf trip to Costa Rica last month. All I have to say is GO! Pablo is an amazing host, rooms are super clean and spacious, kitchen is great and you're less then 3 min walk from the beach. We had an amazing time, I can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We rocked up to cabinas carol after dark and Pablo (our host & the manager) greeted us on the path from the main road before we even found the place! He was extremely welcoming, warm, friendly and helpful. Our room was what we wanted and as expected for the price. He helped us book a taxi to the border and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

There are different types of rooms: dorms with shared bathroom or double rooms with private bathroom. There is a kitchen with a lot of tools for cooking and every room has a place in the fridge and in the kitchen to put your own food. The guest are so friendly and Paolo, his manager, as well. It is very close... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Still the same as my previous stay at this place back in May 2011. The only difference is that Carol wasn't here this time. This cabina is set in a beautiful garden. My single-private room was simple with a nice double-size bed and a big mosquito-net hanging over it. It was clean and cozy enough, and now there is even... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Cabinas Carol has potential to be a cool Hostel. The location is pretty good, and the fact that they sent a shuttle to pick us up from the dock in Golfito was great, although expensive. The room was a little dirty and attracted all sorts of wildlife, which is fine considering it's Costa Rica, but it had sugar ants all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Cabinas carol is a really well laid out hostel and the kitchen & bathroom is cleaned every morning. There's hammocks outside every room, the shared showers and toilets have an 'outdoor style' and are always clean. There's free coffee, bananas and basic cooking essentials and the communal kitchen and eating area is big and really comfortable. Now about the wave...... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We loved staying at cabinas carol, all there was perfect!!! nice rooms, very very very clean, each one with its own bathroom, hammoc and small terrasse. The responsible Pablo and his dog coco seem just dedicated to let your stay be the most agreable possible, always a smile and a nice word. We felt home there. The location is maybe... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Pavones is a paradise, by far my favorite place in Costa Rica - and Cabinas Carol is a fantastic place to stay there - excellent location (just up from the soccer field, about a short a walk as you could hope for to the wave) Carol is awesome as well, and is a most excellent host - graciously putting out... More 

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