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Casa Valeria

Samara Main Street | 200 Est From the Police Station on the Main Street, Nicoya, Costa Rica
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location of this place is unique! It is essentially on the beach. Bungalow #6 is great -- it faces the beach and is just about 40 steps away from the water, with hammocks and palm trees right outside the door! This is not a 5star resort, but you get to live right on the beach. We found this place amazingly... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Been to this hotel twice on visits to Samara. Chose to go back to this place mainly for the location. It is not the most comfortable place in the world. My mother paid for a bungalow with AC but it did not work. But to wake up and be able to walk right into the ocean for $40-50 night is... More 

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EMBelgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent all of our 3 nights in Samara at Casa Valeria. Casa Valeria is set right on the beach which makes you instantly feel on holidays. The location is however the main asset. The rooms are basic on not the cleanest. Also the communal kitchen, which you have to use as there is no breakfast, is not very clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed in one of the cabinas that opened right onto the beach, can't beat that! Our cabina was very rustic, but clean and had everything we needed. The owners are nice, the prices are reasonable, I'd come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing bang for your buck!! I went with 3 friends during a break in our study abroad and paid ~$100 each for 5 nights! Right on the beach (literally sand outside your door), hammocks everywhere, decent kitchen for cooking. Overall, amazing

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Machiasport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a great place to kick back and enjoy life. If you are looking for a luxury hotel or resort, this is not it - in fact, this is not your town; but if you are low maintenance and looking for basic accommodations right on the beach where you can walk barefoot through the sand to restaurants to Pato's Surf... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love Casa Valeria!! there are few places one can find their own room right on the beach - to sleep as close to the crashing waves as possible - for a very, very reasonable rate! It is rustic and simple and perfect for me!! The rooms are clean and basic and the fans work well. You have to know... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This place has so much potential. Great location, probably best in Playa Samara. The rooms are low cost but they could use the slightest updates to make this place great overall. If you can't stand heat without AC definitely don't stay here, there are fans but very hot. It is good place for how cheap it is. Mostly recommend this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Casa Valeria is so convenient, right on the beach, across the street from both a regular market and a little further is the organic market. The shower was great, our best so far in CR. There is a kitchen, and a friendly feeling. The family that runs it and lives there is busy but available. The hammocks are great. Playa... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were disappointed upon arrival at Casa Valeria. We had received a recommendation, and had read good reviews prior to arrival. After having spent two weeks in Costa Rica, at hostels, hotels, and small inns, we we found the front desk staff person to be very unwelcoming. Mostly, he seemed indifferent, and as if our being there diverted his attention... More 

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