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Las Mariposas

100 m. norte de Intercultura | 100 m. norte de Intercultura, Playa Samara 0000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 25 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Orange, ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was referred to the Mariposa for a reasonably priced Thai massage ($40us at the time I am writing this review) When I strolled in the place looked nicenand the people were very friendly (both guests and staff). This is a youth hostel type place, so didn't look super fancy but had a great vibe. I cannot review the rooms,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Immediately upon arrival, we were upgraded to a partial ocean view room, welcomed with a frozen drink and provided breakfast each day. Granted it is the off season but the first class service left us with an unforgettable impression. We will be back! The room was gorgeous and recently renovated. It was contemporary and wonderfully comfortable located in one of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a great hostel. Clean, comfortable, close to the beach and with great people! Within a few minutes after arriving I felt right at home. Everyone was so friendly! The hostel is also super close to downtown Samara.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for several weeks in May, 2014. I saw many travelers come with the intention of only staying one or two nights but would end up staying a week (I also stayed longer than expected)! Mariposas had a wonderful location just off the beach and is also right down the street from grocery which was convenient.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have been staying at las Mariposas for about two months now. The Hostel and the people here are very welcoming and make you feel like you are at home. I have met wonderful travelsouls and great local people as well. Everyone here wants to have a good time and do activities together such as: cook dinner, excursions, tabel games,... More

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Oakland, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed at Mariposas for a night at $35/night for a private double room with shared bathroom. Hostel had good reviews in Lonely Planet and online, but its certainly on the decline. A relaxing place for sure with hammocks and friendly hostel staff (mostly other travellers working for a few months). But every other place in this chill beach town is... More

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I loved Mariposas. Location is perfect. A minute walk to the beach, two minutes to the bank, fruit stands and grocery store, not to mention the food and drink vendors who drop by regularly (and the mangoes that fall from the trees in the yard!). It's rustic, laid-back and unpretentious, which suits me perfectly. There may be a little dust... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Las Mariposas is located less than a minute walk from the beach. It's a really cool place with a very cozy atmosphere, really the greatest feature of the hostel! All the people I've met were nice and very helpful. You can get a comfortable bed in the dorm for just 16$ dollars, which I consider pretty cheap for Costa Rica.... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Overall Las Mariposas was a good place to stay in Samara. There were definitely some positives and negatives to staying at the hostel though. The value is good, $15/ night for a dorm room. Clean rooms and an oscilating fan to help keep you cool for sleeping. Great hammocks for napping or sleeping. SUPER AWESOME LOCATION. Just down the road... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cool place to stay. A lot of people seem to live there for an extended period of time, who were there hanging around in the hammocks. Many people were using the well equipped kitchen, they give you boxes to keep all your food in. The places to eat in Samara were on the pricey side, so it was great that... More

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Address: 100 m. norte de Intercultura | 100 m. norte de Intercultura, Playa Samara 0000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Las Mariposas is a charming property in the beautiful beach town of Samara, Costa Rica. If you are looking for an inexpensive place with lots of extra services.... this is the place to be! You have free Wifi access, a communal kitchen, bike rental and hot shower!The property can arrange lots of nice activities for a fair price and offers a delicious breakfast. ... more   less 
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