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Hostel El Cactus

10 metros Sur de Casa Coba, Samara centro, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed it. Very clean, quiet and relaxing! Not the place to find party friends.. It is very well cared for and has a beautiful garden with a plunge pool for cooling off :) Small place with only 1 dorm room (5 beds) so make sure you book!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a really beautiful place, extremely clean, great kitchen too. My friend and I stayed in Dorm number 6 and it was incredibly hot. There is just very little airflow. They put an additional fan in the room when it got a little more crowded which was very nice, however, it did not help much. Definitely request a top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at El Cactus for two nights. The room was clean and bright and there was daily room service. The premises are nice enough, though the advertised swimming pool was unfortunatly empty during our stay. The Swiss owner is nice and helpful and so was the receptionist, although reception hours turned out to be shorter than announced. This led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

El Cactus is a pretty, clean, spacious and affordable hostel one block from the beach in Sámara, one of the coolest towns in Costa Rica. I think I paid $18 for a dorm room, and I loved the place — I made friends with all the guests and all the staff and was never short of good company after that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We loved staying at this friendly and well run hostel and added more nights there as a consequence. The owner and staff are all really helpful and generally there is a nice vibe to the place. We had a double with private bathroom which was large, clean and comfortable. The fan was fine as the room wasn't stuffy with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I stayed here over new years for a week plus both in the dorm and in a private with shared bathroom. The hostal building, garden, kitchen, bathrooms and beds were of a much better quality than most that we have stayed in over months of travelling in central and south america. The small pool is wonderful -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed 8 days in the hostel El Cactus and would definitively go again. The whole hostel is very well-maintained and clean. It has a nice garden where you can eat, relax in the whirlpool or simply spend some time in the hammocks. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it was... More 

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