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El Dorado Hostel

200 mts. west by the Catholic Church, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My friend and I planned to stay for 2 or 3 nights during our trip around Central America. We ended up staying for 5 nights! This hostel is perfect. We were travelling at low season and so had a 3 bed dorm to ourselves at no extra charge. Each dorm has it's own private bathroom which was a treat and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a really good time there. The hostel is very very clean and tidy. Room big enough and bed really comfortable. The owners are super funny and friendly, we spent hours talking and laughing. They took me and my friends around to visit other beaches, to see crocodiles and monkeys, and one of the best place to watch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here for one night while in transition between other places. It was clean, good value, and the owners were friendly and made an attempt to be helpful. We stayed in a double which had its own bathroom although that bathroom is not ensuite which I really don't see the point of a dedicated bathroom that isn't ensuite. The... More 

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Jarfalla, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice and clean rooms! The bathrooms were ok.. Hostel owners are so nice they made our stay. Don't speak very much English but really trying to communicate and they help you with anything you want. They seem to know a lot of people so if you go to som restaurants and say that you're from el dorado you get discounts... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lovely small hostel with wonderful italian owners. Best place to stay in Sámara in hostel category. Away from the visitor crowds, but still in excellent location. Definitely a place to return to for the beach and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My friend and I stayed in the dorm for three nights and were impressed by the cleanliness - particularly the kitchen. The staff are warm and friendly and will do their best to help even when there is a language barrier (our espanol is not so great). We also were given free access to a computer in good condition. If... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved this hostel! The owners were awesome, chill Italians who were very cool to chat with. The owner was even willing to drive you around to another beach nearby, although we didn't take advantage of this. The hostel is in a great location, I think: off the main street, but right next to a little alley that leads down... More 

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Gottingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came to Sámara and wanted to stay in the Lonely Planet recommended hostel. Luckily, they were full, because then we got to stay 4 nights in El Dorado. The owners were so sweet and friendly, made us free breakfast in their own kitchen because there was a tiny water leak in the hostel kitchen. The dueño drove us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've stayed in my fair share of hostels in Costa Rica and this was definitely one of the better ones. Considering what should be expected when choosing to stay at a hostel, this one was great - the beds and sheets were very clean (almost looked brand new in room 4), there were 5 of us and we were all... More 

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for two nights and enjoyed my stay a lot. The hostel is run by an Italian family who is really helpful, warm-hearted and pleasant. We even got bruschetta to eat:). I stayed in a dorm for six people and next to each bed is a very large locker for all personal belongings, it is possible... More 

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Address: 200 mts. west by the Catholic Church, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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