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El Dorado Hostel

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Una experiencia maravillosa, muy limpio, ubicado, el staff muy amable. Te sientes como en casa. Perfecto si estas buscando disfrutar en buena compañía o sola/o! Lo recomiendo totalmente. A very clean, well located place - plus, the staff very friendly wonderful experience. You feel like at home. Perfect if you are looking to enjoy in good company or single! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed there for about 3 and a half weeks. (First we thought about only two weeks) The hostel is clean, has nice rooms, very nice owners and a great staff :) The prices for double rooms and dorm beds are great for Costa Rica. If you plan to go to Samara, stay in this hostel!!! It's... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at El Dorado. The owners were very friendly and helpful, always with a smile on their faces. The dorm room that we stayed in was really clean, the sheets were spotless and the matresses very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped (best pans we've seen at a hostel) and they provided free coffee. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The owners were so friendly and welcoming, as two girls backpacking we felt very safe and the stay was budget friendly. Kitchen was nice and they also offered use of the BBQ outside. Overall really enjoyed our experience at this hostel!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I spent two weeks in this hostel while I was doing surf class in Samara. I loved this place, the owners are kind and are always ready to help you whenever you need it, the hostel is clean, organized and safe. Perfect location, just 200 meters awaay from the beach, you will fell like at home! Definitly the perfect accomodation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed in the 6-bed dorm for one night for $15 each (=$30) and due to move into the double with en suite for $40. The dorm was acceptable. Generally clean, but we got the upper bunks which were a bit dusty and had dead insects on them. Each dorm has a designated shower, but as our dorm was the... More 

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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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denver
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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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