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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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