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Hostel Matilori

Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Marseille, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My friend and I Came to Matilori for a night or two and ended up staying a full week. It is exactly what we expect of a hostel: a cool place where one can relax and meet nice people. On top of that it is very well kept and super clean. But what made Matilori my fovorite hostel in CR... More

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Great place! Only a short walk to the beach, right close to all the action!! Very comfortable beds for a hostel and really clean place. Very welcoming owners, only negative is it would be nice if there was another bathroom!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Loved Samara, and the location and vibe of Matilori were excellent. Lydie and Franck were helpful and accommodating. The hostel is a block from the beach, and we could park on the quiet street right in front of the hostel. What a great little town for relaxing. The room was spacious and comfortable, the kitchen area nice, and the outdoor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Best place we stayed in Costa Rica (and we stayed at several nice ones) Solid construction, hot shower (not a given in CR), window mosquito nets (highly appreciated), friendly clean place and perfect helpful owners. Good local food just around the corner (soda Colochos). Merçi Lydie and Franck from Iikka and Sara!

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Hillsboro, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed in this hostel with friends. The location is wonderful - very close to the town center and the beach, but off the main drag, and thus very quiet. Immaculately clean, more like a B&B than a hostel compared to most I've been to. Hot water in the showers, free coffee and tea, full kitchen (with nice labeled bins for... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Lydie and Franck run a beautiful hostel. It's location is very close to the beach but on a quiet side street so is not to noisy. Lydie and Franck give great rates and suggestions for what to do in town. Showers are warm and the rooms have fans. Most of all it is pristine!

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

This place has everything you need to have a positive stay. The owner is Extremely nice, caring, and generous. He is the kind of guy you just want to have a beer and chat with. He also has the mentality that it is all about the costumer. The beds are comfy, the kitchen is clean, the coffee is good, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We traveled Costa Rica for 2 months and this was hands down the best hostel we stayed in. We stayed on 2 separate occasions for a total of about 2 weeks. Although we came across some other great hostels that offered the same cleanliness and comfort none offered the same relaxed feel and friendliness. It seemed that the hostel was... More

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was there with a friend, we only stayed one night in the dorms. The place is spotless clean, the kitchen is nice and clean as well.Very good location and most of all, has the nicest owners ever. They made our day.They are full of good advices, super friendly and happy people. It makes a big difference to meet such... More

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37 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

my girlfriend and i stayed here for three nights. the location is very central (few minutes to the beach, bars, supermarkets...). we got a 4 bed room with two ventilators for us two. still it got very hot in the room (1) and early in the morning we were woken up by the sun (no dark curtains). the shared bathroom... More

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Address: Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Posada Matilori Cabinas Hotel Playa Samara

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Hostel Matilori is a very nice, small and fun hostel located in the center of Samara, 100 m from the beach.The hostel is very brightly colored, with a great courtyard perfect for eating, socializing in many languages and hanging out. It has everything you need during your stay in Samara. ... more   less 
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