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Tamarindo Backpackers

West of Supermarket 2001, turn left at Kahiki then 2nd road on the right at the end of the cul-de-sac, | Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50303, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 68241000, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Tamarindo backpackers whilst we were travelling around Costa Rica. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way in order to ensure our stay was perfect. The rooms and bathrooms were immaculately clean and the communal kitchen was welcoming with good appliances. The swimming pool... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I booked 5 night stay at this Hostel not knowing what the experience would be like... and it exceeded our expectations! Anne (the owner) was very sweet and helpful, she ensured that we get to and from the hostel and airport safely. The staff and other travelers we met were very helpful and friendly that we felt... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my buddy and i got to Tamarindo we asked around which hostel we should check into. The first answer we got was Tamarindo backpackers. As soon as we got to this place, we were greeted by amazing staff and friendly travelers. Within days we were well in our comfort zone, having close friendly relationships with all the staff members... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked to stay here for 3 nights in January and ended up staying 2 weeks! When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Chris and shown around, the dorm we had was spacious with fresh sheets and comfortable beds also good air con at night. The kitchen, pool area and common area were clean and well maintained and outside there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a quaint hostel in Tamarindo owned by a young couple. It's a short 5 minute walk to the beach and pretty much walking distance to everything in Tamarindo. My wife and I rented the private room with the bathroom. The rooms were tidy but, could use a little updating. It was clean and affordable and the staff were... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending a month at this wonderful hostel in beautiful Tamarindo. Directly on arrival you feel welcomed and involved in Backpackers family. Which makes it a perfect place to stay if your traveling on your own like I did. And regardless if you travel on your own or with friends or family you will make new... More

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Tamarindo Backpackers is the place to be if you want to enjoy your time in Tamarindo, whether you travel with your friends, your family, or alone ! The team is welcoming and will make everything possible for you to feel at home, and provide you with advice about the different activities you can do ! You will make a lot... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Tamarindo itself is heaven, but Tamarindo Backpackers provides you this wonderful family while you're there. The hostel is clean (and cleaned thoroughly every day), super safe, and has comfortable beds. We stayed in both the dorms and a private room, and both were great options. Both options have air conditioning; the private has a flat-screen tv. The kitchen is fantastic,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

A hostel should be a place for travelers to meet and share their stories, and make new stories. This place does exactly that. Cricket on the beach, drinks at the bar (own bar, own drinks) and diner at Langosta Beach Club. Best place, where you will find even better company!

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our stay at Tamarindo Backpackers was incredible. The owners and staff was so nice and helpfull and really made you feel like a part of the "Tamarindo Backpacker-family". It's also a good place to meet other backpackers to go party with or just hand out with. Good place to hook up with strangers!

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Address: West of Supermarket 2001, turn left at Kahiki then 2nd road on the right at the end of the cul-de-sac, | Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50303, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 68241000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 46 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarindo Backpackers is a boutique beach hostel. Anne and Chris the new owners are working very hard to improve the hostel on a daily basis. Tamarindo Backpackers is a small, friendly place to stay just minutes from the beach. Get to know fellow travelers in the communal kitchen or chilling by the pool. Its a super friendly and fun atmosphere. We are the Lonely Planet Guide recommended hostel in Tamarindo for several years running! Here's what Lonely Planet has to say about us: “Our favorite hostel in Tamarindo, this intimate, all-star backpacker spot, in a gorgeous yellow hacienda is big enough to make new friends . . . small enough to feel more like home. The common kitchen area has a large, full-stocked shared Kitchen, cable TV and FREE coffee. Dorm and private rooms are clean and comfy. Outside, you will find lovely tropical gardens, small pool and hammocks, all surrounded by woods where you’ll hear howler monkeys every morning”.- By Lonely Planet 2011. The author’s choice from ALL hostels in Tamarindo. ... more   less 
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