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La Botella de Leche

Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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La Botella de Leche
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't keen on Tamarindo but this place was a great find. Slightly outside of the main strip but well within walking distance, we rented a spacious room with a/c and shower en suite for $35. The room had lots of light, something unusual in Costa Rica where most cabinas in this price range were very dark and often with... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A/C, coffee ready, swimming pool, and a nite place for ~$20 / night. I doubt you'll find a Hostel place like this. Also good opportunity to meet people from around the world. Attended by the owner btw.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great deal, swimming Pool , 16 usd per person for a 4 p room with air cond. Everything is clean, free coffee , beautiful mediterranean decoration . The Owner mariana is from Argentina and very friendl y. Full of hammocks around The pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We loved this hostel! We stayed in a dorm, it was really spacious with air con and a private bathroom. The hostel is beautifully decorated, and feels very homely. Brilliant kitchen to use and a lovely pool! Cheaper than all the other dorms we asked at in town and the owner was lovely! We didn't want to leave!

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Tobermory, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm almost certain that the sheets were not fresh as I found 1) sand 2) a small bead 3) hair when I pulled back the covers. Very creepy. Ended up sleeping on top of the top sheet which was not a problem as the room was VERY hot. Only one window opens so no cross ventilation and the air conditioner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed at la botella twice and got to try out the dorm as well as a private room. Both were amazing! The cleaning staff did an awesome job daily and the bathroom in each room is just the greatest thing to have in a hostel! The rest of the people working there were great, too. The Argentinian guy mostly... More 

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Pinewood Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

i have stayed here many times over the years, and it is one of my favorite hostels in the world.. americans may be put off by it as they are usually a bit more spoiled, but I tend not to be around my fellow countrymen when I travel(and I say this as a former spoiled American), but I can honestly... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

When i first arrived in Tamarindo , started checking all the hostels around, this was by far the best one in terms of many things. It has a pool , very comfy , very clean rooms and beds and above all Mariana (the owner) is a super sweet lady with all positive attitudfe. It is a place where even families... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you love trying to eat lunch while a bunch of small children watch The Little Mermaid in Spanish at top volume on one side of you and their parents smoke on the other side of you, you should definitely stay here. If you love hostel staff who treat the entire hostel like their own personal living room so you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed here recently and was not impressed. There are much better places to stay in Tamarindo for a similar price. They allow families to stay here which can be an issue with noise. They do not allow the AC to run during the day so the rooms become hot and smelly. Bathroom/rooms are not the cleanest and the sheets were... More 

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