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Blue Trailz Hostel

Main street next to Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blue trails is great. It's small and you will get to know everyone there really quickly. Location is perfect between the beach and the main town. Owners are super nice. They even took the whole hostel for a hike at sunset. I was sad to leave. Blue trailz is truly the best hostel I've stayed at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off I'll start by saying this...I was planning on staying in Blue Trailz for only 3days. Fast forward 2 weeks later and I'm on a bus leaving Blue Trailz for the San Jose airport. I have nothing but awesome memories during my stay there. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. The cleaning lady Marta, is probably the hardest... More

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

It really was a pleasure to have you here at Blue Trailz and we have nothing but awesome memories of you too! We are already implementing some of the ideas to improve the hostel so when you come back next year it will be an even better experience. Next time you visit, you should bring your wife and children so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super! Amazing staff, friendly people, they have the best surf instructor and the location couldn't be better-beach just across the street. Clean and fresh and also close to supermarket. Single traveller, stayed 7 nights and had a great time! Thumbs up! /Christoffer

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us at Blue Trailz and hope to see you again in the near future. We are pleased that you were happy with everything and we hope you now have the surfing bug. From the photos and video, you were rocking it…….Pura Vida! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel with very friendly staff and owners are always there to help in anyway. Dorms and have a safe which is nice and also board rentals and close to the beach and shops for food or drinks. Can't wait to go back next year.

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Blue Trailz. We love receiving feedback from our guests so thank you for taking the time to do this. We are pleased to hear that you liked the hostel and that our staff were friendly, very much looking forward to seeing you again next year. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

after a month of hot dorms in nicaragua we where so happy to find this place! take the private appartement (6 places) its it awesome!! we were 3 we paid 15$ each for AC, best bathroom, confortable beds, full kitchen and it was 1 minute from the beach! you can also rent surfboards at the hostel for 8$ (4 hours)... More

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bluetrailz, Manager at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had in Tamarindo with others on Trip Advisor. I am very sorry that you felt our staff was rude to you, could you perhaps take a minute to tell us a few more details so we can fix any issues with our staff members to ensure it doesn’t happen again?... More

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stayed in the private room with a group of friends and it was absolutely fantastic. It has pretty much everything you want, the a/c is an absolute gem, especially in Tamarindo where I swear it is hotter then most other places in CR. Staying here was essentially like having your own beach front apartment for a week, the rooms are... More

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, so thank you! We are so pleased that you and your friends thought Blue Trailz was fantastic and had everything you all wanted. We are constantly looking at ways we can improve the hostel, or look at what is already working for our guests, so we can... More

Brussels, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My first ever stay in a hostel, but what an amazing experience. We stayed in a private room, that came with an a/c, hot shower and fully equiped kitchen and even a safe. By far better than many 3 star hotels I stayed at on my previous travels. Very helpful and friendly staff and the cleaning lady was a sweathart,... More

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bluetrailz, Manager at Blue Trailz Hostel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay at Blue Trailz, we are delighted that your first hostel experience was an amazing one! It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Tamarindo is a busy toursit town...but if you want to surf, it is a great starting point in Costa Rica. Blue Trailz go out of their way to be helpful and make your stay as comfortable as possible. Aleksander is very helpful indeed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Blue Trailz was great place to end to my Costa Rica trip. The staff, location, and fellow travelers made me feel welcomed from day one. The other hostel guests were very friendly and a blast to hang out with. The owners and staff were awesome! They were friendly and helped me with any questions I had. Plenty of board rentals... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

First and foremost, Kune (not sure I spelled his name correctly) and Aleksandar are extremely helpful with anything you need. Their help went a long way to making the most of our time surfing and hanging out in Tamarindo. This is a small hostel and the sort of place that makes it very easy to make new friends. We made... More

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Address: Main street next to Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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The best hostel in Tamarindo with the best location and highest traveler ratings! Blue Trailz Hostel is centrally located on Tamarindo's main street and just steps from the beach and breaks and offers private and dorm rooms all generously equipped with AC, hot showers and kitchen facilities. Our common area provides a great place to relax and have fun with fellow guests from all over the world. The hostel is conveniently located behind Blue Trailz Surf Shop offering discounts to our guests as well as preferential rates for board rentals, surf lessons and bike tours. Enjoy Blue Trailz for your stay in Tamarindo or as part of our surf or surf/yoga camps. ... more   less 
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