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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 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! It's immaculately clean and nice hostel. We came late around 5 pm and missed the laundry deadline around 4 pm. We rushed to backwash which claimed to be open til 8 pm but was closing at 5:30 and hence we had no laundry options. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal but we'd been traveling for... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Trailz was the perfect place to spend nine days after studying for the Texas Bar Exam for three straight months. My wife and I loved our private room, the location, the hammocks in the common area, and (most of all) our surf lessons with Kurt! Kurt is the bomb.com and I could not have been happier with our lessons.... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 days. Here's why I loved this place: Location couldn't have been better, right in town next to the beach. Rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was clean. When it was full, it had a bumpin' atmosphere. For example, it was packed on my birthday night on a Wednesday. The owner, Aleks, is awesome, and for... More

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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 we are glad you had a great birthday during your time here. It is also great to hear that your room and bathroom were comfortable and clean and that you made some nice friends! We will make sure to pass... More

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a blast here. Fun little hostel, nice clean rooms with a/c (a must with the heat here) and close to the beach. Cleaning lady is the sweetest and the rest of the staff is cool too! If you want to learn to surf, be sure to ask for Kurt, he's the best! Fun people to hang out with, made... More

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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. We are happy that you had such a blast with us and will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Blue Trailz, and that it was the best hostel you have ever stayed at, that is simply fantastic! 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 location and that our staff were... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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

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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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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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