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La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Playa Tamarindo, a dos cuadras de la Avenida Central | Frente al Hotel Portofino., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Followed the lonely planets guide to stay here and it was a mistake. We are friendly Canadians who are always smiling. The staff was unfriendly, un helpful, and made you feel like you were in the way. Then they jacked their prices to 100.00 a night for Samana Santa (Easter) weekend. It's a HOSTEL nothing about it was worth 100.00... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is awful - besides the location and the staff. the rooms are ugly, the beds uncomfortable, we even had to change the bed sheets by ourselve when we arrived. the bathroom was disgusting. the toilets didn´t flush and were clogged - they were full of excrements and blood :-((( if you are 18 and want to party every... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My plan was to stay in this hostel only for 4 days. I ended up staying there almost two weeks! I loved this place. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and the common area's are nice and relaxed. The staff of Oveja Negra is just great. All the people that work there are very friendly, fun and helpful. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

La Oveja Negra is a very nice hostel with great rooms, wifi, tv, commen areas and all you need else. They also offer tours and the staff is helpful. However, I payed 20$ per night for a bed in a 10 share room, what I find very expensive, even through the fact that I stayed 27.-28.12.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, great location. Loved staying there. Left my house key at the reception instead of room keys, lol. Overall fantastic place to stay and enjoy Tamarindo. It's very close to beach has free wifi, pool table, coffee

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Oveja negra is one of the few hostels I've stayed at were I felt like home, the owners were super personable and we felt like we were family here. the board rentals were really cheap and great boards, smoothies were out of this world and just walking distance from langosta or other awesome surf spots and great snorkeling as well!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Only stayed here for a night because Tamarindo was a bit too touristic for my liking. Had a great time and really enjoyed the airconditioning as well as the great surf lesson which was heaps of fun. The guy at reception said we could use the board all day after the lesson finished which I took advantage of and came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

STAY THERE! This is one of the best hostel i have ever been to. Rooms are really clean, there is A/C, free wifi, close acces to the beach and the owner is awesome. There is also a bar but you can also bring your own booze and drink it, wich not allot of hostel allows.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

had an amazing time here. place is clean and the staff is super nice and helpful. it has the perfect location as it's only a short walk to the beach, supermarket, atm, etc. the surf lessons are really good, I was able to stand up on the board in my first lesson.. I really can't think about anything negative about... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed here for a couple of weeks and adored it! The staff team are incredibly friendly and flexible, which was great as it made my holiday relaxing just as it should be. On top of that, the surf lessons are good quality, I was able to stand up on the board in the first lesson! In the evenings there's... More 

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