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Coral Reef Surf Hostel

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Playa Tamarindo Diagonal Bac San Jose, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and three of my friends stayed in this amazing hostel and we loved it!!! Jeff the owner is fantastic. He really helped us out with activities in the area and our transport to la fortuna. The staff were equally as helpful and kept us up to date on various events taking place on each night we were there. The... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Personal was friendly and helpful. Rooms, showers, restrooms etc. were clean. All for a very reasonable price. Even after check-out we could safely store our bagage and make use of all kinds of facilities such as showers while waiting for our bus to leave later in the afternoon. The hostel is nicely located at walking distance from the beach. Overall,... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying in the 8-person dorm at Coral Reef Surf for over a month now, and it has been great. Coral Reef Surf is located in the middle of Tamarindo. While staying at Coral Reef you get a 15% discount at Longboards BBQ right next door (the food is delicious). This hostel is super relaxed and it's very... More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coral reef was a super friendly and fun hostel to stay at! Everyone we met was so nice and took the time to tell us the good spots to swim, where to rent a board etc. If you enjoy the night life Tamarindo offers a few options that other guests said were a ton of fun. I stayed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely one of the funnest hostels I've stayed at! There is a great common room with couches, a TV, ping pong table and even a couple weights if you feel like exercising. It is really easy to meet people here especially if you are travelling alone. While I stayed here people that would walk past our hostel would... More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to stay here 3 nights and extended the trip a few extra nights because of how great the hostel was. The owner and staff were super helpful and did everything they could to make sure the guests were comfortable and happy. HOT showers with really nice air conditioned rooms. Easy to meet people. One minor downfall is that... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great experience and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was well air conditioned, tidy, spacious and having a bathroom connected for just our dorm was really convenient. The discounts at the BBQ restaurant was also awesome. Well-equipped kitchen with free coffee in the am.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was the first time that I have stayed in a hostel, and I was so pleasantly surprised! The staff was *all* amazing, the facility was super cute, and the room was just what we needed. I was actually surprised to find air conditioning in the room! The shared restrooms were clean and bright, the cooking area was in a... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had a great stay here, very clean and nice people that work there also have great food surrounding my favorite restaurant by far was long boards restaurant you must go try !! Plenty of friendly people in the area to spend time with and the staff was amazing as well. I would highly recommend to stay here for any... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had nothing but a fantastic experience at Coral Reef hostel. Rooms were clean, there is delicious food less than 20 feet away, and it's about a 2 minute walk from the beach if you're walking slowly. The thing that put this hostel over the edge from good to fantastic was the staff. They were all fun, welcoming and extremely... More 

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