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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place!, at first sight i thought this is a "gringos place" or something, but happily i was surprised, is more like a traveler's place, in the lobby the girls who attended us, speak a little spanish as much i speak english (:P) haha, but its really cheap and clean, with colorful rooms. As spanish speakers that we are, we... More 

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Granby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very clean, chill and downtown spot. The owner's a great person and the staff we're really nice. The room we're clean and the chilling spot was perfect. If i'm going back to tamarindo, it's a no brainer. Enjoy!

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Skien, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Coral Reef is perfectly located close to the beach and all the action. We stayed in the big dorm upstairs, which was really comfortable. Good aircon, enough space, clean during our whole stay. Staff was cool and helped us to get around town and the region. Their restaurant serves decently priced breakfasts and dinners. A small supermarket is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish my experience with this hostel has been really good. I was welcomed on arrival and Jeff the owner was very accommodating. All my correspondence prior to arriving was dealt with quickly. I couldn't ask for more. The rooms were good value for money. I stayed in a private room which had enough space, was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my visit. The place is very clean and located nearby to the beach and nightlife. Despite being close to the nightlife it is very easy to grab a peaceful early night.The staff (Magan and Lehni) were very cool and the owner of the place is a very nice guy. Loved that there was a couple of weights for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed coral reef hostel. The staff are really awesome people that are happy to party with you and help you set up activities during your stay. It's right in the center of town and is walking distance to any activity that Tamarindo has to offer. It has a really cozy atmosphere and you'll make close friends in just... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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