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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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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hostel with great people! The bathroom weren't so clean... and there was a bad smell. but the air conditionner was working really good! The setting outside was really friendly and the surf lessons are awesome there.

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never expected the level of care and service we ended up getting at Coral Reef. I was traveling with my cousin who raved about her experience there 2 years ago, and she was right! The moment we arrived we got such a warm welcome from the workers, and especially the owner Jeff. He really took great care of us... More 

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Shediac, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at Coral Reef 4 times already and every single time has been an awesome experience. The staff is so helpful and friendly. Coral Reef feels like home to me, probably one of the reason why I've gone so many times. It's right in the central of everything, which is great for night entertainment. The bank is right across... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have absolutely nothing to complain about! The rooms are cleaned daily as are the bathrooms and shared kitchen. It's only a minute walk from the beach and is surrounded by shops, restaurants etc, but sometimes it's nice just to hang out on the hammocks or in the large (beautifully decorated) communal area. It's easy to meet people and the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a private room for about a week at Coral Reef and had a great experience. The hostel is centrally located, has friendly staff, and a relaxing well-landscaped outdoor area. You could be reading in a hammock one minute, at the beach (2 min walk), or grabbing some drinks the next. The staff will help you with transportation,... More 

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North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent hostel. Clean, can get private rooms, great outdoor space, good staff, easy access to everything in Tamarindo. Restaurant - Longboards is great food next door! Bathrooms are private rooms so feel more comfortable.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location- minutes to everything and restaurant next door-Longboards is amazing and you get discount when you stay here. Clean bathrooms and showers big. Always a place to sit at one of the many tables outside in the common area or lay in one of the many hammocks. Ping Pong table is fun too. Dorm or Private rooms. Would definitely... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We just stayed here the one night since we checked out Tamarindo on a day trip. The rates were great, especially for the location, and the room was clean. There was a lot of noise from people early in the morning though, and the bathroom ran out of water at one point. I wouldn't cook in the kitchen they have,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Coral Reef is right in the middle of downtown and only a few steps away from the bus stop- perfect location! You're within walking distance to the beach, best clubs and restaurants in town. The rooms all have air-conditioning and are quite clean. The hang-out atmosphere is great, theres hammocks and ping-pong table. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank Jessie H
Polokwane, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Considering I've been to a few hostels in my life this was has definitely been the best experience so far! The staff was really accommodating and very helpful when I needed stuff and didn't know where to find it, also they were super friendly! The rooms where really neat and it felt almost like home. I really enjoyed the conditioning... More 

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