We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coral Reef Surf Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Playa Tamarindo Diagonal Bac San Jose, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Coral Reef Surf Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Coral Reef Surf Hostel
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    85
    9
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
1
12
16
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (98)
  • Mar-May only
    (35)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved my stay here. Awesome staff. We arrived really late and our hostel gave our room away. Manager was amazing and took us in. Local and close to everything. Restaurant next door makes amazing food. One of our days there we went fishing and the owner had the cook make the fish for us. Best fish tacos the in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights, private room. Pretty clean. Shared bathrooms also very clean. Paid $35 dollars for room, great value compAred to other places in TAmarindo. Great location close to supermarket and beach and 15% off at BBQ place next door. Staff are super friendly and hot. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Centrally located. Great wifi. Hot/cold showers. I got to stay upstairs in the coolest room ever! Aircon rocked my socks off! Owner was great and always made sure I was happy. Would stay there 1,000 times over.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay, really nice employees and owners. Easy to relax into and stay longer than anticipated due to a great location near everything you need in tamarindo, nice clean aircon rooms and a kitchen to make your own food. Would recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great hostel ! Great location (right by the beach and supermarkwt and nightlife ) and even better staff ! The owners are lovely and help with everything and the outside space is gorgous. Definately worth a visit ! We stayed much longer than anticipated here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd had a reasonably bad accident falling off a small motorbike a week before arriving and in the hostels before allowed it to get infected so it was really nice arriving in such a clean dorm. It was super easy to get to the beach even with a bad leg (its 100 metres tops) which is super beautiful during the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staffs friendly and the owner is an awesome guy! I'M part of a group of about 30 and they are great at handling both small and large groups! We have been accommodated in everyway. They have a great owner as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot showers, wifi, located in the in center of town, cleaned every morning, hospitable, conveniently located restaurants (like outside your door, convenient), 3 minute walk to the beach. Jeff, Rebecca, and Chelsea are awesome, helpful, and accommodating. We had a great time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has a friendly and fun environment and the kindest staff. The Internet has worked great for us and I am here with a team of 25 people. It's clean, the air conditioning is stellar and the beds are super comfortable. There are also a lot of places to lounge around outside and just relax, the area has a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is better than some of the upscale hotels on the strip. A/c, COMFORTABLEEEE BEDS, amazing staff (tell Chelsea hi!), dorms, private rooms, lounge areas, surf rentals, and discounts at the BBQ place next door. STAY HERE - world race

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities