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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent nearly two weeks here, the beach is half a block. The amenities or really adequate, hot showers and great ac and wicked lounging area full of hammocks, bean bags and even a ping pong table. Everyone was super friendly as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Tamarindo for 3 weeks. Started out at lonely planet recommended hostel (staff was awful and prices were jacked up to 100/night for Samana Santa!) then a B&B on the beach. Ended up at Coral Reef through the recommendation of people we met and we LOVED IT. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Air conditioned clean rooms. Beautiful clean shared bathrooms.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After deciding to visit Tamarindo last minute, I tried to find a private room at several different hostels for my stay...coral reef was the quickest to respond to my emails, and were incredibly accomodating. The staff were the some of the friendliest people I have encountered on my trip, and helped me have the best time possible. Whether it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coral reef is the place to be!! Perfect location, really nice staff, very quiet place with a cool atmosphere, always hot water for showers!! Wifi is great, me and my friend enjoyed this hostel and would recomend it for sure!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I would not recommend this place or stay here again. Pros - hot water - good water pressure Cons - Private room was tiny, even by hostel standards - Staff seemed mostly incompetent - VERY noisy (I used ear plugs) - Wifi didn't work (staff kept saying "the whole city is down" but I had no problem getting wifi at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have stayed in many hostels in Central America and this is one of the best I've come across. One of the best things is that the hostel is centrally located in downtown and is a super short walk to the beach and everything else you would need. The other great thing was how nice the hostel was. The owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Super nice staff, clean rooms, fancy shared bath, ample chill space... this is the ideal hostel right in the heart of Tamarindo! I definitely recommend-- It is an excellent value! The only thing I would advise is to put another wi-fi router in the hostel so the rooms in the back have signal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

So glad we found this place. It's location is ideal, short walking distance to the beach and bars. The atmosphere here is so chilled, and even though there's lots of people about in the day and night it's really quiet and pleasant. We booked a private room for 2 nights, which was big enough, with a shared shower room, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed with four friends in Feb. We had the large private room. The space was very clean and ready for us at arrival. The bathrooms (communal as most hostels are) wet also very clean and updated with new tile and toilets. The kitchen area was easily accessible and stocked with utensils and cookware. A large glass commercial refrigerator was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The hostel is clean, and located in the very center of Tamarindo. We tested both dorm and private rooms, they are both a good choice. Don't expect a convivial place with a familial atmosphere : you're in a surfers-spot. But the commodities (kitchen, bathroom) are ok, and clean enough for these kind of hostel, the beds are confortable, and the... More 

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