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Coral Reef Surf Hostel

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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel and its staff were great, the receptionist Chelsea helped us out with all our questions and was super knowledgable about the area. You have everything you need right outside the hostel and the beach is super close as well. Would recommend it for backpackers on a budget and looking for a place to meet new friends!

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay an extra night in Tamarindo and our other hostel (Pura Vida Tamarindo) didn't have availability for the last night so we booked at Coral Reef Surf since it was a similar price and we had passed by it many times. The staff was incredibly friendly, and the hostel had a great vibe. We actually preferred this... More 

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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful staff, wifi reception, location Double rooms tiny and without any noise protection to common and loud area. Smoking was generally not allowed, however staff joined in smoking. If you're not a backpacker you might feel a bit uncomfortable.

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Coral Reef in April/May 2014. I am a female who was travelling with some friends I had met at a previous destination (otherwise alone). I will start my review by saying that I have nothing but love for this place. PROS -Staff! Miguel, Belen, and djpio. Someone is always around. All very helpful and chill. Miguel gives... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Coral Reef Surf Hostel is one of the best hostels I have stayed at in the world. It is clean comfortable and completely safe for a solo traveler like myself. The owner was very accommodating and made sure everything surpassed expectations. Being only around the corner from the beach and with a restaurant, which offers discounts for hostel residence,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stay at Coral Reef almost once a month and would never go to a different hostel. Jeff, the owner, is a great guy who will help out with whatever you need. The place is newly renovated with great A/C, clean bathrooms, and a cool, laid back vibe. Perfect location right on the main drag and a half block away... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Coral Reef Surf Hostel was all about making our experience their the best we could ask for. The owner was more than helpful in helping us find fun things to do day and night! The place is clean, comfortable, has a nice kitchen, a discount on the restaurant they're next too, close to the beach and helpful staff. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was our second time staying at the Coral Reef Surf Hostel.. And definitely not the last! As soon as you walk in your greeted by outgoing, friendly, English speaking people. The hostel is newly renovated.. And I would compare the quality to that of a hotel even. A/C, comfy beds, hot showers!! The owner is a great guy.. The... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Coral Reef is easy to pass by from the street but definitely worth checking out. We stayed upstairs in the 12 person room and loved all the windows. Rooms and bathrooms were kept very clean. The kitchen was quite small but the hostel was surrounded by so many great restaurants we were not concerned with cooking. The staff were amazing... More 

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Bogense, Fyn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Coral Reef Surf Hostel is an amazing place to stay! For a very fair price you get to live close to the wonderful beach, lots of stores and shop near by and clubs if you are looking for a party. It's a very friendly and open minded place where it would be impossible not to have a great time! Jeff... More 

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Address: Playa Tamarindo Diagonal Bac San Jose, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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