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Hostel Pura Vida - Tamarindo

Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 30247, Costa Rica
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hostel Pura Vida has been the most amazing hostel. It was my last stay during my 2 week trip to Central America and I wish I had stayed longer. Not only did they invite me into their evening by welcoming me with fresh bread and soup, but I left some of my stuff at the hostel and Robert was able... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great open lounge area with good music and great people. Good place to meet other travelers. Robert is an awesome host. Location is good but it takes a quick walk (5min) to the center, which I actually liked: No bar noise, yet the bars are close!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful hostel!! I love the atmosphere, the outdoor kitchens, the hammocks, and open air common area. Robert is a fantastic host!! He will make you feel welcome in a matter minutes! I will say, his mood didn't change the entire time we were there, even when we had to awake him at 1am because we stuck... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in many a hostel but have none have been as pleasurable and as welcoming as this. Most importantly I felt secure with my possessions with Robert or Thomas(management) ALWAYS being available. Really easy going atmosphere with cool beats in the background all day. Rob and Tom made sure we were always comfortable and full of useful info... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys know how to run a welcoming and hospitable business. They help with a lot of travel plans and were easy to hang with as well. The prices for rooms was great and comfortable. I will stay there every time I go to Tamarindo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my cousin arrived with the plan to spent one night there and to move on after but this hostel had such a nice atmosphere that we decided to spend 2 more days. We had fun nights and met interesting people from all over the world. Robert is always aviable if you need something and there is a box... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was a very nice hostel and friendly, fun staff! The rooms and common area were very clean and relaxed. Everyone was really approachable, and a great laundry service. The dorms were spacious and comfortable. Its location is a quick walk to town where there are many good restaurants and bars to go to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just stayed one night but it was laid back and fun. Very chill atmosphere and everyone was very nice. Short walk to the beach and a nice area. I recommend this place to anyone looking to surf and hangout. There was parking available and plenty of it.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Amazing hostel with amazing owners. You feel at home the second you walk in. Rob and Thomas just love their jobs and helping out tourists. They gave us amazing tips and the whole atmosphere is so chilled out. We met amazing people from all around the world. I absolutely recommend this hostel to anyone who's visiting Tamarindo. It's not that... More

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Tomas L, Owner at Hostel Pura Vida - Tamarindo, responded to this review

our job has never been easier when hosting bunch like yours :) we wish to thank you for kind words and enjoy your travels wherever you might be ... Puravida Dreamteam ... More

Sopot, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

By far the best hostel in Tamarindo - we've been in three. Great atmosphere, very good accommodation conditions and great two Slovakian guys running the hostel. For me it was one of the best hostels a have ever visited and can truly recommend this place to everyone going to Tamarindo. Thanks to the awesome "social area" it is very easy... More

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great experience to host nice people from my part of the world thank you for coming all that way and staying with us. Robert PVDT More

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Address: Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 30247, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel

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Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world. We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant. ... more   less 
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