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Hostel Pura Vida - Tamarindo

Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 30247, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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tacoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Robert and Tomas are two of the sweetest guys you will meet on your travels. An enthusiastic and genuine welcome from Robert was the start of 4 very chilled days in Pura Vida. Tamarindo is different to the rest of Central America (as is Costa Rica) but the guys make such a genuine effort to put you at ease that... More

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

yes but you guys made it so simple so smooth that I can't take all the credits for this :) wish we meet again and safe journeys to you ... PVDT More

Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We arrived in Tamarindo with nowhere to stay and we checked out quite a few hostels before deciding on Pura Vida Hostel, not to be confused with the Pura Vida Mini Hostel! It's a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth it, just look for the bright pink surfboard. We stayed in the dorm and although it's nothing spectacular,... More

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

hola sisters so nice of you to drop the line ... mucho gracias will be a guide one day and thank you for bringing your smiles to our humble place ... PVDT More

Killarney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Room was on special, private double with aircon and shared bathroom for 25 dollars a night. Long walk to the better surf spots but if your not a surfer the main beach in only a few minute walk. The two managers really make an effort and are good guys . The hostel is well maintained. There are two pura vida... More

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

hey so you did it !!! people never leave positive response without pushing them ... so thanks twice for doing this, its a great update for all backpackers to see where it actually goes right and where opposite !!! safe travels to you dear guests ... PVDT ... More

Les Adrets, Rhone-Alpes, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I ve been here for one day with my friend, and another day, and another day ! House is good, 5 minutes from beach and all restaurants and bars, and special thanks to the owners ! They are so friendly and helped us for everything: find the good beach, surf lessons, buses,... At the end we didn t want to... More

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

right on that is us ... this is one and only Puravida hostel in this town the other one is Mini only with all it takes ... thank you my dear first hand witnesses :) bon voyage ... PVDT ... More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My friend and I needed a place to stay for one night as we had an early bus to catch the next day. called Pura Vida and they had two spots in the dorm room so we booked it. Arrived at the hostel around mid-afternoon and the lady the front desk was very sweet. The dorm rooms had bunk beds... More

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

so happy to read this ... means we are doing it right despite many saying opposite !!! thanks for your ultimate support who would think you lift the pen in your free time and do me those lovely words ... uno cerveza para te amigo :) 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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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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