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Hostel Pura Vida - Tamarindo

Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo, Tamarindo 30247, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (couple, 41 & 50) stayed at Pura Vida Hostel for one night in February 2014. We paid $60 a night for a room with a private bathroom, floor fan and 24 hour air-conditioning. Our room was large with a queen bed and a double/twin bunk bed. The queen bed was old and lumpy - one of the worst I've... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very good time at pura vida hostel! The staff is really friendly and always there to help! 5 minutes walk to the beach, clean rooms with small locker (bring a padlock), 2 clean kitchens, really nice common area were you can meet other travelers, access to a pool (Best Western), 2 grocery stores and tons of restaurant... More

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I stepped into this beautiful hostel, from the time I left, 3 days later…..Absolutely wonderful! The staff were so inviting, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the surroundings were all so very beautiful. The people who stayed here were from all different countries. I would recommend any and all stay here. Thank y’all for having me. Oh, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I came to pura Vida for a night and stayed for almost 3 weeks. The social vibe and welcoming atmosphere is sparked by the staff upon arrival and continued with droves of the most awesome people from all over the world. Rob and Marcella went above and beyond with anything they could and as someone traveling solo this help and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Nice place and great location. Met a lot of nice people. The common area is really cool and the staff couldn't be nicer and more helpful. Thomas and especially Marcela made my experience in Tamarindo ten times better since they helped me to find buses, spots to eat and party and the best beaches in the area for surfing. Thank... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were under the illusion that we had bought (when in the uk) a private room with bathroom but on arrival the bathroom was shared. We also thought the price was half what we booked before leaving the uk. So not exactly what was expected but the place does have a good atmosphere and the owners/staff were nice and helpful.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Communal areas good but room and bathroom was cramped. Generally did not have a good experience here. I had to share the room with a slightly strange Costa Rican girl who would not stop talking at me despite me continually saying I needed to go to sleep. Hostel was very quiet in October, I planned to stay for 3 nights... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The staff is very friendly. They are very willing and able to accommodate you. They will book shuttles and set up tours along with recommend places to eat. There are lots of friendly people who stay here to hang out and relax with, or play table tennis or pool. Quiet hours start at 11pm so it's also a great place... More

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Wailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I checked in here for the first few nights of my stay. It is secure, clean and has a very great atmosphere. Special thanks to Robert, I left my skateboard there and he made sure it stayed secure until I was able to pick it up later in my trip.......Tamarindo has a great Skatebowl!!

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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
Address: Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo, Tamarindo 30247, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #14 of 46 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hostel Pura Vida in Tamarindo Costa Rica is famous for our relaxing, tranquil, and soothing atmosphere and our devotion to the comfort and pleasure of our guests, to whom we provide clean private rooms with AC and fans, breezy, spotless dorms with fans, clean towels and sheets, 2 large community kitchens with refrigerators, comfortable hammocks, daybeds, and rocking chairs in our large rancho style community area, free Wi-Fi throughout the compound, a community computer with Skype, and much more... all arranged for your delight in a beautifully-landscaped, tropical garden setting...not to mention the fun and social atmosphere and meeting cool people from all over the world!!! ... more   less 
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