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Pura Vida Hostel

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Calle Guanacaste | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Pura Vida for 2 amazing weeks in December. Thomas, the manager has a talent for creating a loving and free space for nomads from all over. He's really helpful and will make sure you have everything you need for your stay. The common area is in the center of the whole hostel creating a space for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pura vida is a really nice hostel if you're staying in tamarindo. The owner is so kind and very helpfull. The hostel is close of everything fun in tamarindo and just it is as far to be quiet during the nights. Finally you only have to walk 5min to go at the beach and the breakfast is really good (... More 

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Pura Vida was one of the best decisions I made during my trip. I made so many great memories there and was also able to meet so many interesting people from all over the world (some of which I ended up traveling with). Tomas, the owner, is a genuinely nice guy. You can tell he cares about the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Pura Vida over the holidays, from Dec 28-Jan 6. We got a private room with A/C and private bathroom. The room was not too special, just as most hostels- but was always cleaned by the cleaning staff (we were there a while so sometimes said not to worry about changing the sheets etc!), no... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to begin. My best friend and I recently stayed at the Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo. This was our first hostel experience and we couldn't have asked for a better place. At first we were a bit nervous as we are two young american girls traveling to a foreign country but the hostel felt like home. Thomas and Mike... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was terrible: the shower broke and never be clean, Impossible to get inside the room because the key did not open I sleep in the up bed and down my a couple and i'm sure there were flea in the bed since I wake up full of bites all over mu body

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Tomas L, Manager at Pura Vida Hostel, responded to this review

Are you sure you stayed here??? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Pura Vida for 3 weeks and originaly wanted to stay just 2 nights, this place is just amazing. Many travellers stay much longer then they planed and i was in this beautiful family in the second i walked in:) They have everything you needed all i had to do is just ask and you were served imediatly... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place was awesome. It had everything I needed, including two kitchens. When I was there- and this may happen to you if you get very, very lucky- three nights we had in house entertainment, arranged by Tomas the in house owner or manager, where local artists and a fire-show performed three nights in a row. It was like an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very nice, fun, and helpful staff. Good value, and open mic nights allowed all the travellers to socialize in the common area in hammocks and rocking chairs while sharing a drink and a song. Great memories!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The owner/ staff of the hostel where really nice and helpfull. The shared kitchens where compleet with a lot of staff. There was enouth space to hang out and relax. The shared dorm/ room was dirthy. | slept in a roo with 4 other guys who only partyd, came home late and made aan lot of noise.

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

Hi Thank you for you review . Im really sorry for what happen in the room , Next time just let us know and we can change you to different room , If you dont tell us we dont know. i leave it here as a advice for future guest too :) Was really nice to have you here :) More 

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