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Pura Vida Hostel

Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

That was the best choice we could make in tamarindo. Sandra and Tomas was like family for us with all helpful advices. Hostel is clean and next to everything you need - bank with atm, grocery shop and beach !!!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the first hostel I visited on my trip around central and South America and it is by far my fondest. The host Tomas really made you feel at home with his laid back vibe in the main area of the hostel allowing travellers to either relax or join in with a game of cards or conversation over a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can not say enough good things about this amazing place. I met new amazing people every single day, and loved every moment of my stay. The place is always clean and the people are very respectful. The manager Tomas does a phenomenal job and is an overall really cool guy. I just got home today and already want to... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel was really great - it is a bit away from the center of town and the beach (maybe a kilometer) so it is a lot quieter then other places. It has a lot of character and a great outdoor chill area with rocking chairs and hammocks. I totally loved this hostel and wished that I had the chance... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect location in Tamarindo, near by walk to everything and enough hidden to be out of noisy center. Friendly, helpfull and all knowing stuff that will help you with all infos, advices etc. Nice common area, 2 kitchens - allways clean. Good prices for rooms and dorms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First I must say Costa Rica is a beautiful country. I recently stayed at Tramarindo Pura Vida Hostel.Very nice and peaceful place to get disconnected from the daily routine. Hostel is perfectly located across from restaurant,bars, surf shops ,yoga all in walking distance.NO need a car...Staff was amazing very caring and helpful.Tomas the owner was my favorite. He made me... More 

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Ruzomberok, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we spent wonderful time in Pura Vida, wery friendly people over. Tomas an Sandra are perfect. In my opinion best hostel . 😘 If you want to feel free and confortable ho there. puraaaaaaaaaaa vidaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to our last minute organization we didn't manage to find any other accommodation in Tamarindo , so we basically ended up at Pura Vida ... where to start ... well the reception are is ok , the owner is a bit aloof , maybe timid , i don't know what to think..., on the other hand the spanish girl... More 

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

Hi So where to start.... Based on our email conversation you knew how much you gonna pay, we charge very same money as any other hostel in town due to fact it was new year prices are higher then usual. I told you you can go and ask for the prices in the other places which were same. You booked... More 

Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stay here for a week when I traveled around Costa Rica this place was just amazing! Good location, friendly staff who will help you with everything what you need ,awesome surfing and activities around!! Definitely will come back again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Tomas is keeping this place clean, friendly and welcoming. His recommandations (beach, activity, restaurant, yoga studio) always hit the spot perfectly. Good walking distance from beach, restaurants and grocery store. Stayed in a private room, decent price compared to others around. Can be a bit noisy at night if you are close to the commom area, but quiet hour starts... More 

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Address: Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel

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