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Pura Vida Hostel

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Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here for 2 days and stayed for a month, amazing and unique experience, great atmosphere, helpfull staff, always clean , 2 kitchens and nice social area where i made lots of new friends for life. VERY RECOMENDED !!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as I arrived at Pura Vida hostel they welcomed me like a good friend. Tomas was very kind right off the bat. The place was clean and cleaned everyday. I plan to come back to tamarindo and I'm going to take my 16 year old niece that surfs, she will love it here!

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St. Paul
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks so much to Marta and Thomas for making our stay so comfortable. Our vacation was such an amazingly fun and relaxing time! We have been coming to Tamarindo for five years now and we keep coming back to Pura Vida Hostel. Why? Because it's clean, comfortable and there are improvements every year. It's just far enough from the bar... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time in this very relaxing hostel with a great atmosphere. The staff is super friendly and help you wherever they can, thank you Marta for looking after me! Its quite, but you will meet great people from all over the world, having a good time in the chill out area with all these hammocks and rocking chairs.... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In our four months of travel this was one of the best hostels we've stayed in. The owners/staff make you feel at home, the atmosphere is great. It's located in a quiet place in Tamarindo and in a 3 minute walk you are in the center and Tamarindo beach. We are definitely recommending a stay in Pura Vida! Thanks guys,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one week at Pura Vida and i had a lot of fun. They have surfboards (in bad shape... but if you aren't a surfer to star with, it won't make any difference) that you can borrow for free, two kitchen, a computer (be patient.. it's slow) that you can use, the rooms aren't that big but it's easy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'll when we first arrived everything was great, the hostel is in a great location and the people are all nice. They have 2 kitchens which are basically fully stocked and everything works. The only thing that bothered me was that there wasn't any running water for 60% of the time. To their defense, we were told upon arrival(not stated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Water break for more than a day. We were told at the reception that all the town has the same problem wich was NOT true. We were told that the prublem is with the water company... Yeah ..Sure. It ruined our stay in this hostel. Its a shame because the place is really good and has good vibes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a great stay at this very welcoming hostel. It's very close to central but still far away enough to not get disturbed of the bars and clubs. Lovely communal area with lots of rocking chairs. Rooms and common areas are cleaned everyday. Thanks so much to Martha, who've been so helpful and caring for us !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had a great time in this hostel. The location is perfect and rooms are clean, big enough, with their own bathroom. Plus, the commun area makes it easy to meet new people. I want to thank the receptionist, Marta. Very helpful and always smiling, you've done a great job!! I definitely recommend this hostel in Tamarindo.

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