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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So. We were wanting to only stay 2 to 3 weeks total in Costa Rica....We ended up staying 2 weeks in this hostel alone. always clean, staff will bend over backwards to help, free surfboard hire (you read that correctly) free bikes to get to the supermarkets or around town, free coffee in the morning and bands playing 2 or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall an ok hostel, sadly the security was really bad. Despite telling us about their secure parking we had our car broken into and backpacks stolen. The police told us it was the fourth time in three weeks that security had 'fallen asleep' while a break in occured, its hard to write a good review when you lose everything. Lockers... More 

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

Hi So all i have to say to this review, is you shouldnt leave the backpack in your car during the night, we are telling it to everyone who is arriving by car. This was your own fault. If you dont want leave luggage in your room like everyone else you should TALK TO US, we have storage room. Security... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here. Staff is so friendly, creating an atmosphere that draws the guests together. A short walk to the beach, bars, restaurants, and all the activities (surfing,kayaking,quad rentals...)

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pura Vida Hostel is a great place to stay, no matter if you are staying one night or for a month! The staff is very friendly, and willing to help anybody in need of information about Tamarindo and the surrounding area, as well as busses and shuttles going pretty much anywhere. This Hostel is very clean, very spacious, and the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice hostel. We had a welcoming greeting and everything was perfect. Room was clean, 2 kitchens were usable. The hostel has a big commun room for all travelers to chat and play. I would suggest this hostel to anyone

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there a few times and will always return, very clean, very quite, very comfortable. close to all the bars and food shops and the amazing beach. Staff very pleasant and extremely helpful, lovely surroundings to relax and a great kitchen/eating area and always very clean.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some time ago I had the pleasure to be a guest in this hostel. Everything on plus ! People, service, location, prices and good fun ! They haveeEven the musical evenings ! I recommend ! I recommend ! I recommend !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The dorm and bathroom was clean, beds comfortable and the common-area great with hammocks, tables etc. Wifi ist fast and stable and the location just 5 min. walk from stores and restaurants and maybe 10 min. from the beach. It's quite and secure (staff present most of the time and front-door locked at night). It's definitely a good place to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Tomas and the staff at Pura Vida Hostel have made each of my visits to Tamarindo all the much better. This is my fourth visit here and their motto holds true: "Come as a guest, leave as family!" The atmosphere is always perfect whether there's live music at night or just spending some time in the hammocks. The prices can't... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My stay at pura vida hostel was a really pleasure.. the service was awesome. despite the hostel was fully booked for the first night the hostel offered me a night in a hammock and did not sent me away. they even sent my belongings which i forgot at my departure by bus to san jose where i could pick it... More 

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