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Higher Ground

3rd floor, Centro Comercial Sea Tower, above SuperCompro, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Worst hostel! Bathroom was awful and the beds had bed bugs! The location was good but everything else was horrible. Not worth the money.

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Orient, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ok... So I get that this place is a hostel, not a five-star resort, and it IS in a great location. BUT it's one of the worse hostel experiences I've ever had. There are NO WINDOWS except the ones in the main check-in area - which don't open. It is dark, stuffy, and gross. I was there over the weekend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Comfortable, air conditioned rooms. There is a bar on the roof which serves pizza for a very reasonable price, and they are tasty. There is also a grocery store right underneath the hostel so it is very conveniently located. The reason I didn't give this hostel 5 stars is because the common areas are not very well air conditioned so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

As a reviewer I read these here "a hostellers hostel" etc. The location is spot on central town, super market downstairs and bar upstairs. I have travelled and backpacked the world and Higher Ground would fall firmly in the bottom few hostels. *no windows in the room I stayed in *social area tiny cramped and largely unusable the intense heat... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed at Higher Ground for three nights in the beginning of January and absolutely loved our stay! The hostel is located in such an awesome place, right above a grocery store so you can grab some food or drinks quick if you want, less than a block down from the main bar and restaurant area, and the beach is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I booked a private room online. When I came, they told me there is no private room available and that the computer system lies.. !?! They advertise AC, but none of the units worked. We asked to turn on the unit in the room we stayed in, but we received a broken fan. Bathroom is filthy and the toilet paper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The reason this hostel is great is on the top floor there is a full game room and bar! Pool table, darts, great drink prices and the owner michael is great, very welcoming and really cares about your experience there. The location is great and has the best sunset views in town!

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Kings Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There's nothing more you could want in a hostel. Mike (the proprietor) is a multi lingual Dutchman with a great bar and bilingual costa rican staff. Rasta and Chuli will take you all over town give you better surf lessons than you'll get from Joe's. The hostel is above a super market and centrally located. If you aren't happy staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Nice, clean hostel with private rooms and mixed rooms with bunk beds. We stayed in a bunk bed room-pillow and sheet provided-all rooms are cleaned daily. WiFi was good too. Location is amazing, down the block from the bars without any noise and less than 5 minute walk to the beach. Great views from the bar upstairs-get a drink and... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This hostel is emaculate and located in the heart of Tamarindo. I had young friends staying there while visiting me. They were 2 minutes from the beach and the owner has a pizza restaurant in the same building with free pool tables. I met the owner and he is a wonderful host. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone on... More 

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