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Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

Punta Uva | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1451-2050, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 days last year and would love to go back. Such great memories. Hosts were really friendly and helpful. All the guest were relaxed and nice. Went on to panama from here and wish that I just stayed put for a while longer.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great place to stay! My partner and I stayed here for one week in the `attic room` almost every morning we would wake up to howler monkeys and the birds, even saw a few sloths. Cute and cosy room, great open kitchen with everything we needed to cook for ourselves. Vincent, who I think was the manager at the time,... More 

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Saint Georges, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went there in march 2014. We were supposed to spent 5 nights and finally we spent only 23 hours!!!! I'm a backpakers, but I need a little bit of comfort. The place is nice, I was happy when I saw the place, but when I saw my room, it was horrible. It was a hard-packed surface, all in wood,... More 

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WalabaHostel, Owner at Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses, responded to this review

Walaba it´s been one of my dreams coming true 24 years building it with care, love and many jungle difficulties. In all these years I was not able -because of family reasons- to live and manage my place so it´s been managed by other assalary strangers that obviously they careless of my place. Nevertheless I want to inform that since... More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Walaba is where you can really immerse in what Costa Rica has to show. The beach that is 2 minutes away from the hostel is great, and there are many other places you can visit within walking/biking distance. I spent 3 days there in the beginning of my trip to Costa Rica, and then I decided to go back there... More 

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Santiago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Punta Uva is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Puerto Viejo area, the hostel is located at 200 meters of the beach which is also very quiet and not crowded. The hostel itself has a lot of potential, tarzan's house in the jungle, very charming at first... If you plan to stay just a couple of days, go... More 

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WalabaHostel, Manager at Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses, responded to this review

I know the person who wrote this review. This person stayed in my hostel for 2 months and despite her bizarre behavior, this person worked as a volunteer. I just want to clear up that this hostel is very safe in the sense of forgotten or leaved away things. There is also another case under lock with valued items. It... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Walaba Hostel felt more like a quaint home where you can truly relax! The best part for me was the location. Punta Uva is an untouched and absolutely gorgeous area with the beach 5 minutes walk away. The water is calmer and ideal for swimming. Vincent, one of the owners of Walaba, was such an excellent host and incredibly friendly,... More 

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WalabaHostel, Manager at Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses, responded to this review

Clear up only! Vincent was a manager here in Walaba Hostel. Alejandra, the actual owner is now the new manager. Thank you for your nice comment! Come back anytime :) More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had a great time, in walking distance to the best beach in the area. Located right in the rain forest so you can hear the howler monkeys at night. Great common room with lots of areas to chill out. Plus had a fantastic kitchen.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This place was lots of fun. The staff are awesome thanks Vincent and Greta foe everything. Relax vibe here and lots of interesting people pass through. Stayed in a dorm room and a private room simple rooms and perfect for a good nights sleep. The beach nearby is quaint and very private. Kitchen has pretty much everything you need to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed here back in November on my way to Punta Mona and had such a super rad experience. First, it was really nice to get out of the bustle of Peurto Veijo with my cousin to kick back and relax with the jungle vibe and re-charge at the nearby beach. Secondly, the owners are super cool very nice people... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After reading the reviews I expected a bit more. There is a jungle feel, indeed. I would not call this place a clean but I have admit that in this humid climate it might be hard to keep anything clean. There are two kitchens. At least the one on the ground floor wasn't very welcoming. Part of the jungle feel... More 

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Address: Punta Uva | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1451-2050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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