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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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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The common areas is nice, but the rooms are poor. It is the smallest room we had during our trip. And not very cheap. The walls don`t reach the roof, wich make the rooms feel like a dorm with curtains between the beds. Helpfull staff, but they made us pay for the last night we reserved when we wanted to... More 

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Hello my friend! Thanks for your review! Reviews help us to get better every day...We are aware about the privacy situation in our rooms, and actually we are starting to make over the walls so there will be more privacy between them...the rooms aren´t huge but big enough because you have a lot of common areas wich means that you... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I spent at week here,it is hop skip and a jump away from beautiful Punta Uva beaches 1 and 2.I felt totally at home,it had an amazing ambience and was clean,relaxing and Amanda who works there will help with everything she can and chat the night away with you.I highly reccomend staying here!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Walaba is a clean, attractive, beautifully placed hostel right by a gorgeous quite sandy beach. I had a fantastic and comprehensive welcome on my arrival that made me feel right at home (important for a single female traveller). I had a comfy double bed with mosquito net in the dorm. There's plenty of places to relax and read or meet... More 

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Vancouver Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Walaba is a great place to spend a few days and relax at. Beautiful tree house nestled in the jungle located super close to the beautiful beach of Punta Uva 1. Great atmosphere, super chill vibe, definitely not a party hostel but an awesome place to hangout and start a night before heading into town or if you want to... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Walaba its perfect to stay and enjoy the caribbean, its quiet, its simple, its friendly and I felt there almost like I was living on a tree :) the beach couldn't be closer and is the best beach to walk, relax, meditate and have an ocean therapy or just rest into these natural jacuzzis that are waiting to be descovered!... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a piece of paradise located in between the lushy and exuberant jungle and the white sand beach, pristine water ocean. This means that in the back side you get to see howler monkeys, jumping from one huge tree to another, sloths carrying their babies hanging in branches, toucans, morpho butterflies and many other insects... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

This hostel is great! It is a group of caribbean houses surrounded by tropical foliage. It is a true caribbean hostel! In the yard there are always different tropical animals and birds so you get the tropical feel right in the yard. The beach is a 3 min walk from the hostel and WOW! Punta Uva is the most beautiful... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is right best place to rest and to chill before leaving Costa Rica. Beautiful house with no-glass windows opened to the surrounding jungle, rustical kitchen with everything necessary for cooking, many super-comfortable hamacas, cool sofas..beautiful garden..very friendly staff..and the best of all is the beach (PUNTA UVA) located very close, with perfect access, almost no turists and safe conditions... More 

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I was there for 15 magicall days, the place it's very comfortable with all the things you need even for cook. The staff is very friendly specially Maria Jose and Alex. One of the best things it's that it's not in town so you can realy enjoy about the nature and it sounds, sleeping in there it's a jungle dream.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I spent 10 days here and found it damn hard to leave. The house is absolutely gorgeous, super comfortable (even when it's raining), beautiful gardens, the staff made everything easy, but best of all, the location - just across the road from the most beautiful and tranquil beach in the area. Don't expect to want to leave in a hurry.

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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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