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Kaya's Place

In Front of Playa Negra | Before Last Bridge Into Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location just a short walk from the town. Has a nice bar. Beer could be a little cheaper. Room was good and cleaned. Service was great. The pool table needs work. They are going through some construction so I think when that is finished everything will be awesome. Would come back again. Pura vida.

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kayasplace27500690, General Manager at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Hola! It is great to read you had such a nice stay! We LOVE having great guests :).. YES! We are going through a serious facelift here this season! It is very exciting with the new patio, kitchen, and even new pool cues!! When you return I will challenge you to billiards, the loser (me) will buy the craft beer... More 

Sarnia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Kaya's Place is just dirty, mould in the showers and rooms, stained bedsheets, dusty, dirty everywhere. The water in the showers was cold and the pressure was more like a drizzle, with times where there was no water. I'm sure at a point in time this WAS a nice place, but with the lazy or no upkeep this place is... More 

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kayasplace27500690, General Manager at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am the new General manager of Kaya's Place, and arrived the week following your post. I have taken your review very seriously, and retrained our housekeeping staff on daily maintenance and cleaning. I also directly oversaw, and participated in, a deep cleaning of all bathrooms in the hotel and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We enjoyed our stay despite the ton of mosquitos. The rooms were comfy, bathroom area was fine. Downside was the lack of kitchen, although JT said he would out one in. Really enjoyed trying the beers with JT, he was very kind and told us a lot of info about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at kayas place, so much so that even when we switched hotels because they were full, we came back to hang out at the restaurant and chat with the staff. JT, Patrick, and Nova were very helpful and friendly through out our stay. JT is quite a character, and made us feel... More 

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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am a 71 yr old retired and experienced guest house owner, host and workaway volunteer. A year ago in spring I wrote to Kaya's Place, responding to their request for a workaway volunteer. Rose, answered my inquiry and said yes, we have work for you here. As I drew closer to my 6 week commitment of time there, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was traveling with 2 friends in Costa Rica and we stayed here for 3 days. The hotel/ hostel is located across the street from Playa Negra (Black Sand Beach). It is only a few minutes walk into Puerto Viejo, so it is close to restaurants, bars and shopping. We all loved this hotel! Kaya's Place might be suited better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Kaya's place for one month and we absolutely loved our time there. So much so we might be going back to spend more time there. All of the staff are lovely and friendly especially JT and Patrick. JT owns Kaya's and is always around to make you feel welcome and of course try the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I stayed for two night as a part of a tour. The rooms are ok, but not more. the people are very friendly but they are not so "happy" to work any more at this place. The fould was really good and the price was good. Interesting is their own beer. So you can try different beers. I don't like... More 

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kayasplace27500690, General Manager at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am the new General manager at Kaya's Place, and I wanted to reply personally to your review. I wanted to thank you for your honesty and thoughts. In response, I have directly run a deep "spring cleaning" of the hostel and hotel, and have retrained our staff on creating a warmer environment for our guests. Certainly, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have stayed at Kaya's Place a couple times now. I return because of the friendly staff, location and their level of cleanliness. I am not afraid of bed bugs here! (I've had bad experiences at other places in Costa Rica, be careful of where you stay) Pat and Gailan are always sweet, accommodating and will remember who you are.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kaya's place is right across the road from the beach so you're bound to hear waves crashing during the night or while you're watching from the balcony. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was tiny, as was the bathroom. There was no real space to move and no place to put our luggage. There was... More 

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