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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 1 week ago

First we only wanted to stay for one night, but the city and the hostel was so nice that we decided to stay longer. The manager Beka is a sweet and little crazy (in a good way) American. When it comes to cleanness and the heart of the place- she is the one. We had a lot of mosquitoes in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an exceptionally bad night at kayas place. Whilst the filthy, dingy rooms where you could hear all other guests, and the cold showers were a problem the main issue was the presence of bed bugs. During one night there my friend and I were bitten hundreds of times each. When we challenged reception about this they were not... More 

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Kayasplace, Manager at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We are committed to offering our customers the best service and accommodations, and any feedback is always welcome and appreciated. At the time of your leave, we were told the primary reason for you leaving was the construction and sawdust from the preparations of our new covered terrace in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The above says it all. I would recommend staying clear at least for now until the bed bugs are sorted. We stayed in room 3, so definitely avoid there. We woke in the morning to around 200 bites each, we are both medics so fortunately had some medications to reduce the itch. The management refunded us for the other nights... More 

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Kayasplace, Manager at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We are committed to offering our customers the best service and accommodations, and any feedback is always welcome and appreciated. At the time of your leave, we were told the primary reason for you leaving was the construction and sawdust from the preparations of our new covered terrace in... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love this place. You can't beat the location right across the beach with fabulous sunsets and the staff is all super nice. They have several kinds of rooms depending on your budget, style. Depending on the time of year it can be HOT with no a/c! I also love that the owner makes his own beer. What more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Kaya's for three nights. We had a 3 person room and they are very small! Not big enough for us all to be in at the same time. Very poor lighting too and the door locks every time it shuts which is a nuisance during the night if you need the bathroom. Toilets and showers were fine, only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 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 

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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 

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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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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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