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Cabinas Balcon del Mar

Pacific Ocean Front, Tortuguero 50309, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and we both left feeling like we really wanted one more day. This cabina is right on the beach and is located within the village of Tortuguero which ended up being the best part about staying here. You can walk anywhere within 5-15 minutes depending on where your going. There are... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

PROs + great price + just a few steps away from the beach, but do mind the waves; sea's rough there + clean, + common, well equipped kitchen + hammocks in front of the rooms where you can lie down, relax and just listen to the sea + they have cold beer in the small reception. What more could you... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and enjoyed it. The location is great, right at the beach and a very short walk from the National park. Tortuguero nature is beautiful and would def recommend the kayak tour with guide and the walk without guide (rent the boots at the hotel, you will need them!) Rooms are simple, but spacious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place exceeded all our expectations, after two weeks of hostels we were delighted to find free towels on our beds and lovely warm showers. The hosts Antonio and estelle were super friendly and made our stay with showing us some baby turtles!!

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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We liked our unfortunately only one-night-stay here very much. That's mainly because of the very comfortable rooms, the hammocks just outside our room, the very friendly owner, the beach just in front of this place, the outdoor shower to shower off the sand from the beach and the available beer that can be bought for a reasonable price from the... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights, and had a great experience for several reasons. The place is pretty basic, but clean and cheap. Location is really good, beachfront, although you can't swim because of strong rip currents and sharks. It's about a 3 min walk to the "main" street. Apparently there's a lot of rain in Tortuguero year-round. A lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We spent 5 nights in this nice hostel just in front of the beach. The rooms were small but very clean and comfortable. Considering the price (only 8 $ pp) it was a great deal. You can even get the rooms cleaned every day if you want to. There is a well equipped common kitchen which is very clean as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a really relaxed place with great value for your money. Rooms are well equipped and clean. The owner is really helpful if you ask him. There's also 2 extremely cute dogs. The public kitchen is not very nice though. We also want to give a big plus to the guide, Alejandro, who lives here. He really does that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stayed here a year ago, stayed here again this time around. The owners definetely improved the property. Funny enough I happened to stay in the very same room I stayed last year. :-) Mattresses were new and not soggy at all (like last year). The electric shower worked properly and we always had hot water. The communal kitchen got much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

stumbled upon this place after checking into another place which charged double the price with half the services ! Kitchen, friendly, safe, garden, beach location, really cute puppies :) Highly recommend this hidden gem

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