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Hostel Pura Vida Montezuma

30 Meters Away From the Bus Stop, Close to the Football Field, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is located less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and even closer to the bus stop. The hostel has a lovely homely feel and the staff are very accommodating. I would highly recommend staying here as the price is very good value for money. Although you are close to everything, the hostel is located up a... More 

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Lachenaie Qc Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel Pura Vida is manage by a young couple (David & Erika. . .) they are very friendly with the people. It did not take more than one night and we the clients were having fun and chatting just like a familly. More so I had a little accident before getting there and beleive it or not Erika happenned to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$10 a night for a 3 bed dorm, in room fan, but no lockers. Nice big kitchen and nice, helpful staff. Wifi worked well downstairs, but not great in the rooms. There were no electrical outlets in the rooms, only downstairs which wasn't great. could use some work as it looks kind of old, best place to stay for this... More 

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Elon College, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is located right next to the bus stop stop up a little hill. So it is far enough removed from the center that it is nice and quiet and you can get a great nights sleep! It's clean and so nice to have private rooms! David was so helpful with figuring out what to do and offers free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Pura Vida Hostel gives you a warm welcome and has a great vibe. Great value for money and very clean. Perfect location in Montezuma. Walking distance to the beach and spectacular waterfall. Complementary coffee every morning is blissful while watching the humming birds drink nectar from the flowers. Highly recommend this hostel.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I ended my two week trip in Costa Rica in Montezuma and stayed at Hostel Pura Vida for 5 nights. It was the best way to end my trip and this was the favorite hostel of my trip. I was suppose to move hostels due to the Hostel Pura Vida having full capacity, but my reservation at the other place... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

+ : Nice room with large bed and clean. Towel included. Hammocks in the common area. Could see monkeys in the trees next to the hostel. Next to the bus station and one small beach (although not the best one). - : I had booked a room with private bathroom and as they made a mistake I got one with... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you want to feel like home in Montezuma, just stay here. It's a very clean hostel with a fully equipped kitchen and the best terrace with hammocks where you can chill out. David and Erica (the guys working there) are so friendly and positive people!

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I spent 3 nights in Pura Vida Hostel Montezuma and it was for sure the best value for money I could ever find. Lovely place, amazing people and a great atmosphere made my stay an unforgettable one, expecially thanks to Enrica, Davide and Marcos, three people with big hearts and souls - and a great customer service, the best ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This hostel has friendly staff and is good value for money. It is set a little back from the beach but everything in Montezuma is within walking distance. On street parking is available. Each room has a fan however I can imagine that in high season this is insufficient to cool the room down.

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