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Martina's Place Hostel

Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife Jana and I visited the place at the end of November 2014. The stay was great, we found many activities to do in the hostel as well as out there on our own. Location, price and their standards is certainly amongst pros. The staff is friendly and everything was working as expected. There are many restaurants around in... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Martina's place rocks! I was there this past May, after being there a couple of times in the past. The location is perfect, just a stone's throw from the local sodas (restaurants). The short walk down to the beach helps out your gluteus maximus. :-) The kitchen has everything you need for your stay and the free coffee and tea... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My older brother and I finished our two weeks traveling in Costa Rica by staying four nights in Drake Bay in search of amazing wildlife and gorgeous beaches. We heard a few recommendations for hostels but chose Martina's and couldn't have been happier. The hostel's crazy nice for the price, is super friendly, and makes your trip in Drake Bay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When the hostel is fully booked, it's an early birds and lively place. Every morning guests go on tours to Corcovado or caño island. Snorkling, diving or forresthikes, Martina knows the region verry well and can organise almost everything for her guest! Everything fits to your needs as they have kitchen where you can cook, wifi, games to sit out... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Joris, thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! It was a pleasure having you guys here almost a week! Paint job will be done in October, in the rainy rainy season :-) More 

Frankfurt
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stayed at Martinas Place for three nights and enjoyed my stay very much. I liked the hostel right from the beginning as it is bright, tidy and clean. The atmosphere is relaxed and it provides everything a traveler needs > comfortable beds, a tropical garden with rocking chairs to relax, a kitchen with plenty of pans, pots and cutlery... More 

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Danke Michaela fuer diese tolle Review!!! Du gehoerst auf jeden Fall zu den Gaesten die wir nicht gerne gehen lassen... More 

Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

When I entered Martina's Place, I instantly felt a welcoming vibe and felt like I had arrived at someone's house and I was a welcome house guest! Martina is very knowledgable on the area so ask her any questions. She can book tours for you and point you in the direction of nice walks around the island. Martina is very... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am happy you liked it here and especially the kitchen....hope to see you back one day in here in paradise! Martina More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Martina's Place is a cozy hostel in the heart of the DB town. The outdoor hammock and table area is a nice place to end a long day of hiking and to tell tales of the amazing wildlife that you are sure to see. Martina is the real star of the show and is an excellent host.. her knowledge of... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Aidan, thank you so much for this wonderful review! You have to come back because we built new dorms, so you will meet more budget travelers to chat :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed at Martina's place for 6 weeks in Feb./March 2014 and it was just awesome. The hostel is not even 5 minutes from the beach and it is located very conventiently in the center of a little quiet village near beautiful beaches, rainforests, and one the largest national parks in Costa Rica (Corcovado). It ist just an amazing location... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great and detailed review! I truly appreciate it!!! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have spent several days here and am delighted. My room is quiet and comfortable. It is situated in the middle of the small town of Drake with easy access to stores, shops and eateries. A beautiful garden area and a covered area with hammocks as well as comfortable tables and chairs. Her staff is very helpful but best of... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Brent, I feel flattered by this review! Thank you so much! Big hug and hope to see you again in Drake Bay...you sure have friends here!!! More 

Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I visited Martina's place in January planning another trip in the near future ;-) The hostel is located in a perfect location - 5 min walk to the beach and all facilities just around the corner. Just what I was looking for: an inexpensive accomodation - the rooms are simple but clean and the Trips she recommended were great and... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Toda raba Sonja for your review! I am happy to hear that you liked it so much that you will come back! More 

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Address: Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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