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Martina's Place Hostel

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Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I only stayed here two nights so did not perhaps make the most of my time here, but the hostel is nice and at a good price for the area. Also Martina runs it well. Inhad paid for three nights but needed to move on earlier due to a travek delay. She had no problems refunding the third night which... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our time in Drake Bay and staying at Martina's Place. Martina and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was so nice to be able to book the room, tours, and arrange transportation all online before we arrived. Our tour guide to Cocovado, arranged through the hostel, was amazing and this was our favorite part of the trip.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there with my family (8 people). The attention was great, the staff immediately showed us the place and how to accommodate us. They made us feel comfortable. It's quite and relaxed, many international hosts in there, nice to chat and exchange cultures. We done a great trekking recommended by the hostel and tomorrow we will do a hike... More 

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

Hola Nacho, thanks for this nice review! It was a pleasure having your big beautiful family here! Martina More 

London
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a basic room with a bathroom that was shared, a short walk away. The complex is very compact with beautiful gardens and kitchen where you can cook for yourself but they also have a restaurant facility too now (watch out for cheeky guests helping themselves to your beer in the fridge!) but the real highlight of staying... More 

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

Thank you so much for this nice review! You said in all in a few words :-) Martina More 

Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martina runs the place like a tight ship--the paradox is that it is the most relaxing, laid-back, chill-put experience. Everything is clean, organized. She is efficient beyond compare at organizing your excursions. Her best talent (in our opinion) are the guides she chooses to use. Everisto, our guide in Corcovado was amazing, driven to task, and tireless. We went back... More 

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

Hello Karen, thank you so much for this wonderful review- it was a pleasure having you and Frederic here! Our mission is to get 5 star reviews- so there is always something to improve and we sure will work on it :-) More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Martina (who has an amazing story--read in the back of the tour pamphlet!) runs one of the best value hostels you'll find. 2 min walk to beach, free fridge and spacious kitchen access with stove, and supermarket a minute away. Very reasonaby priced and delicious food as well. The only room for improvement would be getting new bed fans for... More 

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

Eli, I talked to the taxi driver who brought you here and learned that you refused to pay the $10 he had asked for! So I want to clarify that the price for airport shuttle is $10, no matter if you book through the hostel or directly with the driver. Our hostel only offers help with all transport reservation as... More 

Colchester
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had a room for 3 people. It was fine and really good for the price but it literally was only beds and a small bedside table - so my only slightly negative comment is that the room would have really benefitted from having a clothes rail and/or some shelves to put stuff on as there was no other furniture... More 

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Thank LynnS68
MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Lynn, if only you had asked us for another room! For just a few dolar more you could have stayed in the family room the whole week! That room you stayed in is usually booked by 2 persons, couple or friends, that is why there is a second bed instead of shelf... Anyway, I am happy you liked your stay... More 

Akersberga, Sweden
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It was a friendly and nice hostel! The bed was comfortable, I liked that every bed had their own fan and locker! The kitchen was tidy and had kind of everything you need! Consider the prices in drake bay, it was good for 11 $! The only thing I didn't like was that it was no window for the dorm,... More 

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Thank CBN93
MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you liked it here so much. If we had real windows it would be way too hot and we would need air condition, which would make the room more expensive :-) Thanks for recomending our hostel! Martina & Staff More 

Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Okay, without any doubt, you'll make a good deal here. For just a little money you'll get a bad in a clean, modern hostel / guesthouse run by a really friendly, supporting German lady. You can use the kitchen, where you'll find free coffee and filtered water. Big plus! So it's really hard to say this, but if you are... More 

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

Thank you Janna for your nice review! That sure will help the "light sleepers" make their decision :-) Martina More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I lived in Costa Rica for the past year and experienced the ups and downs of hostel living in this beautiful country along the way. Martina's Place is by far one of the most enjoyable places I've ever stayed. The location is right by the beach. The grounds and rooms are very comfortable and so very charming. The many many... More 

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

Adam you're the Best! Thank you sooooo much for this beautiful review! Looking forward to see you again in Drake Bay! Martina More 

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