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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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  • 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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Bad Schwalbach
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful backpacker hostel is a place to feel good. Only 150 meter from a fantastic beach, some supermarkets and restaurats just few meter to go. The place is clean,Martina and the staff are just great and helpful AND well informed about the area nand helpful.The room are ok and the price very good. Free WiFi works no problem!

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Vielen Dank Michael, das du dir die Zeit genommen hast, diese Review zu schreiben. Ich freue mich, das es euch... More 

Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean double room with fan and shared cold shower for $30. Nice kitchen and eating area. Friendly owner. No mosquito net (that would have been a definite asset). Can be noisy if you like to go to bed early (no curfew that I am aware of). They can organize tours for you.

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

Hi Sonia, thanks for taking the time to write this review! The shared shower should be hot, may be it was switched on cold...I am happy you liked it here! Martina More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for the budget minded traveler,the rooms are comfortable and clean. The commons area is adjoining the nice community kitchen which makes for a smorgasbord of foods and great conversations while dinning. During my stay I had the pleasure of meeting people from all over the world which for me is a unique opportunity. Walk 5 minutes from the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We really appreciate it! Martina & staff. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am currently volunteering at Matina's place in Drake's Bay and I have to say I never want to leave. The hostel is so inviting, especially with the new kitchen and terrace area where everyone hangs out in the evening, chatting and sharing a few beers or watching a movie (using the speedy wifi....not always the case in Drake!).The garden... More 

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

Thank you so much Zoe for this review! you are the best and I hope you never leave :-) More 

washington, dc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at Martina's place in January 2015. Two nights were in a shared-bathroom room, one in a private-bath room. It was great to have a kitchen and the price of the shared-bathroom room can't be beat in Drake Bay. But the experiences of the two rooms were like night and day. The shared-bathroom rooms have walls that do not... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this long review, we really appreciate it! The room you were in the 1st night is not existing anymore, we made a big family room and have a new office outside. But nevertheless many people have been very content with that one, since it was only $12.50 per person! We are happy... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Charming staff, clean facilities, great atmosphere, and free coffee! Maritza was incredibly helpful with planning any additional activities and made sure everything was great. I would definitely stay here again! Beautiful spot.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review, I showed it to Maritza! Martina More 

Elewijt, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay at Martina and her staff her hostel. We had a nice large bedroom with shared bathroom wich we love. Martina and her staff are very helpfull and kind. We loved the towels and the fan. Everything we needed was there. The fridge is nice to have in that type of weather.

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

Thank you for this nice review! Martina & staff More 

Paris, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My private room with private bathroom was actually a little cabin, which was very cute and comfy, with a hammock as a bonus! Clean, spacious, fluffy towels, enough furniture and hooks to put your things (I've been to many places with bed only!). Didn't use the kichen but it seemed pretty completed too. What I appreciated the most is how... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review, you flatter me ;-) I was happy to help you with your passport...what a nightmare.... Hope to see you again in Drake Bay! Martina More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review! Martina & staff More 

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

Hey Sam, thank you so much for this awesome review! One of the best ever :-) Please come back one day!!! More 

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