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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Hannover, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Martina's Place is an oasis. This small German-run place has comfortable beds, a nice common area and a big kitchen which is open for use to everybody. You can get fresh potable water there, too! I really enjoyed to relax in the hammocks that are all over the place. You get in contact with other travelers due to the compact... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review! We really appreciate it and we are happy you liked it so much here! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is a little paradise with really friendly people helping you for anything. I had good time and I did scuba diving with Daniel close from Isla del Cano, Maritsa's husband, that was amazing...

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

Thank you for your review! We will forward it to Maritza's husband Daniel, too. Martina More 

Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I ve spend 3 nights in Martina's place. I think the first good point is that the staff is really nice and helpfull. They picked me up at the boat, they organise my excursions and the bus to go back to San Jose in a very cheap way (boat to Sierpe, taxi to Palma Norte and then public bus: 32... More 

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

Marie, thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! It was an absolut pleasure having you here! Martina More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Martina's place offers a great location and atmosphere just on the edge of Drake's Bay town. Martina is very knowledgable of the area and tours on offer. We had a double room with a ceiling fan (the only thing I would like is if the ceiling fan were sightly more powerful, but we both slept well). Outside there is a... 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! Our staff and my person really appreciate it! <3 More 

Bad Schwalbach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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