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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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washington, dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Elewijt, Belgium
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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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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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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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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 

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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 

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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: 8
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