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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Wave Trotter
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Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Montezuma and I was getting bored so I drove over to Santa Teresa and immediately I canceled my remaining night in Montezuma and booked a room at Wave Trotter. One of the best decisions of my trip. I came over the next morning and was warmly welcomed by the staff who helped me getting a surfing lesson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent 5 days at this hostel and it was amazing. The location is perfect- 3 minute walk from the beach, grocery store, restaurants and anything else you need. The owners are a lovely Italian family that are extremely welcoming and help you with all your traveling needs. I cannot recommend this hostel enough, lovely staff, clean rooms, hot... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

As many said before , it is a very good place ,very clean and friendly . as a surfer i really liked the short distance walk to the surf points every morning . there is a bakery on the way down to the beach which i got a coffe to go before the surf. on the way back you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very nice clean and spacious hostel / hotel. This place is set back from the main (slightly dusty) road, and is amidst plenty of tropical wildlife (howler monkeys, big iguanas etc). Great wooden feel to the place, decent private rooms, and dorms with lockers, nice bathrooms with hot showers, big kitchen, fridges etc. Owner was very nice and laid back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A very good hostel, staff were really friendly and laid-back. The place was great to hang out in, very clean and modern. A friendly group, easy to meet people there when travelling alone! Close to the beach and within close walking distance to bars and restaurants :)

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Mantua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

i stayed at the hostel and it was super. place with a huge garden with iguanas and monkeys. owners are very friendly and helpful. they care about their guest and try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. they even used a smoke machine to kill mosquitos around here

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at Wave Trotters with a larger group of traveling friends I made along a backpacking trip. It was my favorite hostel along my trip, to say the least! The entire layout of the hostel is welcoming on its own, from the large open space, to the warm hard wood floors, the relaxing coach area, huge open family-style kitchen,... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wavetrotter is a very special hostel, both because of the layout and the people. It's very spacious and open and you don't really feel like you are inside. There is a nice kitchen for communal use, and the bathrooms are nice and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful! I stayed in the dorm and the beds are nice... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed at Wave trotter for a week end (2 nights) in dorms. It was fun as we met great people there, the beach nearby is very appealing and not overcrowded of tourists. The hostel is fine, the dorms are clean, you get your fresh sheet when you check in. And there is a fan in each dorm to survive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Superfriendly staff who helps you with everything you ask for! Always fresh and clean. Toilet and showers are nice! I lived in both dorm, private room and the apartment and all rooms were good!!! It's open and you feel very welcome. Like your own home. I totally recommend this great hostel to everyone! I know where to stay next time... More 

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Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 244
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Wave Trotter Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa

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