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Wave Trotter

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Wave Trotter
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Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Santa Teresa enthusiast, as the region has some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Having gone there several times, I know my way around hostels and hotels. This last visit, I decided to get a private apartment at the Wave Trotters. It was the best decision: beautiful second floor unit, nice bathroom, and a great outdoor... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Located a little ways off the main drag, very private and removed but actually not far from anything. So hip. Everything about this place is "cool". The people staying there seemed like perfect accessories to the house, scantily clad babes lounging about smoking and sexy men watching them. The coolness kind of made me uncomfortable, because I am not that... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

By far the best hostel I stayed in in Costa Rica and I have been traveling the country for 4 weeks. The hostel is owned by an Italian family, who also live there with there cute little kids. The hostel as a great vibe which fits perfect in Santa Teresa. The entire place is very clean. The rooms and beds... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Charged $50 per night. Terrible bed and disturbed by other guests outside room and then woken early in the morning by the owners children. The kitchen is good and good selection of surf boards and pretty gardens.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is truly the best hostel i have ever been. The italian family who runs it are amazing, very friendly, honest and helpful. The hostel is super nice, big, clean with a great kitchen u can use. The private room is clean with a good bathroom. the hostel is close to the beach, supermarket and some great restaurants/bars/coffee shops.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed here for one night and we made a 2 night reservation. We payed a full price for the room and let them keep the internet deposit as well, we just wanted to get out. When we got to the hotel, we got greeted very nicely and they showed us our room. It's hard to notice at first but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stayed at Wave Trotter as a single traveler from Feb 7th to March 2nd. I was so impressed with the open concept design and awesome fully equipped kitchen available for use. Some staff were intimidating at first but overall friendly and helpful if you needed something. They can help book shuttles and activities for you too. I liked how... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I arrived late at night and quickly checked in at the hostel without even knowing the beauty of the place. I stayed one night in the dorms and they give you sheets to put on your bed and pillow. I had an amazing one night in Santa Teresa and wished I could of stayed longer. It was a really beautiful... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

stayed in a dorm for 2 nights. Pros Great big open design with good kitchen and shared common rooms. Quiet location Can rent surfboards Cons There is a family ? Owners with 3 young children living there. The kids are constantly running around so the place feels a bit like a crèche, a lot of screaming and noise and not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Me and my friends stayed in a apartment with our own kitchen and a big veranda. Really a luxury. The owner was really nice and the staff was helpfull when one off us had forgot an iPad on our last hostel in a another town. It was no noises from the main building, the only thing tou heard was the... More 

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