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Tranquilo Backpackers

400 meters north of Franks Place | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at a few other hostels while in Costa Rica and this was definitely the bottom of the list by far. The beds and pillows were pretty gross; I slept on my towel rather than the pillow because it looked too disgusting. The bathrooms were pretty foul as well... only a few toilet stalls were working in the women's... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is amazing. The rooms are big enough and the matresses are surprisingly good for a hostel. They are not too thin and I got a good sleep. It can get hot in Santa Teresa but every room is well equipped with one or more fans. Outside there is a common area in the terraces in front of the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this hostel. There are dorms with bathroom and dorms with no bathroom (shared bathroom). The rooms are clean, spacious with personal safes and electricity plugs. In the second floor there are duplex rooms, and that provides even more space per person. The staff was kind and very helpful. The best thing about this hostel is the common... More 

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Fremont, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

there are different kinds to relax. If you would like drink/smoke (you know!) then this place is very good and you will meet many to give you company. Otherwise, this place is not for you! I stayed here for one night and moved out because I felt out of context here. Staff is friendly and they will also do your... More 

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Villa Colón, San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the places I like in Sta Teresa, rooms are great, the kitchen here is one of the best distributed ones and functional I've seen in a hostel. Rooms are very fresh and with a high ceiling they stay cool, also I've seen that some have a hand wash inside which is a very practical feature. I went there... More 

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Les Adrets, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A nice place in santa theresa, rooms are good and clean. Prices compered to quality is good. Pancackes and coffe all morning is a great point ! Not far from the beach (2mn) and good places to go at less than 15 mn by foot : bars on the beach, restaurant. Well recieved and helpfull personnal ! I recommend this... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had a private with bathroom . All privates are upstairs. It's a very popular and friendly place. The room is big and the bathroom also. The common kitchen is huge! They have parking also if u have a car. Very good quality/price. The only think is that during the end if the dry season you don't have all day... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It s a hostel really as the name say 'tranquilo' , it's quite and there is not noise. Staff is helpful and it's close to the beach. Room was clean and everything works as fun and hot shower. It has tables and chairs and hammocks to stay good. It worth the price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I loved this hostel as we met lots of friendly travellers from all around the world and made some good friends. The hostel dorms themselves were a little dirty and spider-ridden and the bathroom needed a major refurb- but would def recommend if you are a backpacker looking to have fun for a couple of days.

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Ithaca, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

After staying in 4 other hostels in CR, this one is the dirtiest I've been to. By far. The hammocks have a distinctive smell, as does the bed. People don't really pick up after themselves, the kitchen is full of dirty dishes and there are beer cans everywhere. The whole place has an aroma of wet cigarette butts. Also kind... More 

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