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Funky Monkey Lodge

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center of Santa Teresa | 200m From Public School, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been traveling in Latin American for almost five months and this may be my favorite place. In this time I have stayed in everything from 5 star hotels to $10 a night dorms. Funky Monkey is a combination of the best of these experiences. The best of the hostel experience is the people and the group activities. At... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is straight-up awesome! My wife found this place on TA, and long-story-short, our expectations were exceeded in all areas! The room was clean, service was exceptional, and the food... f_cking-to-die-for! Keep in mind this is coming from a 4+year Four Seasons employee. Well done Funky Monkey!

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed in one of the bungalows for our week long vacation to Santa Teresa. Loved the bungalow and the outdoor shower. Even though there's no AC, we had no problem sleeping. In fact, we loved it so much we extended our trip an extra day. The entire staff was amazing and super helpful! The onsite restaurant has amazing food... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I stayed in one of the bungalows for five nights and had a wonderful stay! Friendly staff, comfy beds, and amazing balcony with hammock for relaxing. Short walk to the beach. Delicious, well priced breakfast in the morning. Loved waking up to the sound of howler monkeys and tropical birds. Great stay! Thanks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for a more friendly, fun and accommodating place to stay in Santa Teresa. I was in an ocean view bungalow at Funky Monkey for 2 weeks and didn't want to leave! Bruno, Diego, Felix, Fernando, Nachos, Jaoquin, Soal and Gabi were all brilliant and totally make the place. I loved hanging out in the hammock in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cool and funky place with a chill vibe! Nice staff who are very helpfull. A bit exspensive for a backpacker though. Not too close to the beach(400m), but makes i a bit more quiet and relaxed placed! And have hot water, BIG ++++++ the bar is the place to be every day but thursday! Funny and entertaining bartenders with great... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Four of us visited in early March this year for 7 days. Gabi and staff go out of their way to make sure your stay in the area is enjoyable. They will hook you up with the right equipment, tours, local surf lessons etc. The lodge itself is nicely laid out. We stayed in a studio apartment - loved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I like the Funky Monkey. This past March was my second visit. It's a little bit rustic, some of the staff can seem disinterested at times and you can probably find better or at least equal lodging for less. But what Funky Monkey has that i really love is the sense of community. They have a common area where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We spent 8 nights here and couldn't have been happier! The staff was amazing, super friendly, helpful and inspiring! The bungalow that we stayed in was also perfect for us, rustic and stylish, clean and private. Loved how the cabin was designed so open that we almost felt outdoors with the outdoor bathroom and animals outside. The location couldn't be... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is A-MA-ZING!!! The helpful staff is always there for any concern. The Chef's on staff cook the most ridiculously delicious food you have ever tasted, I would go back in a heartbeat!!! Very much enjoyed stay :)

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