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Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Santa Teresa

Calle Santa Teresa, 50 meters north from Soda La Amistad and Rony 1 supermercado, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ve been here for a week and I had the time of my life! The hostel has been take over in February from a new management( El Pablo y el Nancho)! they are refurbishing the structure, and making a lot of effort to make you feel like a home!! super good vibs and good energy around! you feel like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spot was nice to meet people but except of that, the showers were full of bugs eggs and it's almost impossible to lock the door in the toilets because there are almost all broke. This hostel has good potential but now this place need a refresh.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived we were expected the worse because we read the negative reviews. But when we arrived the place was so clean and the employees so nice that we wondered – as we asked we learned that the owners changed. Pablo and Nacho who manage that place since February are really great guys with a lot of plans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Id say that for the price and the people you meet it's definitively worth it. I was suppose to stay just two nights there but extended my stay for 3 more days since I had a blast. The owner being a friendly guy, just makes you feel at home right away. Therefore you connect with the people there and feel... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

the outside backyard is ok but the rooms and showers are just amazingly dirty !! there is a pool but you just don't want to go in, they absolutely don't take care of it and that girl Myriam, she will ask you 5$ deposit for a little 1 cm key and will never give you your 5$ back if you... More 

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Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great, chilled vibe here. Lovely, friendly people. Good location near the local beach, and has a very good supermarket just down the road. Has a decent well-equipped kitchen, fridge space, and a small swimming pool. Hard to beat for a stay of any length.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a place there when in the beginning of January when almost everything else was already booked. Good- nice staff and personal safes. Bad - all the rest. The sheets didn't feel clean. It was terribly hot in the room. The hostel is located in a not very accessible place for a suitcase or a bag you carry on... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There only good thing i can say about this hostel is that the staff who worked there were very nice apart, though apart from that it was awful. I stayed in a private room which was literally a bed. No bin or even one hook on the wall to hang stuff (simple things that cost hardly no money and for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We don´t have nothing more to say, the picture says all of that place, just it, if you like the dirty and noise things, that's your place,the pool is green, no maintenance guy and this largely neglected, absolutely this place needs a lot of changes!!!!! Pura vida!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is very relaxed with a laidback atmosphere with a small swimmingpool, hammocks and a kitchen in the garden. Perfect for chilling after a day surfing. The place needs some renovation. Perfect for backpackers, don't expect much luxury.

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