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Cabinas and Hotel Vista Al Golfo

300 meters southeast of the supermercado la espera, Santa Elena , Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is pretty poor. There's one lady (working at reception) who is very friendly and helpful but the rest of the staff is plain unfriendly. I had a severe cold when we stayed at the hostel and at breakfast I had to blow my nose at our breakfast table and the lady who served us told me to leave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hostal is nice and central as we stayed at their downtown location. I believe it used to be called Vista Al Golfo and is now called Pura Vida Backpackers Hostal. Kitchen and communal areas were cleaned every afternoon and there was coffee on until 10pm. Rooms were a little small and dingy. With backpacks, we could barely fit 4 people... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights; the staff were super friendly and able to help with arranging tours. We compared prices and theirs were exactly the same - it feels a little safer to book with someone who you can speak to if something goes wrong so I'd recommend this option. The room was clean, if a little run down.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in May 2015, and had a very good experience. The staff was very warm and willing to help. The building has plenty of place to relax, two kitchens, and the private room was great. Breakfast is also very good for the price, fruits and eggs/pancakes. The only thing we didn't like was the matress,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here at Vista Al Golfo. The place is clean and charming with a great view from the common area. The location is amazing, the main town is just steps away. Restaurants, supermarket and gift shops can all be found in the main town. The place has two shared kitchens for guests to use. Breakfast is served... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Good place, short walk to town centre, relaxing place with friendly staff and atmosphere. Clean and really handy kitchen and other amenities. Would go back to hostel/hotel. Plenty of recommendations about places to visit, and helpful organising onward travel to La Fortuna.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This hostel is more like a hotel. It includes an incredible breakfast of fruit, pancakes, tea/coffee, juice etc. etc. The staff are friendly and accommodating due to a few complications upon our check-in (they didn't receive our reservation). We were put in a private room even though we booked a shared room because there was no room in the shared... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This truly is a hostel and not a hotel. Yes, a good breakfast is included, but you are directed to wash and dry your dishes. The rooms are minimal - extremely dated. Signs posted date from 2005. At night the wind ripped so loud around the building it was difficult to sleep (we were there for three windy nightsin March... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This hostel was great, the staff were fantastic and helpful with all our needs. Small but decent breakfast every morning prepared fresh for upon arriving at the kitchen in the morning. They are tucked in on a back road behind the main road into Monteverde, short walk into town for whatever you need or out the door and to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The staff here are so friendly, always finding time to help you out and explain everything you need to know. If you book and tour and need to cancel or reschedule this is done by the hostel staff without any hassle. Any cancelled tours are 100% refunded. The breakfast is great,a plate of fruit and either eggs on toast or... More 

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