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Almost Paradise

Playa Pelada, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 15 Nosara B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgetown, Barbados
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I stayed here for 10 days with two friends in the dorm room. The dorm is very nice and breezy, has good beds and a terrace in front where you can relax in a hammock or enjoy the sunset. The location is ideal (within walking distance to Guiones and Pelada) and probably the best located in Nosara but there are... More

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Rome, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This Hotel very nice,clean and friendly.I stayed there 2 days. Breakfast is very good. Giuones beach is unbelievably beautiful. Hotel is located on the quieter side of Pelada beach. The staff was extremely friendly. I hade a good time. Thank you.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Almost Paradise was great! The owners were very helpful with offering different things to do in the area and made my boyfriend and I feel very welcomed. We stayed in a private room for 5 days and for the price, it was just what we were looking for.Great view/sunsets off the deck as well as from the bar area. If... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The owners were friendly, nice and helpful. My brother and I stayed in the dorms one night and a private room with private bath the next night. This is a very small, very run down place. It kind of felt like it might fall apart any moment. There is no restaurant here any longer. It is still set up as... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Almost Paradise was awesome! We showed up at Almost with our 10 and 12 year olds and were treated like family! Everyone there was so accommodating, friendly and helpful. It was affordable, the food was great, and had amazing sunsets in the evening. Almost is very close to 2 excellent beaches and some wicked surfing. The only problem with it... More

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Almost Paradise is one of the major reasons we have been staying in Playa Pelada for over 4 months. We stayed there for a week while we house shopped in the area. We arrived at Almost Paradise after an aimless two-week wandering of the Nicoya Peninsula... We knew we wanted a beach surf town. That's all we knew really... We... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Almost Paradise is the best place in Nosara, hands down. The place is built on a hill overlooking the ocean sunset. There is a rustic hostel feel there, which is very laid back and comforting, and seemed to always attract the most interesting types of travelers. Originally, I had planned on staying for 3 days, but I ended up staying... More

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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you're looking for that affordable place that's a little off the beaten track and in one of the prettiest locations of Costa Rica you probably just found it. It's close to many awesome restaurants, and has a million dollar view of the gorgeous sunsets every day. Michelle and Justin run the place and if they got the tomato juice... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had a great stay at Almost Paradise. The place is well located, you get everything you need or ask for and is affordable. Justin and Michelle are always making sure you're not missing anything and they'll do all they can to make your stay as best as possible. We were suppose to stay for a night, but we ended... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place has more character than any other place I've stayed in my life. It is a very affordable tree house-esque hostel with a gorgeous view of the ocean that is run by Justin and Michelle; who are two of the coolest people ever. I didn't care that there was no hot water because it was so hot. I didn't... More

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Address: Playa Pelada, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
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Welcome to Almost Paradise - a backpacker's placeright at the Pacific, very close to beautiful beaches (5 min walk!),surrounded by tropical nature and far away from crowded touristic sites!We did our best to realize our dream of a real HOSTEL at Playa Pelada:with inexpensive beds and a warm & relaxed atmosphere,with a fantastic view over the Pacific Ocean.We would like to welcome you at this very special spot!It's quite an old house and it's very charming.Enjoy the big terraces of the hostel! There are hammocks and comfy furniture for chilling, playing cards, meeting new friend from all over the world, watching the ocean and the sunset and Nosara's animal-life and and and...We have a common kitchen for everyone's use, enough space for surfboard-storage, an additional outdoor shower, a huge garden and we run a german Breakfast Restaurant and a Sunset Bar.And by the way: we like good music... ... more   less 
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