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Cabinas Rancho Grande

Highway 34, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Cabinas Rancho Grande
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I found Rancho Grande somewhat of a special place. Yes, it's rustic and very different from what I expected, but, it was a perfect place to start my first adventure in Costa Rica. Rooms are cozy and roomy. Common area was clean and easily accessible. Beach was viewable from top floor and a hop skip and a jump away. I... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and loved it. We took a cab from the airport upon arrival, but if you can make it past the insistent taxi drivers and get to the bus heading to Jaco, you will save lots of money! Once we arrived, Brian, the owner, helped me carry my luggage to our room.... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Brian's Rancho Grande was recommended by a friend who has lived in Costa Rica since the 1990's. My friend's first Costa trip was 1974, so I listen to what he says. My wife and I drove in from San Jose and Cabinas Rancho Grande was easy to find. Brian had our room ready and it was clean and everything worked... More 

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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I spent one night here and the owner was nice enough to let me stay with my small puppy. The hostal is about 1 block from the beach and is simple. The room was clean and I had cable TV (but no remote control), wifi and a good shower. The one drawback was the communal kitchen which was quite dirty.... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I figured this would be a steal at the price, and my expectations were not high (I just wanted a clean, relatively comfortable place to stay 2 nights, with no frills as I wasn't going to do much more than sleep and shower there). But the room was unclean, the sheets didn't even really look washed. A lightbulb was out... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

I stayed at this place over Thanksgiving of 2011 and it was what I was looking for. A very simple place wtih a bed and a bathroom. I was there only to sleep and did not want or need any regular hotel frills. Plus all the people that come and go were very interesting. Also a place to cook food... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights during our recent trip to Costa Rica. It's a great location if you want to be close to the beach, restaurants, a bus stop, and a store. Nothing fancy, and we didn't have hot water as is typical here, but it was just what we needed. We enjoyed our stay very... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Cabinas was recommended to us by fellow travelers and did not disappoint. For a decent rate we were treated to a clean 3 bed, 3/4 bath hostel room, that was every bit as nice as hotel rooms we had previously stayed at. The shared kitchen was basic, but functional, with fridge, stove top and basic cooking supplies. Brian, our host,... More 

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