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Costa Rica Hostels

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#3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Atenas
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  • "This hostel is a great place to stay for every age group. Its located in a natural environment and even so close to many different places. I liked the familiar atmosphere, i felt like home. The owners..."
  • "Atenas Adventure Hostel became a safe refuge for my partner and I. Jorge embraced us like life-long friends and helped us achieve any climbing, surf or exploration aspirations we had. It became our ho..."
EcoHostel (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
#50 of 59 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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  • "We got into Fortuna after dark. We tried to find two different hostels we had read about but couldn't. We found this hostel right next to the church (which is connected to the park in the center of to..."
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#4 of 19 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
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  • "Drake Bay has always been one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica and one of the most expensive. Drake Bay Backpackers seems to be one of the first (the first?) places that is actually geared t..."
  • "It was our first time in Costa Rica and my first trip outside Canada. After traveling around Drake Bay for a week in more expensive hotels and camping as well, this hostel was exactly what we needed t..."
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Hostal La Morenita (Paso Canoas)
#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Paso Canoas
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  • "This B&B is located up the road by the malls at the border. Just turn right at the border and click off 3 Km...just past the school and you are there. It's a perfect stay for those of you crossing th..."
  • "Found this jewel on Boquete.ning.com. while searching for some place to stay overnight while doing my obligatory border run. They have around 14 Clean rooms. Clean, Comfortable beds with orthopedic ma..."
#2 of 52 Specialty lodging in Jaco
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  • "This place is brand new hostel just south of the Jaco town centre. It's a great modern building with excellent fit out, pool, nice rooms and great mattresses, awesome bathrooms. There is a projector t..."
  • "I was very pleased with my experience at Room2Board. This trip was my first alone to Costa Rica and I'm very glad I chose to stay here. The entire staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The team ..."
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Relax Hostel (San Jose)
#29 of 55 Specialty lodging in San Jose
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  • "I stayed at Relax in March and had an awesome time! The staff are really friendly and chill. It was nice to hang around the common area and chat with them and the other guests that passed through. I s..."
  • "I stayed at Relax in March and had an awesome time! The staff are really friendly and chill. It was nice to hang around the common area and chat with them and the other guests that passed through. I s..."
Hamaca Surf Camp (Tamarindo)
#14 of 60 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
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  • "The only affordable backpackers place on the beach in Tamarindo. The owners are super helpful, and the environment is really relaxed. Full kitchen, nice showers and bathrooms. Clean breezy hammock are..."
  • "Had my best holiday ever at Hamaca Surf Camp. The owners, Matthieu and Thomas are awesome hosts. Was supposed to leave for Jaco, but cancelled to rather stay longer at Hamaca. Will definetely go back ..."
Monkey Hostel (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
#3 of 7 Specialty lodging in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
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  • "The new, now frills place in town, a youth hostel cum b&b. A common kitchen forms the central room to this small house. Our room was small and clean with 3 beds and just enough floor space to chan..."
  • "Adolfo greets you with a warm smile and then the rest of your stay just fits into place. Good, cheap rooms, clean and comfortable and great characters looking after the place and keeping the vibes goi..."
#9 of 20 Specialty lodging in Nosara
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  • "We went to visit my daughter with my whole family and it was a very nice experience to all be in the same cabin. It was clean, nice and big. The bathroom was big and with everything we need. The be..."
  • "We loved the place, location is perfect… just a minute walk from the beach and surf spot. Great service, the rooms are nice, well cleaned, the pool and the amenities were more than expected, fun playg..."
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Jaguar's Jungle (Drake Bay)
#5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
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  • "It's next to the boarder of the park. Good for snorkelling, hiking and relaxing. Good beds and showers. Food is basic but really tasty and if your lucky the owner will catch fresh fish for diner. Had ..."
  • "We found Jaguar Jungle Hostel through a friend who knew Leo. We contacted him very last minute not really knowing what the experience was going to be like. We were greeted with open arms and by a new ..."
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#6 of 18 Specialty lodging in Montezuma
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  • "I had a great stay at "Downtown Montezuma Hostel"..the location is great , the rooms are comfortable, the prices are good and Elena the owner is helpful and friendly.... the best in Montezuma!!! The h..."
  • "Great place in Montezuma. We had a double room with bathroom for $30,big and clean. There is a kitchen, breakfast in the morning (diy pancakes with a great home made syrup). Elena,the owner is a great..."
#16 of 52 Specialty lodging in Jaco
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  • "The best part about the hostel was the lovely gentleman working in the office who was very friendly and accommodating. I felt safe leaving my things locked up in their storage lockers overnight, howev..."
  • "We've stayed there only two days and then it's okay. Beds are good, fan worked, bathroom was clean enough. It is a bit old though and doesn't have any atmosphere, and staff was not very open. Location..."
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#18 of 52 Specialty lodging in Jaco
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  • "Actually this looks like better than the fhotos here. The rooms are great and really good. The tow bad things that I can say is about the location and the hour of the check-in. The location of the ho..."
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Arenal Backpackers Resort (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
#13 of 59 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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  • "This is a great hostel! It is clean, comfortable and safe and is in a great location for hiking. The large pool and bar make it a great place to meet new people and food is really good too. The st..."
  • "We loved this hostel, including the staff, which others have rated negatively. Great views of the volcano, free internet, pretty grounds. One thing to note: if you made your reservation online wit..."
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#10 of 21 Specialty lodging in Dominical
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  • "For anyone looking to visit a place not too touristy, but tourist friendly regardless...Dominical is the place to go...and cool vibes is the pace to stay! Phenomenal design and location, service is am..."
  • "Cool Vibes is the cleanest, chillest and most comfortable hostel at which I've stayed and I am grateful for the experience! People from all over the world comfortably hang out in the hammock or front..."
#1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Puntarenas
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  • "This is a great hostel to stay at if you are looking for a fun community of people to be around! There are plenty of hammocks to relax in, group dinners, outdoor kitchen, pizza night (they cook the pi..."
  • "I went with my girlfriend, at first it was only for new years eve and a couples of days more, because then we were planing visiting nicaragua and other places in Costa Rica, we finish coming back afte..."
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Spanish at Locations - Puerto Viejo (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
#35 of 69 Specialty lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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  • "I didnt stay at the hostel but took classes at the school. The teacher tought me a lot not only about the language but also about the culture and history of costa rica. I was also always welcome to ha..."
  • "I stayed at this hostel for 5 weeks and I intend to go back one day. The staff creates a nice community feeling by organizing friday barbeques at which everyone contributes their own dish supported by..."
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#3 of 10 Specialty lodging in Turrialba
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Hostel Van Gogh (San Jose)
#3 of 55 Specialty lodging in San Jose
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  • "Perfect atmosphere for the first and last nights of our trip! So many people to meet, a perfectly quiet environment, very close to banks and markets and right across the street from a beautiful public..."
  • "We stayed at this hostel a total of 3 night throughout our 3 week trip. David, the owner was beyond helpful and very accommodating. He helped us plan other parts of our trips, advised us on things to ..."
Hotel Outback Hermosa (Playa Hermosa)
#10 of 11 Specialty lodging in Playa Hermosa
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  • "Beatiful place in front of the one of the best beach break in the world. Surf lessons, security, parking, nature and turtles care. Near restaurants, surf shops. Board rental. Very celan rooms and res..."
#28 of 52 Specialty lodging in Jaco
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  • "Excellent hotel: the room is big and clean, bathroom ok and a terrace. There is a swimming pool and a beautiful waiting area next the pool. The hotel is near the beach. Last but not least: it's no..."
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Ranchos Tinamu (San Isidro)
#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in San Isidro
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