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“This Hotel Saved The End of My Trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostel Matilori
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Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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“This Hotel Saved The End of My Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

After fleeing our first hotel in Samara, my friend and I stumbled upon this place wandering around asking every hotel about vacancies. The Italian owner we SO kind and helpful. We were able to secure a room for our last night. We dropped our bags off and grabbed some breakfast before returning to check in. The owner and his wife had already placed our bags in the room when we returned. Complete with free washing machine and clothes line (plus free detergent) and a full service kitchen for guests (microwave, fridge, stove, oven, pots, pans, plates, utensils, and that awesome grilled cheese sandwich maker I had when i was kid), this place was everything we could hope for at a very reasonable price. Each of the four guest rooms comes with an AC unit, plug-in fan and cable TV. The two-floor facility has two toilets and one indoor and one outdoor shower (the outdoor shower has frost-glass). We never ran into problems with having to share the bathroom (even with every room being occupied), and the owners kept them spotless. We had cold water showers, if there was hot water, we didn't ask about it, but it was fine since we were pretty warm from sitting on the beach all day. The location is perfect, just a block off the main beach and one block off the main strip of restaurants, shops and bars in Samara. Close by are the tourist center and internet place, the SuperMercado, ATM and Shake Joe's beachside bar. A couple of convenience stores are just around the corner as well. The beds were about average from other places we stayed, not great, but not terrible. Thanks to the great owners, perfect location, and awesome value, the end of our trip was saved.

  • Liked — Kindness of owners, free laundry, location
  • Disliked — Little noisy when guests were getting rowdy in shared kitchen.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostel Matilori

Address: Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Matilori is a very nice, small and fun hostel located in the center of Samara, 100 m from the beach.The hostel is very brightly colored, with a great courtyard perfect for eating, socializing in many languages and hanging out. It has everything you need during your stay in Samara. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Posada Matilori Cabinas Hotel Playa Samara

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