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“Great place!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Botella de Leche
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Tamarindo Beach | 50 mts from Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica   |  
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2 reviews
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Our stay was great!

We walked in and were lucky to get 3 nights in a private room with AC. We absolutely loved the hammock outside our room and hanging by the well kept pool (Claudio always cleaned while having a nice chat with you).

The kitchen may not be in its prime condition, but very funcional with a nice open area. We cooked almost all our meals without a problem (exept when others left a big mess after cooking!).

We ended up staying a week! It was close to the supermakter "Super 2001" and the beach.

Our week was very pleasant and we would defenitly stay there again. Mariana and the staff was very nice and helpful.

Very priceworthy and comfortable!

Pura Vida

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

me and my girlfriend were supposed to stay one week and we stayed one night...
we arrived at the hostel and we were waiting for the room to be cleaned.
we got in the room, alot of hair on the bathroom floor, alot ALOT of ants.
then we went to the kitchen, trying to find clean pots and pans to cook with while the dog was eating , getting everything out of the trashcan...
and when we told the owner that we wanted another room she actually started to yell at us while we were trying to be calm and respectful... so we just took our money back and left... oh yeah the pool and hamocs are nice tought.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Calamba, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed during the off season so when the owner saw that we were on the fence if we wanted to stay here or the one next door, she made the choice easy by lowering the price.
Our priv room had a large bed and a bunk bed, the bathroom was nice, cute lil whimsical touches here and there.
Our room was tidied up, everyday, whether we like it or not. >.o;; id rather
We actually were not fond of the (plus ac was missing its remote) aircon and asked for a fan, when the owner found out she was really worried and insisted that we used the ac. such a sweety.
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Hammock right in front of your room
Picnic style table and chairs in front of your room
air conditionare available

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so many rules.. no hanging clothes in front of your room and etc
kitchen is not desirable to cook in

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I was there for 2 weeks. Good price for a single bedroom, about 250m from the beach. Difficult to find, they dont really use adresses in Costa Rica, but its the immediate neighbor of Pura Vida hostel. The place was good to meet people and the swimming pool is a nice touch but the dogs drink from it. Expect lots of dog and cats begging for food when you eat. The rooms are not very clean but standard for CR. Room service almost worthless. No hot shower, only unheated running water. AC off from 9-20h. The place can get noisy after 11pm, the security guard likes to watch loud football games early mornings. BUT THE WORST IS THE KITCHEN! Pans are all encrusted with dirty stuff and spin around the handle (good luck cooking with that), fridge is barely cooling, food/drinks always get eaten by someone else, garbage always full with many insects flying around, owner's animals beg for food. I cooked only once, stick to restaurants if you stay at this hostel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

This hostel was a fun place to stay in. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. They cleaned the dorm rooms daily...each dorm room had AC at night which was an unexpected amenity for $10 a night. The bathroom, while in the dorm room which was great, needed a scrub. Kitchen was fairly stocked with pots/pans/dishes. It was straightened up daily, but needed a little extra cleaning love. Overall, this place was pretty cool (stayed a week) and I would recommend staying here if you want to be away from the noise of "downtown" Tamarindo.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

For the price, it's decent. Personally, when another traveler says "which pan" and the choice is one with stuff encrusted on it and the other doesn't even have a flat surface, I can't really raise my recommendation above decent. A/C is turned off during the day in the rooms. Crammed in like sardines in the dorm room. Far from the beach. Stayed there for five nights; saw the owner a handful of times and the one time I did ask her for a recommendation, she acted like I was imposing on her. Oh, and they took the towel I brought from home; when I told them this, they said they'd look for it... apparently they must still be looking...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

As sOon as we checked in the lovely host said "just jump in the pool and then we will get you checked in"! It was very hot that day! The rooms are very clean and comfortable at a very reasonable price. We stayed in 2 previous hostels in town which were terrible compared to this and roughly the same price. I would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Botella de Leche

Address: Tamarindo Beach | 50 mts from Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Botella de Leche 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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