The positive: this place attracts some amazing travelers, and I would recommend it for that reason. There was a constant flow of interesting, very friendly people that made our two nights really fun and engaging (even during the rainy season). The staff was also friendly. I wouldn't say better than other places that I've stayed, but nonetheless helpful. They will heavy sell you on the surf lessons, however, and I did find better instructors elsewhere in town.
I liked Blue Trailz, but the cleanliness factor was tough. The shower and kitchen both being in the room meant that the room was always a mess. And squeezing 6 beds into an already messy room was too much for me. The clear plastic roof of the hangout area made it have an undesirable greenhouse effect - HOT. Finally, the noise factor is way up there. There are several nightclubs close by so getting to bed early for an early morning surf or yoga lesson is tough. So, we ended up going elsewhere and finding a cheaper option that was cleaner, quieter, and also had coffee ready in the morning.
I would agree with some of the other average reviewers here. This is a solid option, esp if you are really into surfing, but you can find better deals in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best hostel in Tamarindo with the best location and highest traveler ratings! Blue Trailz Hostel is centrally located on Tamarindo's main street and just steps from the beach and breaks and offers private and dorm rooms all generously equipped with AC, hot showers and kitchen facilities. Our common area provides a great place to relax and have fun with fellow guests from all over the world. The hostel is conveniently located behind Blue Trailz Surf Shop offering discounts to our guests as well as preferential rates for board rentals, surf lessons and bike tours. Enjoy Blue Trailz for your stay in Tamarindo or as part of our surf or surf/yoga camps. ... more less
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