Stayed here based on the Tripadvisor reviews and didn't think that it was anything special. I was in one of the six bed dorms which only just fit the 3 bunk beds and only had one functioning fan...which barely cooled the room. There was not much of an atmosphere during my stay and the hostel is a fair distance from the main street in Tamarindo (very dark when walking back from a night out).
Thomas is a great staff member and is a true asset to the hostel. He is very friendly and always willing to offer advice and help.
This is an okay hostel, I was just expecting more based on Tripadvisor reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world. We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
- Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel