I stayed in Walaba Hostel for 3 nights. The dorms are fine and all have mosquito nets. One Night in a dorm costs 10 dollars, which is a good price in costa rica. The hostel has a kitchen and provides breakfast (not included though). They rent bikes for a decent price, so you can easily discover surrounding beaches and enjoy the beautiful nature (I've seen monkeys, sloths, snake on the way to the beach!). The nearest supermarket is a 500m walk. The closest beach 100m. The staff is very friendly and helpful and is full of tips. If you look for a calm an quit place to stay, this is a great option. It feels like you are sleeping in the jungle because the walls are open (great experience is the shower, also like you are outside hihi!). The only thing you should be careful with, are the monkeys. Sometimes they come at night and steal food in the Kitchen. In the fridge everything is fine, but whatever you keep outside, may disappear (I lost my bread and chips and rice haha!). The bus to San Jose stops in front of the hostel, that's very nice. If you want to go our for a night in Puerto Viejo (free moijitos on Thursdays ladies night) you have to take a cab that will cost 10 dollars...bit expensive but if you share the ride its fine. The hostel offers tours as well and has nice restaurants around the corner (great seafood!)
If you have any questions, let me know!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon