I stayed at Tranquilo Backpackers Mal Pais. I had originally made reservations a month in advance without giving CC info. A week prior to arrival, I emailed for confirmation twice, receiving nothing in return. Upon arrival we found that no one knew of my reservation and there were 2 beds for my group of 5. All was well, though, as the owner was gracious enough to give us a free stay for the first night with the last 2 remaining beds & 3 of us sleeping in hammocks. Since we had originally reserved a private loft & received 2 separate dorm rooms, we found that we didn't have much privacy. But that's what you expect in hostel dorm room, I suppose. The location was a 2 minute walk to the beach, 30 second walk to the mercado. Staff was quiet, but nice and did a wonderful job of keeping things clean.
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