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“Amazing Place a home from home” 5 of 5 stars
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Wave Trotter
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Ranked #20 of 25 hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Amazing Place a home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Wave Trotter is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The light space open plan layout makes it seem like more of a guest house, with the big high ceiling bedrooms roomy and airy, they could easily fit another bed in but they don't so that you have more space to relax. All the rooms have fans in to help keep you cool. To say the place is clean is an understatement, hot water showers (which for $12 in Costa Rica is not that common!) seperate female and male bathrooms which are done to such a high standard. The open plan living with the family also using the kitchen make it feel more like a guest house or a home then your run of the mill hostel, with tunes playing during the day (except in siasta time) and a laid back vibe. You can happily sit in a hammock or relax in the garden, for surfers and non surfers alike, if you surf there is space for your board, and loads of local knowledge like the best waves for the tides and times of day. They will even pick you up on a quad bike should you miss the turning!

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

This Hostel is owned by an Italian and you can tell: the hostel is very welcoming, has a great layout and design. Everything is very open and spacious, while the hostel has only five rooms sleeping six. All rooms are on the first floor above the common hostel area + kitchen - if you walk out of the room you can look down to that area. To the other side all rooms have an exit to one big common balcony facing the nice garden - where you can sometimes watch monkeys crawling in the trees.
As the owner lives in a private area in the same house and uses the common kitchen for himself privately everything is so clean and well kept.
Besides the very good hostel condition the atmosphere is also great. Surfers, but also Non-Surfers chill and hang out, listen to good music and just enjoy themselves.
The only downside of this place are the beds: mattresses are cheap and should be replaced as the are getting close to hammock shape (bud hanging down) which can be a bit uncomfortable.
Enjoy!
Their website gives the right impression: http://www.wavetrotterhostel.com/
(rooms around 12 Dollars a night)

Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

Wave Trotter is a very good place to stay, the staff is great. A clean place, were you can do whatever you want.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
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