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Wave Trotter
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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“Top living!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Superfriendly staff who helps you with everything you ask for!
Always fresh and clean. Toilet and showers are nice!
I lived in both dorm, private room and the apartment and all rooms were good!!!
It's open and you feel very welcome. Like your own home.
I totally recommend this great hostel to everyone!
I know where to stay next time I go to Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best places i have stayed at! Absolutely the most "worth the money". Both private rooms and doorms are superclean, Giovanni the owner is so friendly and helpfull! the communal area and kitchen is very nice and clean! Feels like home when you enter the place in the first time and its like one big familly staying in the same place! Made some new friends here and Will definately stay here if i get back to CR!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Really friendly athmosphere and a nice welcoming from the owner. The house are really fresch and wellplaned. Nice and clean,open and lightly. Most of the people here do surfing and its a chill atmosphere.
We staid in one of the apparments for four persons with our own bathroom,the best place of all hostels we tryed in costa rica! Its close to the beach and the restaurants. The owner helps you with all your questions and so on. We really recomment this place!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012 via mobile

Chill place. Even though is is a bit more expensive than most other places, it is worth it. Even, if you stay a week it is 10% off. Central, close enough to the beach and not too young ppl (25+). My space the next time too!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 244
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