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“Awsome place to stay, if you're in backpacking mood” 4 of 5 stars
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500 mts north, and after the first bridge, 100 m, | Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Bromont, Canada
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8 reviews
“Awsome place to stay, if you're in backpacking mood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at this Hostel after having a nice experience at its sister hostel, Pura Vida mini hostel in Tamarindo.

It's a great place to stay if you're in a backpacking mood. It's cheap, dorms are fine but tight and there is plenty of places to hang out. The tenant, Andrew, was laid back and fun, but not a local, so no local knowledge. The pool was nice to have. It's a little dated though, and could use some freshening up.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just stayed here and the people working there are very friendly and accommodating, close to the beach, close to the main town center, economical, pool table, tv lounge, pool, and clean rooms. The people staying here are very welcoming and I really enjoyed getting to know the travelers. It was very enjoyable and I will be back. :) What a lot of people don't realize is the hostel is under new ownership and the service is great and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank Korejandro
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are just ok, very hostel style. But the common area is very nice with the pool. Also the owners are super friendly ! Also close to everything you need !

I would recommend staying here if you don't expect rooms with much luxury.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Patrick S
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

been there, had a horrible expeiriance with the owners.
i tryed to help guarding the place while the owners were away, they gave me 1 towel for a whole month, gave me room so small, with no air condition and nothing ,they didnt clean my room and yelld at me to clean it, never gave me privecy, the place is in bad condition and at the end they treated me like s*#t when i had no money left and had to go (after i worked for them for a month and didnt got payd) they forced me to pay for the days ive worked, when i had no room servic and the hostel wasnt even in hosteling condition.
**************************NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL.***********************************

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MickeyPirate
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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Good location for beach, restaurants & buses, rooms are clean & simple.
Shared areas are woody so take repellent - pool table, pool & plenty of chairs to kick back in.
Two wifi routers give good coverage (important to us)
The owners are super friendly & helpful

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GayleUK
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The place had good character and a nice chill area outside with a small pool and hammocks. We went during the low season, so we were the only guests there. The owners were friendly and played good music. As for the downside, bed linens were a bit sketchy and there wasn't any air conditioning--not that you really need it. It's a good place with good character, but definitely a hostel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Renee M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Hi everyone, wanted to tell u about my great expirience at this hostel.I was there when it was just opened, 4 years ago, this year i came back and its always great to come back to a great place where you feel good vibes! The managment is new, the hostel more safe, close all around, offeres laundry services, a whole different kinds of rooms, swimming pool and ofcourse i cannot forgoet the great food and drinks they offered every now and then

Thank u Issac and his wify and thank u MiniHostel for wonderful 2 weeks! SUPER recocmend!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank evaz2804
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Additional Information about Mini Hostels Santa Teresa

Address: 500 mts north, and after the first bridge, 100 m, | Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mini Hostel is a new hostel in playa Santa Teresa. Offering Free Breakfast, the best and cheapest accommodation in town, with dorms, privates and bungalows.At Mini Hostel you can enjoy our swimming pool, lounge area, hammocks, cable TV, restaurant and bar, surf lessons and rentals, massage, spanish classes, bike rentals, free coffee, free internet and wifi, tour desk, pool table and much more... ... more   less 
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