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“Thank god.” 5 of 5 stars
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In front "LA LORA" Beach, Santa Teresa 89117, Costa Rica   |  
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“Thank god.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

SOOO. after being kicked out of my last hostel for lack of beds (even though I reserved ugh) I walked about 100 meters down the road to Cabinas Playa. They had a bed for me AND for another person that also got kicked out of the other hostel. Right away the vibe is incredibly friendly and reassuring for the person staying there- they are relaxed but not devoid of customer service in the slightest... Something experienced in my last hostel. So yea. Thank god.
Also music is playing all day, I like that. Just a stones throw away from entrance to beach. And these dudes are willing to help you for your travels. Woohoooo.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

You have to check out Cabinas Playa in Santa Teresa! Great atmosphere and right across from the beach and two of the biggest night life spots in the town. Also located in between the two grocery stores and near several great restaurants and surf board rentals. I have stayed at several hostels throughout the world and Cabinas Playa is definitely my favorite. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable and fun to hang with. Hammocks every where, a pool to refresh yourself after a day in the salt water and sand, pool table, and large communal area to chill in by day and party at night. Kitchen with refrigerator to cook but they also sell a good variety of delicious food at a fair price. Also have bike rentals. It's clean, friendly, and outgoing, with great vibes. They provide dorms, private rooms, camping, or hammocks at some of the best prices in town. I highly recommend you check out the best spot to chill in Santa Teresa! Pura Vida <3

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The location is perfect to get to the best beach break of the area,as its in front of the hostel,you only just have to cross the street.
Very good vibe - you meet a lot of friendly people - staff is looking after you and have loads of cold beers ready for you after a long day surfing. But also the food they make is great.

We first spent 2 nights there and then went travelling across the country but we decided to come back and finish our trip at cabinas playa because you feel just great when you are there.

I'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I'm gonna write this review from the bottom of my heart, because this is the place where the team of Cabinas Playa and everyone I met there, belong.

Me and my friend arrived to Sta Teresa to spend a few days and ended up staying muuuuuuuuuch more than expected. It was just what where expecting for our holidays, we felt like ¨home¨since the day we arrived, sweaty and tired of looking for an accommodation. They got us the best room and treat us both like part of the group since minute one.

Location is perfect, i truly recommend the sunsets at the beach, just across the street, the movie nights, the food that Antoine cooks with love and and the laughs at the pool with a cool beer.

There is nothing much to add to a place runned by people who love what they do and, day by day, make the effort to make your stay in Sta Teresa, a place to remember.

Keep doing what you do, this is what make Cabinas such a special place :)

we love you guys! big kiss from home in Spain! xx

PURA VIDA!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

For a hostel is a nice and comfortable place. The owners are friendly and the stay is fun for the party people and also for the surfers as the hostel is in front of the best surf point! Can't wait to come back with my Brazilian girlfriends to have the perfect party blend: brazil + pura vida! ;-)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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 January 5, 2013 via mobile

After I have been in few hostels which were pretty bad we got a place in the dorms of this hostel.. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing!! The owners, Amir and Idan are two young dudes who would like to give you all the information you need about the place.. The common area was great in order to meet other travelers . I would definitely come back here!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place opposite the disco was overpriced, dirty, with rude staff who like to party at night in the hostel. We also had to share the bathroom of our 5-bed dorm with several people who slept in the hammocks. The room was never cleaned during our stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Cabinas Playa

Address: In front "LA LORA" Beach, Santa Teresa 89117, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabinas Playa - Surf Hotel in Santa Teresa, Welcomes you surfers and travelers Costa Rica. Cabinas Playa is a cabin rental hotel located just 10 meters from the best surf break in the Nicoya Peninsula area - "LA LORA" - This is one of the best locations for surfing in Costa Rica !! We offer private and shared bedrooms with A/C, a private bathroom/shower, kitchen & balcony !! We also have a restaurant that serves amazing dishes for comfortable prices,swimming pool, huge screen, pool table, bicycle and surf boards for rent along with surf lessons (private & groups) laundry service, free WiFi and coffee and much much more !!Cabinas PLaya surf hotel is THE PLACE for young people from all over the world. We are here to provide the best service and make your stay with us at the Cabinas Playa enjoyable, relaxing memorable (-: . ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Cabinas Playa Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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