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“Great value and friendlyness” 5 of 5 stars
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Sitting Bull Hostel
Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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1 review
“Great value and friendlyness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Criticism first: The ATVs passing by every now and then can be loud. (However, this applies to most hotels in Santa Teresa / Playa Carmen, as almost every hotel is located right next to the main and only road.) In-room safe was out of order at the time we arrived.

Positive aspects: Clean. Spacious, modernly furnished high-ceiling rooms with a large balcony. Kitchen equipped with dishes, microwave, fridge. Large shower, large bed, TV with 50 channels. 100 meters walk to the empty beach. Very friendly and helpful staff! Staff is happy to organize trips for you free of any charges. (Actually, the fee for the trip was lower than the one offered by the operators in town.)

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great people, lovely vibes and awesome deal. Stayed in sittingbull for 21 days in Santa Teresa during my surf travel in June of 2014. Could not complain about anything. The dorms were cleaned daily by lovely staff, when there were problems with water it was fixed asap. They also had AC!!! The most important thing about staying in the hostel is the people that work there and they were like family for the 21 days I was there. Free breakfast every morning, really no where better to stay on the strip of Santa for $10 a night. Will be coming back.

Room Tip: Cristian is always super helpful, if there is anything ask him and he'll help you out. Whether i...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I loved my stay at Sitting Bull! I stayed in the dorms which was a great deal. Along with AC and cable, the staff is a lot of fun and very helpful! I highly recommend Sitting Bull in SantaTeresa! If you stay at sitting bull i guarantee you will have a great time!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

my days at sitting bull where really comfortable not only in mi dorm also at the cofee area where you can chill and listen to great chill music the guys that work there make you fill like home all the time and their atention to the client its exelent ... if you want to be Tranquilo and comfortable go to Sitting Sull hostel

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you don´t have any family at Costa Rica, stay at Sitting Bull and you have one:)
Great and fun stuff that make your stay to a nice memory.
As a surfer the hostel have a perfect spot, a surfshop to your right and the waves just across the street. Spend the evening just hanging out with the crew and the other travelers, playing with devil sticks, have a beer and just chill out. The rooms have nice space, good AC, clean and comfi beds.

You will not be disappointed!
Amor y paz

Linn Ekberg

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had the best days here staying at the Sitting Bull Hostel! We were 3 girls sharing a spacious room with even a kitchen and a nice balcony. The owners and the staff are amazing, service minded and totally " a cachete"! The location is not bad either, just a short walk from one of the most beautiful beaches. And close to supermarkets and the area with ATM's etc.
Warmly recommending Sitting Bull Hostel to other travellers! Love from Sweden and of course...PURA VIDA!

Room Tip: If you are 2-4 persons, the room with a double bed and a bunkbed is a perfect choice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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 June 3, 2014

Had the very great experience of stumbling upon Sitting Bull through a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Not only is the place gorgeous, clean and very centrally located it staffs some of the most incredible people. From the very moment we arrived to even after we left we were treated as friends and felt so comfortable, like a home away from home. Sitting Bull is no doubt the cleanest hostel I have ever seen in all of my travels, but equally as fun as any hostel environment - if not more! We had so much fun with the new friends we made there that instead of frequenting the local haunts during the weekend we opted to chill in SB with the staff and other travelers. Was a "cachete"!! :)

I highly recommend Sitting Bull to you - solo travelers, families, couples, etc. You will not be disappointed. The only thing I regret is having only stayed 2 nights. I could stay in Sitting Bull forever! Will be back soon for sure.

Pura Vida!

Room Tip: Room #202 was amazing! It had a sick balcony overlooking the street and everything, but from what I...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Additional Information about Sitting Bull Hostel

Address: Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sitting bull Hostel fastly became one of the best hostels in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais and Playas del Carmen area. It is just 75 mts away from the beach of Santa Teresa, which is a world-class surf beach that host some of the best surf spots in Costa Rica, and close to many restaurants, supermarkets and shops in town. Is the perfect place to stay when you check into paradise. We offer to our guests mini apartments and dorms fully equipped. Each private mini apt and dorm composed by a fully equipped kitchen, private bathrooms and shower for each apartment, cable tv, air conditioning, internet wi-fi, a balcony, cleaning service and breakfast included everyday. We are passionate about showing our costumers the real experience of relaxing and escaping from the city and the routine We work hard to create an atmosphere that balances comfort and fun. Our friendly, helpful and multilingual staff are available 24 hours a day ready to assist you planning the rest of your tip in the best way possible. We have updated information about points of interest and local entertainment as well as free maps and tour info. The only thing that you must worry about is how many days you will like to spend in paradise. ... more   less 
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