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“Pura Vida!” 5 of 5 stars
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Nosara Beach Hostel
200 meters south of Harbor Reef Hotel | Punta Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Tarifa, Spain
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“Pura Vida!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The staff is great, they make you fell at home. There is a big kitchen with all the facilities for public use, coffee was always ready by 7a.m. The staff goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable and It's the best location for surfers since it is 2 min from the beach.
Not to mention the big garden with hammocks and sofas and plenty of bikes for rent!
This hostel is hard to top on charm and personality!
Pura Vida

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Nosara hostel is beautiful, 2 minutes walk from the giones beach and the waves, very clean and comfortable rooms, huge kitchen very clean and with everything you need, and a beautiful garden.
We stayed there for one week and had the most amazing time, the people working there and the owners are great people, helpful with everything we needed.
We checked all other places in Nosara and this is the best one !

pura vida !!!
Judith and Ori

  • Stayed May 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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Amherst, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This place is all about the pura vida life style. Had a great time while staying at the beach hostel. The staff is over the top friendly, helpful and while there, met some great travelers.
What was supposed to be a week in Guiones, turned into 2 1/2 months. It was just too nice to leave.
Located close to the beach(maybe 200 meters, tops). Very calm and quiet place. Spent a lot of my time reading on one of the hammocks or chairs.
Cant wait to return in Nov

Room Tip: Unless you are really fond of the surf board that you would like to bring with you, it is easier and...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Make it end of October or beginning of so we can do the 1 st aniversarry party with you bro!
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I was in Costa Rica for the month of April, and spent my final 9 nights at the Nosara Beach Hostel. It was my first hostel experience, and I have to say it was great and now I'm spoiled. First of all, it's located only a few minutes walk from Playa Guiones, second of all, everyone is so friendly and helpful (from Andres, the owner, to Dinia and Sergio, who staff the place during the day and night), and finally, the place is spacious and open. I spent a lot of time on the side porch enjoying the comfy chairs, couches and hammocks. The kitchen is large and well-stocked, so you can totally save money by cooking every meal there if you want. The bed was actually more comforable than the one at the private casita I stayed in for 2 weeks! It's an easy walk into town for restaurants and shops, as well as to the Nosara Yoga Institute. They also offer bike rentals, another nice touch. If you've ever dreamed about heading to Costa Rica for surfing, yoga, or learning Spanish, put a stay at the Nosara Beach Hostel on your itinerary for sure.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This is a fabulous hostel. Located practically right next to Guiones beach. The staff is so friendly, they make you feel like family. As you walk in, D tells you to feel like you're at home, and a few minutes later you really do. The hostel is very spacious, its got a great kitchen and a HUGE living room area with couches and a big screen TV. There is a beautiful porch area with hammocks and a large garden. The dorm rooms are also a decent size and have 3 bunk beds, a nice shower and lockers. I totally recommend this place when staying in Nosara!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I really loved everything about this hostel. I felt like all the people there were like a family! We all shared stories and shared food and cooked together ate together and did things together and even when I wanted to do things alone they would all give me ideas of things to go do. The workers were very very pura vida and we got to know them and learn a little about the tico & tica culture by speaking with them. If you want real Pura Vida and not a cheap imitation then I highly recommend *Nosara Beach Hostel*!!!!!!
Aloha Kawika

Room Tip: I like the dorms cause you get to meet people from around the world
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Very friendly, and safe environment!!! Clean rooms, and community kitchen, stuff is very very helpful ,and fun!!! Few steps from the Ocean!!!! Great place, and very affordable!!! Enjoy it!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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nosarahostel, Owner at Nosara Beach Hostel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for the review!! know that in Nosara Beach Hostel you have a home and family, every time you come to Costa Rica!! ATT: Andres, Di, Sergio, Gerardina and Javier..
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Address: 200 meters south of Harbor Reef Hotel | Punta Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel is located in the thick of the jungle just 100 meters from the gorgeous Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. Guiones is well known for it’s consistent surf break, which attracts surfers and beach lovers young and old from all over the world.When you’re taking a break from the beach, relax in one of the many hammocks on the breezy wrap around patio and listen to the soothing sea. Make a new friend and play foosball, ping-pong, or volleyball in the huge yard. In the common room there are board games, Play Station 3, free wireless Internet and plenty of comfy chairs and couches to lounge around on. Totally necessary if you take full advantage of all that Nosara has to offer:Horseback riding from mountains to beachZip lining high above the jungleKayaking and stand up paddling on the river4 wheel drive quad toursTurtle watching in Ostional, or if you’re lucky maybe you’ll see one in Guiones!Bonfires on the beach under the starsPlenty of options for yoga and Pilates ... more   less 
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