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“More than I expected!” 4 of 5 stars
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Backyard Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hermosa Beach | 4 km from Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Indialantic, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“More than I expected!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Great rooms! Excellent location right on the beach! Easy access to local surf breaks! Close to Jaco without the Jaco congestion. I have driven past this hotel for years and never thought to stop. I will be back to my new favorite hotel near Jaco!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New London, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed at backyard hotel on the advice of a friend of a friend. We have been to Costa Rica several times. We had lunch in Jaco a couple years ago and had wanted to come back and see more of the area. This little hotel is a couple miles from Jaco's hustle. It is one of 5 or 6 along a pristine curve of beach known by surfers. The hotel has a great little bar/resturant. It was supremely clean and relaxing. There is a nice little pool and Estaban was very helpful as was everyone we encountered at the hotel. It is a 8-10 dollar taxi ride into Jaco. which we did do one day we were happy to chill in this great little hotel.They have a Sat. afternoon surf contest every week with live music etc.. We missed it this time but we'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heredia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Nice little hotel with great location, both tvs were staticky. The pool is nice but is like a thermal spring during day and night due to the sun.
The waitress at the second floor of the restaurant wasn't very friendly.
I like the place but I think it should cost less

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is truly a surfers dream. It is amazing place for non surfer to see such strong waves. I really enjoyed by stay and the staff was amazing.

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  • Stayed November 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Great location, friendly staff, and an excellent bar & grill. A great value for the money. We would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Playa hermosa is a short drive from the very crowded tourist spot/beach Jaco. This is a much better choice. the beach seems endless, empty and just gorgeous for long walks. Backyard Hotel a very reasonable choice, location great. We stayed upstairs in a very spacious room with kingsize bed and bunk bed, so for families this would be perfect. Breakfasts are served in the bar/restaurant next door, which can be hit or miss. Stick with the specials they offer and don't try any mixed drinks, they are expensive and no good but local beer is cheap. Our room faced the small but very cute pool and we had a great view of the ocean, it is RIGHT on the beach. Definitely recommend. BEWARE of ocean, it is a great spot for surfers but riptides are strong and we have heard several horror stories of people getting lost at sea, i nearly got caught in one of those. This is not just there but all the beaches along the pacific. Just be prepared and don't go in the water without a board or when waves are high. Waist deep is too deep.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

Small hotel , 10 rooms & 2 story . On the beach , nice for the money . Been there 2 times and my rooms have always been clean . What I like is they have a bar and restaurant right next door . Can be noisy at night but consider where you are . Staff has been extremely helpful and friendly . And about the beach , don't plan on swimming - it is a surfing beach ! Rip currents and big waves . I have seen many reviews , good and bad . I try to be courteous and friendly with all staff .Never had problems , and have made many friends there that way . It is not our home country , should treat people accordingly .

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hermosa Beach | 4 km from Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Backyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Backyard Hotel Playa Hermosa
Backyard Hotel Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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