OM - Yoga, Massage, Surf, Tours & Hostel

OM - Yoga, Massage, Surf, Tours & Hostel

OM - Yoga, Massage, Surf, Tours & Hostel
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OM Hostel is PERMANENTLY CLOSED! OM has changed structure and location. Please visit our new website OMatCashewHill OM no longer offers a hostel, surf or tours. We are a complete retreat and yoga teacher training center. Please no inquiries for Hostel.
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Danny N
33 contributions
Great location close to the beach and Puerto Viejo town. Stayed in the 6 bed dorm (nothing special). Plumbing wasn't very good ie doesn't flush well. Came back to the room after dinner one night to find a poop in the shower - apparently this was possum poop. Staff very friendly and cafe out front is awesome. Try the chocolate.beware bugs in the room - next to kitchen.
Written May 15, 2015
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Emily J
Boston, MA18 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
You can tell this placed *used* to be awesome, but now it's just run down. We had planned to stay in the dorm room, but when we saw it was basically a cave, we opted for a private room. For the price it was NOT worth it. The room was teensy and not very well cleaned - there was bat poo everywhere outside our door as there was one living right outside our door. The shared bathroom is pretty rank too... I can imagine that back when this place first opened up it would have been really well done, with all the coordinated chakra-themes and everything... But overall we were really bummed. Ended up leaving before we even had the chance to try out a yoga class as well. The smoothies and chocolate were delish though!
Written May 9, 2015
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Ellie_123_777
Moorpark, CA9 contributions
I love this place! They have the best pineapple smoothies and iced coffees. Their barristas and owner are amazingly friendly and helpful. The entire place just makes you want to relax, be non judgmental and stress free! The food was so good too...try the sticky monkey. They have a chilled room where you can taste all their amazing chocolates (we bought a bunch to take home). My six year old was in heaven in that room.
Written April 9, 2015
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Jillian S
Elon, NC40 contributions
I did not stay at om but wanted to take one of the yoga classes offered daily. Originally I wanted to take the 8:30 but got there too late so I opted for the 4:30 and was happy I did! It was a nice way to wind down the day as the sun was setting. From their platform you can see the jungle and the ocean! It was a little distracting as the road was right there and you could everyone walking by, but I was able to focus on the ocean and have a great experience! The instructor was great, super open, and very helpful. Even if you don't stay here be sure to stop by for one of the classes!
Written March 18, 2015
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clcook
Costa Rica5 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
The cafe has great food and the yoga classes are fantastic. Visit but do not stay here. The dorms were filthy hadn't been cleaned in days. There are random boxes with junk on the shelves and the bathroom stinks. The privates rooms are $40 dark and tiny. Stay at Pagalu a great hostel or Jarcaruda for private rooms.
Written March 10, 2015
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Hi there; Thank you very much for taking the time to review. The "random boxes" provided in the dormitory and private rooms are safes or lock boxes for personal belongings as a safety measure although we have never had security issues on site. Also I would like to personally apologise if the cleaning was not up to your standard. We have someone on cleaning duty 7 days a week so I will be sure to be communicating with the entire staff about this review immediately. The random junk on the shelves very likely belonged to other guests of the dorm as there are shelves provided for each of the beds. Again, I apologise if this is not what you are accustomed to experiencing in a youth hostel dormitory setting. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the yoga classes at the least.
Written March 14, 2015
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Mel P
Enderby, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2015 • Solo
Got to Om at sunset and started my experience with Trey and his restorative candle lit class which was amazing! His words and poses were bringing up beautiful emotions and feel good feelings. The studio has ocean view and all the teachers were really good. I also had the chance to do a Clarity Breathwork which was a mind blowing experience! I stayed in the well ventilated dorm for 5 nights and had warm showers everyday which is a big plus for me. I also had an awesome surf lesson with Peace and delicious coffees!!! I highly recommend it.
Written March 7, 2015
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Amorosso43
New York City10 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
SOmeitmes, when I am on vacation- it is the only time that I can make room to go to a yoga class. Although I am a regular yogi, most of my action is provided via dvd in the confines of my own home. To get a real class in with an amazing instructor- and not to be judged- that in itself was a vacation.
Written February 18, 2015
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Matt M
Milwaukee, WI104 contributions
I'm not a regular practitioner of yoga, so I can't really talk about the quality of the instructor.
I can say it was a good "workout." It was also relaxing and refreshing. My wife and I attended the evening session. It was a great way to finish off an adventurous day.
Written February 3, 2015
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brittney p
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Dec 2014 • Solo
Let me preface this by saying I've never been much of the earthy type...with that being said OM was an AMAZING place to ease into that laid back, backpacker vibe. Yes there are mosquito nets over the bed and yes the shower is outside (surrounded by metal for privacy of course) and yes there is a bar next door but that truly adds to the experience. If you're looking for a place to get a little closer to nature and step out of your resort/hotel comfort zone this is a great place to do it! The facilities were clean and while I felt like I was sleeping in the jungle I never felt overexposed and there were actually ALOT fewer bugs than I expected. Another added bonus is that since alot of the other people staying there were surfers, folks were in bed pretty early and it was generally quiet by 10pm or earlier. The cafe downstairs had some of the best chocolate, and the walk to town (Puerto Viejo) was pretty quick and painless with plenty of shops, restaurants, and friendly people. The beach is steps away and was surprisingly peaceful..no loud obnoxious people or music or naked folks but a great place to sun, swim or surf. As advertised this is not a resort or hotel so you shouldn't expect those types of accommodations or amenities but it is a great place and made my first few days as a first time solo traveler really comfortable and enjoyable. OM was without a doubt one of the main reasons I didn't wanna leave Puerto Viejo.
Written January 2, 2015
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Anushka321
8 contributions
Oct 2014
I stayed at the hostel for one night and also attended yoga classes for a week at Om. I have been practising yoga for a long time and the classes I took here were some of the best I have ever taken. The instructors are all extremely approachable, knowledgeable and lead students through a beautiful, kind and light-hearted practice that fits perfectly with the gorgeous setting. Imagine morning yoga to views of the jungle and ocean, fresh salty breeze and hummingbirds and butterflies flying by - heaven!

The hostal dorm is basic, but that is to be expected given the jungle setting. Hot showers, towels and water to drink are all provided. I believe the man living in the home next to the hostal is the landlord, and, contrary to the last review, he is a lovely man and not at all creepy - though perhaps shy and not too interested in constant chat with tourists (and why should he be?).

If you are visiting Puerto Viejo and want to enjoy some brilliant yoga, do not go past OM!
Written October 9, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your yoga classes at OM. Safe and happy onward travels & pura vida
Written December 26, 2014
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