We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveler (64)
Pool & Beach (9)
Room & Suite (4)
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Calle Principal Opposite las Olas, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica See on map
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Reviews (74)
Filter reviews
70 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsboard rentalsdanmangrovesavellanassurfhostellessoninstructorbeachtamarindosoloocean
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 70 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Dan and his team of domestic and farmyard animals offer a cozy and informative home from home. Hands down the best all in surf option in Avellanas. Dan’s local knowledge and popularity in the community provided many invaluable insights which greatly enhanced my trip.

Thank lopamagocfc
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Decided to go on a last minute surf trip to Costa Rica and was researching where to go. I had narrowed it down to Tamarindo or Casa Surf in Playa Avellanas. I am glad I picked Casa Surf! The beach is incredible and there are...More

1  Thank Max P
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Case Surf is a true surf hostel with an excellent vibe. Dan creates a sense of community by encouraging his guest to cook, relax and surf together, which is great for independent travellers like myself looking to meet friends along the way. During may time...More

Thank sarakelly2017
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic vibe! Dan makes sure that this hostel stays true to what hostels should be all about: community, sharing and caring. This is a perfect hostel for travellers who really care for the experience and enjoys meeting people. Friends before phones!

Thank Linnea B
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a cheap place to stay close to the beach - this is the place to be. Unfortunately the hostel must have seen better days - everything looks a bit run down and the rooms are not exactly clean. There is a...More

Thank mellaloha
View more reviews
Casa Surf is a laid-back hostel/ surf camp perfect for travelers on a budget looking for a clean, safe place to sleep, surf and make new friends. Surf lessons can also be provided by our patient and experienced ...More instructor. Casa Surf is located across the street from Cabinas la Olas, only a 6 minute scenic boardwalk stroll from the untouched beach of Avellanas. We are a far cry from the tourist mecca of Tamarindo, and we love it that way. We believe in providing a pure travelling experience for those who appreciate it most, and our accommodations reflect that. If you are looking for air conditioning, hot showers and isolation from other guests this is probably not the place for you. If you want to surf world-class waves, meet amazing friends for life and experience the true Pura Vida style of Costa Rica, you'll find all that and more at Casa Surf. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$10 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Casa Surf Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Traveler (64)
Pool & Beach (9)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel
53 reviews
.62 miles away
Hotel La Laguna del cocodrilo
210 reviews
.78 miles away
Wyndham Tamarindo
739 reviews
.79 miles away
Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
1,057 reviews
.79 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9 restaurants in Playa Avellanas
Cafe Mar Azul
97 reviews
.98 miles away
Restaurante Mi Ranchito
8 reviews
.68 miles away
The Great Waltini’s
152 reviews
.88 miles away
Pangas Beach Club
1,422 reviews
.67 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Playa Grande Shuttle & Tours
66 reviews
.99 miles away
Kingpin Sportfishing
135 reviews
.00 miles away
Volcano Brewing Company
56 reviews
.94 miles away
Salty Sols Surf School
150 reviews
.80 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Casa Surf staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"All the rooms seem attractive and comfortable."
Read review
"There are dorm rooms as well as private, priced accordingly"
Read review
"If you're lucky enough to stay with Dan and Erica ... it doesn't matter what room you get :) All the..."
Read review
"All the rooms are good."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing