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Hostel El Cactus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you could want in a hostel. Hot water (finally! I know you get used to the cold-water showers, but hot water is always better). Pool. Full kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc. Pierro really offers a comfortable amount of amenities to allow you to make this place your home for a while. I ended up staying here for 3 weeks... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We planed to stay 2 nights and we stayed...one week. Pierrot is a fantastic host, Funny and kind. We spent a really good Time. The basics rooms are very simple but are so clean, convenient and confortable With fan and wardrobe. The shared bathroom is Nice and clean. At the groundfloor, a living room and a shared kitchen are the... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had the most amazing stay at Hostel El Cactus. Pierrot (the owner) was super helpful and had a ton of info about the place, while Ilda and Mari did a fantastic job at keeping the place clean and tidy. We were there at the beginning of May and therefore got the low season rates, which was awesome value for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed in one of the private houses at the hostel, and it was amazing! Close to the beach, very clean, a small kitchen and fridge with just about anything you'd need to make your own meals, and the real bonus was having two hammocks on the front porch. The staff are very nice and helpful as well, would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

A well located hostel in Samara. It is for sure not the party hostel of the town, but actually fits those looking for a serene environment. There is a mixed age group at the hostel. Even though I travelled in most of my trip in private rooms, their dorm which is quite spacious (no bunk beds), was very suitable for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This Hostel is really the best hostel I've ever been! Employees are so nice, all clean, fans in every room & you got a pool. the beach and the grocerie market, Surf schools, restaurants are only 100 meters away. I will defently Come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Really a great economic location,for person that don't want to spend to much but want a clean and comfortable room. There is one very big kitchen to share with the others guests of the hostel and a really nice garden with a small pool just for refresh a little bit the body,not to swim. Room are.cleaned every single day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed it. Very clean, quiet and relaxing! Not the place to find party friends.. It is very well cared for and has a beautiful garden with a plunge pool for cooling off :) Small place with only 1 dorm room (5 beds) so make sure you book!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is a really beautiful place, extremely clean, great kitchen too. My friend and I stayed in Dorm number 6 and it was incredibly hot. There is just very little airflow. They put an additional fan in the room when it got a little more crowded which was very nice, however, it did not help much. Definitely request a top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stayed at El Cactus for two nights. The room was clean and bright and there was daily room service. The premises are nice enough, though the advertised swimming pool was unfortunatly empty during our stay. The Swiss owner is nice and helpful and so was the receptionist, although reception hours turned out to be shorter than announced. This led... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your best option in Sámara !El Cactus is a high-quality hostel with comfortable amenities that still fits a modest budget !Located right in the center of Sámara and its village set on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, El Cactus is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience Sámara´s laid-back, friendly atmosphere up-close. Within 100 meters of the hostel you can find: THE beach, several groceries, lots of restaurants and cheap local “sodas”, banks with ATMs, bars and nightclubs, as well as surfboard, bike and car rentals... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel El Cactus

Address: Metros sur de Casa Coba, Samara Centro 10, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $16 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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