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Catania, Italy
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a lot my time in this place and at the end i decided to stay 2 more nights; the place Is very good equipped and the most impotant thing Is that the Staff was brilliant: Stefano and his wife gave us a lot of suggestions about the things to do and local pearls, always available for any request;...

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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel during our three week trip through costa rica and were looking forward to this hostel due to the fact that there were zero negative reviews. On our second day of the trip I was taking a shower under one of their electrically heated showers and was struck in the head by a flash of electricity....

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great owners. Great location. The room was very clean. We were in a separate room with our own fridge and own bathroom. There is no AC, only a Fan so it was really warm in the room to sleep. Overall, It was a really great experience!

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St.Gallen
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private room for three nights. The owners are very nice and helpful. It was very quiet there and a chill atmosphere. The room had a lot of space, a table, a fridge and was very clean. The bathroom was separated from the room and small, but clean. I would go back the next time....

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed May 13, 2016

My husband and I booked ourselves into the El Dorado for one night. The location is great, but unfortunately the rooms are set up with one twin bed and twin bunk beds meaning we couldn't sleep together. As well, although we had a private bathroom, it was down the hall which was a bit awkward for my husband having to...

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Kapolei, Hawaii
Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have veen here only once due to having a desire to stay in another Hostel. I'm very impressed by service. I was given by a local Costa Rican and the staff food and drinks for my night. I was in a shared room (3-bedroom) with a couple of my friends, and the room is quite spacious! There is no...

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Reviewed April 14, 2016

Stefano and Daniela go way beyond the call of duty to make sure that their guests enjoy themselves. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. I have stayed in both the dorm setting and the private room. I had a super fun time in both settings. Stefano booked a fishing trip for several of us in the hostel and...

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Andrea D, Owner at El Dorado Hostel, responded to this review

thank you John for the tip you left and sorry I did not say goodbye to the departing you forgot a few things here if you will come back here waiting nice to have customers like you good luck in all your life Stefano / Daniela

Silverthorne, Colorado
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the most pleasurable stays I have had in four years in Costa Rica. My second time in a hostel and this one was so much fun! Thanks, John from St Louis for catching the fish. Thank you Estefan, the owner, for cooking a great meal for all the guests. And ladies, it was a steller night becoming the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Stefano was awesome. We hired him to pick us up at the airport and he was there waiting with a smile. Then he drove us to the hostel. He was very helpful the next day too, as we got our bearings in Samara.

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Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Three of us got to Samara from Montesuma with no reservations and all the economical places were booked. We were referred to Stefano by our shuttle driver Josē and even though Stefano only had Bed for one available he whipped out two foldable beds and set them up in breezeway with no problem. Location is good, walking distance to everything....

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Andrea D, Owner at El Dorado Hostel, responded to this review

thanks to you and 'nice to have guests like you thanks again Stefano / Daniela

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stefano and Daniela, an Italian couple who moved to Samara Beach more than a decade ago, welcome you in their new Hostel, El Dorado. El Dorado Hostel, build in a Rancho Style building, offers comfortable budget accommodation in 4 spacious rooms in full size single and full size single bunk beds. One room accomodate 6 persons, two rooms accommodate 3 persons and one can accommodate 2. All rooms have a fan and a private external bathroom with hot water. Towels are upon request and the cost is of US$ 1 per each towel whenever it needs to be washed. The shared kitchen is available for free to all customers and it is equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, glasses and cutlery. Breakfast is not included in the room price and for just US$ 5 the owners will be pleased to prepare for you coffee, cappuccino, plates of fruits, fruit juices or eggs with bread and jam or the delicious homemade cakes made by Gina. Fishing is one of Stefano's passions and if some customers are passionate about this activity as well, he can personally organize boat trips while Gina will be happy to cook the fish caught during the trip (if any!). Within a few second walk from the hostel there are bars and restaurants, a laundry, a supermarket, banks and all services. The beach is located at just 200 meters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Dorado Hostel

Address: Mts. West By the Catholic Church 200, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $25 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The private rooms have their own refrigerator which is fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles K131DOjohnm, Apr 14, 2016 | Read review
“I was backpacking with one other person, we chose the dorm style. It was clean and quiet, would recommend it for the budget traveler.”
 of 5 bubbles robinbH4071FY, Feb 23, 2015 | Read review
“The hostel used to be an Italian restaurant, so the room we stayed in was literally the old oven room (haha) so that made it a little warm when we would return at the end of the day to sleep, so I might suggest another room BUT with the huge/powerful fan we had in there, it ended up being just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles P662EYalexs, Jul 28, 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in room 4.”
 of 5 bubbles Micky685, Jul 19, 2014 | Read review
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