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Hostel Matilori

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A nice hostel near the beach! Staff were really helpful, the common area had a good selection of games and a nice book exchange! The two kitchens were great as the space was never crowded and they were well equipped, and the little kitten Simba provided entertainment!

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Rucphen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Hostel Matilori was one of my most favorite places while traveling trough costa rica for the second time. A home away from home in an amazing place Samara. Very clean for a hostel and the perfect place to relax and get the real Pura Vida feeling. Jen & Fran arranged a dolphin tour and it was amazing. They help you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I began a 3 month solo trip through Central America in Samara and was looked after her by Franc and Jen excellently. It has a very homely feel and I found it difficult to leave! I spent the week at the language school but Franc and Jen invited me to different things going on around the town which was brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Hostel Matilori was without a doubt the best place I stayed while backpacking in Costa Rica for 2 weeks. The facilities were very clean, and the staff were beyond helpful. They went out of their way to make my time there an amazing experience; from playing awesome music (seriously just get jen on the guitar), to bringing me along for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

With a very laid back atmosphere and genuine people from the managers to the people that we met.. made the experience in Costa Rica that much better. It was the opposite of a cold atmosphere you get from staying in a hotel.. we had a simple set up and they were very accommodating when they got any requests. I would... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Fran, Jen and Dave are very nice and cool people who make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The whole atmosphere is great with every person in the hostel so that it feels like your home during your time in Samara. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Wow, what a wonderful hostel! Stayed here with my family over the Christmas holidays and even though we were away from our extended family we were quickly adopted into this hostel family. A great place to meet fellow travellers because it is inclusive and inviting. We had a fabulous Christmas Eve BBQ with singing and games. Jen and Fran are... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Samara and the hostel Matilori were the best places we've visited so far in Panama and Costa Rica. The hosts Fran and Jen were very friendly and prepared a very nice BBQ at Christmas eve. The hostel is small, clean, with a nice garden and a nice atmosphere. If we hadnt already other plans we would have staied there for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Fran & Jenny are great making you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk through the gate. Awesome chilled patio area to socialize, well equipped kitchen, decent wifi, overall great experience - highly recommend staying here.

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Arezzo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I only stayed for one night but it was ok. Rooms with fans were quite good and had overall a nice stay. We got a free beer on arrival and the location is quite alright. If I had stayed longer in Samara I would have stayed here again.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hostel is well known for its charming ambiance and invites you to relax in its great atmosphere. This is the perfect place to meet other travellers and most important to have fun!! Our hostel is parted in 2 buildings with a beautiful patio in the middle where you can meet up with other travellers or just chill out in the hammocks. Surrounded by two mango trees and the amazing Costa Rican wildlife you can see iguanas, monkeys and hummingbirds. We have 3 double rooms, 1 four-bed dorm and 1 six-bed dorm, all with shared bathroom and hot shower. The bright and friendly rooms are all well equipped with fans, cupboards and lockers. In the 2 community kitchens you'll find everything you need, even free cafe in the morning. : ) Our hostel is located in the heart of Samara in a quiet street about 100 metres from the beach and the bus stop. Shops, supermarkets and nightlife are close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Matilori

Address: | From the bus stop, take the road 25m to Carrillo, first to the right, first left (2 min total)), Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $24 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Posada Matilori Cabinas Hotel Playa Samara
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