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Tamarindo Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How do I sum up my time at Tama Backpackers? To start, the staff is INCREDIBLE. The owner is always around with a smile, and all the staff that live on site are so approachable and fun. They really made staying here feel like I was staying in a house with some friends. The dorms are some of the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is kind of weird but once you get there it's a great hostel. It has a pool if you don't want to swim in the ocean for some reason and generally has a lot of fun sociable people. The staff were super helpful and chatty. They knew a ton about not only Tamarindo but all of Costa Rica... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying in Tamarindo for at least two nights I would recommend this hostel. It's not located at the beach but it has a small pool and refreshing young employees. The spirit of the staff makes people stay longer than they had originally planned. Dan and his crew will perfectly inform you about the in and outs of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

First time visiting Costa Rica, we stayed in Tamarindo for 6 nights at a shared dorm at Tamarindo Backpackers, we had a great time, the staff are friendly and very helpful in recommending tours for our crew, clean rooms, good wi-fi, cheap drinks, whats not to love about this place! Gracias folks!

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Thank Stephanie N
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

After having stayed in a hostel in San Francisco, CA we decided we would try it in Tamarindo. My party consisted of myself, my husband and our 2 kids (10 & 11). We had a private room with private bath. It was perfect. While we were there I think there may have been 20 other people staying in the hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

First experience in an hostel, and it was really nice! Its a beautiful place with nice people and the people who works there are really nice and talkable! Pool is sick after the beach, hamaks too. WiFi is working okay. No real rules, so i guess its nice for party people but not so much if you want a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This place is amazing! If you are looking for a spot to stay near downtown Tamarindo, with awesome staff, and chill vibe, this is it. The staff is super helpful and the hostel is clean. They have bunk rooms if you are a solo traveler or private rooms if you want more privacy. They have a kitchen, pool, and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I had an amazing time in Tamarindo and am definitely planning on going back in the future! What makes this hostel stand out is the people that are there. The staff are so friendly, and since this hostel is relatively small, it's easy to get to know people fairly quickly. Everyone is so laid back and fun and I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Tamarindo Backpackers is truly an outstanding hostel. The place has all the necessities, like daily cleaning, utensils, appliances, A/C in rooms (at night), pool, etc, but most importantly, it is run by a group of super chill people. They made my friends and I feel at home and we will always cherish our time spent here. If you are reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A stay at Tama Backpackers will make you want to pack up and move to Costa Rica. The staff is as friendly as can be and very helpful in helping you find activities to do in and around Tamarindo. Could not have picked a better place to stay in.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tamarindo Backpackers is a boutique beach hostel. Anne the owner works very hard to improve the hostel on a daily basis. Tamarindo Backpackers is a small, friendly place to stay just minutes from the beach. Get to know fellow travelers in the communal kitchen or chilling by the pool. Its a super friendly and fun atmosphere. We are the Lonely Planet Guide recommended hostel in Tamarindo for several years running! Here's what Lonely Planet has to say about us: "Our favorite hostel in Tamarindo, this intimate, all-star backpacker spot, in a gorgeous yellow hacienda is big enough to make new friends . . . small enough to feel more like home. The common kitchen area has a large, full-stocked shared Kitchen, cable TV and FREE coffee. Dorm and private rooms are clean and comfy. Outside, you will find lovely tropical gardens, small pool and hammocks, all surrounded by woods where you'll hear howler monkeys every morning".- By Lonely Planet 2011. The author's choice from ALL hostels in Tamarindo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamarindo Backpackers

Address: West of Supermarket 2001, turn left at Kahiki then 2nd road on the right at the end of the cul-de-sac, | Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50309, Costa Rica, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $12 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tamarindo Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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