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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
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#11 of 119 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 89 out of 100
40Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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Jonah P wrote a review May 2021
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I really enjoyed my stay here for the 10 days I was here. All the guests and staff are super friendly. The kitchen is great for cooking as well. They have great deals with some of the local excursions such as cheap surf lessons and rentals. I will be back soon!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jorge Sequeira wrote a review Sep 2020
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As a national traveling around Costa Rica, I can assert this hostel has been one of the friendliest as well as safe when it comes to covid measures. We were received by Camila, who was very helpful when looking for places to eat and places to surf. The room was clean and tidy. The hostel itself has the awesome pool, a very useful kitchen and some incredibly chill hamacas. 10/10 would recommend. Services
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Date of stay: September 2020
Erin wrote a review Sep 2020
Thunder Bay, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Just dropping you guys a note to say thank you so much for taking me in last night! There are VERY few tourists in tamarindo right now, but Tamarindo Backpackers answered the door late last night at 10:45 pm and gave me a place to stay when nothing else was open. Super nice hosts and chill vibe!!! Keep up the good work! Thanks again for all your help! Pura Vida Erin from Canada
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
JaninaT wrote a review Feb 2020
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Words can’t even explain how fun times I had here!! You can feel the love and it is one big family! Everything you could ask from a hostel!! Big recommendation if you are looking for friends and fun and travelling solo or with friends ;)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Bart K wrote a review Feb 2020
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The nicest hostel in Tamarindo. The staff are excellent! High Five to Marco & NewYorker. Its not too small and not too big. Very friendly & good group of travellers coming and going which makes for great conversations. Its affordable for Costa Rica which is a 3rd world country with 1st world prices. If your backpacking & on a budget this is the place to stay. It has the original 'Pura Vida' vibe, unlike other areas where its all about the 'Pura Dinero'
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$28 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarindo Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarindo Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.3 miles), Papaya Con Leche (0.3 miles), and Beach & Pool Crawl (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarindo Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarindo Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarindo Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarindo Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, NOI Bistro, and La Bodega.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamarindo Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tamarindo Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tamarindo Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tamarindo Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.