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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 109 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Spanish


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Grade: 88 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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
Nori V wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
My first time in a hostel & it was really good! The whole staff was great. They create an environment where you feel comfortable and relaxed. They also provide great info on anything you are looking for since most of them have traveled around Tamarindo & Costa Rica. Their staff member, Marco was a great surfing instructor. Very patient and doesn't just throw you into the water. Teaches you everything step by step! I would go back anytime of the year. SHOUTOUT TO "D", thanks for everything!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Claudio S wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
D!!!!! You are the bomb! Thank you for the quick and lovely accommodation on a "chaotic " weekend ;) That BPM festival had all hostels fully booked. We turned to this Hostel, to be received with smiles all around. Quiet, clean and close proximity to everything. Very helpful! Cheers dudes!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Dersim K wrote a review Jan 2020
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions
Tamarindo is a relatively small town and very walkable so it's a close walk to the beach and restaurants from the hostel. Staff for the most part were pleasant and friendly... Carlos and Julio were super chill and down to earth. Pura Vida, boys. Dee was also chill and friendly. If you're on a budget or in your 20s this a perfect hostel for you. It's definitely pretty easy to socialize here, it's an international crowd so some english and some Spanish go a long way. It's social, but not too noisy at night. 4 stars not 5 stars because in the end, it's just a hostel and not like a 4-5 star beach resort where you're being handed drinks poolside, but overall would recommend
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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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 Italian 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.