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La Botella de Leche

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Tamarindo Beach | 50 mts from Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We stayed here for 8 days while in Tamarindo. The staff was friendly, the place was clean and the price was good. We opted for a solo room. It had a bathroom and we could use the public kitchen. Quiet hour usually was enforced at 10pm....sometimes a bit later. There were lots of young travelers staying here. All respectful and... More 

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Thank wikispeedia
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thank you wikispeedia, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. A little note for those who are reading, our curfew is 11pm for the noice and 12 midnight for the lights. Hope to see you again some time soon! Manu More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a amazing stay here at the La Botella de Leche! The staff is extremely nice and helpfull! We've been travelling for a month in costa rica and ot has been the best stay until now :) The rooms are beautiful and everything is perfectly clean! Thank you very much!

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Thank Larina L
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Larina, Thank you for the review, we aim to improve everyday. It was a pleasure to have you two here with us. Feel free to come back whenever you need. Regards from the whole staff (and family) Manu More 

Costa Rica
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

La Botella de Leche is a fantastic, clean, extremely when run high end hostel. Its a 5 star hostel. Manuel the manager/owner is extremely knowledgable and helpful for all your needs. He speaks 4 languages and helps with the tour packages, taxis, best places to eat etc. The pool is very relaxing and the rooms are spotless. On Thursdays, warm... More 

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Thank shelmar888
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thank you Shelmar888. Is really a team effort, even though I might be the most visible face around sometimes, I´m very proud of the whole staff (Socorro, Piedad, Carmela, Manuel, Santiago, Leo and my wife Stephanie). I couldn´t do it without the help and professionalism of these people. We want everything to run smoothly but at the same time we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with friendly staffs. We stayed 2 nights and wanted to stay longer but hostel was fully booked. Nice pool and the rooms was also oke. Not incl breakfast but there a nice restaurants nearby so that is not a problem. The hostel is also not far from the beach. Like 5 to 7min work. I truly recommend this... More 

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Thank Jane E
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

We are sorry you had to leave, we are working no having more space for all those guests that decide to stay longer, fortunately lots of people want to stay longer, and very soon we´ll have news about it. Thank you for the kind words and the review, of course you are welcome anytime you want. Huggs Manu More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Hands down, one of the top hostels in the world. I've spent 2.5yrs backpacking across 5 continents and stayed in more backpackers then I can count, and have stayed in 5* resorts and plenty of hotels on business and I would choose this place over most. The Argentinian owner is kind, considerate and accommodating. He bought the place in early... More 

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Thank LiveFromCanadia
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the comments! do not know what to say but thank you...out of words. Both my wife and me have worked in 5star and 6 star cruiseships, we try to pass that service to hostel level...it is nice to see that you appreciate it. We at La Botella want to send all our regards and best wishes to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

This a is a great place to stay. I know the owner from the hospitality industry, and when I heard that he'd purchased this hostel last year, I knew it would be good. The pool and guest areas are clean and lovely, and all units have working air conditioning. This is a life saver. We stayed in a private room... More 

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Thank Sean B
OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thanks Sean, it was a pleasure to have you two here, as I already told you, you will be always welcome, you know you have family now in Tamarindo. You gave great detailed tips to other guests and I´m sure they are thankfull for it. We try our best everyday to make everyone feel at home and we depend on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I've owed this review for quite a while. I stayed here towards the end of June 2015, and Manuel (the owner) just bought the place and his family was there. They are amazing people. The hostel was clean, there's wi-fi, water, a kitchen, fridge, and it has a pool (Manuel's wife hosted an aquatic Zumba class). It's a little off... More 

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Thank gyaoza
OlivierFontana, Propietario at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hey Gerald! Hahahah, you made me laugh with the Aqua Zumba class, we have done it a few more times hihi. Thank you for the good comments and words of encouragement. It was a pleasure to have you here and you will always be welcome. Best Regards Manu More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Location is great, walking distance to downtown. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice clean rooms, great pool, very fairly priced. Good coffee in the morning and clean kitchen to prepare meals. Pura Vida

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Thank Jorge E
OlivierFontana, Propietario at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thanks Jorge, We are glad you like it, we work hard everyday to give you the best service and keep our property clean for our guests. Pura Vida More 

Houston, TX. USA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This was my first experience staying in a hostel... Holy cow, I'm sold! So much more fun then staying in a resort/hotel. I rented out an entire room and therefore had my own shower and toilet (a must...sorry). The bed was comfy and the room was cleaned everyday unless I asked them not to bother. The place is clean and... More 

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Thank legroscomfort
OlivierFontana, Propietario at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hehe, you made me laugh. Thank you, yes, it might be true, we spoil a little bit our guests....Thank you for the comments. And I think it too, we do have a great team that supports me on my endeavor. Best Regards Manu (owner) More 

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

The owner of the hostel is an argentinean guy how is very nice and help full, as well as the other members of the stuff. Great location. Very clean. Lovely experience. I truly recommend it for families as much as for friend trips. Price is very fair.

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OlivierFontana, Propietario at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Agustin, Thank you for the kind words. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay here with us. We all work hard to make sure you have everything you need to make a holiday unforgetable. You are always welcome. Best Regards Manuel (owner) More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the first hostel in Tamarindo. In business for more than 15 years, we know what we are doing. Our objective is to help you have a problem and stress free holidays here with us. Family owned, comfortable and quiet. We are always improving to satisfy our clients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Botella de Leche

Address: Tamarindo Beach | 50 mts from Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $28 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Botella de Leche 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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