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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of nights and had a great time. Good place to meet other people. My single room also had a kitchen, as well as a bunk bed - would be good for a family or a few people traveling together. Wifi was a bit dodgy, but other than that it was exactly what I had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I took a 5 night surf camp to learn to surf, and it was just amazing. We stayed in the dorm room, which was really roomy and comfortable as it came with warm shower and ac. We met really cool people in the hostel and it was so much fun hanging out together in the social area.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at a number of the hostels in Tamarindo and can honestly say that Blue Trailz is the best. The place is totally safe and spotless, NO BUGS which is a rarity for the area. You're right across from the beach and a little grocery store which makes getting snacks and refreshments convenient and easy. The staff are friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall my experience in this hostel was amazing for the following reasons: Location: Closest to the beach possible which allowed me to go check the wave condition before surfing and I could also go to the beach at night and do a bonfire or simply watch the stars. There are supermarkets conveniently in front of the hostel. The hostel doesn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Blue Trailz is a great hostel, next to all the action of Tamarindo and just a few steps from the gorgeous beach. The guys who run it are organised, hands-on and great with all the guests, and the staff they employ are super friendly and helpful. I had surf lessons whilst with them and my instructor (a 21-year-old kid named... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

It might have been just me, but I really didn't like this hostel and I only stayed there one night. The common area is just really poorly designed and almost acts like a greenhouse and makes it unbearably hot. Whoever was working there at the time was pretty rude. The one great thing though is that the rooms are really... More 

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TNO_KK, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

We always welcome reviews from guests who stayed at Blue Trailz to help us improve. However, we have no record of you staying with us, and since you have written your review for a stay you claimed was a year ago, I think you might have confused some things. Regardless, you must understand that hostels have no influence on which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite hostels. Best location in town, right across from the beach. Small and very laid back vibe with cheap board rentals and hot showers. Highlyyy recommend for anyone traveling to Tamarindo. The staff was very helpful as well

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was my first ever stay at a hostel, I was always kinda scared of the concept especially as a single female traveler, but this experience proved me wrong. It was clean and safe and I met some pretty awesome people there. The surf instructor was a cool dude, on the third day of our surf lessons he took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at blue trailz for over a week, best hostel in town and one of the best in central Americas. Clean, quiet, awesome location, a real home away from home. Gretel who is a surf instructor and also mans the front desk sometimes is super friendly and went out of her way to accommodate us on many occasions with her... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This hostel was the best hostel I stayed during my trip. Its very clean and the rooms are really good! The beds are very nice and you've got AC :-) The atmosphere in the hostel is great because its quite small so you get to know everybody very quick. Location and staff were also great, would really recommend staying here!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a vacation experience for budgets of every level. We offer; stays in our intimate hostel, surf lessons under the guise of our local bilingual instructors, board rental from our extensive range at our our surf shop, tours of the local area (if you stay with us) and package deals incorporating all this (and more!) with our value Beginner Surf Camp, Yoga Surf Camp or Luxury Surf Vacation. We’re located just steps away from the crystalline sea, on Tamarindo’s main street, near the buzz of all the best bars and restaurants. And both our private and dorm rooms offer unlimited air-con, hot showers, kitchen facilities and orthopedic mattresses. Making friends and chilling out comes easily too, thanks the hammocks and speakers we’ve kitted out our common area with. Book with Blue Trailz today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp

Address: Main street next to Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $26 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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