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Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent a week with Jonathan working on my surfing. He is an amazing instructor. Planned out the lessons, helped me work on technique and get rid of some "bad habits" I had developed on my own surfing summers only on the great lakes. He knew just how much information to give me so I wouldn't be overwhelmed but still...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We love a party, love a beer and love hanging out. However this place need to decide whether it's a nightclub or a hostel / 'surf camp'. If you're room is on the left hand side of the building you're in serious trouble for any sleep whatsoever, you your bed is right in the bar with the music blaring (I...

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2Thank Alexander G
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Really welcoming and friendly employees. The rooms are super clean and taken care of. Good vibes all around, the bartenders keep the party alive. The breakfast is amazing, I recommend getting the private cabin, it's five dollars extra, breakfast included. If you are looking for surfing lessons, Jonathan is the man!! Very experienced, good teacher, even better person. A fun,...

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SeaTac, Washington
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We arrived at 3pm on Saturday, went to the Airbnb, cleaned up, grabbed dinner, and then set out for some late night fun. We found this place, the fun music, ping pong table, pool table, and crowd drew us in. We spent the next 3 hours drinking, dancing, signing at the top of our lungs, and laughing. This place was...

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Staff are great -very helpful, food is good, kitchen is clean, rooms are comfortable and clean, bathroom is ok if you don't mind a few roaches. My biggest qualm is the noise- the adjoining bar blared music till 3 in the morning. If it's a bar, then that's fine, but when you're trying to get sleep it's a joke. We...

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1Thank Stuart L
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Came to la oveja negra because it was one of the cheaper hostels in town that also included a surf camp, and could not have been happier with my stay. Comfy dorm room with air conditioning, fast wifi, great hangout area, and an awesome bar/restaurant with very reasonable prices. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. They set me up...

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3Thank Jamie L
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat and drink, the food was amazing, the people working there were really kind , good vibes , nice people, nice music i really enjoy the place , its highly recommend, i love la oveja negra !! Its a must in tamarindo , costa rica !!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I hung out here one night with some of the locals I met and it had a great vibe. Here were pool tables and ping pong tables and great food and drinks. I met some awesome people here on a Wednesday night. I will absolutely be back during my next trip to Tamarindo.

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Irvine, California
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My son wanted to go there because they had a poster outside that said "Even Donald Trump likes our Mexican", and that made him laugh. We didn't expect much, but indulged him. Best decision ever! The food was delicious - simple, but very fresh and flavorful -, they had an awesome drinks menu, and the place had a pool table,...

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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I made a quick stop to La Oveja Negra to grab a drink on my way back to my hostel, but I never actually got it. I went to the bar - which was not very busy at all - and was not greeted by any of the three bartenders. I continued to wait. A group of three men came...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Address: Playa Tamarindo, a dos cuadras de la Avenida Central | Frente al Hotel Portofino., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $15 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Go with a cabina if you have 2 or more people. Not that expensive and it's always nicer to have your own room and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 296tricias, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteMcCracken, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the private rooms in the back, share with a friend - like a private retreat back there.”
 of 5 bubbles G9142HYmariat, Dec 22, 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room opposite the wall that borders the bar... you're more likely to get sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles Caityregs, Apr 29, 2013 | Read review
“Try for an exterior room that will have a window as well as a fan and a/c.”
  • Living room common area
  • One of the rooms - double bed + bunk bed
 of 5 bubbles kdubber10, Sep 1, 2011 | Read review
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