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Avenida Central 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 32545 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was my first time traveling solo and I am so glad I stayed at Pura Vida Hostel. It is clean, artistic and the staff is super friendly and helpful. It is 5 min walk from the beach and close by a lot of supermarket,...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank FannyLelorrain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t normally stay in hostels when I travel. But prices are high in tamarindo and by chance I chose to stay at the pura vida hostel. that choice by far made the outcome of my experience beyond my expectations. You can travel to a...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Ben N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is very cool, nice and chilled but also a great party vibe in the evenings. The rooms are spacious and the staff are very friendly and great for giving you information about copacabana and Rio in general.

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Emicow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean double room with private bathroom and air con. Bed was comfortable and large. Iron maiden decor was esoteric and the room was slightly dark. Communal area with hammocks and rocking chairs, perfect for chilling out in the hot weather - music did stop for...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sicipi
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Pura vida hostel, everything is in the name. The personnel is great, they’re here to help if you need to for example i needed to learn surfing and we got the lesson like for the next day with a teacher. Even the teacher was so...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Dorian S
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Description
Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the More world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world. We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
$22 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
,
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
$22 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
,
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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Amenities (47)
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Theodore W
January 3, 2019|
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Response from Sicipi | Reviewed this property |
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Luke D
December 17, 2018|
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Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
Hi Yes we do have lockers in the dorm rooms
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bksweets
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
Hi we re 1 hour drive from liberia airport and yes we can arrange shuutles for $20 per person
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Room Tips
"Private rooms w/ A/C are worth especially when trying to beat the heat!"
84janiner
Jun 14, 2018
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"Private rooms are affordable and clean, if you don't want to be in a crowded dorm"
kedwards1155
Mar 8, 2018
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"Both dorm and separate rooms available. If you want privacy, obviously get your own room. If you want..."
kfgordon3
Feb 12, 2018
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"Had a blast in the dorm room."
239trevorf
Oct 3, 2017
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