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    Hostel Hakuna Matata

    Main Street | Vicino Alla Fermata Del Bus, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good16%
    • Average14%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Laundry Service
    Air Conditioning
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    Cabinas Caribe Luna
    92 reviews
    #14 of 43 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
     
    Centro Turistico Brigitte
    105 reviews
    #6 of 43 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
     
    Passion Fruit Lodge
    164 reviews
    #1 of 12 hotels in Cahuita
     
    Le Colibri Rouge - El Colibri Rojo
    169 reviews
    #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
     
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    1 - 5 of 43 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Positives: great location right beside the bus station and close to beautiful national park. Good price. Free coffee. Nice pool Negatives: We found the main staff member to be openly extremely rude towards us and unhelpful.More

    Thank Pippa T
    Response from luciano_barrios, Propietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your opinion ... We continue working to give the best service. About the pool if the staff of the Hostel told you something will be because they were breaking some basic rules that the pool has. Remember that there are...More

    Reviewed March 24, 2017

    The place overall was great. The first thing that caught my eye was the "Pace" (Peace in Italian) banner hanging from the second floor, it was just awesome to see that there keeping an eye on the court. The rooms were well priced in my...More

    Thank Jairo H
    Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded March 26, 2017

    Hello Jairo Thanks for your beatifull review. We are happy that you have found it here with us! Cinzia

    Reviewed March 2, 2017

    I ve been there once; suppose to stay for a day, ended up staying 3 . Well located, beside the terminal, beside the national park entrance and beside the only litte mall in town. Little pool where you can chill, kitchen with chill area. If...More

    Thank stevaebasta
    Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded March 4, 2017

    Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you had a good time in our facilities. We are a small family hostel and we try to do our best to ensure visitors a great experience. You are welcome back anytime. See you in...More

    Reviewed February 9, 2017

    The very best thing about this hostel is its location, right beside the bus station, convenient for bank, shops, post office, restaurants & the National Park. Also the outdoor space at the front, which is nicely laid out and has a small swimming pool. The...More

    Thank David G
    Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded February 11, 2017

    Hi David, firstly thanks for your review, but I wish with this answer to clarify a couple of things. Sorry we seemed charmless and helpless, but with during high season when we are full we are not always able to take care of our clients...More

    Reviewed January 21, 2017

    I've traveled my share. I've stayed in 100s of hostels and Hakuna Matata is easily among my favorites. First of all it looks exactly the way you would hope a hostel might look if it bordered on a beautiful national park in the Costa Rican...More

    Thank James D
    Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded January 28, 2017

    Hello James Thanks for the wonderful review. We are happy that you had enjoyed it here with us. Thanks for the advice, we are already solving the problems that we've reported! Cinzia

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    105 reviews
    #6 of 43 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
     
    Passion Fruit Lodge
    164 reviews
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    Le Colibri Rouge - El Colibri Rojo
    169 reviews
    #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
     
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    • $19 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Limon >
    • Cahuita
    • Also Known As
    • Hostel Hakuna Matata Costa Rica/Cahuita
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    Room Tips
    "Great access to beautiful national park and idyllic beaches."
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    "Choose other accommodations."
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    "AC if available, it was hot in July."
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    "The first or second room of the dorms or the number 4 or 5 for a private"
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