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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My girlfriend and I arrived here after a long travel day from San Jose. We where both expecting something rather decent after seeing the price of $25 per night per person. Unfortunately our private room was not up to scratch, the mattress was on the floor and the room itself was barley big enough to move around in, also beside... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is nicely located to Punta Uva beach. The service was nice and the common areas (kitchen, lounge) are very nice. BUT, the room was horrible for the price paid. Sinking beds, ceiling fan not moving any air, broken concrete floors, lack of interior lights, leaking roof (inside the bathroom), etc. The room was simply terrible for the price... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is a must in Costa Rica. If travelling around you must stop here. Awesome place, people and nature. The hostel is very nice and friendly, in the middle of nature where you can hear the sounds during the night.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice, cute place. Beach just 5 minutes, but if you to go for very nice beach, get the bike from hostel and ride 15 minutes. Alexanda and the crew are very nice. Friendly, good athmosphere! Shop is not so close, but this is not an end of the world...

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Thank Fi D
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stayed at Walaba Hostel a couple weeks ago. It was my first time there and I very much enjoyed my visit. Sarah (the woman in charge) was very accommodating and friendly. The room was nice, two twin beds and a full sized bed (complete with mosquito net). The bathrooms were not attached to the room but were located about... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had a great stay here! I was in one of the 6 person rooms and we had no problems with bugs or animals in the room. This room also had it's own spacious bathroom and shower. Great location (2 min walk to the beach, close to a great restaurant). There was also free wifi and water jugs! If you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent stay in gorgeous surrounds. The 3 staff I saw working there were all amazing and super friendly! I had a private cabin which came with a kitchen, fridge and nice bathroom. Punta uva is a little far out of town (7km I think) but lovely being a bit out of Puerto Viejo as it was quiet and directly opposite... More 

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Thank rassydoo
San Gerardo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a very nice place at a very nice location. Lots of birds and howlwers and whitw faced monkeys and slothes in the environs. But... I stayed there 2 weeks over christmas and wanted to extend over new year after 3 or 4 days. They kept me hanging hoping for as long as possible and I ended up with... More 

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Thank herberteng
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I chose Walaba Hostle because it was between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. I wanted a quiet place. One that was walking distance from the main tourist stops. Walaba was exactly what I was looking for! Quiet, clean, rustic, helpful staff. In either direction on the beach you can find spots were you are the only person in site. Go a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Walaba is a neat, tree-house hostel. There are plenty of places to sit and relax inside and out, plus it is only a 50m walk to one of the best beaches on the Caribbean coast. The place is huge, secure and a fun little layout but none of the experience made it worth $20 a night. You get so little... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

Address: Punta Uva | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1451-2050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $26 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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