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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for 3 days. It's located 5min from the center and 10 seconds to the black beach. The hostel was really clean - they cleaned basically everyday. The staff was amazing. Everyone was adorable, they helped us whenever we needed something and they let us feel at home. Thank you so much for that, we would... More 

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Kayasplace, Gerente at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much!!! It was a really pleasure to have you guys staying here!!! We're glad you had a good time in our hotel. And we are all very thankful for your words!! You will be always very welcome! Take care and hope to see you again!!! Pura Vida, Kaya's Place! More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I've just spent six nights at Kaya's and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. My room was very comfortable with an ensuite shower, sometimes with warmish water! The room was cleaned daily, which was great. The accommodation was very good value for money. The staff are great: really helpful and friendly. The whole place has a great atmosphere, and the setting is... More 

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Kayasplace, Gerente at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your words! We're very happy you had a good time with us! You're always welcome to Kaya's Place!! Best regards! Pura vida, Kaya's place! More 

Chicago
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Flew into San Jose, CR expecting to spend most of my time at the beach, however, I didn't know that all beaches were at least 4 hours outside of the city. I immediately began to look for a way out of town. On the advice of fellow travelers I took a bus ($5 US dollars - 4 1/2 bus ride)... More 

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Kayasplace, Gerente at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Is a very nice explanation of our hotel!! We appreciate it!! We apologize for the noise. That's something very bad that we have already solved. If you decide to come back to Puerto Viejo, you'll always be welcome to Kaya's Place! Gracias!!! Pura Vida, Kaya's Place! More 

Colorado
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We sat down to have a "craft beer" and maybe some food. We were the only two in the restaurant area. After about 15 minutes we were about to leave until someone decided to walk over and ask for our order. We didn't even receive menus at this time. We paid $6 for flat, room temperature beer that was mostly... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Pros: Really friendly staff, great location directly opposite playa negra, good breakfast selection, nice chilled area upstairs, clean, comfortable beds Cons: Limited number of showers if room not en-suite, no air-con and rooms poorly ventilated, loads of crabs wander over from the beach, toilets not the cleanest

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I stayed here as part of a G Adventures group, and loved the location of this place. The bar is really chilled - just watch out for the crabs wandering in to bury their eggs over night! The rooms here are basic, but overall, I really enjoyed my stay here. It was safe and friendly and would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

After a month of staying in shared dorms, I was ready for a bit of solo time and to have my own space. Staying at kayas place has been just what I was looking for-- my own room on a good budget. I paid 21$ to have all amenities of a hotel with the beautiful, colorful hostel feel. Saturday live... More 

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Thank Renny R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We stayed at Kaya's Place with a rather big group which was no problem at all due to the arrangement of the rooms. There was even a little house for a few more people, a few facilities even had a kitchen and you could play Pool as well if you got bored. Very clean, colourful painted, very friendly staff, excellent... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We did not have an opportunity to stay at Kaya's Place when were were in Puerto Viejo, but we did enjoy the brewery on several occasions. According to my husband, JT's craft beer is THE ABSOLUTE BEST in Costa Rica. The owner, JT, was gracious and accommodating, even giving my husband a tour of his brewery. I am not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, bar and food, covered deck across from beach, hammocks, nice rooms, great people working and running the place. Highly recommend. Just a short walk or bike ride to town. Black sand beaches, fresh fruits, simply the best! Brewery too for beer lovers 💚

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place... Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean "Rustico" style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you encounter will be a pleasurable experience. The sound of the waves is always in the background, soothing and tranquil, guaranteed to take you away from the stress of everyday life. Inside the hotel, you will find many places to relax. The reception area is more like a living room, with a gigantic sofa, television, people to chat with and view of the ocean. The large deck upstairs has a wonderful ocean view with hammocks and sofas - perfect for reading or taking a siesta. In the back, gardens line the walkway, filled with local plants and flowers. A covered sitting area in the garden offers another opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of others while you stay with us. Our restaurant is spacious and open with view of the ocean and a small creek with fish, water lilies, crab and other water life. Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, the area is blessed with natural beauty in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with all the people that come to know this amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica. Our recent renovation of Kaya's Place was completed with the same philosophy. No lumber or materials were taken from the primary rainforest. Much was recycled wood or dead fall from local farms and lumber that had washed up from the ocean and rivers. With these natural and renewable materials, we achieved a unique character with rustic and artistic designs. Also all the walls are painted by hand, with many details and awesome drawings. BE OUR ECO-GUEST Our Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place - We Hope to See You Soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaya's Place

Address: In Front of Playa Negra | Before Last Bridge Into Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $28 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kaya's Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Kaya`s Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kaya's Place Costa Rica/Limon
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