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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of my friends and I stayed her for a weekend. We arrived much earlier than check in and the staff was kind enough to expedite getting the room ready for us. We also did the beer tour and sampled many great beers - all of the beers were fantastic. JT (the owner) was extremely friendly and actually gets to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

The hostel looks nice and is in a good location across from the beach and only 5 minute walk into town. However, it smelled terrible around our hostel and our room had a weird moldy smell. We also had cockroaches in our room and they suffer from frequent power outages which effect all the lights, water, and cooking in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I visited this hotel in full season and there was only one room empty with private bathroom. The room was nice in a beautiful garden, it was clean and quite. The location is good and staff kindly.. I ll visit again this hotel in the future.

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Thank Dimitra T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Bri Bri Springs Brewery after biking to and from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo. This brewery is such a treasure! The beer menu ranges from wheat beers to cocoa porters (with an amazing pale ale)! The brew master JT is so knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions! The food was also wonderful (chicken nachos) and prepared fresh.... More 

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Thank lexmarrob
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely location, found directly opposite the beautiful "Playa Negra" but rooms are rather basic with a mysterious musty smell and limited ventilation. Food was average, but much nicer food can be found at a similar price a short walk into town. Electricity cut out twice during my 3 day stay.

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Thank Emma L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we got seen straight away, the hostel has a very chill vibe overall and serve a wonderful selection of breakfast and dinner. They have the cutest kittens and dog and on our last night even threw a bonfire on the beach. Stunning. However our room was slightly damp and had no ventilation inside the rooms resulting in quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location right opposite Playa Negra. The rooms are clean and spacious. We stayed in the bungalow which had 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and a kitchen area with a terrace with hammocks. The breakfast is well priced at around 6USD and there is a really good choice. In the evening there is a good atmosphere... More 

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Thank Hannah S
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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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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 

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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 

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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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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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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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