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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When Belinda Carlisle sang about heaven being a place on earth, she must have been thinking about Bolita (even if the hostel itself didn't exist at the time...). The natural environment is a dream for backpackers on a budget who, like me, are reluctant to cough up 90 or more dollars for some time in the Corcovado park. At Bolita,...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We're a family of three and we just got back from 12 days in Costa Rica where we backpacked the whole time. We wanted to find some place where we could be immersed in the wild heart of the country away from the crowds of places further north. We were so lucky to stumble upon Bolita Hostel. To get there...

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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing time. If you'r into nature, this is your place. Be prepared to hike beautifull places and enjoy great kindness from the owner and volunteers. Book several nights, because you will extend your stay anyway.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I spent here 2 incredible weeks. Super relaxing stay, in the middle of the jungle, having dinner at candle light, waking up with the sun and the animals' sound, meeting wonderful people, hiking every day. You will enjoy river walks, waterfall swim and incredible viewpoints where sunrise or sunset are superbe. Very chill out place, a must go if you...

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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

If you want to be fully immersed in the rain forest & get to know other travelers beyond a hello in a motel hall way, this is your place! Every evening the hostel guest share their days experiences. You can hike into the forest to see the wild life or lay in a hammock and wait for it to come...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Amazing place and experience! Right at the border of corcovado park (animals don't know borders) after 30min hikes from the village dos brazos. Perfect alternative if you dont have the 150dollars corcovado park entrance. The monkey alarm wake you up for amazing sunrise, an breakfast time for the macaws in nearby trees. You can sit in a hammock for the...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed February 10, 2017

If you want to be in the nature, this is the right place! We had a great time with really nice volunteers and of course the owner! Everything was clean and the trails are beautiful. There is one clothing optional trail. We recommend to use this opportunity to get connected with the jungle :)

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Germany
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Wonderful stay in the middle of the jungle. Cabinas more comfortable than expected. Trails are fantastic. Surrounding nature and wild life is beautiful. Great atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Bolita is far away from the touristic places. It feels like a home away from home. Everyone is so laid back and friendly: Ron the owner, the staff, the guests. It is a very relaxing place where you can truly enjoy the nature. There are many hikes to do around the hostel that are on the hostel's property, but at...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed January 18, 2017

A beautiful property that borders the magnificent Corcovado National Park. Best sleep of my life, falling asleep to jungle noises. And it was pretty cool waking up to parrots and howler monkey noises. The trails are absolutely amazing and should all be hiked, including the river hike. There are multiple waterfalls on the (private) property and lots of wildlife to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE ONLY HOSTEL RIGHT BESIDE CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK:15 km of amazing trails, fascinating wildlife, and excellent bird watching. Bolita is a semi sustainable eco lodge on 61 hectares, 150 acres, in the forest reserve of the Osa Peninsula. Surrounded by rain forest, with spectacular views of the Golfo Dulce and Corcovado Park, with the ocean and beach in sight 14 km away. With special attention placed on reusing and reducing all waste products, no garbage has been taken off the land for the last seven years. We recycle and compost it all. Emersion in language and culture in the town of 191 people. Gold mining, horses, bird watching, and guided tours are available; all served by the local community at no profit to Bolita. Explore Rio Tigre and take a swim. There are many waterfalls including the well known Bonanza. Visit the neighboring village of Dos Brazos (Tigre) for gold mining, bird, and horse tours, or just relax in a hammock. Gas stoves, pots, pans and dishes provided with fresh spring fed drinking water. Bring food. No refrigeration or food on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bolita Hostel

Address: town of Dos Brazos (Tigre) | right beside Corcovado Park, Puerto Jimenez 8204, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Puerto Jimenez
Price Range: $16 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“great double room with open view to the valley”
tremendozapato, Jan 13, 2017 | Read review
“Bring you're own food. Expect to stay longer. Head torch is essential.”
Yin_11, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“Every room has great views, the newer double bed rooms provide a little more privacy.”
NadineStefan16, Apr 8, 2016 | Read review
“Bring enough food because the hostel is located on top of a mountain”
mattttheww, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“All room options are great, even the dorms are nice for a couple but you can also camp or stay at the brand new cabinas. I recommend bringing up some food with you from Puerto Jimenez to cook at the kitchen, for there is no restaurant up in the jungle...”
halelr, Jun 13, 2015 | Read review
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