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Martina's Place Hostel

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Moehlin, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, three sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Martina's both before and after our trip into Corcovado National Park. We enjoyed a spacious family room with clean, simple furnishings, comfortable beds and a private toilet/shower. The room opened out into a beautiful garden courtyard and was only a few steps away from the lovely open commons area... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Great, comfortable place to stay. Great facilities, showers, kitchen and lovely central garden area. A tree that attracts hummingbirds too! <3 Hammocks in abundance too! The team were helpful with travel advice.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for this nice review! More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Hostel was great! Had its own little restaurant and staff were super helpful. Clean and well laid out. The beds were comfortable and you could get between the buildings without getting rained it (it rains quite a lot in May). The only weird thing was that you had to return your key every time you went out, even if you... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Kayla, thanks for this review! You won't believe how many keys got lost already... I did not know that clothes got stolen, that is weird and never happened before. What was it, may be we found it and have it in our lost & found box. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We spent two nights at Martina's Place. We arrived in a downpour but Martina kindly had a taxi at the beach waiting to bring us up to the hostel. She greeted us as we walked into the place and walked us through the property. We had a lovely room, very well laid out, bright and clean. We enjoyed time in... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We really appreciate it! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We had a fantastic time here and in Drake. We met many fun and like-minded travelers. It was not easy getting to Drake Bay and getting information to plan for activities such as entering Corcovado park, was even harder. Martina and her staff made planning activities easy to navigate when we arrived in Drake from recommending things to do, to... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review and see you in Alaska one day!!! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We really liked this hostel. It was well thought through with all the little extras that I like to see is hostels (comfortable common spaces, kitchen, hooks and shelves in the bedrooms, and free coffee). Martina and staff were more than organised. They responded quickly to all of our emails pre-departure and organised tours for us before our arrival. Once... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Stayed there and went back a second time. Delightful peaceful surroundings - a little oasis from the dust of town, yet just a 5 minute walk to the grocery store, restaurants and waterfront. Was a pretty international European crowd when I was there, as the current owner is German. Well kept, clean, neat, great roomy kitchen with personalized containers for... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review! Iam the past, current and hopefully future owner :-) and I love the international guest mix! Martina More 

Mechelen, Belgium
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The hostel is located on a hill real close to the supermarkets and beach, though it's not the best beach near drake. There are also many options for dinner nearby. The hostel itself was not much special we were very happy about the mosquito net and extra fan provided in the room as it tends to get real hot in... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Yes, some travellers leave a mess sometimes! Yes, we now finished more toilets and showers! Thanks for the feedback Jela. We really appreciate it! Martina More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Stayed there for 4 nights. the place was very clean and orginized. loved the meals in the small Soda Martina is running there (~$5 breakfast,~ $8 dinner). nice communal area with hammocks for relaxing after activities, quiet in the evening which is very important because daytrips to Corcovado leaves very early. The highlight is Martina herself and her staff which... More 

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Toda raba Daniel for this nice review! Martina More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the best spot in Drake Bay!!! - central location! Many other places take a long walk to eg a little supermarket or a bar or restaurant other than your hotel's - great value for money! Other places are much more costly - great vibe!! The communal kitchen and the type of travellers that come here (independent, 25+, notjust... More 

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Thank you so much for this great review! More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Martina's Place Hostel in Drake Bay -Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere -2 min. to beach and supermarkets -All Tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay -Big fully equipped kitchen for self cooking -Free coffee & tea, oil, salt and sugar. -Small restaurant for breakfast and dinner. -Hot water showers -WiFi -Hammocks -Free parking -Free luggage store Martina's Place is located in the center of Agujitas, which is usually called Drake Bay. It is 2 minutes to the beach and around the corner are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and an ice-cream place. You can cook in our big kitchen and sit, chat and eat in our roofed patio. There is also a small restaurant on the properties. A guitar is waiting to be played. We can organize all tours to Corcovado Nationalpark for you, including the overnight tours, as well as tours to Cano Island for snorkeling, diving or whale & dolphin watch. You should not plan your stay too short, since there is a lot to do around Drake Bay, for example the hike to Rio Claro (with swimming at the waterfall) which you can do by yourself! We have good WiFi connection.Drake Bay is located on the borders of Corcovado Nationalpark on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The village is small, unspoilt and authentic, surrounded by abundant nature. All throughout Drake Bay you can hear the howler monkeys or the croaking of the scarlett macaws... Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martina's Place Hostel

Address: Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $12 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Martina's Place Hostel Costa Rica/Drake Bay
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