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Martina's Place Hostel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Costa Rica
Reviewed April 22, 2015

I ve spend 3 nights in Martina's place. I think the first good point is that the staff is really nice and helpfull. They picked me up at the boat, they organise my excursions and the bus to go back to San Jose in a very cheap way (boat to Sierpe, taxi to Palma Norte and then public bus: 32...

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

Marie, thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! It was an absolut pleasure having you here! Martina

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 3, 2015

Martina's place offers a great location and atmosphere just on the edge of Drake's Bay town. Martina is very knowledgable of the area and tours on offer. We had a double room with a ceiling fan (the only thing I would like is if the ceiling fan were sightly more powerful, but we both slept well). Outside there is a...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! Our staff and my person really appreciate it! <3

Bad Schwalbach
Reviewed March 9, 2015

This beautiful backpacker hostel is a place to feel good. Only 150 meter from a fantastic beach, some supermarkets and restaurats just few meter to go. The place is clean,Martina and the staff are just great and helpful AND well informed about the area nand helpful.The room are ok and the price very good. Free WiFi works no problem!

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review
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Vielen Dank Michael, das du dir die Zeit genommen hast, diese Review zu schreiben. Ich freue mich, das es euch...

Paris, Canada
Reviewed March 8, 2015

Clean double room with fan and shared cold shower for $30. Nice kitchen and eating area. Friendly owner. No mosquito net (that would have been a definite asset). Can be noisy if you like to go to bed early (no curfew that I am aware of). They can organize tours for you.

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

Hi Sonia, thanks for taking the time to write this review! The shared shower should be hot, may be it was switched on cold...I am happy you liked it here! Martina

Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great value for the budget minded traveler,the rooms are comfortable and clean. The commons area is adjoining the nice community kitchen which makes for a smorgasbord of foods and great conversations while dinning. During my stay I had the pleasure of meeting people from all over the world which for me is a unique opportunity. Walk 5 minutes from the...

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We really appreciate it! Martina & staff.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am currently volunteering at Matina's place in Drake's Bay and I have to say I never want to leave. The hostel is so inviting, especially with the new kitchen and terrace area where everyone hangs out in the evening, chatting and sharing a few beers or watching a movie (using the speedy wifi....not always the case in Drake!).The garden...

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

Thank you so much Zoe for this review! you are the best and I hope you never leave :-)

washington, dc
Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at Martina's place in January 2015. Two nights were in a shared-bathroom room, one in a private-bath room. It was great to have a kitchen and the price of the shared-bathroom room can't be beat in Drake Bay. But the experiences of the two rooms were like night and day. The shared-bathroom rooms have walls that do not...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this long review, we really appreciate it! The room you were in the 1st night is not existing anymore, we made a big family room and have a new office outside. But nevertheless many people have been very content with that one, since it was only $12.50 per person! We are happy...

Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Charming staff, clean facilities, great atmosphere, and free coffee! Maritza was incredibly helpful with planning any additional activities and made sure everything was great. I would definitely stay here again! Beautiful spot.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review, I showed it to Maritza! Martina

Elewijt, Belgium
Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay at Martina and her staff her hostel. We had a nice large bedroom with shared bathroom wich we love. Martina and her staff are very helpfull and kind. We loved the towels and the fan. Everything we needed was there. The fridge is nice to have in that type of weather.

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

Thank you for this nice review! Martina & staff

Paris, France
Reviewed December 20, 2014

My private room with private bathroom was actually a little cabin, which was very cute and comfy, with a hammock as a bonus! Clean, spacious, fluffy towels, enough furniture and hooks to put your things (I've been to many places with bed only!). Didn't use the kichen but it seemed pretty completed too. What I appreciated the most is how...

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

Thank you so much for this great review, you flatter me ;-) I was happy to help you with your passport...what a nightmare.... Hope to see you again in Drake Bay! Martina

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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 | Contiguo la Iglesia Cristiana, Drake Bay 60506, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $46 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“A good room depends on your budget! There are dorms and privates.”
clairea38, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Honeymoon Cabin which was spacious with private bathroom and personal deck with hammock. It was very nice.”
EEBea, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
“Dorm room bunks are super-reasonable and great - know if you need more privacy than 7 others in the room.”
200carye, Apr 13, 2016 | Read review
“Try get a family room as it has a bathroom inside.”
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“You'll make a good decision, no matter the room!”
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