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Pura Vida MiniHostel - Santa Teresa

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

My girlfriend and I spent over two weeks in the bungalows. It is such a great special place. Super mellow. The staff is amazing and super friendly. We loved the location. It is super close to Playa Carmen and the grocery story. There is a nice little pool to chill in with a mellow little courtyard area with hammocks. There...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Cool surfist ambiance, hammocks, a pool, 2 kitchens wich are a bit spartan but really OK. We saw a lot of animals near our bungalow(humid, we were there in the rainy season and the bungalow was not good isolated)and we had very good prices for surf lessons on the beach wich is very near to the hostel. Near to the...

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Caracas, Venezuela
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Positive: Atmosphere, Super nice staff and owners, two well equipped open kitchens, wild animal life, nice pool, very chill hammocks place and perfect located. Negative: I just could stay for only 5 nights. I wanted to live like that forever!!!

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed May 4, 2016

All was good, location is perfect, staff is really nice, fun people, clean rooms! The pool is a great addition. There are a grocery right beside and a great local restaurant. The private cabins are the better room and are really worth it. Would go back there anytime! Enjoy Santa Teresa, one of the best beach place in the world...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed March 18, 2016

stayed here for one week, short surf vacation.. staff and owners - kind and helpful. other guests and travellers - great people, really good vibe in the place. good facilities and hang out areas. highly recommended..

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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there two nights in a double room which was too expensive for that kind of rooms. Very thin walls, for 20 dollars you usually have more than thus what this hostel offers. The toilets didn't work most of the time and the kitchen was dirty. The sheets were dirty as well. I would not recommend it only if...

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Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Stayed here as a backpacker! It was cheap, just 2 mins walk from the main street and maybe 5 mins from the beach, relaxing atmosphere, had a nice little pool and hammocks around. They had wifi and breakfast. The staff was ok. The lady who did the breakfast was very nice and gave us traveling tips. My friend and I...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Hotels in Costa Rica are quite expensive. This one is a bit cheaper and therefore a bit more basic, for example there is no AC. The stuff and the outside area were really nice though. The surf lessons we signed up to where great! 2 teachers for 3 students.

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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Dont know where to start. Rude and unhelpful straff. Bad matrasses, should been changed long time ago. Fan worked poorly in our room. Nasty kitchen. The best thing with our stay was that we found another place pretty fast. Dont stay here is my advice!

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

In other place in Costa Rica you would get a lot more for 20 dollars a night. I didn't have a lot of options, and you got used to the standard after a night there, but wouldn't recommend it. The rooms were dirty, the walls, sheets, floors. The toilets weren't working like 2 times a day. The showers were really...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Pura Vida MINI Hostel Santa Teresa" is a super chill hostel close to the best surf beaches and commercial center, with swimming pool, lot of nature, wildlife and good vibes. We have 2 communal kitchens very equipped, 3 large fridges and a beautiful chill out area with a fantastic swimming pool, pool table and hammocks, all you need to have a great time after a good surfing day. We have different types of rooms, with private or shared bathroom, rustic bungalows and dorms. Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness of our hostel and the common areas. We have excellent location in the heart of Santa Teresa, only 150 meters from the surf break and the beautiful beach. 30 seconds walking distance to the nearest super market, shops, bars and restaurants, and 300 meters from the only pharmacy and 2 banks in town. But away from all the dust, hassle and bustle of this little town in our own private sanctuary with a lot of trees and nature. If you don't want to go out of the hostel, you can spend good times on our very cool bar, drinking excellent shakes, cocktails and beers. We also rent surf boards for all levels and ages, advising you what board to choose in case you are starting to surf. We have happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has a good knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, better tours and secret places of Costa Rica. Come to MINI Hostel to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, relax and experience the real Pura Vida atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida MiniHostel - Santa Teresa

Address: 500 Mts North, And After the First Bridge 100 m | 200 m N from Playa Carmen, after restaurant Soda la Amistad, 50m E, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $26 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Several different options. If you're looking for more private get a bungalow or private with bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 887johnnyr, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“Cheap, close to Beach and main street”
 of 5 bubbles he1ene2016, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“Cabinas are the best, nicest!”
 of 5 bubbles ElisabethM28, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
“really good music and a pool table”
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