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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had found this place online and as we were arriving late we just needed a place to stay and thought this place will do. We stayed in a private room, baring in mind costa rica is pretty pricey anyway, there is not a chance they could charge $40 a night for there room i dont think it had even...

Thank cHlOe111111
Moncton, Canada
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Stayed at Tranquilo Jan 2017 and really enjoyed it. The layout of the hostel is pretty neat, 2 floors open to the outside, and all rooms have a hammock on their deck along with table. There are 2 bathrooms for the hostel to share, one for men and one for women. Beach is very close, waves are big however it...

Thank Jordash99
San Francisco, California
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I stay here every year since David and his former partner first opened it.I love the fact that they have real hot water and there is no micro wave, so you have to cook your food-Old School style.There is free breakfast which consist of pancakes with fruit,,but I preferred, to cook my own breakfast.I also like the fact that sometimes...

Thank tubdo55
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night, friendly staff and nice kitchen. Could do with a microwave however. Breakfast you have to cook yourself however it is supplied. The showers need sorting and fixing and I think it is in the process of doing so. Also I think we were the only guests staying so very quiet. This place has lots of potential...

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

There are many better places near by to stay. At first glance the place looks decent and they supposedly have free breakfast. However after spending a few days here, I realized you can't judge this book by it's cover. Pros: +good location +cheap Cons: -dirty (dirt, dead bugs, dust, etc) -shared bathroom is horrible (1 shower broken, shower door rotted...

Thank MKubes
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed May 4, 2016

The hostel is hidden behind the main road but still is in a great location. It is about 100m from the beach and has all sorts of shops right next to it. They offer parking space, big kitchen and a lot of space with chairs, hammoks and benches. You can choose between shared room with bathroom or shared without. So...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Tranquilo Backpackers is easily one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Two levels of accommodation set out in a spacious airy building overlooking a huge old mango tree. Each room has a hammock and outdoor table, the beds are comfy and the fans work well. The hostel has a central open-air kitchen which is well equipped and has free...

Thank SpokeyDokeys
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 10, 2016

Cleanliness = 4/5 - Really nice and Clean environment. The shared bathrooms/showers were not very clean. The private bathrooms were much nicer. Hospitality = 5/5 - Staff were friendly and very accommodating. Free delicious breakfast every morning consisted of a pancake with fruit and coffee LOCATION = 5/5 - 2 minute walk to the beach, right next to a convenience...

Thank MadeByVR
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

+Close to the Beach +Free breakfast +Price -Bedbugs -Unhelpful receptionist (Most of the straff were nice) -Loud -Dirty -Worst showers ever (no hot water and dirty) Alot of people had diarrhea and it felt more like a hospital than a hostel. Think they atleast should have soap in the toilets because such diseases spread by bad hygiene.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Cool place. Lovely friendly staff. Pancakes are a great idea. The hostel just had a great feel and attracted really nice people. The only thing we didn't like was being moved, I went with a girlfriend and they had to split us up after 2 days because someone else had booked our double room. However.. I do want to go...

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Address: 400 meters north of Franks Place | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $16 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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Tranquilo Backpackers Hotel Santa Teresa
Tranquilo Backpackers Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“Private rooms with a bath and 2 beds,at $30 are worth the price since a bed in a dorm room is $15.00.”
 of 5 bubbles tubdo55, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“upper level is more confortable and calmer”
 of 5 bubbles DaBiedi, May 4, 2016 | Read review
“private washrooms for $44 for 2 people is best option. clean washrooms”
 of 5 bubbles MadeByVR, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
“buy some fruit to have with your pancakes in the morning. If your a coffee person walk to the bakery for some real coffee. The have free "coffee" but it was pretty bad.”
 of 5 bubbles jillkq, Jun 19, 2013 | Read review
“Choose upstairs so you (hopefully) won't have to worry about "fishing" through the windows”
 of 5 bubbles philv419, Jun 12, 2012 | Read review
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