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Cheap Hotels in Playa Samara

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#15 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "right between at least 2 bars, but had no problem sleeping. Overall, for the cheap price, I would stay here again (for a short stay)...."
  • "I have been to playa Samara three times in the past four years and all at the same time of the year ,I stayed at Locanda two out of those three times and enjoyed myself tremendously,I always knew what..."
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5 of 5
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice® 2017 Winner Best Service | Small Hotels | Romance
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#1 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "boutique hotel that comes with a high level of attention to detail, and at discount chain hotel prices! You are cheating yourself if you don’t stay there. It starts with..."
  • "This hotel is very well up kept. Ultra clean rooms and grounds and a welcoming friendly staff round out this property. It is a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Playa Samara and a min..."
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#6 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
3 travelers mentioned "budget room" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed in the 'budget' room which was basic but very satisfactory. The breakfast was wonderful, and the cook was very helpful with smoothies and omletes. Lunch and dinner was..."
  • "So, we decided to stay at flying croc. and the only room available was the budget room as they called it. Not the best choice. The dinner was pathetic, but as we were starving, we..."
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#3 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "My family got two rooms at this hotel since it was so cheap. The WiFi was stronger than we had in most hotels in Costa Rica. It was nice to relax by the pool. Our rooms were clean..."
  • "My husband and I stayed here in August. The lodge was beautiful and comfortable and staff were very accommodating. It is situated in an ideal location in Samara - a 5 min walk to the beach, and a 5 mi..."
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#8 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
One traveler mentioned "budgets" when describing this hotel.
  • "Friendly and efficient staff who showed me a number of rooms with/without aircon, private/dormitory to fit most budgets. The food was great, the pool was excellent and the live..."
  • "This was an awesome place to stay at. It was clean, had ac, and the pool was very refreshing. The rooms were spacious and clean. The owner was very nice and always asked if we needed help or was there..."
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#4 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel was totally affordable and since we went during the off-season, they offered to even move a little on the price. Such a great experience! The hotel is beachfront with..."
  • "But it is very clean, the staff is fantastic, and the rooms are comfortable and affordable. We will definitely go back next time we are in Samara!..."
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#9 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "Definitely worth it to rent a vehicle! Really easy to ask the locals to take you out fishing, it was amazing, and cheap… There is an awesome zip line company close by… Just a..."
  • "Wanted to ensure I gave this hotel the review it deserved. Please note we spent the day at the hotel, did not stay overnight. After a fun kayak trip right off the beach to a private island via Monkey ..."
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Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara 2.5 of 5
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice® 2017 Winner Bargain
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#2 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
One traveler mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is a good budget hotel with a lot of facilities and very solid round experience. The rooms were clean and airy enough with a well functioning air conditioning (rare place where..."
  • "We loved this place: helpful owner (our aircon wasn't working, he fixed it immediately), a refreshing pool in great condition with sun loungers, rooms neat and tidy, and they have every basic amenity ..."
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#13 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
3 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "My first night was assigned in this hotel and I was pleasantly surprised! It is clearly not an upscale hotel, but perfect for budget travelers. It has everything you need: clean..."
  • "If you are on budget and are more intersested in seeing the sights of Samara beach and not the insides of a hotel this is a great place to stay. Hospitality is a priority of..."
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#7 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" and "affordable hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Yes, the hotel is somewhere in the middle of the ranks for Samara but it is nice and affordable. I only pair $127US for two nights. Fully recommended!..."
  • "If you have such an affordable hotel, you'll probably also attract the type of client that just doesn't care. However, to us it felt like "if you do this, you pay that" and it was..."
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#7 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • "The room was amazing and always very clean. The grounds and pool were beautiful. Very nice and welcoming staff. The only problem are the mosquitoes, but I believe they are everywhere. There weren't an..."
  • "Excellent service, great friendly staff, beautiful location nice and safe. Nice and clean, comfortable and convenient location close to town. Good restaurant service delicious food. Nice clean towe..."
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#11 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • "I gave a "very good" rating, but there are some aspects of this place which are not for the faint-hearted. if you don´t mind the occasional interruptions in the WiFi, no warm water in the shower and a..."
  • "I went there with my boyfriend for a weekend, the hotel room was as showed on the picture, very clean and nice. The service was great , the food delicious everything for a very good price. The hotel i..."
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#12 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • "We had a fantastic five night stay. Our room was clean and large with a king size bed and a good mattress,very private and quiet. Air conditioner, ceiling fan and fridge all worked great. Very larg..."
  • "A special place to rest and forget the rest of World. Very close to beaches and enjoyable places to practice surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Recommended for individual and families trip. ..."
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#8 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • "This hotel is very well designed and constructed and conveniently located between Playa Carrillo and Samara. It has great "zen" for rest and relaxation. the room is good spacious and very clean. Gar..."
  • "If you have an auto, this is a nice safe place to stay. Away from the dirt, garbage, crime and noise of Samara. I have been coming to the area for over 10 years and I have stayed in most every place a..."
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#10 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • "This hotel of about 14 units is very welcoming, clean, and within a short distance of the beach. It has an authentic Italian chef and the food was of excellent taste and presentation. The staff were f..."
  • "Somewhere I read that if you spend some time in Sámara then you fall in love with this small little town. Well, that's true. I felt in love in a couple of days actually. We had the chance to stay at ..."
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#11 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • "Im not sure about the other reviews.....but I really liked this place and the French couple who owned it. I came in late on CR Mother's Day sans room. My usual go-to's were booked....Ive been in Sam..."
  • "We stayed there for 3 nights. Very clean room, nice breakfast, great location in the centre right next to the beach. Our hosts were very helpful: told us what to visit, helped us book our next stop in..."
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#16 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • "My wife, my daughter & I stayed at the Mirador in Samara for 1 week of a 2 week vacation in December 2015. It's a grand, colonnaded apartment hotel with large 2 bedroom apartments with amazing patios ..."
  • "Took 6 people here in August 2015. Our reservations were only for 4 people, but Max hooked us up with a much bigger room so we could all stay together. He did not charge us extra to do so. The view..."
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#26 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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  • "This place is in the middle of everything here in Samara. It's a short 3 min walk to the beautiful beach and all the restaurants are within 1-5 min away. I was traveling by myself so I had a lot of qu..."
  • "Friendly and helpful staff........ loved the clean functional room, big fan. and comfortable bed...... Personally I don't need any frills so I was very happy and will be returning regularly. They no..."
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#15 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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  • "I love this place. My GF and I live in Nosara and live to get away for the weekends in Samara. Only because of a conspicuous benefit did we find Las Brisas, as all other hotels were sold out on the ni..."
  • "Las Brisas del pacifico is a great hotel, if you are looking for peace and quiet. I discovered this gem well walking along the beach. It's well kept and really a place of comfort. The pool is clean an..."
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#14 of 16 hotels in Playa Samara
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#24 of 32 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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