I loved Samara but this hostel wasn't great. The price was fine and location was awesome (close to beach and Main Street) but it was weird. Everyone there smoked all the time in the common area (so if you're a smoker who loves hammocks you might like it). Everyone who worked there was on a working vacation so you couldn't tell who staff were and who wasn't. The wifi was down most of the time we were there (which was 2days/1 night to be fair). There's a gate to the property that gets locked at night but the dorm upstairs had no keys (and they didn't give any out). There is a one person bathroom with 1 stall shower in an 8 person dorm. There's a grocery store nearby if you want to use their kitchen. Mostly this place is ideal if you want to be close to the beach while you party, do a bunch of drugs and chain smoke in Samara.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Mariposas is a charming property in the beautiful beach town of Samara, Costa Rica. If you are looking for an inexpensive place with lots of extra services.... this is the place to be! You have free Wifi access, a communal kitchen, bike rental and hot shower!The property can arrange lots of nice activities for a fair price and offers a delicious breakfast. ... more less