Hands down, Tamarindo Backpackers is the best hostel I have ever stayed at.
When I first showed up at Tamarindo Backpackers, I was immediately greeted by great staff, a great vibe with chill reggae sounds playing throughout the day, and the cleanest hostel I have ever seen. The grounds were lush and pristine, there were lots of hammocks and lounge chairs to relax in, the dorms were spotless (including the large, bright washroom inside the dorm room) and they were kept cool with AC (you can control the AC from inside the dorm). The beds were really comfortable, and the large rooms give everyone tons of space to move around. There is a full kitchen for all your cooking needs, the swimming pool was always kept really clean and warm, and it was only a very short walk to the beach and into town. The security in this hostel is better than I have ever seen. This hostel exceeded every one of my needs.
In addition to the superior amenities, the staff at Tamarindo Backpackers, Allan and Alejandra, were by far the greatest people I met the entire 3 weeks I was in Costa Rica. Before getting into Tamarindo, I thought I would only stay for a day or 2 and then keep moving south. It was because of Allan and Alejandra that I stayed for 10 nights! In addition to having a tremendous knowledge about Tamarindo and Costa Rica in general, they were funny, cool, kind, professional, charismatic and inspiring. I can honestly not say enough great things about Allan and Alejandra. They were the best company I had on my entire trip. By far, Tamarindo Backpackers had the best vibe and the best people of any other hostel I have ever stayed at.
I would recommend this hostel to anyone traveling through Costa Rica. They will definitely see me again very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarindo Backpackers is a boutique beach hostel. Anne the owner works very hard to improve the hostel on a daily basis. Tamarindo Backpackers is a small, friendly place to stay just minutes from the beach. Get to know fellow travelers in the communal kitchen or chilling by the pool. Its a super friendly and fun atmosphere. We are the Lonely Planet Guide recommended hostel in Tamarindo for several years running! Here's what Lonely Planet has to say about us: "Our favorite hostel in Tamarindo, this intimate, all-star backpacker spot, in a gorgeous yellow hacienda is big enough to make new friends . . . small enough to feel more like home. The common kitchen area has a large, full-stocked shared Kitchen, cable TV and FREE coffee. Dorm and private rooms are clean and comfy. Outside, you will find lovely tropical gardens, small pool and hammocks, all surrounded by woods where you'll hear howler monkeys every morning".- By Lonely Planet 2011. The author's choice from ALL hostels in Tamarindo. ... more less
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