The positive: this place attracts some amazing travelers, and I would recommend it for that reason. There was a constant flow of interesting, very friendly people that made our two nights really fun and engaging (even during the rainy season). The staff was also friendly. I wouldn't say better than other places that I've stayed, but nonetheless helpful. They will heavy sell you on the surf lessons, however, and I did find better instructors elsewhere in town.
I liked Blue Trailz, but the cleanliness factor was tough. The shower and kitchen both being in the room meant that the room was always a mess. And squeezing 6 beds into an already messy room was too much for me. The clear plastic roof of the hangout area made it have an undesirable greenhouse effect - HOT. Finally, the noise factor is way up there. There are several nightclubs close by so getting to bed early for an early morning surf or yoga lesson is tough. So, we ended up going elsewhere and finding a cheaper option that was cleaner, quieter, and also had coffee ready in the morning.
I would agree with some of the other average reviewers here. This is a solid option, esp if you are really into surfing, but you can find better deals in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a vacation experience for budgets of every level. We offer; stays in our intimate hostel, surf lessons under the guise of our local bilingual instructors, board rental from our extensive range at our our surf shop, tours of the local area (if you stay with us) and package deals incorporating all this (and more!) with our value Beginner Surf Camp, Yoga Surf Camp or Luxury Surf Vacation. We’re located just steps away from the crystalline sea, on Tamarindo’s main street, near the buzz of all the best bars and restaurants. And both our private and dorm rooms offer unlimited air-con, hot showers, kitchen facilities and orthopedic mattresses. Making friends and chilling out comes easily too, thanks the hammocks and speakers we’ve kitted out our common area with. Book with Blue Trailz today. ... more less
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