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Coral Reef Surf Hostel
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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
“Best hostel in tamarindo”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed there during sickness.. Never meet such caring people! I would recommend this hostel to everyone: super clean, friendliest staff ever and really good price. Thanks to coral reef for making me feel better ;)

  • Stayed April 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I would 100 % stay here again. although tamarindo is a little expensive. at coral reef your shocked with great value and amazing amenities, all within 3 min walk to beach access!! the onwer has done some amazing removations the private rooms are wonderful for up to 3 people with a/c and the dorms also with a/c can fit up to 7 or 10 people.
the owners right hand man and front desk clerk is so perosonably.
with staff and great conditons for a steal. I would highly recommend you take a trip to tamarindo and stay here!!!

Room Tip: if your taveling solo I would recomend the dorms. couples get a room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

100% happy with everything the hostel offered us! When I return to Tamarindo there is no question I will stay there again. Updated bathrooms, cold AC, close to the beach! At night you can have a chilled in night or go a few steps out the door and be at a bar. Thanks Coral Reef for the great times!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I travel all over the world and have stayed in hundreds of hostels but this one is amazing!! The atmosphere is so chill and inviting. Amazing people and staff always around to go places with or cook a meal with. In the perfect location and great rooms!! Check this place out if your in tamarindo!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Rooms are really clean and nice, staff is incredible! This is the second time I have stayed here and they have made some really good improvements. Hot water, clean washrooms, hammocks... what else could you ask for in a hostel :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

For the the first night of our visit in tamatindo we staied in another hostel and it was terrible! Then a friend told us to come to coral reef. I'm so thankful for that tip because we had such a awesome time in there!! Everyboady there is so friendly and helpful. They treat you like friends and not like tourists.
Jeff, the owner, is renovating the hole hostel. And he's making a really good Job! You got the newest rooms, a realy modern and glean bathroom and a kitchen like you are home! There is everything you need, except spoons but they promised us to by sone ;)
We wanted to stay 6 days in tamarindo, in the end we staied 12.
Best hostels!! And awesome time!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

The vibe here was absolutely perfect for us! Super relaxing, plenty of sunlight coming through the windows into the Dorm room, beds felt fresh and clean and the cleaning staff was very friendly. The Hostel also felt very safe and we could leave our surfboards around outside all day and night. Super short walk to the beach, literally a minute away. I asked them and the receptionist man for help often (in my broken spanish) and they were very accommodating! Showers were brand new and bathrooms were private. Hostel has a large hang-out area that is off the road (so it was quieter) but we heard Howler Monkeys everyday even though we were right downtown.

Room Tip: They finished a brand new dorm while I was there. I poked my head in and it looked great and also h...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Coral Reef Surf Hostel
Address: Playa Tamarindo Diagonal Bac San Jose, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coral Reef Surf Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Renovated Coral Reef Surf Hostel makes for a cheap, simple and easy stay in the heart of downtown Tamarindo. Did we mention we are a two minute walk from the beach?! ... more   less 
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