We came to the Coral Reef Hostel planning a 2 night stay, and ended up staying 10! That seems to be the way of the hostel, as many of my fellow travelers were in similar situations there.
The staff is so friendly, so helpful, just amazing. Jeff (owner), Miguel (receptionist, surf instructor and guide), Belyn (receptionist and behind-the-scenes) - all wonderful people who made our stay that much better.
We stayed in the dorm room for all 10 nights and enjoyed the comfy bunks, AC, hot shower and CLEAN spacious bathroom. The whole place was clean...it was awesome.
Outside they have a TV, skate ramp and some workout equipment which was an added bonus. I also had a surf lesson with Miguel who I would 100% recommend. He's a competitive surfer and truly amazing coach in the water. We actually ended up surfing with him on a couple of occasions after the lessons - such a great person.
Also, the hostel seems to attract really nice, outgoing, good people many of whom we befriended during our stay. If you go, be social! Others will respond.
Ooh also, Jeff owns the neighboring restaurant Longboards BBQ - fish tacos and pulled pork sandwich are insanely good!
Highly recommended hostel! You will not be sorry you did :)
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- 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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