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Kaya's Place
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Great location,slightly our of town and right by the beach, and beautiful birds outside your window. The bar and restaurant - Frankie's Cocina - is run by great people who also provide the highest quality food that is reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed here on 2 occasions (total of about 7 or 10 days) while I was down in Costa Rica for a couple months. This is a great place if you're travelling on a budget, but are tired of staying in Hostels. The people who run this place are extremely friendly. And the Italian restaurant downstairs honestly has some of the best pizza you'll ever have. Plus, you're right across from the beach and just a short walk into the main part of Puerto Viejo.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: The rooms that face the beach can get a little noisy from cars passing by. You're probably bette...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This hostel was great. It was very clean, and the rooms were nice. The staff are very friendly and helpful. In particular, the food is fantastic we had fresh lobster one night that was reasonably priced and delicious. The chef also gave us a lot of useful local information, including providing us with chaperones to go out with at night time.

Part of the advice is not to cross the bridge at night alone, because the hostel is situated just outside Puerto Viejo, during the day it is fine to walk there and it probably would be ok at night if you were with a big group. But we were two girls travelling alone so did not take the risk. Our stay was trouble free thanks to the advice of the staff.

I would definitely reccomend this hostel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Kaya's Place is a perfect beachfront chill pad. Located right on Playa Negro, you can take a swim first thing in the morning. The on site pizzaria features fresh made on site bread dough and sauce. The bartender makes fabulous mojitos, fresh crushed mint and rum. About 200 m from town, you avoid the noise of th clubs, but close enough if you want to go hang out. Room prices are flexible for the budget traveler or student.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

We found Kaya's Place to be a relaxed and comfortable place to stay. It is slightly out of town which we liked and we would walk in - it only took a few minutes. It is rustic and cozy. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

I felt like I found a home here. It was just so relaxed and welcoming. I actually left because when I first booked they didn't have availability for my whole stay in PV, but something opened up and I left my second place after simply taking a shower and came back! My first room was small with a bunk bed, but very clean and even a lot quieter than I expected. The air flow and fans kept it pretty cool. The hammocks upstairs are fantastic for relaxing or taking a nap. The view and proximity to a beautiful beach are great as well. When I returned, I had a garden apartment in the back. if you need more room and don't mind spending a little more (but really not much), this place is huge with a small kitchen and a/c and pretty secluded. Everything was spotless... both rooms, bathrooms, bar, reception... everywhere was clean and tidy. The cat was friendly and the huge dog was the biggest baby I ever saw. The bartender was not only friendly but very helpful and informative. The beautiful young woman at the front was sweet as could be and I enjoyed working together on her english and my spanish. Owner was a nice guy who made me feel extremely welcome. Will definitely stay here on my next trip!

Room Tip: Garden rooms are isolated and huge!
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

JT and the Kaya's Place staff ~ I left Kaya's this morning at 6 am, didn't get a chance to say a proper good-bye to all of you. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in PV. The home-like warmth and welcome of Kaya's Place staff, Franke and the kitchen crew all made my stay at Kaya's Place a pleasurable enjoyment. The rooms for my group were well cared for, clean and comfortable, the A/C worked and the hot showers, when needed, were functioning fine. You guys rock!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with A/C... a rare find in a reasonably priced hotel in PV.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Address: In Front of Playa Negra | Before Last Bridge Into Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $29 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kaya's Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place... Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean "Rustico" style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you encounter will be a pleasurable experience. The sound of the waves is always in the background, soothing and tranquil, guaranteed to take you away from the stress of everyday life. Inside the hotel, you will find many places to relax. The reception area is more like a living room, with a gigantic sofa, television, people to chat with and view of the ocean. The large deck upstairs has a wonderful ocean view with hammocks and sofas - perfect for reading or taking a siesta. In the back, gardens line the walkway, filled with local plants and flowers. A covered sitting area in the garden offers another opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of others while you stay with us. Our restaurant is spacious and open with view of the ocean and a small creek with fish, water lilies, crab and other water life. Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, the area is blessed with natural beauty in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with all the people that come to know this amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica. Our recent renovation of Kaya's Place was completed with the same philosophy. No lumber or materials were taken from the primary rainforest. Much was recycled wood or dead fall from local farms and lumber that had washed up from the ocean and rivers. With these natural and renewable materials, we achieved a unique character with rustic and artistic designs. Also all the walls are painted by hand, with many details and awesome drawings. BE OUR ECO-GUEST Our Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place - We Hope to See You Soon! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kaya`s Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kaya's Place Costa Rica/Limon

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