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Cool Vibes Beach Hostel
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5 reviews
“The best by far!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place, Lovely people, Super cheap, So clean.. Awesome Vibe, Board hire, local knowlage, a home away from home. Right on the beach front and and easy walk to the shops.......................xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxixixixixixixxxoxoxoxox

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This place does have a rather "cool vibe" about it, as it is full with surfer dudes and has a nice large communal area to chill out and read, socialise etc. Although it is pretty much a barn, and has very cramped "rooms" of which the doors are in fact large sarongs which have been bought from the local market. Don't expect much sleep if you are scared of creepy crawleys.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I turned up thinking i'd stay a couple of nights and left a week later.

Sri and Celine are great people, very chilled, approachable and friendly.

I loved the openness of the building, and the closeness to the beach. The beds are covered with mosquito nets which is was pretty cool.

The whole place is really clean, it was easy to tell that Celine is religious in her daily cleaning efforts.

Get around Dominical and stay at Cool Vibes, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a nice place, what a nice vibe !!! Probably the most cozy hostel i have ever stayed at :) It's really small which makes the atmosphere to be kinda family like. Right across the road from the beach. Really awesome and quite location. It's like not more then 1min walk to the beach. I loved it !
Sri and Celina are wonderful couple who run this place. Very sweet and helpful people.
I was traveling alone and was worried if i could find a nice place with chill people, who I could spend time with. The people and atmosphere in this hostel been always great.
I booked it for 3 nights only but i loved being there so i was extending my stay every day:) Every single day I was passing reception saying "alright, i think ill stay for one more night ! " and eventually I stayed there for about 8 nights or so:)
Great laidback atmosphere. I guess this hostel kinda attracts right people ;) I met really awesome people from all over the world.
Some people say on reviews like beds are the best but c'mon!! you'r paying 10$ so what the heck are you expecting?:) Advantages outweigh disadvantages for sure.
I personally have had no complains whatsoever and would highly recommend this hostel to a young people, surfers and solo backpackers! Not sure it would suit for family though.
yeah btw you can get a surf board for cheap in there, there are many to chose from. (10$ for 24hours, which is cheaper then from other places).
Thank you Sri and Celina and hope will see you again
//oleg

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Astoria, New York
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

What a great find! First off, the owners Sri and Celine are incredible people. Warm, caring and they somehow know everyone's name and treat guests like family! The view of the beach is great, as the whole front of the building is opened up. The beds are bug netted which adds a nice little touch of privacy, and the main hangout rooms are very sociable. I met people and traveled with a few of the friends I made here. The sleeping is wonderful if you get one of the far corner beds. In one ear you hear the ocean, in the other you get the jungle. It blends together for a wonderful and relaxing vibe. If you are traveling the west coast of Costa Rica backpacking, this is a nice place to stop.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Cool Vibes Beach Hostel
Address: Main Street | 100m South and 75m east of Restaurante El Coco, Dominical 12345, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
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Beach
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Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Dominical
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Number of rooms: 6
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