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Cool Vibes Beach Hostel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Best stay yet!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful and genuine experiences at Cool Vibes! Def a backpacker place, but the way the hostel is set up one can meet many cool friends from around the world. Perfect location in Dominical, friendly owners, and very clean considering it is open air style. I loved the bohemian feel and style to the place, too! It is true the beds are a bit stiff, but honestly the place has so much charm it did not really matter...well that and the rum...and being in the sun all day...but to each your own.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I spent 13 days in this hostel and i want to congratulate with Celine and Sri for the good job they have done!They were cleaning everyday, changing bed sheet every three days and they have been very helpfull with every question i asked them!
Weel done guys i hope to come back!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

People are great, location is great but the bugs and beds are awful. Even with netting got eaten alive there and the mattress are just worn out. Worst sleeping experience I've had in Costa Rica but with some of the nicest folks. Smallish kitchen, basic spices not available.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Cool Vibes is the cleanest, chillest and most comfortable hostel at which I've stayed and I am grateful for the experience!
People from all over the world comfortably hang out in the hammock or front room with Huge ocean facing window. The kitchen is sparkling clean and easy to share with even 20 people. The bathrooms were clean! the walkways were clean, the communal rooms and entrance way were clean!!! Which surprised me a bit considering the beach proximity and number of surfers!

The high ceilings, open walkways and rooms give breeze and space to the wooden top floor building.

Since the rooms are communal, the light is often left on and I took to wearing a bandana over my eyes since I went to sleep earlier than others...not a deal breaker!

p.s. if I have to study online for 11 hours a day, CoolVibe's front room is the place to do it, looking at the ocean!!
THANK YOU!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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
Amenities:
Beach
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Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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