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Martina's Place Hostel
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I recently stayed at Martina's Place for four days. The atmosphere here is very warm (home-like) and I had an amazing time getting to know the other individuals residing there; including the two who operated the hostel Martina and Tebs. At all times the hostel was clean and we always had warm water in the showers (unlike other hostels where I stayed in CR). While there, the town lost electricity for two days; however, Martina and Tebs ensured that our stay was enjoyable and retained a high level of hospitality. Finally, Martina made sure that we were equipped with the proper gear for our tours and that we were at the right place for each tour which was extremely helpful!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Hy Cleon, thank you sooooo much for your review, it was great to have you guys here, you are really special people! Hope to see you again in Drake!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I chose to stay here because it was cheap and clean, and because the guy working there- Tebs- was really welcoming and helpful. He and Martina organized all of our tours and transportation for us so we didn't have to do anything, and they are full of helpful advice sunce they know the while town. On our second day, there was a huge storm so we stayed in the hostel all day playing cards with tebs and the other guests- we ended up having a great day despite the rain, and extended our stay an extra day because of it. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Emilykatecarlton
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Hi Emily, thank you for your great review, as I wrote to Cleon already, you guys are really special and I hope to see you again one day! Pura Vida :-)

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this hostel. Having been traveling through Costa Rica for some months, this has been one of our most ideal stays. Not only does the hostel feel like home, but Martina is just marvelous. She's as friendly as they come and is super helpful when it comes to booking tours and finding economical ways to enjoy Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park. She even made sure we were awake on time in the morning to make our dive. She also makes sure to keep her hostel clean and her kitchen extremely organized for all the guests. Never seen anything like it. Also, because everything is sufficiently communal, we couldn't help but meet some really great and interesting people. It was quite perfect for us.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TravlBean
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Hey guys, thank you so much for your review and thanks for staying at our place, it was a real pleasure having you here!

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Had a great experience at Martinas. Close to everything, all you need to use as base camp or stay for an extended time period. Thinking about going back, miss the great people I had the pleasure meeting. Coach

Room Tip: All rooms adequate for short or long stay.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank l e c
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Hey Coach, thank you so much for your review...we all miss you and hope you come back soon to live here for good :-)

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed elsewhere, but found Martina almost supernaturally helpful in getting things arranged and booked. Almost omniscient in local matters. Speaks excellent English, unlike at many of the hotels. Brisk and efficient, and a real pleasure to talk with.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
Thank Matamata M
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you so much for this review, I really appreciate it! Martina

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