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“Amazing Hospitality!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wave Trotter
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Amazing Hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at Wave Trotters with a larger group of traveling friends I made along a backpacking trip. It was my favorite hostel along my trip, to say the least! The entire layout of the hostel is welcoming on its own, from the large open space, to the warm hard wood floors, the relaxing coach area, huge open family-style kitchen, and perfectly placed hammocks you'll find out back. Now, I can't forget the most welcoming part of the entire place - JULIO. The Hostel Host, who is like family within 24 hours of your stay. Julio is so welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable about the entire area - if you're looking to surf, go horseback riding, do some yoga, find the bank, or make a friend. He's awesome and so is the entire place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Baneza_U
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stavanger, Norway
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wavetrotter is a very special hostel, both because of the layout and the people. It's very spacious and open and you don't really feel like you are inside. There is a nice kitchen for communal use, and the bathrooms are nice and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful! I stayed in the dorm and the beds are nice and sturdy and the rooms are very airy and open. It's a short walk to the beach, and there's a couple of spots to choose from. This is really a great hostel, I would stay here if I go back to ST!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ellen Marte S
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed at Wave trotter for a week end (2 nights) in dorms. It was fun as we met great people there, the beach nearby is very appealing and not overcrowded of tourists.

The hostel is fine, the dorms are clean, you get your fresh sheet when you check in. And there is a fan in each dorm to survive the heat. There are lockers as well in each dorm which is good to keep your valuables safe.

In terms of safety it was OK, but sometimes you wonder if a few random people could easily access the place without being noticed. So, just as a security measure, keep your valuables safe. By night there is a need of a code to enter the place, which we felt was a great measure.

Apart from that the staff is very helpful, you can rent a surf board directly at the hostel for a fair price. The staff is also happy to organize a taxi to go out at night, as the road is very dusty, and Santa Teresa being quite a spreaded place, you may need to walk a lot to reach the place you want.

Overall positive, it's a good value for money place and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Taipanspirit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Superfriendly staff who helps you with everything you ask for!
Always fresh and clean. Toilet and showers are nice!
I lived in both dorm, private room and the apartment and all rooms were good!!!
It's open and you feel very welcome. Like your own home.
I totally recommend this great hostel to everyone!
I know where to stay next time I go to Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jjiinnnniiee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is one of the best places i have stayed at! Absolutely the most "worth the money". Both private rooms and doorms are superclean, Giovanni the owner is so friendly and helpfull! the communal area and kitchen is very nice and clean! Feels like home when you enter the place in the first time and its like one big familly staying in the same place! Made some new friends here and Will definately stay here if i get back to CR!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ericostrom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Really friendly athmosphere and a nice welcoming from the owner. The house are really fresch and wellplaned. Nice and clean,open and lightly. Most of the people here do surfing and its a chill atmosphere.
We staid in one of the apparments for four persons with our own bathroom,the best place of all hostels we tryed in costa rica! Its close to the beach and the restaurants. The owner helps you with all your questions and so on. We really recomment this place!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank llazer
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Chill place. Even though is is a bit more expensive than most other places, it is worth it. Even, if you stay a week it is 10% off. Central, close enough to the beach and not too young ppl (25+). My space the next time too!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank svas
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Property: Wave Trotter
Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 244
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