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“Perfect location Great Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
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Wave Trotter
Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect location Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

As many said before , it is a very good place ,very clean and friendly .
as a surfer i really liked the short distance walk to the surf points every morning .
there is a bakery on the way down to the beach which i got a coffe to go before the surf.
on the way back you could always stop in the super market and buy some stuff.
the hostel offer a bicycle to its guests which is nice to have in that place , i would get another pair so it would be more available for other people cause rent a bicycle for 24 hoers is a bit pricey in the shops.
the rooms are great and beds are well designed but i would change the mattresses to thicker ones , and add extra fan to the room so it would cool down faster , its get super hot at nights.
the kitchen area is great and the space for sitting on the balcony has great view of the garden , the hamaks are super comfy .
the owners and people work at the place are great and very helpfull , you can defently trust them in any need.i would go back there for sure!!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Very nice clean and spacious hostel / hotel. This place is set back from the main (slightly dusty) road, and is amidst plenty of tropical wildlife (howler monkeys, big iguanas etc).

Great wooden feel to the place, decent private rooms, and dorms with lockers, nice bathrooms with hot showers, big kitchen, fridges etc. Owner was very nice and laid back. Wish I could have stayed longer!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A very good hostel, staff were really friendly and laid-back. The place was great to hang out in, very clean and modern. A friendly group, easy to meet people there when travelling alone! Close to the beach and within close walking distance to bars and restaurants :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lorna M
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Mantua, Italy
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

i stayed at the hostel and it was super. place with a huge garden with iguanas and monkeys. owners are very friendly and helpful. they care about their guest and try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. they even used a smoke machine to kill mosquitos around here

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Baneza_U
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars
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Property: Wave Trotter
Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Santa Teresa
Number of rooms: 244
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