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Casa Zen Guest House & Yoga Center
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Casa Zen has been by far the best place for the value we have stayed in here in Costa Rica. Our room was private double room and was clean and simple - just what we were looking for. There are multiple areas to hang out as well as wonderful hammocks to lounge in.

The breakfast was absolutely perfect - fruit, toast with butter and jam and coffee (or tea). The community kitchen was easily the nicest we have ever seen as it used to be the professional kitchen for a restaurant that used to be there. It was also well stocked with cookbooks and a variety of spices.

We didn't take any yoga classes as we were on a budget but heard from other visitors that they were very good.

Casa Zen was so close to the beach - a 3-min barefoot walk away! It was also well placed in between the sprawling, long road of Santa Teresa. The grocery store was directly across the street.

Overall, an excellent option and the best value you'll find in Santa Teresa!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in the apartment which was good value on a location very close to the beach. The included breakfast of fruit and toast were among the best we had in Costa rica. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

The hammock area just outside was a great place to hang out. This area is also used for the yoga classes which restricts the time available here. We practiced yoga with three different instructors and all three were very good.

The apartment is connected to three other rooms by thin doors (locked, but lots of potential noise pollution as we noticed when some very chatty neighboors moved in). The floors in the apartment were pretty dirty so we had to keep our shoes on indoors.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

we found casa zen to be a very nice little place to be. the housebeach is 100m away and quite a spot. the best beach is playa hermosa and worth the trip (5k). the rooms are clean (allthough hot, no AC), the service is very helpful and forthcoming. big and juicy breakfast is inclusive. we spent 34$ on a double, which was more than ok for Santa Teresa. you can use a very accomodating kitchen with all the knicks and knacks, the bathrooms/restrooms are very tidy and clean. it can be a bit loud in the general meeting area during evenings, but overall - it was ok. you can take private yoga classes, rent bikes or surfboards, there is a supermarket right around the corner. even if the flair was a bit nouveau hippiesque for our liking - the friendly and always helpful service sure as made up for it and we liked it very much.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dave L
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Hostel conviniently located in the heart of Santa Teresa, just a few hundrer meters to the beach. They rent bikes and surfboards
Room was very clean and quite big compared to other hostel.
Amazing morning breakfast included and great big kitchen and seating areas.
Wanted to take a Yoga class but it ended up being cancelled (which was disappointing but the staff recommended another Yoga place close by)
Very very very helpful staff. Very nice and friendly. A lady even prepared us a bag of fruits as breakfast as we were leaving before breakfast official time. Great service
Would recommend to anyone, anytime

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Maude C
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Casa Zen offers outstanding value in an amazing location. We loved our stay at Casa Zen. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. We loved the location for a number of reasons. Firstly, the location is very close to the beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches we had ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It's literally a one minute walk. The second is that the location puts you right in the middle of the main strip meaning that there are plenty of good restaurants to go to. We also loved that there was a full featured grocery store within a two minute walk of Casa Zen. This made getting food, drinks, and sunscreen simple. The rooms are very simple but very clean and we felt that the value Casa Zen offered was incredible. The beds were very comfortable as well which is something we don't usually expect when staying in a more budget friendly hotel. The breakfast and coffee were great as well. My wife did a couple of the yoga classes which were excellent and the instructors were very friendly. We did have a minor complaint and something that people staying there should be aware off and that is if you are going to stay there try and get a room on the second floor. Our room was on the ground level and it was quite noisy with people coming and going at different hours. It's was certainly not a deal breaker. We loved our stay there but if we were to do it again (and we plan to) we would try and get a room on the second level. All in all we loved the whole vibe and experience at Casa Zen.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike O
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