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“kitchen great, sleeping not so much” 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 You Hostal
Ranked #3 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence
Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“kitchen great, sleeping not so much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

4 You is nice. Marco is very friendly and Carole is friendly once she gets to know you. The kitchen is very sufficient, with ample room for multiple people to cook simultaneously, good equipment and very clean. Outside, there is a smoking area separate from the other common area, which is nice as I dont smoke. The private rooms seem very nice but as I was staying in the dorm, I had another experience. Although the guests were respectful of each others different sleeping habits, the area is very loud. The door is constantly opening and closing since the bathroom is downstairs and you have to type in the security code each time. If anyone is downstairs in the kitchen/common area its very loud upstairs.

It is kind of nice to be off the main stretch but Guiones isnt a crazy town, so I would rather be in town and closer to the beach. Personal preference.

Room Tip: Stay if you can afford a private room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Very pleasant stay at 4 you Hostel. I stayed for 2 weeks, and enjoyed the semi-private room, nice and simple, perfect for my needs. The kitchen was a pleasure to use, functional and clean, the same for the bathrooms, showers, laundry room. The place is so well built, all the details are very practical and functional. It's easy to find peace and privacy, on the same time you meet interesting international travellers from most parts of the world whenever you feel like it. Marco and Carole, you are just super cool, and Andrew completes the hosting team in a perfect way. One minus for me, somebody please make a speed limit for the roads in Nosara! I love walking, and a 7 or 8 minute walk up and down to and from the beach normally would be no problem, also not the 10 min walk to great yoga studios. But the cars are driving far too fast on the dusty road and makes the experience rather noisy and dusty! Nevertheless, the Guiones Beach is so fantastic, open, fresh and beautiful, and the yoga classes so good, you forget about the dusty walk very fast. Definitely one of my favorite hostels in the world!

Room Tip: Semi private works good for solo travellers.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Carole and Marco were so welcoming. Their place was spotless. Gorgeous modern design and landscaping. Double kitchen is clean and huge and more than fully equipped. We stayed in the single room in January for $50 USD, and it was nicer than most hotels we've stayed at. Can't say enough about how great the place is; best deal in Nosara

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Carole and Marco know exactly how to make you feel at home. Very lovely owners!! The rooms are modern and cozy! We couldn't leave so we spend 1.5 week there. And it was absolutely worth it!!
Thank you so much!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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tati a, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 4 You Hostal, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
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Mil gracias! sus palabras nos alientan a seguir compartiendo la alegría de la Pura Vida!
Sean siempre bienvenidos a su casa en Guiones 4YOU!
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

I have traveled all over the world and this is one of the best (if not THE best) hostel I've stayed at. From the friendliness and hospitality of Marco and Carole (owners), to the amazing kitchen, to the cleanliness of the rooms and grounds, to the awesomeness of the other guests... this place feels like family and the friendships I made here are for life. Thank you, 4You, for a fantastic experience!

Room Tip: You can stay in the common dorm (least expensive) which also has semi-private areas, or a new 4-bed...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hostel was amazing!!! By far the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed. Marco and Carol were so nice. I stayed here about a year ago when I was backpacking through Costa Rica and it spoiled me. It was very quiet, easy to sleep. Just a short walk in to town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited Nosara from January 3rd-12th 2014. Let me say first that we travel frequently up and down the east coast in the states, and stay at a wide variety of hotels, three stars and up. This, we agree, has been the best lodging we've ever experienced... In our lives!

An environment's appeal is a mix of many things, not just comfort and amenities. Although you weren't sleeping on a memory foam mattress, it didn't matter; the intricate beauty of the construction, the functionality of the entire area, and most of all, the amazing people you meet- this exceeded all our expectations and we can both honestly say that is was a large part of the trip's mind-blowing awesomeness.

Honestly, I can't imagine the other hostals or hotels could beat the 4 you energy. This place just feels good, and the owners are both friendly and full of life.. which is apparent in how the hostal is run.

We both highly recommend the 4you hostal and will definitely be returning soon!!!

-Mandy and Will

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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tati a, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 4 You Hostal, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
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Estimado Mandy, miles de gracias por sus líneas son inspiradoras y la satisfacción de que nuestra visión de lo que es un alojamiento agradable de estar como en casa!
Sean siempre bienvenidos a su segunda casa en Guiones el 4YouHostal!
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Property: 4 You Hostal
Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 4 You Hostal 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Double kitchen area fully equipped to enjoy cooking as if you where at home.-For those who want privacy 3 separate rooms $25, $15 extra bed.-Comfortable shared room with 8 beds large shared bathroom with 3 showers and 4 toilets equipped with lockers designed for your comfort and safety, $18.-1 bungalow with private bathroom and terrace $35, $15 extra bed. (We provide you with linens)-Free Wi-Fi service.-Fans for rent.-Safes for rent.-Grossery store a variety of restaurants and bars nearby, ask our friendly staff and they'll be sure to point you in the right direction. ... more   less 
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