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Your best option in Sámara !El Cactus is a high-quality hostel with comfortable amenities that still fits a modest budget !Located right in the center of Sámara and its village set on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, El Cactus is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience Sámara´s laid-back, friendly atmosphere up-close. Within 100 meters of the hostel you can find: THE beach, several groceries, lots of restaurants and cheap local “sodas”, banks with ATMs, bars and nightclubs, as well as surfboard, bike and car rentals...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was happy to been there on September 2018, owners had nice accomodation for spending time on Samara in Costa Rica. The best weather is between December to July. When yoi will be have season without rain and storm. I recommend this site !!

Thank daw_sko93
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We had the chance to rent out all of El Cactus hostal for a family reunion this year and it was the best!!! Consisting of 6 bedrooms of varying sizes, 4 of them having their own full private bathroom and 2 rooms that share one...More

Thank RosieRosetta
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We (3 ladies) had not booked any hotel before arriving to Samara and we started by this hostel as it was mentioned by the network/blog "ToutCostaRica". Pierrot, the owner, kindly convinced us to stay 3 nights in Samara (and he was so right). After a...More

Thank laconnasse
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our recent stay at El Cactus Hostel. Every inch of the place was clean, the room comfortable, and the amenities plentiful. The shared bathroom was impeccably clean as was the kitchen. The common areas are spacious - we especially enjoyed the beautiful,...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We've been travelling for nine months & this is one of the best places we have stayed in. It's rooms are comfortable, clean the common areas are nicely decorated, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The only reason I did not give 5* is that when we...More

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Elana P
4 August 2017|
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Response from Cactus30 | Property representative |
Hola Elana, Sorry to don't see you question before, I am not really very good with Tripadvisor, and thing is just to do write a review. Thanks Pura Vida Piero
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"Dorm has nice bathrooms."
hollymariec2016
16 Sep 2016
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"Top bunk is cooler"
laurenh776
11 Jul 2015
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"In the dorm top bunks # 6 & 8 receive good fan coverage - otherwise it can get hot in some lower bunks..."
djdgs
8 Jan 2015
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"Room No.2 has WiFi"
B3511WXpatrickb
5 Jan 2015
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 32 - US$ 45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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