We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveller (8)
Dining (4)
Traveller (8)
Dining (4)
Room & Suite (4)
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Stefano and Daniela, an Italian couple who moved to Samara Beach more than a decade ago, welcome you in their new Hostel, El Dorado. El Dorado Hostel, build in a Rancho Style building, offers comfortable budget accommodation in 4 spacious rooms in full size single and full size single bunk beds. One room accomodate 6 persons, two rooms accommodate 3 persons and one can accommodate 2. All rooms have a fan and a private external bathroom with hot water. Towels are upon request and the cost is of US$ 1 per each towel whenever it needs to be washed. The shared kitchen is available for free to all customers and it is equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, glasses and cutlery. Breakfast is not included in the room price and for just US$ 5 the owners will be pleased to prepare for you coffee, cappuccino, plates of fruits, fruit juices or eggs with bread and jam or the delicious homemade cakes made by Gina. Fishing is one of Stefano's passions and if some customers are passionate about this activity as well, he can personally organize boat trips while Gina will be happy to cook the fish caught during the trip (if any!). Within a few second walk from the hostel there are bars and restaurants, a laundry, a supermarket, banks and all services. The beach is located at just 200 meters.
Read more
Property amenities
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Kitchenette
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Reviews (95)
Filter reviews
46 results
Traveller rating
37
7
1
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
37
7
1
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews private bathroom low season in town supermarket fridge beach vibe
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This is our second time staying at this hostel. We came back because the owners are great, the hostel is safe and secure, the kitchen is perfect, it’s clean and centrally located, and we love Samara! The hostel has a great social area, is steps...More

Thank Jillamatt
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived by bus in Samara and really didn’t know where to go. The closest hostel to us was El Dorado so we stopped in to inquire. As it’s low season, we got a great rate. Our intention was to only stay a couple nights,...More

Thank Jillamatt
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My experience at the El Dorado was very very good. I got along right away with the two managers of the hostel, two Italians that are very kind, welcoming and big heart people! They are always available to help anybody out, and they would let...More

Thank albertofurlan88
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Loved my stay at this hostel, the owners didn't speak much English however they were very friendly, put fresh mango's on the table for us everyday. The hostel/bathroom/kitchen was always very clean and tidy. The rooms had fans which worked well, wasn't too hot for...More

Thank Nicojja
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't ask for more from this place for the price. Centrally located, very clean rooms, super friendly staff and a private room with private bath room for less than $40/night is exactly what we are looking for. Thank you! 😊

Thank Jarred T
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
tammymac59
1 July 2015|
Answer
Response from Stefano Daniela C | Property representative |
Sorry, but we don't accept discover cards, only cash. Thanks
0
Votes
tammymac59
1 July 2015|
Answer
Response from Stefano Daniela C | Property representative |
no only cash
0
Votes
Room Tips
"For just few dollars more you can have a private room that can keep up to three people!"
albertofurlan88
3 Jun 2017
Read review
"The private rooms have their own refrigerator which is fantastic."
K131DOjohnm
14 Apr 2016
Read review
"I was backpacking with one other person, we chose the dorm style. It was clean and quiet, would recommend..."
robinbH4071FY
23 Feb 2015
Read review
"The hostel used to be an Italian restaurant, so the room we stayed in was literally the old oven room..."
P662EYalexs
28 Jul 2014
Read review
Show More 
PRICE RANGE
US$ 22 - US$ 45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing