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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Show Prices
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 79: English reviews
Start your review of La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
 Click to rate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to just chill and have a drink while listening to US pop music. Service is a little slow so you're better off going up to bar to get a drink. We hung there twice late at night. The chicken and fish tacos were good too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in tamarindo, excellent cuisine,very nice room,the staff gives . great service really like a family ,There's​ the best bar in tamarindo with a great music ,show ,and good vibes We have been here twice and it was really awesome.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ירדן ל
Barcelona
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I lived at the hostel for two days, and it was really nice! Other than that, we came at the bar a lot of times. They have great food and drinks as well. And the atmosphere is very laid back, and there is space for everyone.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Madshyltoft
Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I spent a week with Jonathan working on my surfing. He is an amazing instructor. Planned out the lessons, helped me work on technique and get rid of some "bad habits" I had developed on my own surfing summers only on the great lakes. He knew just how much information to give me so I wouldn't be overwhelmed but still...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kimberlylane69
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We love a party, love a beer and love hanging out. However this place need to decide whether it's a nightclub or a hostel / 'surf camp'. If you're room is on the left hand side of the building you're in serious trouble for any sleep whatsoever, you your bed is right in the bar with the music blaring (I...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Alexander G
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Really welcoming and friendly employees. The rooms are super clean and taken care of. Good vibes all around, the bartenders keep the party alive. The breakfast is amazing, I recommend getting the private cabin, it's five dollars extra, breakfast included. If you are looking for surfing lessons, Jonathan is the man!! Very experienced, good teacher, even better person. A fun,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank GarrenB6
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived at 3pm on Saturday, went to the Airbnb, cleaned up, grabbed dinner, and then set out for some late night fun. We found this place, the fun music, ping pong table, pool table, and crowd drew us in. We spent the next 3 hours drinking, dancing, signing at the top of our lungs, and laughing. This place was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Allie S
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Staff are great -very helpful, food is good, kitchen is clean, rooms are comfortable and clean, bathroom is ok if you don't mind a few roaches. My biggest qualm is the noise- the adjoining bar blared music till 3 in the morning. If it's a bar, then that's fine, but when you're trying to get sleep it's a joke. We...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Came to la oveja negra because it was one of the cheaper hostels in town that also included a surf camp, and could not have been happier with my stay. Comfy dorm room with air conditioning, fast wifi, great hangout area, and an awesome bar/restaurant with very reasonable prices. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. They set me up...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat and drink, the food was amazing, the people working there were really kind , good vibes , nice people, nice music i really enjoy the place , its highly recommend, i love la oveja negra !! Its a must in tamarindo , costa rica !!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cristina G
Santiago A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp, responded to this review
Google Translation

Queremos darle las gracias por compartir su experiencia con nosotros. Esperamos poder contar con su visita de nuevo , Pura...

89 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (59)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tamarindo hotels
0.4 km away
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
#11 of 21 in Tamarindo
2,402 reviews
1.0 km away
Hotel La Laguna del cocodrilo
0.2 km away
Hotel Arco Iris
Hotel Arco Iris
#4 of 21 in Tamarindo
550 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
El Mono Loco
El Mono Loco
#13 of 21 in Tamarindo
104 reviews
0.2 km away
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
#6 of 78 in Tamarindo
220 reviews
0.2 km away
La Botella de Leche
La Botella de Leche
#1 of 78 in Tamarindo
255 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Address: Playa Tamarindo, a dos cuadras de la Avenida Central | Frente al Hotel Portofino., Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: ₹ 963 - ₹ 3,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, HostelWorld, Booking.com and Hotels.com so you can book your La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go with a cabina if you have 2 or more people. Not that expensive and it's always nicer to have your own room and bathroom.”
296tricias, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms very spacious”
CharlotteMcCracken, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the private rooms in the back, share with a friend - like a private retreat back there.”
G9142HYmariat, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room opposite the wall that borders the bar... you're more likely to get sleep!”
Caityregs, 29 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Try for an exterior room that will have a window as well as a fan and a/c.”
  • Living room common area
  • One of the rooms - double bed + bunk bed
kdubber10, 1 Sep 2011 | Read review
5 of 5