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    Pura Vida Hostel

    Avenida Central 311 | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent78%
    • Very good15%
    • Average3%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “rocking chairs” (27 reviews)
    “private room” (21 reviews)
    “costa rica” (46 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Kitchenette
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    1 - 5 of 342 reviews

    Reviewed 3 October 2017

    I have loved this hostel! I have been staying here for an extended period of time and now it's hard for me to leave this place ! Best value, amazing people, and Tomas is the most laid back/accommodating host I think I have ever met....More

    Thank Trevor F
    Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

    We've experienced a holiday of lifetime. Came with two young kids (3yrs of age), bit scared about the environment we were unfamiliar with, but have been taken care of with all perks we would never imagined in easygoing and relaxed professional manner. Many thanks to...More

    Thank KubaStary
    Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

    Massive thanks for sending my jacket to San Jose for me - so kind! This place is great value for money, good air-con in rooms, well-equipped kitchen and awesome huge outdoor roof to protect from the Costa-Rica rains and make an epic place to hang...More

    Thank Grace H
    Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

    We absolutely loved this hostel and even extended our stay about 2-3 times! Thomas was a great host and made us feel really comfortable and would sit and have a chat with us every now and then. The vibe around the hostel was good and...More

    Thank emjonew
    Response from Tomas L, Owner at Pura Vida HostelResponded 18 August 2017

    Thanks for taking time to write the review:) It was pleasure to have you here. Scrabble is thankfull too for taking the dust off :) I hope to see you again here some day .

    Reviewed 21 July 2017

    The place is awesome! I stayed for a whole week. Clean and roomy, very pleasant to pass time. Communal TV, 2 fully equipped kitchens, great common area. The atmosphere was perfect lead first by owner and staff which were very helpful, yet very laid back...More

    Thank Michael M
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    2,521 reviews
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    Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel
    327 reviews
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 17 - US$ 64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo
    • Also Known As
    • Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel ,
    • Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
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    Traveller (97)
    Room & Suite (88)
    Dining (23)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (121)
    Family and Play Areas (36)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Bathroom (1)
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    Questions & Answers
    Elle971
    12 August 2015|
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    Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
    Yes only cold , but no really cold maybe 20 degrees celsius:) Outside its like 35 degrees so you need cold shower :)
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    Sabine L
    11 February 2015|
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    Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
    At the moment we have no hot water , but we work on it at the moment so soon there will be hot water
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    Linda H
    25 September 2014|
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    Response from tomasludvik85 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
    yes we do :)
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