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.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
3/9/2017 4/9/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    La Ruka Hostel

    Box 297-7304 | correo pto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 231-7304, Costa Rica
    Best prices for your stay
    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Puerto Viejo de TalamancaSee available hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Traveller (30)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (1)
    • Excellent73%
    • Very good24%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    All hotel details
    Offers from La Ruka Hostel
    Pacuare Lodge
    544 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Pacuare River
    Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
    1,063 reviews
    #1 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
    Hotel Playa Westfalia
    152 reviews
    #1 of 14 hotels in Puerto Limon
    Hotel Suerre
    116 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Guapiles
    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 Arrow
    Reviews (152)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 134 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great stay and would definitely stay there again - Dani the owner was so kind and went out of her way to post a box of my belongings I left behind ! Thank you so so much for making my journey a...More

    Thank costaricasloth
    Reviewed 25 April 2017

    This house is the most confortable place i've ever been. Good relationships, cleaned kitchen and equiped, bathrooms smell good, pool table, lots of games, and books, surfboards rental and bikes at the lowest price in town. The bests days in here"

    Thank Negro R
    Reviewed 24 April 2017

    This was my first time staying at a hostel on a solo trip! The staff were SOOOO nice and helpful! I had a blast meeting/hanging out with the other guests. I will definitely be taking another trip to Puerto Viejo and staying at La Ruka...More

    Thank April S
    Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

    La Ruka was a friendly, quiet hostel. We went there after a night at Rocking J's. The staff is very friendly as well as the people staying there. It was almost like a big family when we stayed there. The price was great and the...More

    Thank Luc C
    Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

    The good: the staff are some of the nicest I've ever met. They have a delicious cheap breakfast, rates are reasonable, and $5 bike rentals. Facilities were nice. The bad: it would be great if they could bug proof the rooms. Our window mesh was...More

    Thank Alyx M
    Pacuare Lodge
    544 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Pacuare River
    Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
    1,063 reviews
    #1 of 8 hotels in Tortuguero
    Hotel Playa Westfalia
    152 reviews
    #1 of 14 hotels in Puerto Limon
    Hotel Suerre
    116 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Guapiles
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$ 10 - US$ 30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Limon >
    • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    • Also Known As
    • La Ruka Hostel Costa Rica/Limon
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (30)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (49)
    Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
    1,063 reviews
    132.28 km away
    Pacuare Lodge
    544 reviews
    94.46 km away
    Hotel Playa Westfalia
    152 reviews
    41.98 km away
    Hotel Suerre
    116 reviews
    129.37 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Tiare` Cafeteria
    89 reviews
    .20 km away
    Cafe Rico
    681 reviews
    .60 km away
    KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar
    1,334 reviews
    .60 km away
    Stashus con Fusion
    691 reviews
    .24 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Playa Cocles
    306 reviews
    1.09 km away
    Indulgence Spa
    106 reviews
    1.41 km away
    Puerto Viejo Beach
    1,012 reviews
    .59 km away
    Willie's Tours CR
    163 reviews
    .81 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from La Ruka Hostel staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Room Tips
    "bring a mini fan-the rooms are stuffy/hot, no wifi in the room-only in the lobby"
    Read review
    "My favorite bed is 7B (bottom bunk in wifi range)"
    Read review
    "Room 2 is huge and airy but has a bit of road noise"
    Read review
    "Arrive early as they don't accept previous booking... first come first served! Dorm 7is nice!"
    Read review
    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