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Martina's Place Hostel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Martina runs the place like a tight ship--the paradox is that it is the most relaxing, laid-back, chill-put experience. Everything is clean, organized. She is efficient beyond compare at organizing your excursions. Her best talent (in our opinion) are the guides she chooses to use. Everisto, our guide in Corcovado was amazing, driven to task, and tireless. We went back...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Karen, thank you so much for this wonderful review- it was a pleasure having you and Frederic here! Our mission is to get 5 star reviews- so there is always something to improve and we sure will work on it :-)

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Martina (who has an amazing story--read in the back of the tour pamphlet!) runs one of the best value hostels you'll find. 2 min walk to beach, free fridge and spacious kitchen access with stove, and supermarket a minute away. Very reasonaby priced and delicious food as well. The only room for improvement would be getting new bed fans for...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Eli, I talked to the taxi driver who brought you here and learned that you refused to pay the $10 he had asked for! So I want to clarify that the price for airport shuttle is $10, no matter if you book through the hostel or directly with the driver. Our hostel only offers help with all transport reservation as...

Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had a room for 3 people. It was fine and really good for the price but it literally was only beds and a small bedside table - so my only slightly negative comment is that the room would have really benefitted from having a clothes rail and/or some shelves to put stuff on as there was no other furniture...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Lynn, if only you had asked us for another room! For just a few dolar more you could have stayed in the family room the whole week! That room you stayed in is usually booked by 2 persons, couple or friends, that is why there is a second bed instead of shelf... Anyway, I am happy you liked your stay...

Akersberga, Sweden
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

It was a friendly and nice hostel! The bed was comfortable, I liked that every bed had their own fan and locker! The kitchen was tidy and had kind of everything you need! Consider the prices in drake bay, it was good for 11 $! The only thing I didn't like was that it was no window for the dorm,...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you liked it here so much. If we had real windows it would be way too hot and we would need air condition, which would make the room more expensive :-) Thanks for recomending our hostel! Martina & Staff

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Okay, without any doubt, you'll make a good deal here. For just a little money you'll get a bad in a clean, modern hostel / guesthouse run by a really friendly, supporting German lady. You can use the kitchen, where you'll find free coffee and filtered water. Big plus! So it's really hard to say this, but if you are...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Janna for your nice review! That sure will help the "light sleepers" make their decision :-) Martina

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I lived in Costa Rica for the past year and experienced the ups and downs of hostel living in this beautiful country along the way. Martina's Place is by far one of the most enjoyable places I've ever stayed. The location is right by the beach. The grounds and rooms are very comfortable and so very charming. The many many...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Adam you're the Best! Thank you sooooo much for this beautiful review! Looking forward to see you again in Drake Bay! Martina

Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Drake Bay itself is already one of the most beautiful places you can go to. Martina's place made it even better. Tiny very cosy area, surrounded by parrots, monkeys, hummingbirds,... nature at it's best. Clean and fair big rooms, nice open shared kitchen with enough space for your needs. The staff is very experienced and friendly, no matter if it's...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Franz + Franzi - Sorry I could not meet you in person. I am happy you liked it so much! Thank you so much for this review. Martina

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 15 September 2015

we had a family room just for the two of us very clean and well carde Arrived before date scheduled and Martina was very acomodating we also booked our tours with her Great kitchen if you want to prepare your food nice location,

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review
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Hola Maria, gracias por su comentario! De verdad espero que nos vemos de nuevo en algun lugar de este mundo...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Martina's hostel is wonderful, clean, comfortable, and Martina is lovely and can sort you out with all sorts of tours. Every day scarlet macaws were in the garden feeding. I left Drake Bay and missed it so much that i changed my plans and came back a few days later. Thanks Martina for such a wonderful stay, i hope to...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you sooooo much Carys and we really hope to see you again one day! The staff sends greetings too!

Reviewed 1 September 2015

Absolutely recommend this hostel it was clean, had very friendly staff, and I met some amazing people here which was awesome because I was traveling solo. They had a great outdoor seating area and the kitchen was VERY clean.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. The staff and my person are happy you liked it so much! Martina

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Martina's Place Hostel in Drake Bay -Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere -2 min. to beach and supermarkets -All Tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay -Big fully equipped kitchen for self cooking -Free coffee & tea, oil, salt and sugar. -Small restaurant for breakfast and dinner. -Hot water showers -WiFi -Hammocks -Free parking -Free luggage store Martina's Place is located in the center of Agujitas, which is usually called Drake Bay. It is 2 minutes to the beach and around the corner are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and an ice-cream place. You can cook in our big kitchen and sit, chat and eat in our roofed patio. There is also a small restaurant on the properties. A guitar is waiting to be played. We can organize all tours to Corcovado Nationalpark for you, including the overnight tours, as well as tours to Cano Island for snorkeling, diving or whale & dolphin watch. You should not plan your stay too short, since there is a lot to do around Drake Bay, for example the hike to Rio Claro (with swimming at the waterfall) which you can do by yourself! We have good WiFi connection.Drake Bay is located on the borders of Corcovado Nationalpark on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The village is small, unspoilt and authentic, surrounded by abundant nature. All throughout Drake Bay you can hear the howler monkeys or the croaking of the scarlett macaws... Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martina's Place Hostel

Address: Agujitas | Contiguo la Iglesia Cristiana, Drake Bay 60506, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: ₹ 2,974 - ₹ 4,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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