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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Stayed in a private room in the back for 5 nights. The WiFi signal in the back was pretty good. The main hostel was always clean and nice. Super chill spot about 100M off of the main road but you can walk to anything you need. Bring some bug spray though, the mosquitos were bad during the daytime but it...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Came for a few days and stayed for over a week. The owners were great and very relaxed, the hostel was super clean with a large backyard where there was a slackline and hammocks. Good central location about 2 main walk from the beach. Will stay there again.

1Thank michael d
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here two nights. In a good location close to beach, supermarket and nice cafe-Lw SAndwichera - super nice. Common area very clean as was private room. Rooms are located in large garden/ jungle area - do not stay if you don't care for bugs and insects as there are loads - also colourful crabs. Horses also roam the grounds....

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights. The dorm beds are really comfy and nice with an individual locker each. The location is great and Mike especially went out of his way to socialise, help organise gatherings and help with any questions about Santa Teresa!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I am a Santa Teresa enthusiast, as the region has some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Having gone there several times, I know my way around hostels and hotels. This last visit, I decided to get a private apartment at the Wave Trotters. It was the best decision: beautiful second floor unit, nice bathroom, and a great outdoor...

Thank Alon_tico
Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Located a little ways off the main drag, very private and removed but actually not far from anything. So hip. Everything about this place is "cool". The people staying there seemed like perfect accessories to the house, scantily clad babes lounging about smoking and sexy men watching them. The coolness kind of made me uncomfortable, because I am not that...

3Thank Molly B
Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2015

By far the best hostel I stayed in in Costa Rica and I have been traveling the country for 4 weeks. The hostel is owned by an Italian family, who also live there with there cute little kids. The hostel as a great vibe which fits perfect in Santa Teresa. The entire place is very clean. The rooms and beds...

1Thank Martin L
Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Charged $50 per night. Terrible bed and disturbed by other guests outside room and then woken early in the morning by the owners children. The kitchen is good and good selection of surf boards and pretty gardens.

Thank clcook
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is truly the best hostel i have ever been. The italian family who runs it are amazing, very friendly, honest and helpful. The hostel is super nice, big, clean with a great kitchen u can use. The private room is clean with a good bathroom. the hostel is close to the beach, supermarket and some great restaurants/bars/coffee shops.

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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and we made a 2 night reservation. We payed a full price for the room and let them keep the internet deposit as well, we just wanted to get out. When we got to the hotel, we got greeted very nicely and they showed us our room. It's hard to notice at first but...

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Additional Information about Wave Trotter

Address: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: ₹ 2,218 - ₹ 3,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 244
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“Any room really, they all have a beautiful view of the big garden.”
 of 5 bubbles MLBorn, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go for the private apartments, they hold up to four people.”
  • Outdoor kitchen.
 of 5 bubbles Alon_tico, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Private room/bath at the back of the property was really cool”
 of 5 bubbles 498mollyb, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in and liked the dorms-keep the balcony door open at night and your ceiling fan always on cause it is soo hot!”
 of 5 bubbles 143maddiep, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Save money = stay in a dorm. Spend a more and sleep better = stay in a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles skmcleod, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
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