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Almost Paradise

Guesthouse | Apdo 15, 5233 Nosara, Nosara Beach, Costa Rica -

67.7% Overall Rating

8 out of 13 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/02/2013)

Yvette Melby thinks…

"Almost Paradise is exactly that, almost paradise. The view from the deck/bar is fabulous. It feels like you're up in the trees with a view of the ocean. Doesn't get much better than that. The owners…"

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 7:00
Latest Check-out: 14:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Nosara Beach?

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Bienvenidos a Almost Paradise!

A backpacker's place right at the Pacific, very close to three beautiful beaches surrounded by tropical nature and far away from crowded touristic sites!
Esperamos su visita!

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Apartment Ocean View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)

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Double Ocean View (Private bathroom)

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Single Garden View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Almost Paradise

Located in Playa Pelada, we are less than a 2 minute walk from the beach, as well as a 15 minute beach walk to Guiones, one of the top rated surf beaches in the world.
Almost Paradise and it's staff are all here to enjoy Costa Rica and everything it has to offer and share it with our guests. From live music to wildlife our place is open to all creatures.
WiFi access is available throughout the hostel.
We are happy to arrange canopy tours, horseback riding, ATV rentals or anything else you might have in mind for you Costa Rican adventure.

Join us for breakfast or dinner.
Morning ocean and sunset views, cool breezes and tons of music provide a great atmosphere to start your day or night.
Cocktail specials, all you can eat pancake breakfast, random bbqs, sushi nights, fish & chips, fried chicken, local fare or the catch of the day are just some of the things you can enjoy on our rotating menu.
We also have a common kitchen for everyone's use, enough space for surfboard-storage, and an additional outdoor shower.

Enjoy the big terrace of the hostel! There are hammocks and comfy furniture for chilling, playing cards, meeting new friend from all over the world, watching the ocean and the sunset and Nosara's animal-life.

Accommodation Information

All in all the Almost Paradise has 19 beds to offer:
- 1. dorm for up to 7 people (own bathroom/shower)
- 2. dorm for up to 3 people (bathroom but NO shower)
- 1. private room (single or double) with shared bathroom (NO shower)
But we have a great outdoor shower for everyone's use!
- 2. private room (1 to 3 people) with own bathroom/shower

Bed sheets/linen are provided and you get a towel if you need one.
All rooms have fans. You can leave your valuables in our safe.
And there is no curfew!

Location Information

Almost Paradise
Hostel, Bar, Restaurant
Playa Pelada, Nosara, Costa Rica
Post-box: Apdo 15
5233 Nosara
Costa Rica

Located at the beautiful pacific coast in Guanacaste,
the "Nosara area" has three beaches (Guiones, Pelada & Nosara) and the Rio Nosara.
Nosara lays between Samara and Tamarindo, next to Ostional (famous turtle beach).
We are very close to Playa Pelada (100m), a little up a hill -
therefore we have this fantastic view over the Pacific Ocean.
To Playa Guiones (many surf schools) it's only a 10min walk.

The whole area is a famous surf spot. So you can easily find a good teacher for your surf-lessons.

Or you do a horse-riding-trip along the beach, take part of a tour to Ostional to observe the turtles or to the Biological Reservation of Nosara Beach or drive with a rented ATV to one of the other beaches around Nosara. Or you learn Spanish at one of the schools here.
Or you just simply relaxe at one of the wunderful beaches or right here on our terraces!