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Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

Hostel | 50 mts after Selvin´s Rest, Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica -

89.5% Overall Rating

31 out of 34 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/08/2013)

Nick Ricci thinks…

"Friendly folks working there. Nice little hut we stayed in had its own kitchen and shower, with really good pressure. Location was right across the street from a very good restaurant, especially for…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 55.00
  • Towel USD 2.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca?

Contact us directly

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Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Located in Playa Punta Uva 6km south of Puerto Viejo

Our Caribbean style houses, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. Read more

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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.

11 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

3 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
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.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double Garden View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Triple (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Family Room Garden View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses

We are located 6km from downtown Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch.

Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave, its a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends.

For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace, parking, bicycle rental, tour desk and shuttle service; all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden.

"Walaba Hostel - Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida"

Accommodation Information

Walaba has dorms for backpacker friends, private rooms for couples and 2 private houses for groups or families.

Our houses:
Walaba (Hostel, shared dorms)
Walaviña (A private little house for a couple or a single person)
Walá (A bigger house with private rooms/shared bathroom and kitchen... with a beautiful open air deck)
Walavita (A private house for 5 people or less)

Hostel and private rooms or houses include access to:

-Free kitchen use, fully equiped
-Dining Room
-Living room with hammocks
-Open air decks
-Hot water shower
-Book exchange
-Board games
-Dorms with fan and mosquito nets
-Sheets and towels
-Tours info
-Cool environment, good vibes and exc service!

As a plus:
-Bikes $8
-Towels $2 for the dorms/in private rooms included
-Round trip to Puerto Viejo, private or by cab

Meals ordered in advance:
-Breakfast $6
-Lunch & diner $12

English, Spanish, French and Italian Spoken!

*Children under 2 don’t pay, 2 to 6 pay half price.

Location Information

Punta Uva beach, 100 mts after Selvins Rest, 4 miles from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica, towards Manzanillo.

Things to do around:
At Punta Uva:
Iguana House
Minimarket and Caribbean restaurant
Lounges at the beach
River or ocean kayaking
Great for the practicing of snorkel or scuba diving on your own
or at the scuba center school
Assorted Tours for all your needs

At Playa Chiquita, 1km from Walaba:
Gaia Holistic Center with assorted workshops
Bars, restaurants, shops, minimarkets...

At Cocles, 5km from Walaba:
Surf Point for Surf lovers
Shops, Yoga classes
Italian Restaurant

At Manzanillo, 5km from Walaba:
Wild life refuge
Caribbean restaurant

At Puerto Viejo, 6km from Walaba:
Organic Market on Saturday mornings
Souvenir shops
Local and international food for all budgets
Internet Café
Nightlife: reggae night, disco, live music...

*We offer private shuttle and public transportation if you want to go out at night