HostelBookers Logo
Website feedback

Walaba Hostel and Beach Houses Hostel

6km after Puerto Viejo, in Punta Uva beach,, 100 mts after Selvins Rest, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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

88% Overall Rating 31 out of 35 customers would recommend this property based on 35 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 84%

Safety 97%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

See all reviews

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 55.00USD
  • Towel 2.00USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Puerto Viejo?

Contact us directly

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

Shared Rooms

11 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 11

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Basic 5 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 5 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Walaba Hostel and 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:

-WIFI
-Free kitchen use, fully equiped
-Dining Room
-Living room with hammocks
-Balconies
-Open air decks
-Hot water shower
-Book exchange
-Board games
-Dorms with fan and mosquito nets
-Parking
-Security
-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

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.