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Reviews of Walaba Hostel and Beach Houses Puerto Viejo

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

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 84%

Safety 97%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

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?

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 81%

Location 84%

Safety 97%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

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Anonymous
26 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Right in the jungle, away from town. Staff were fantastic

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice, cabana style rooms in the middle of the jungle

Disliked: $10 taxi ride out town, thought it was closer

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
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46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The manager was friendly. It was close to the beach and the jungle.

Disliked: It was not clean. Countertops in communal kitchen, cutting boards, bathroom floors and porous concrete sink countertops in bathroom impossible to clean. Fans are filthy and sometimes don't work. The place needs more and brighter lighting. Bungalow floors are uneven with spaces between planks. It needs a major overhaul. Clean towels would be nice as well as clean dish clothes--the rags were filthy.

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: The staff are extremely helpful and sincerely want you to have a great stay.

Disliked: Could be cleaner

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: 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 Caribbean food. Could have used coffee either for free or even for purchase in the morning----would have been nice. Water there is not drinkable, however. Punta Uva, however, is not really a great place, as the infrastructure is weak (internet was out both days we were here). beach is highly over-rated---much washed-up debris. medium dark brown sand, fairly thin beach area. yes, it is somewhat scenic, but not compareable to many hundreds of other places, if not thousands. I would recommend the property, though.

Disliked: could us morning coffee.....

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The building is really cute and it is directly across the street from Punta Uva which is a less crowded beach that is just as nice as Puerto Viejo.

Disliked: You can not drink the water, which we hadn't been told and someone in my group got really sick. Also there were no places to eat near by (a number of places were closed for vacation) so the only option was to walk a way to a grocery sote.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: In the middle of the jungle. 25 mts from the best beach in Puerto Viejo. Amazing place

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating


31 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice hostel, the "open-air" design was cool

Disliked: It's a long way from Puerto Viejo! But i knew that before booking.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break, Events / festivals, Family Holiday, Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway

Liked: It were nights in the jungle but you just needed 3 min. to the very beautiful beach. Es war wie eine Nacht im Baumhaus mitten im Dschungel dabei brauchte man nur 3 Minuten zum echt tollen Strand.

Disliked: Man musste 5000 colones für die schlüssel bezahlen, wenn man mit seinem Geld haushalten muss wäre es schon nett gewesen wenn man das vorher gewusst hätte.

Customer would recommend this property

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