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Pura Vida Hostel

Hostel | Calle Guanacaste, Cont. Rest. Stella, Tamarindo, Costa Rica 30247

89.9% Overall Rating

45 out of 48 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/04/2014)

Daniel Gent thinks…

"Great design so the door rooms don't need AC and they don't get hot (it's like a normal buildling but then with a huge roof above to catch the heat), very comfortable and had a great sleep there. The…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 35.00

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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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We are simply the best hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica! Our friendly and knowledgeable bilingual staff, our clean private and dorm rooms, beautiful social area, 2 stocked up kitchens, amazing and tranquil garden, Wi-Fi throughout, bulletproof security and MOST importantly fun and enjoyable backpackers and travellers alike make our hostel their home away from home…come and see for yourself…you will not want to leave... Read more

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About Pura Vida Hostel

Welcome to the one of the best and amazing hostel in Tamarindo – beautiful, nice, clean and tranquil hostel, where we offer a wholesome, relaxing, chill out and laid back atmosphere in the heart of a surfer’s paradise. We’re just a five-minute walk from the central bus and taxi stop, the commercial district with its marvelous shopping, great restaurants, and rocking nightspots-- and one of the finest surfing beaches in all of Central America.

We have everything shrewd travelers want:
• Cozy Private rooms with Private Bath with or without AC
• Spacious Dorms with Shared Bath
• Fans in the rooms
• Two spacious community kitchens with free coffee/oil/spices
• On site Laundry Service
• Two open community areas with rocking chairs, chaise lounges, and soothing hammocks
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the compound
• Community computer with Skype and Internet
• On site discounted tour/shuttle and bus bookings
• Ping Pong/Table Tennis and Dart board, board games, cards
• Surf lessons with local and experienced guide
• Surf Boards for Rent
• Bicycle for Rent
• Restaurant menus – recommended favorites with special offers ONLY to Pura Vida Hostel
• On site discounted surf boards rentals
• On site travelers library and book exchange
• Locked gate and individual keys for all guests

... All composed with loving care for your comfort and pleasure in a breezy, tropical garden setting.

Our grounds are locked to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Each guest receives a personal gate key, and can come and go at any time. And our onsite manager is available 24 hours a day every day to take care of all your needs during your stay.

Accommodation Information

We offer dormitories with private bath in all dorms, private rooms with AC and private bath.
We have two 6-bed-dorms, one 8-bed-dorm and five private rooms.

Location Information

Located just a short 5 min walk to bus station, beach, nightlife, shopping, restaurants, bars, surf shops and grocery stores.