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Madre Selva Jungle Hostel

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Margherita Road, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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#8 of 21 Speciality lodging in Cocles
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Madre Selva hostel perfectly located in a walking distance to the beach and into the Costa Rica jungle, so you can enjoy both worlds. Stay with us and discover the wildlife around us. You can spot sloths, monkeys, toucans, unique frogs, and other wild animals while drinking your morning coffee or relaxing in the garden. We offer accommodations in the form of dorms and private rooms. Shared kitchen for guest use, garden area with BBQ and hot water showers. Knowing the area we will be happy to recommend and book tours, transportation and help with any question or need.
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Free parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hebrew

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Margherita Road, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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Changuinola Airport31 kmSee all flights
Bocas Del Toro Airport62 kmSee all flights
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Harris M wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Favorite hostel ever. It's welcoming, clean, and well taken care of. The owners and staff are hard-working and everything feels very hospitable. Everything about the space is inviting and well-designed, there are great common spaces for leisure or work, and fun perks like Sunday Movie Night. Everything is sparkling clean and the staff are always available. Also, there is a great restaurant that's part of the hostel, with fantastic food (I recommend the Shnitzel with mozarella). The vibe is cozy and calm, and the location is a little bit removed from the bustling center of PV which I love. Overall amazing, great for young travelers.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from madreselvahostel, Owner at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel
Responded Mar. 9, 2020
Thank you, Harris! We enjoyed your company, please come visit us again! :)
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Jonas Subirana wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I really enjoyed my stay at Madre Selva, It's midway between Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva, so you are close to the nicer, less secluded beaches. there's 2 supermarkets within walking distance (10-15min) There's cheap bikes for rent, there is a commuall kitchen, and a lovely chillout/cinema area on a boat shaped structure. The owners are extremely helpful, If you are interested in flora and fauna this is the place to go. A part from being in contact with the enviroment, Martin (the owner) has a lot of knowledge on the topic, and will be happy to share it. As I said there's a cinema area, and they play music and films regularly, there's also a restaurant during the afternoon/night, they serve truly AWESOME food! (vegeterian and vegan options included). the food really impressed me. there are HOT SHOWERS! There is space to park a few cars, they offer yoga classes, and have a laundry service witch I thought was worth mentioning (things never completely dry in the humid environment, so it might be necessary) there's free coffee every morning, witch I thought was great. The closest beach is Cocles, but not the surf spot (witch is very secluded.) it's a lot calmer on this side of the river than the main cocles surf spot. (At night, if the ocean's calm you can swim with bioluminescence, a truly fascinating experience) The vibe was great, the people I met there where awesome, I recommend this hostel to anybody visiting the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: best room is defenetly "mono" the front right room on the second flor
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Response from madreselvahostel, Owner at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
Thank you, Jonas! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us, was nice having you around. We are always working on improving and adding things for the guests to enjoy, so feedback like that is important for us. We hope you'll enjoy your trip, and if you ever back on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, you'll know where to find us :)
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Happytraveler9123 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I really enjoyed my time in Madre Selva. It is a beautiful, creative hostel in the middle of the jungle, a few kilometers away from busy Puerto Viejo. If you want to enjoy your stay in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by nature and near cocles beach, this is the best spot. The owners of the hostel are very welcoming and helpful and want you to have a nice and comfortable stay. They also provide information for different tours and shuttles. It is possible to rent a bike at the hostel and explore nice beaches, the Nationalpark (Manzanillo) or just drive to Puerto Viejo. The supermarket is only 500m from the hostel. Since a few days they also provide yoga lessons on a roof terrace. Getting up in the morning and enjoying Yoga with a view in the Jungle was awesome. Furthermore I can really recommend the restaurant, they had the best vegeterian burger, I ever ate! During my stay at Madre Selva I felt very comfortable and I loved the relaxed vibe in the jungle.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Roo🚀 wrote a review Jan. 2020
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This charming and cosy hostel was a pleasure to stay in for three weeks. The atmosphere is perfectly relaxed and the people you meet there are from all walks of life, so you’re never bored. Bikes being available for rent makes its quiet and secluded location more accessible by bike from Puerto Viejo and other nearby towns. Loved it down on the Caribbean side. Pura vida 🤙🏼
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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SoloFemaleTraveler33 wrote a review Dec. 2019
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I stayed at this lovely hostel for almost 5 full months. Located 2-3km from the center of Puerto Viejo, the hostel is close enough to experience nightlife, but removed enough to relax, and get a good night's sleep. Should you decide to go out, bicycles are available to rent for only $5/day, or you can take a taxi for the same price. The main road is only 600m from the entrance of the hostel, so it is also possible to walk to many of the beautiful beaches, the grocery store, restaurants, etc. The hostel only opened a year ago (November 2018), and the owners are constantly working to update, improve, and add amenities. Breakfast is offered in the morning, along with free coffee to get your day started. The community kitchen, bathrooms, and showers, are clean and well kept. The beds are comfortable, and there's nothing like listening to the sounds of the jungle as you fall asleep at night. New features include a cinema/bar/hang out space, and the addition of yoga classes. I thoroughly enjoyed the vibe and made many friends while staying here. I was sad to say goodbye to the place and people that made my stay in Costa Rica feel like home.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: This hostel offers both shared dorm rooms, and private rooms
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US$22 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madre Selva Jungle Hostel
What are some of the property amenities at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Madre Selva Jungle Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Como en la Gloria, and La Pecora Nera.
Does Madre Selva Jungle Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Madre Selva Jungle Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Madre Selva Jungle Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cocles.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Madre Selva Jungle Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.