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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2013

The hostel were very good beforehand organising a shuttle from San Jose. I stayed in one of the dorm rooms, each had their own small kitchen, bathroom, comfy beds and power sockets etc. The cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful e.g. drying wet clothes from trips to the beach and getting cold water on hot days. Best thing is...

Thank bgwilson88
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I stayed with a group of friends in on of the private rooms, accommodation was nice and really good value with two doubles, bunk bed, kitchen and bathroom. My only comment would be the safe is not actually attached to anything so in theory someone could just pick it up and walk off with all your goodies! Not that the...

Thank Richard H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I've been travelling around Costa Rica for 2 months now and I have to say this is definitely the cleanest and friendliest hostel I've stayed at- the staff was awesome and they cleaned the rooms daily-as well as it was one of the most centrally-located hostels I've stayed at. I went with a group of friends, but managed to meet...

Thank Megan H
Kenora, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2013

As someone who has spent a lot of time in first-rate hostels in ski towns like Nelson, B.C., I was a little skeptical about staying in a hostel in Costa Rica. However, given the other reviews on TripAdvisor, I settled on Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp. Needless to say I was NOT disappointed with my decision. I did opt...

Thank Yale_Alum
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Great little spot in the heart of Tamarindo, across the street from the beach. Close to everything you need - surfing and all adventure tours. Air conditioned room and hot showers, which is hard to find in a hostel in CR especially for its value. Owners and staff are super friendly and helpful. Have stayed there a few times, each...

Thank SunsetSurf9
Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Stayed there for a week in March of 2013. Amazing. Unbelievable owners and staff. Super accomodating. They went out of thier way during the email/online booking experience to make sure we were happy and had what we wanted, plus the entire time we were there they were more than happy to answer questions and give advice on touristy stuff, and...

Thank steve m
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Great location, almost on the beach, cool people and great staff. Stayed with a friend in the dorm which has a/c and warm showers!!! Definitely good value for money, clean and safe. Staff gave some great recommendations for food (go to Baulas for pizza) and nightlife. Really convenient that they also rent surf boards and can organize shuttles and tours....

Thank Chris M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The positive: this place attracts some amazing travelers, and I would recommend it for that reason. There was a constant flow of interesting, very friendly people that made our two nights really fun and engaging (even during the rainy season). The staff was also friendly. I wouldn't say better than other places that I've stayed, but nonetheless helpful. They will...

Thank Lydia H
bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we welcome all reviews, which help us to further improve the Blue Trailz experience. However, I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the points you made. You stayed with us for 2 nights as you had planned and opted for a dorm room. Although the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Blue Trailz has the hostel gig down pat! Between the location, staff, accommodations, surf activities, and did I forget location (directly across the street from best waves in Tamarindo), you'll be ALL SET staying here. Location: -as I said above, directly across from great surf break with gorgeous sunsets every night. -next door to Alamo rental. Very convenient as my...

Thank kibaleebs
New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We just left Blue Trailz and had such a great time meeting everyone staying there and checking out Tamarindo. Beautiful beach, great waves, and out of this world sunsets all right across the street from Bluetrailz. We were surprised by how many fellow NYers are out here. (Represent!). I've been to Bali and Barbados, and this is such a great...

Thank o_trip13

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a vacation experience for budgets of every level. We offer; stays in our intimate hostel, surf lessons under the guise of our local bilingual instructors, board rental from our extensive range at our our surf shop, tours of the local area (if you stay with us) and package deals incorporating all this (and more!) with our value Beginner Surf Camp, Yoga Surf Camp or Luxury Surf Vacation. We’re located just steps away from the crystalline sea, on Tamarindo’s main street, near the buzz of all the best bars and restaurants. And both our private and dorm rooms offer unlimited air-con, hot showers, kitchen facilities and orthopedic mattresses. Making friends and chilling out comes easily too, thanks the hammocks and speakers we’ve kitted out our common area with. Book with Blue Trailz today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp

Address: Main street next to Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $20 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The 2 private rooms, which are on the top floor, have a sliver of the beach in view from the balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisz278, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for a private room. They're equipped with a full kitchen and balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles dencoates, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is the option to share a room with friends, or you can make it a private by paying extra.”
 of 5 bubbles crumblybutgood, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are good option too”
 of 5 bubbles Naduu_, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Private Rooms have better view as they are upstairs!”
 of 5 bubbles colterb339, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
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