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La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Playa Tamarindo, a dos cuadras de la Avenida Central | Frente al Hotel Portofino., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Snapper Surf School
    0.2 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 30 December 2015
First Time I stayed at a Hostel❤️
I traveled to Tamarindo for the second time this year. I am a... more
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Thomson, Illinois
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I traveled to Tamarindo for the second time this year. I am a seasoned traveler and usually stay at hotels or Airbnb - but something intrigued me about this place. I had walked by it often in the past. Everyone was always laughing and having fun! So this time I figured "why not" why not try it out? So I...

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Santiago A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp, responded to this review
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Queremos agradecer por compartir su experiencia con nosotros. Esperamos poder contar con su visita de nuevo , Pura Vida.

Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Had a hostel cancel a booking last minute and found the Oveja negra. Stayed in one of their cabin rooms which is big and spacious and included breakfast of the menu. The hostel is also a surf school and has a good bar and pool and fußball tables. Busy place, with a relaxed and party vibe full of surfers. Thoroughly...

Thank Rohan P
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Very happy about my find! I had a last-minute cancellation on another booking, and even though this hostel was fully booked, the management was able to figure something out and get me into a room. The stay was comfortable and nice. I really liked the ECO friendly atmosphere of the whole place.. Nice bathrooms and showers, more like a little...

Thank Maria T
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The best hostel of Tamarindo, the stuff people speaks at least 3 languages, they are very friendly, the Mexican food is cheap and good ! The parties are excellent! You can also rent boards for a very very cheap price cooperated to other places. Viva la oveja !

Thank LaurentMK
Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We spent only one night here in-between other bookings. We got a private room with a private bath. It was affordable compared to hotels in the area. It was updated and clean. The best were comfortable. It rained quite heavily the night we stayed there and the roof was pretty noisy. The staff was friendly and served us a nice...

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Everyone in the staff is absolutely amazing, its really near the beach and food places, plus the bar and the surrounding area is really comfortable and has a great vibe i totally recommend this place!!

Thank Luis Carlos Q
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My first night in Tamarindo,I had all my belongings stolen literally within hours of checking in.and the next day was Sunday so everything was closed. It was a nightmare to say the least. I had been traveling so for two and a half months , and now had no cash,cards,I'd,or phone to contact anyone. I wasn't cared for the first...

1Thank Nicky G
Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 27 June 2015

The staff here were really cool. When I arrived in town, I realised my whole backpack was taken off the bus! It wasn't an ideal situation but I still had my passport and valuables in a small bag. The next day, then owner gave me some shirts and a nice pair of board shorts which I still have. We had...

Thank David-Domingo
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Oveja Negra. There are good kitchen facilities, a wide selection of surfboards to hire, and very friendly staff. There are nice indoor and outdoor common areas, with a pool table and bar. The rooms are very basic. The a/c is nice, especially as many hostels we have stayed at in the region have...

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay there very much. It is a great hostel to meet other travellers and hang out in the common areas playing pool or table tennis. There was a live salsa band on saturday night, which was great. Staff and management are helpful. We used the kitchen a lot and were happy with the facilities.

Thank Nischu

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp

Address: Playa Tamarindo, a dos cuadras de la Avenida Central | Frente al Hotel Portofino., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $25 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Go with a cabina if you have 2 or more people. Not that expensive and it's always nicer to have your own room and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 296tricias, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteMcCracken, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the private rooms in the back, share with a friend - like a private retreat back there.”
 of 5 bubbles G9142HYmariat, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room opposite the wall that borders the bar... you're more likely to get sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles Caityregs, 29 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Try for an exterior room that will have a window as well as a fan and a/c.”
  • Living room common area
  • One of the rooms - double bed + bunk bed
 of 5 bubbles kdubber10, 1 Sep 2011 | Read review
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