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    Pura Vida Hostel

    Avenida Central | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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    2017-09-03 2017-09-04
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    Traveller (97)
    Room & Suite (57)
    Dining (18)
    • Excellent79%
    • Very good14%
    • Average3%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “private room” (21 reviews)
    “costa rica” (46 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
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    Pura Vida MINI Hostel
    177 reviews
    #7 of 74 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
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    Reviews (441)
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    1 - 5 of 339 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We absolutely loved this hostel and even extended our stay about 2-3 times! Thomas was a great host and made us feel really comfortable and would sit and have a chat with us every now and then. The vibe around the hostel was good and...More

    Thank emjonew
    Response from Tomas L, Owner at Pura Vida HostelResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for taking time to write the review:) It was pleasure to have you here. Scrabble is thankfull too for taking the dust off :) I hope to see you again here some day .

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The place is awesome! I stayed for a whole week. Clean and roomy, very pleasant to pass time. Communal TV, 2 fully equipped kitchens, great common area. The atmosphere was perfect lead first by owner and staff which were very helpful, yet very laid back...More

    Thank Michael M
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I stayed at Pura Vida on multiple occasions while in Central America and met some amazing people while staying. Nightly shows, chill atmosphere and prime location (but far enough away that its quiet) make it one the best options in Tamarindo. Thomas is an awesome...More

    Thank petejdesign
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Chilled and relaxed hostel with great hosts, not directly at the beach (5-10 mins walk) but cheap and clean, 2 kitchens for self use, hammocks rocking chairs pooltable book exchange and game collection Surfboards and bike rental for free 10/10 would book again!

    Thank Peterunlustig
    Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

    Pura Vida hostel is the best place I have stayed so far. Everything worked and the atmosphere and staff are awesome!!! They really made an effort for the place to be clean and was very helpful. I really enjoyed my time at this hostel. Nothing...More

    Thank Sigurd J
    Response from Tomas L, Gerente at Pura Vida HostelResponded 9 July 2017

    Thank you Sigurd for takeing time to write a opinion, And mainly thank you for being with us. And showing us how the Danish do the things :) Hope to see you again some day soon. Tomas

    Pura Vida MINI Hostel
    177 reviews
    #7 of 74 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
    Tamarindo Hostel Resort
    227 reviews
    #6 of 74 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
    La Botella de Leche Hostel
    283 reviews
    #1 of 74 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
    La Oveja Negra Hostel and Surf Camp
    153 reviews
    #16 of 74 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Price range
    • US$10 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo
    • Also Known As
    • Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel ,
    • Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo ,
    • Pura Vida Hostel Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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    Traveller (97)
    Room & Suite (57)
    Dining (18)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (112)
    Family and Play Areas (15)
    Bathroom (1)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Questions & Answers
    11 August 2015|
    Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
    Yes only cold , but no really cold maybe 20 degrees celsius:) Outside its like 35 degrees so you need cold shower :)
    Sabine L
    10 February 2015|
    Response from Tomas L | Property representative |
    At the moment we have no hot water , but we work on it at the moment so soon there will be hot water
    Linda H
    25 September 2014|
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    Response from tomasludvik85 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
    yes we do :)
    Room Tips
    "best place in tama"
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    "Choose one of the rooms in the back of the property if noise is an issue"
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    "Just show up"
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    "You get what you pay for. If you need privacy "GO FOR IT!""
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