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Martina's Place Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stayed at Martina's for a longer stay and we don't have anything to complain about. Martina was so helpful arranging transportation and knowledge of the area. Its a perfect location, near the beach and the town without the noise or interesting characters of Drake. We met lovely guests in the common kitchen area. When we return to Drake to...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! We really appreciate it!

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying in Martinas Hostel. We booked a private double room. The location of the hostel is great and everything you need is close. The shared bathrooms, the room and the kitchen were clean and tidy. We booked the tour to the San Pedrillo station in the Corcovado NP via Martina. It was good however next...

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MartinaWegener, Inhaber at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

thank you so much for this great review! I am very happy to have such a good staff working with me :-)

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice, friendly and helpful.. we had a great time and we stayed in all the different rooms! Martina was very helpful, booking tours and giving advice on good walking tracs. We met so e great people in the common area..where you can cook, eat and order food.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a dorm here before an overnight tour to Corcovado. Martina knows everything about the village and was really very helpful when I planned my stay (not the least transport to and from which is a little complicated). Good food on site! I booked an overnight trip to Corcovado (Sirena station) through the hostel and I couldn't have been...

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Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it!

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I recommand this place ! There have everything you need (kitchen, cold and hot shower, restaurant, nice staff,..) Martina welcome us with a big smile and help us a lot to organise our trip in Costa Rica. She help us booking snorkeling to Cano island and Corcovado park (with a great guide, named Everest) =) Thank to you we kept...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! Martina, Staff, Lucy and Bruno :-)

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed with Martina over Christmas. We've been travelling for a year and a half, mostly by bicycle, and this place stands out as one of my favourites. If you're a naturalist out of your home range or otherwise a lover of plants and critters, Martina has a mitt full of natural history guides (birds, plants, reptiles, amphibians etc.) you...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Debbie for this great review! You guys are amazing, I am glad you stopped by our hostel! Pura vida, Martina

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed three nights at Martina's Hostel this December. The location is unbeatable, since it is accessible by road (unlike many of Bahia Drake's other lodgings), walking distance from the beach (5 mins) and a stone's throw (50 yards) from the town's two "supermarkets". (Note that the main beach at Drake Bay isn't very nice for swimming or boogie boarding...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kris and familiy for this outstanding review! It was such a pleasure having you here! Martina & Hostel Team.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed in the honeymoon cabin. It was a nice, basic room for a fair price. There was hot water, Martina and the front desk workers were wonderful. I'd stay again! One thing to keep in mind is that it gets a bit noisy fairly early in the morning starting around 5 AM due to the surrounding wildlife and many...

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Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review!

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We were 2 couples who shared a convenient family room. Martina was very helpful,organised and flexibly altered our disrupted plans with consummate ease. On a very wet dark arrival, the arranged taxi ride up the short hill was a god send and Martina's welcome and information top notch. We least liked the small kitchen, but there was safe drinking water...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! It was a pleasure having you here!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Firstly, the staff is very nice. We got welcomed as the boat arrived and shown the way to the hostel. The setting with the garden is super nice and the kitchen well equipped. The room itself was a bit dark and had a damp smell. The latter is maybe quite hard to overcome in this climate, though.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! With 2 month permanent rain and 90% humidity its hard to not have a smell in the rooms...sorry about that...come back in dry season :-)

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Martina's Place Hostel in Drake Bay -Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere -2 min. to beach and supermarkets -All Tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay -Big fully equipped kitchen for self cooking -Free coffee & tea, oil, salt and sugar. -Small restaurant for breakfast and dinner. -Hot water showers -WiFi -Hammocks -Free parking -Free luggage store Martina's Place is located in the center of Agujitas, which is usually called Drake Bay. It is 2 minutes to the beach and around the corner are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and an ice-cream place. You can cook in our big kitchen and sit, chat and eat in our roofed patio. There is also a small restaurant on the properties. A guitar is waiting to be played. We can organize all tours to Corcovado Nationalpark for you, including the overnight tours, as well as tours to Cano Island for snorkeling, diving or whale & dolphin watch. You should not plan your stay too short, since there is a lot to do around Drake Bay, for example the hike to Rio Claro (with swimming at the waterfall) which you can do by yourself! We have good WiFi connection.Drake Bay is located on the borders of Corcovado Nationalpark on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The village is small, unspoilt and authentic, surrounded by abundant nature. All throughout Drake Bay you can hear the howler monkeys or the croaking of the scarlett macaws... Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). ... more   less 

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Address: Agujitas | Contiguo la Iglesia Cristiana, Drake Bay 60506, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $62 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“A good room depends on your budget! There are dorms and privates.”
clairea38, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Honeymoon Cabin which was spacious with private bathroom and personal deck with hammock. It was very nice.”
EEBea, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Dorm room bunks are super-reasonable and great - know if you need more privacy than 7 others in the room.”
200carye, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try get a family room as it has a bathroom inside.”
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“You'll make a good decision, no matter the room!”
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