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Sel et Sucre

Metros Sur de la Parada de Bus 100, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0636
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (64 reviews)
“hot shower” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Metros Sur de la Parada de Bus 100, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Saw this place while walking by the other day. Tried it today and wow those crepes are amazing. If you go take the desert one calld Puerto Viejo NOM NOM!!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Alex W
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The hostel has a very nice yard with beautiful plants, hammocks and tables to chill out or have a meal surrounded by a Caribbean atmosphere. The common area and the shared restrooms are spacious and very clean. Sebastien is a great host who gave us...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Evgeny K
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here last night. Living in PV for over a month now, I've been able to sample a lot of the restaurants in town and Sel et Sucre is easily the best pasta and crepes in the entire town. The price really isn't...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Can only recommend Sel et Sucre hostel ! Lovely place in the center of town, close to all the bars , restaurants and supermarkets . The owner Sebastien is so nice and helpful, and he knows a lot about the area and wildlife. The place...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Lærke R
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We got to Puerto Viejo in the evening without a plan where to stay. Sebastian showed up and offered us to stay at his hostel and we ended up staying 4 nights! The location is perfect, you can walk to beach, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, atm,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 153sannaj
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to well over 50 hostels and Sel & Sucre is hands down the worst hostel experience I’ve ever had. The communal area is actually pretty nice, it’s got hammocks, nice seating arrangements. I didn’t cook but the kitchen looked decent as well. That’s...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Pickledcatz
Caroline M, Propriétaire at Sel et Sucre, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Should I remind you that you had already changed for another bed around 6pm? The reception was definitively open, and you could have informed us if you had a real problem. Should I also remind you that at 3 in the morning you were talking...More

Reviewed December 9, 2017

I arrived to Sel et Sucre by lucky accident and could not wish for a better place to stay in Puerto Viejo. It is a very cozy place with friendly staff that made me feel like home instantly. And having a hot shower after two...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Marie V
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We were a bit unsure when we first arrived as it seemed more like a share house than a hostel. After some time we enjoyed it, friendly people, Sebastian is really helpful and the location is quiet and close to supermarkets, bank, laundry & short...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank clarenceofarabia
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great value. Great travel Vibe and next to really good main strip. Bikes available to rent from the hostel. See stevieexplores on Instagram for more photos of this place and the surrounding areas, we took bikes along 5 beaches in one day. Stunning roads and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank LondonerAbroad29
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Sebastien, friendly owner. The place is very well situated, you are in the center of everything (bank, grocery store, beach, restaurants). You can rent a bike as well. Kitchen is available for use ! Rooms are good. Dont hesitate !

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank donald s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Sur de la Parada de Bus 100, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0636
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100 m from the sea. Unique place for tasty french crepes (savory or sweet), salads, waffles, fruit juices... and much more! Open from 12pm to 9.30pm. Closed monday.
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