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Bahia Paraiso Hostel
Ventura, California
1 review
“Best Hostel Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

We showed up with three 20 year old girls, and met Ryan and within minutes had a place to stay with air conditioning, wi-fi, and breakfast in the morning. All in the most accessible location, and all for 15$ a night. We made lots of friends and felt completely comfortable and 100% safe. I accidentally left my phone on the bed when we left the city, and when we came back, they had it waiting for me. We left a couple nights to go check out other parts of Costa Rica, and we missed it so much we came into Tamarindo and stayed at Bahia Paraiso another two nights before we left back to the states. Ryan is a really relaxed guy who runs a traveller-friendly, fun and beautiful hostel. I'd reccomend it to anybody. Pura Vida!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2010

Bahia Paraiso is a wonderful place to stay if you're visiting Tamarindo. The location of Bahia Paraiso is perfect, right in the middle of town, close to the beach and any shopping or restaurants you may want to visit. If you feel like staying in the hostel for the night there is a great balcony area where you can kick back on the hammocks, have a few beers and order pizza from the wood oven pizza stove. Bahia Paraiso is also located close to the night clubs if you feel like going out. I traveled with two of my girlfriends and we felt comletely safe there and very comfortable. The rooms are nice and the AC is great. Personal bathrooms and showers are also a plus. The staff and everyone staying at Bahia were extremely kind. I would recommend this hostel to travelers of all ages.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2010

Uh how do I sum this up... Probably the best place on Earth. We showed up with 5 guys from Colorado and met Ryan, the owner, met us upon arrival. We only were supposed to stay in one night and it was so much fun, the town and the hostel, that we ended up staying for four nights. Everybody that at the hotel was super friendly and inviting. We ended up going out with the people staying and working at the hostel every night. It will be an experience that I will never forget. If you go to Tamarindo, it is a MUST stay.
-Michael

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2010

This is a new and fresh hostal , great located near the beach and away from the street noise. Ryan the owner is very helpful and welcoming to everyone. And the pizza...jummy...its a must!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2010

The value is great there, location is central right by the beach... Good food. Pizza is a must try!

The rooms were pretty standard but very clean. The owner is super cool and showed us a great night on the town!

Would for sure come back.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

I had the best time at this hostel, really great location in the middle of the action and so close to the beach! The owner and staff are so fun and friendly and really go out of their way to make sure your having the best time! Also best pizza place in town and cheapest!

  • Stayed May 2010
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

The rooms are clean, there is air conditioning, and the bar in the hostel is super chilled with a balcony and hammocks for reading while you soak up the sun. The stone baked pizza was the fastest, best and cheapest we found, and the bar had no biting bugs like there are on the beach. There is free tea and coffee, and the included breakfast was really nice as well as filling too.

We were initially concerned that the noise from the bar would keep us awake, but everything shuts down around 10 and we didn't have any problems sleeping. The wifi is really fast, and the friendly staff made every effort to make us feel welcome. The owner regularly sits in the bar and chats to the guests. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bahia Paraiso Hostel

Property: Bahia Paraiso Hostel
Address: Main intersection of Tamarindo, second floor of Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bahia Paraiso is located in the heart of Tamarindo; it's the newest hostel in town and the closest to the beach. We offer surf lessons, board rental, free breakfast, pizza dinners, own bathroom/shower per room, A/C and free WiFi! Second story hostel gives us a great view of the Pacific Ocean as well. Please come see us! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bahia Paraiso Hostel Costa Rica/Tamarindo

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