My friend and I arrived to Oasis without having a reservation (it's a bit difficult to find). Eventhough it was nearly fully booked the owner was really friendly and helped us to find a solution. In the end one of us could stay in the last available dorm bed and the other one could stay in a tent in the backyard with a comfy mattress inside. The hostel has only one dorm and two double rooms, which creates a very cozy and familiar atmosphere. It's recommendable to book in advance! The community area includes a clean and well equipped kitchen, a large table and many hammocks. Its located a few minute walk to the center of town either along the street or along the beach. There is a great italian bakery just across the street. The price for this clean and homely place is unbeatable!
A great little hostel right on the beach in Puerto Viejo. It's got a breeze off the ocean and is cool when most of the rest of Puerto Viejo sweats. Thom and Ades (I probably spelled her name wrong and might have even spelled his wrong too) are super nice and run a great, clean place. It's right on the beach with hammocks, do I really have to say more than that? A couple of minutes down the beach and there are a few swimming pool sized holes in the reef for soaking the tired muscles in after a long day wandering through the nearby Cahuita National Park. The same trail along the beach after a ten minute walk leads to the public swimming and surfers beach, Cocles.