Stayed here as a backpacker! It was cheap, just 2 mins walk from the main street and maybe 5 mins from the beach, relaxing atmosphere, had a nice little pool and hammocks around. They had wifi and breakfast. The staff was ok. The lady who did the breakfast was very nice and gave us traveling tips. My friend and I stayed in a private room. We paid for a dorm, but got it upgraded as the dorm was full. As backpackers we did not expect amazing beds at all, so the beds were just fine like any other hostel. We get what we pay for. The showers and toilets were in small seperate rooms with a sink outside. There was an outside kitchen in the back for guests to cook with all equipment needed. Beautiful birds stopped by at times, which was quite nice. All in all a great place to stay for people who are traveling on a tight budget, like backpackers. Also a great place to get to know new people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Pura Vida MINI Hostel Santa Teresa" is a super chill hostel close to the best surf beaches and commercial center, with swimming pool, lot of nature, wildlife and good vibes. We have 2 communal kitchens very equipped, 3 large fridges and a beautiful chill out area with a fantastic swimming pool, pool table and hammocks, all you need to have a great time after a good surfing day. We have different types of rooms, with private or shared bathroom, rustic bungalows and dorms. Rooms are being cleaned daily and we are very particular and meticulous about the cleanliness of our hostel and the common areas. We have excellent location in the heart of Santa Teresa, only 150 meters from the surf break and the beautiful beach. 30 seconds walking distance to the nearest super market, shops, bars and restaurants, and 300 meters from the only pharmacy and 2 banks in town. But away from all the dust, hassle and bustle of this little town in our own private sanctuary with a lot of trees and nature. If you don't want to go out of the hostel, you can spend good times on our very cool bar, drinking excellent shakes, cocktails and beers. We also rent surf boards for all levels and ages, advising you what board to choose in case you are starting to surf. We have happy and always smiling, bi-lingual staff that has a good knowledge of the local area, tours, shuttles, and of Costa Rica. We can help you arrange all your activities, your next hostel stays, better tours and secret places of Costa Rica. Come to MINI Hostel to stay with us if you want to meet great people from all over the world, have fun, relax and experience the real Pura Vida atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida MiniHostel - Santa Teresa Costa Rica