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Pura Vida Hostel - Hostel Tamarindo - Costa Rica

This is one of the best hidden secrets in Tamarindo!!! Little tranquil and peaceful oasis in the middle of hustling and bustling Tamarindo. This hostel has very nice and CLEAN private and dorm rooms accommodating the budgets of all travelers. 2 large and well equipped and fully stacked kitchens with free coffee in the morning and afternoon, oils, spices, hot water kettle, fridges, oven for baking, etc... It has huge and amazingly relaxing community "rancho" area with hammocks, day beds, rocking chairs, ping pong table, pool table, lots of games, cards and even a dart board. In the addition to bike rentals the hostel offers surf lessons and has tons of nice and new boards for rentals. Nice collection of books is readily available for book exchange or borrow while in the hostel. The hostel manager Miriam is very lovely and extremely helpful and will arrange any tour/shuttle or surf lessons bookings. In the hostel you can find a convenient bus schedule, tour books and even a binder with many restaurant menus. Some restaurants offer special discount to Pura Vida guests which is nice when you are on budget. The outdoor area is very relaxing as it sets in the tropical garden setting, and if you are too relaxed and need some computer/internet time they have nice community computer with Skype. The backpackers we met here were so much fun!!! We cooked community dinner, hang out in the rancho on the rocking chairs drinking a bit and socializing. Really a great atmosphere here. I honestly highly recommend this place and when I come to Costa Rica again this is surely the place where I'll stay!!!

Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo

Tamarindo, Costa Rica


This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities 24-Hour Hot Water, 24-Hour Reception, Airport Pickup - Extra Charge, Bicycle Rental, Book Exchange - Free, Common Room, Community Kitchen, Internet Facilities - Charge, Internet Facilities - Free, Laundry Service, Linens Included, Lounge, Parking - Free, Taxes Included in Price, Towels Included, Travel Info Desk, Wake-Up Call, Wifi

Currencies accepted
US dollar, Costa Rican colón

Getting There:

From the “Bus Stop” under the big tree – go up the road same direction as the bus is facing.

2. At the fork (by the HUGE White Condo’s building) keep to the left

3. Pass Pasatiempo hotel on your left and Hertz rental car also on your left.

4. located on the RIGHT hand side almost directly across the street from Hertz rental car. Look for our beautifully hand painted front side of the building “Pura Vida Hostel” and yellow sign with amenities.

Room Prices:
Price Description:Price includes all

Contact Information:
Zip: Tamarindo
Phone: (506) 8747-8780
E-mail: puravidahosteltamarindo(at)

Other Hostels in Tamarindo that may be of interest: La Oveja Negra, Blue Trailz Surf Camp, La Botella De Leche, Bahia Paraiso, Hostel Pura Vida, La Botella de Leche and Hotel Kontiki.

23 Aug 2010

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