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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Hei there, Just left blue trailz tamarindo after staying 10 days and having surf lessons with the amazing instructor kurt. Ask to be assigned with him, he'll get you up on the board, twisting and turning right away! Such a cool dude, outgoing and friendly, gives you good surfing tips to remember and advice on life in general. Rooms are...

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Hanover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I stayed here for 5 days. Here's why I loved this place: Location couldn't have been better, right in town next to the beach. Rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was clean. When it was full, it had a bumpin' atmosphere. For example, it was packed on my birthday night on a Wednesday. The owner, Aleks, is awesome, and for...

1Thank egmies
bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us at Blue Trailz and we are glad you had a great birthday during your time here. It is also great to hear that your room and bathroom were comfortable and clean and that you made some nice friends! We will make sure to pass...

Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Blue trails is great. It's small and you will get to know everyone there really quickly. Location is perfect between the beach and the main town. Owners are super nice. They even took the whole hostel for a hike at sunset. I was sad to leave. Blue trailz is truly the best hostel I've stayed at.

1Thank Scott S
bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Blue Trailz, and that it was the best hostel you have ever stayed at, that is simply fantastic! We love receiving feedback from our guests so thank you for taking the time to do this. We are pleased to hear that you liked the location and that our staff were...

Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

First off I'll start by saying this...I was planning on staying in Blue Trailz for only 3days. Fast forward 2 weeks later and I'm on a bus leaving Blue Trailz for the San Jose airport. I have nothing but awesome memories during my stay there. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. The cleaning lady Marta, is probably the hardest...

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

It really was a pleasure to have you here at Blue Trailz and we have nothing but awesome memories of you too! We are already implementing some of the ideas to improve the hostel so when you come back next year it will be an even better experience. Next time you visit, you should bring your wife and children so...

Reviewed 20 July 2014

Super! Amazing staff, friendly people, they have the best surf instructor and the location couldn't be better-beach just across the street. Clean and fresh and also close to supermarket. Single traveller, stayed 7 nights and had a great time! Thumbs up! /Christoffer

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, it has been a pleasure having you stay with us at Blue Trailz and hope to see you again in the near future. We are pleased that you were happy with everything and we hope you now have the surfing bug. From the photos and video, you were rocking it…….Pura Vida!

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very nice hostel with very friendly staff and owners are always there to help in anyway. Dorms and have a safe which is nice and also board rentals and close to the beach and shops for food or drinks. Can't wait to go back next year.

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bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at Blue Trailz. We love receiving feedback from our guests so thank you for taking the time to do this. We are pleased to hear that you liked the hostel and that our staff were friendly, very much looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

after a month of hot dorms in nicaragua we where so happy to find this place! take the private appartement (6 places) its it awesome!! we were 3 we paid 15$ each for AC, best bathroom, confortable beds, full kitchen and it was 1 minute from the beach! you can also rent surfboards at the hostel for 8$ (4 hours)...

1Thank Loukadeziel
bluetrailz, Manager at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had in Tamarindo with others on Trip Advisor. I am very sorry that you felt our staff was rude to you, could you perhaps take a minute to tell us a few more details so we can fix any issues with our staff members to ensure it doesn’t happen again?...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed in the private room with a group of friends and it was absolutely fantastic. It has pretty much everything you want, the a/c is an absolute gem, especially in Tamarindo where I swear it is hotter then most other places in CR. Staying here was essentially like having your own beach front apartment for a week, the rooms are...

1Thank Pitted4lyf
bluetrailz, Owner at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, so thank you! We are so pleased that you and your friends thought Blue Trailz was fantastic and had everything you all wanted. We are constantly looking at ways we can improve the hostel, or look at what is already working for our guests, so we can...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My first ever stay in a hostel, but what an amazing experience. We stayed in a private room, that came with an a/c, hot shower and fully equiped kitchen and even a safe. By far better than many 3 star hotels I stayed at on my previous travels. Very helpful and friendly staff and the cleaning lady was a sweathart,...

1Thank Johanna S
bluetrailz, Manager at Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay at Blue Trailz, we are delighted that your first hostel experience was an amazing one! It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued...

Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2014

My first hostel stay ever and I must say, I don't know how it can get much better than this! I had a blast and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank you and Pura Vida to Kurt my surf instructor for teaching me how to surf and gave me some valuable life lessons in the process! Nothing but good...

Thank Theresa S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a vacation experience for budgets of every level. We offer; stays in our intimate hostel, surf lessons under the guise of our local bilingual instructors, board rental from our extensive range at our our surf shop, tours of the local area (if you stay with us) and package deals incorporating all this (and more!) with our value Beginner Surf Camp, Yoga Surf Camp or Luxury Surf Vacation. We’re located just steps away from the crystalline sea, on Tamarindo’s main street, near the buzz of all the best bars and restaurants. And both our private and dorm rooms offer unlimited air-con, hot showers, kitchen facilities and orthopedic mattresses. Making friends and chilling out comes easily too, thanks the hammocks and speakers we’ve kitted out our common area with. Book with Blue Trailz today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp

Address: Main street next to Alamo Rent a Car, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $21 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Trailz Hostel & Surf Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The 2 private rooms, which are on the top floor, have a sliver of the beach in view from the balconies.”
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“Go for a private room. They're equipped with a full kitchen and balcony.”
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“There is the option to share a room with friends, or you can make it a private by paying extra.”
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“Private rooms are good option too”
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