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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pura vida is one of my fav hostel ever! You can feel that the owner is living for his place. Board and bycicles are rented for free (that's not common) and they have great shows and concerts during the evening. Price is still the lowest in Tamarindo. I recommend 200%!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel. Clean, good vibe, great live music till 9ish, great owners. We had a private room with shared bathroom - A/C, double bed and wifi. Kitchen has microwave, toaster and oven, plenty of space to relax in the common area and much quieter than other places in tamarindo. Best hostel in Costa Rica

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Believe me when I say: "this place is a great option". I would like to live in this wonderfull spot, it's very clean, nice, amazing nature. They offer free coffee and donnuts. There are space to read without any distraction.

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Thank kitty9052016
CA
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is what the sign says in front of PURA VIDA HOSTEL. I can't tell you how friendly and helpful the staff and guests are at this place. They have helped me in many ways which includes making me feel comfortable staying there. I only experienced the Private Room and Bath and although it is rather spartan in decor and...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the coolest hostels I've stayed in this trip. Two great kitchens, awesome vibes and super kind staff who go above and beyond. The location is perfect and there's even fresh donuts and coffee in the morning. I was sold at donuts tbh!

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Booked to stay for 2 nights with my boyfriend, ended up staying for four because we liked it here so much. We had a lovely warm welcome from Tomas when we arrived. We originally booked to stay in a 6 bed dorm room which I'm not going to lie wasn't great... It was pretty dark, cramped and hot even with...

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Thank Emily S
New York
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I've been to Tamarindo a couple of times and have stayed in three different hostels. Tamarindo is the best in my opinion just because it seems to attract the most sociable people. The owners are super nice and can help you explore the city. Some of the rooms can get super hot though! I helped paint the back room by...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Pura vida hostel was such a relaxing fun experience. Tomas, the owner, was so welcoming and fun to hang with. The staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and having fun. There was a very relaxing common area with several hammocks and entertainment was great in the evening. The rooms were...

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Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

By far without a doubt the best hostel we have ever been, and we saw alot of hostels in our trip through central america. Very very friendly staff and great amosphere. Very good live artists (tony!) and the owner (Thomas) is the most friendly host you have ever experienced. Greets from the Netherlands!

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Pura Vida in Tamarindo was the best hostel we stayed in whilst in Costa Rica. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and the live music/ performances most nights really made it that extra bit special. It has such a chilled out vibe close to the beach and the centre. You can book surf lessons through...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world. We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Hostel

Address: Avenida Central | 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $17 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
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“You get what you pay for. If you need privacy "GO FOR IT!"”
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“We stayed in the private room with shared bathroom, and then private room with ensuite - both great, clean, good A/C.”
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