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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bar with a hotel attached. The bar patrons come first and hotel guests come second. If you like loud music and loud drunks, this is the place for you. My first room overlooked the bar and the street and was too noisy, so they moved me to a garden room, which overlooked a junk pile and stunk...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Kaya's Place is AWESOME. Perfectly located right across from the black sand beach and a three minute walk from town - much more of a unique experience than staying right on one of the main streets with tons of hostels in town. It's a beautiful property with wooden tables & beds, cool art, super clean facilities and awesome staff. They...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a upstairs private double room - it had good beds, lots of room and good service (housekeeping). Going in we knew that we wouldn't have AC, but it did cool down at night and the fans were a big help! Mistakenly thought that we would have a view of the ocean, but it was actually the parking lot!!...

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Thank Katima97
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is well located and has a nice atmosphere. I recommend to ask for a room that doesn't face the hammock balcony or street because the windows are only covered with mosquito net. From the restaurant you can have excellent beers from the brewery behind the hostel. Unfortunately the food is horrible. My eggs rancheros was only one egg...

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Jackson, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I stayed here for over three weeks and absolutely loved it. I became friends with the owner J.T, a fellow American, and loved his dog who wandered around, Leia. He brews his own craft beer on premises, is located right across the street from the beach, and far enough from the town to where its very quiet, but at the...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you like the feel of a hostel but love your own en suit room, this is the place for you. Great place to chill, drink craft brew, and hear live music. Oh and sleep, shower, and do those things. Excellent atmosphere. Biking/walking distance from Porto Viejo "downtown".

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Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited several times during our stay and every time we had an adventure! The Beer is awesome and the Pizza great! We did not stay in the hotel. Kind of hard to find good pizza so we kept coming back for the chill atmosphere and good vibes. Walter, Issac and the brewer (his name escapes me sorry) were all...

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Thank Torria L
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Three of my friends and I stayed her for a weekend. We arrived much earlier than check in and the staff was kind enough to expedite getting the room ready for us. We also did the beer tour and sampled many great beers - all of the beers were fantastic. JT (the owner) was extremely friendly and actually gets to...

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Thank Nicholas G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The hostel looks nice and is in a good location across from the beach and only 5 minute walk into town. However, it smelled terrible around our hostel and our room had a weird moldy smell. We also had cockroaches in our room and they suffer from frequent power outages which effect all the lights, water, and cooking in the...

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Thank Alicia H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I visited this hotel in full season and there was only one room empty with private bathroom. The room was nice in a beautiful garden, it was clean and quite. The location is good and staff kindly.. I ll visit again this hotel in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place... Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean "Rustico" style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you encounter will be a pleasurable experience. The sound of the waves is always in the background, soothing and tranquil, guaranteed to take you away from the stress of everyday life. Inside the hotel, you will find many places to relax. The reception area is more like a living room, with a gigantic sofa, television, people to chat with and view of the ocean. The large deck upstairs has a wonderful ocean view with hammocks and sofas - perfect for reading or taking a siesta. In the back, gardens line the walkway, filled with local plants and flowers. A covered sitting area in the garden offers another opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of others while you stay with us. Our restaurant is spacious and open with view of the ocean and a small creek with fish, water lilies, crab and other water life. Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, the area is blessed with natural beauty in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with all the people that come to know this amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica. Our recent renovation of Kaya's Place was completed with the same philosophy. No lumber or materials were taken from the primary rainforest. Much was recycled wood or dead fall from local farms and lumber that had washed up from the ocean and rivers. With these natural and renewable materials, we achieved a unique character with rustic and artistic designs. Also all the walls are painted by hand, with many details and awesome drawings. BE OUR ECO-GUEST Our Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place - We Hope to See You Soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaya's Place

Address: In Front of Playa Negra | Before Last Bridge Into Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $38 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kaya's Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Kaya`s Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kaya's Place Costa Rica/Limon
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“Upstairs rooms don't have AC - which is fine as long as you are prepared for that!”
  • Landing of the upstairs double rooms
 of 5 bubbles Katima97, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I enjoyed my garden room, although it was sometimes noisy due to the workers at the brewery connected to the property.”
 of 5 bubbles ColtRich, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother getting a private room, its not worth the extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles 577aliciah, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room in the back unless you're okay with hearing talking from the restaurant and from the street on the main level.”
  • View of Town Leading to Beach
 of 5 bubbles ShyoneChicago, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“If travelling as a group and want private bathrooms, only book 2 people to a room or book one of the cabins out back in the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles OntarioChey, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
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