Pura Vida MINI Hostel - Tamarindo

Calle Langosta, 200m North from the beach, 20m North from ZEN Restaurant, Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Distance from city centre: 0.6km

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Rating: 70%from 6 reviews

  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 83%Staff
  • 66%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 63%Facilities
Pura Vida MINI Hostel is simply THE BEST Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica: ONLY 200 meters from the beach with an array of backpacker friendly amenities!

Our beautiful hostel has a huge rancho style social area, with a pool table, foosball, ping pong, comfy daybeds, hand-made rocking chairs, poof pillows to lounge in, tons of hammocks to chill as well as games, cards, and a book exchange. In addition, our cactus Zen garden has a BBQ and fire pit and water fountain- a great area for fun family-style dinners and roasting marshmallows.

We offer an array of accommodations to fit your budget. For the budget friendly traveler we have basic dorm rooms with FANs and lockers and for the travelers that like to keep cool we have a dorm room with A/C (9PM – 9AM) and lockers. For those seeking more privacy, we offer clean and spacious private rooms with your choice of FAN or A/C , some come with safes. All of our rooms are freshly painted and equipped with hand-made beds, topped with brand new orthopedic style mattresses, fluffy pillows and clean sheets, as well as plenty of shelves and storage space.

Our property also provides a fully equipped kitchen with 2 stoves, microwave, toaster, blender, hot water kettle, in addition to, Free Wi-Fi, safe on-site parking, and multiple security cameras, all set in a beautiful tropical garden with frequent visits from monkeys, iguanas and other native animals. And only for our guests free access to a swimming pool – off site with swim up bar (has consumo min). AND we have a special discount for yoga studio in town only for our guests.

Our friendly and bilingual reception staff is super knowledgeable about Tamarindo and Costa Rica and we pride ourselves in providing superior customer service and going above and beyond customer expectations. Often we create BBQ dinners, roasting marshmallows, salsa lessons or bond fires on the beach. For your comfort we keep our hostel ALWAYS clean and neat and you can't beat our location- only 200 meters from the beach! And a 2 minute walk to the center of the town. We are close enough for your comfort yet far enough from the Tamarindo hassle and bustle. Not only will you be happy about staying here but most importantly you will meet fun and cool backpackers and travelers alike, making our hostel their home away from home, come and see for yourself, you will not want to leave. Come as a backpacker and leave as a friend and a family member! Look for our bright yellow sign with a 'Pura Vida MINI Hostel' and hibiscus flower in town, that will lead you to our hostel.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the entire amount of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 10:00.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes not included - 13%
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.

Reception hours are from 7.30 AM - 22.00 PM
If you arrive outside of reception hours you will need to notify us in order to make arrangements for you key.
We will hold your reservation till 18.00 PM, if you are arriving AFTER 18.00 PM you will need to notify us via email or phone, in case we do not receive your notification we reserve the right to sell your room after 18.00 PM

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Ask for 'Pacific Park' - At Pacific Park - large white condo building in the center of the town - take the street to the right, pass the supermarket 2001 on the left. At the next corner at the 'ZEN Restaurant' make a left and we are the 3rd building on your left. Look for our signature bright YELLOW sign 'Pura Vida MINI Hostel' with a hibiscus flower in the middle of the main intersection.

Located Near

Only 100 Meters from the beach, roll out of your bed and you can surf, swim and lay out on the beach in matter of seconds! Only 1 minute walk to the super market, city center, shops, bars and restaurants.

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