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: 69%from 5 reviews

  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 84%Staff
  • 68%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 56%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities
*** More than just a place to sleep...home away from home ***
Hello and welcome to Pura Vida Mini Hostel Tamarindo Costa Rica – We offer a lot more than just a place to sleep, come as a guest and leave as a friend and our new family member...our mission is to make you feel welcomed and immersed in our pura vida chilled vibe. Make lasting friendships, have fun, explore and create unforgettable memories...


*** Hmmm the million dollar question: Why should you stay with us? It’s that simple: ***


*** Communal Areas ***
We have several chill out areas in the hostel: For start, our relaxing rancho with hand made rocking chairs is super popular for nightly cards and board games, comfy poof pillows to read your book or watch a movie, pool table that brings people from all over the world to play game of billiard, foosball table, ping pong table that on many occasions becomes “beer” pong table.

Did we say we have tons of hammocks to lounge in and enjoy the afternoon nap? In addition our Zen garden with water fountain, BBQ area and fire pit is super popular for our famous bonfires under the stars with a guitar, marshmallows roasting and enriching conversations. Our kitchen is world class five star luxury! Fully equipped with 2 stoves, 3 fridges, microwave, blenders, hot water kettle, tons of pots and pans to cook in...did we mention it’s always neat and clean?


*** Activities: Explore & Discover ***
Let us show you all the wonders of Playa Tamarindo - Costa Rica.There are beautiful areas you can explore just by walking from our hostel like Playa Langosta and Playa Grande. An array of activities can be arranged directly in the hostel, including surf lessons, kayaking, yoga and all-inclusive sailing tours.

Over the years we have established a valuable business relations with other business owners and this is the reason why our guests enjoy special discounts and perks. Such as access to swimming pool with amazing sunsets, discounted yoga classes, discounted surf lessons and surfboard rentals, free tickets to the biggest party every Friday just to mention a few. We love when you have a great time so often we organize special activities for you like our famous BBQ dinners, roasting marshmallows, salsa lessons or bonfires on the beach.


*** Staff ***
Many people book one night and say a week or more...why? Well not only because the hostel is super chilled and comfy but also because our bilingual staff will go the extra mile for you to feel welcomed and comfortable, to the point that you will not want to leave!

Many clients return and send their friends or family to stay with us because of our staff. Just as we promote the chilled and comfy atmosphere we are also very chilled, welcoming, positive and actually happy. We simply love our job, what we do and the hostel. It shows in our attitude, openness, wanting to help, and to go the extra mile so you can feel at home. Not to mention we are very knowledgeable about Tamarindo and its secrets spots to explore but about Costa Rica in general.


*** Value ***
We understand you are traveling on a budget and we price our rooms accordingly. We offer quality, comfort, cleanliness and the best location. We can assure you that in Tamarindo you will not find a better valued place for your money with so many amenities, quality, cleanliness and superb location. In our Pura Vida MINI hostel Tamarindo we have several options to choose from: Dorms with a fan, dorms with AC, private room with a fan or private room with AC.


*** Rooms & Dorms ***
We have many options to choose from according to your budget. Private rooms that can sleep up to 5 people, with orthopedic mattresses, clean pillows, fresh sheets, safety deposit boxes, AC or Fan, and private patio to mention a few. Dorm rooms come with either AC or fan, orthopedic mattresses, lockers for your personal items, shared bathrooms, fresh and clean sheets and pillows.


*** Eco Friendly ***
We are very mindful of the nature and our environment. For this reason we have recycling bins throughout the facility, we use eco friendly cleaning products, we reuse scrap materials to build, we encourage to save water and natural resources...just to mention a few… These are few of the reasons Tripadvisor gave us a “Green leader batch!” as the only hostel in Tamarindo - Costa Rica.


*** Location ***
We have one of the best location in town out of all hostels in Tamarindo. We are on a quiet side street only 20 seconds or 200 meters from the beach, 300 meters from the nearest supermarket and the center of the town with all the bars, shops and restaurants. So basically you can just roll out of your bed and be surfing or doing yoga on the beach!


*** Cleanliness ***
When our guests are happy and comfy we are happy, for that reason it is our priority to keep our hostel super clean, neat and organized at all times. We offer a cleaning service every day, we keep the grounds clean and neat and we perform deep cleaning regularly of all the rooms and common areas.


*** Or hear what this guest had to say: ***
“This hostel really is THE BEST for meeting people. The huge lounge area and allow for easy conversation with other guests. There is a rad social area that included a pool table, foosball, or ping pong.

Its a super chilled hostel with friendly staff, safe, good vibe, in walking distance to different surf-spots and main Street. The staff were super personable, they were always willing to help you get around and find things to do.

It was clean, cool, comfortable. The bathrooms were cleaned every day, and the kitchen was constantly being cleaned up. It was perfect to chill out in the hammocks after a day surfing, and adventuring around the area. One of the best hostels I have gone to.”


*** So why you should choose us? Its that simple: ***
Superb hostel with an array of amenities, the best value for your money in whole Tamarindo, great location, superb cleanliness, amazing staff, best and fully equipped kitchen, free coffee in the morning, access to the swimming pool, discounted surf board rentals and classes of yoga and surf, free passes to a party, meet amazing people from all over the world, chilled wibe, 2 strong Wi-Fi’s on the whole property, safes and lockers, safe on-site parking, multiple security cameras, free cuttles from Simba and free pictures from Fred the iguana...All set in a beautiful tropical garden with frequent visits from monkeys, iguanas and other native animals.


*** Directions ***
Look for our bright yellow sign with a 'Pura Vida MINI Hostel' and hibiscus flower in town, that will lead you to our hostel.
GPS: 10.2959922, -85.8418156
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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.

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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

Directions
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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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