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1 room, 2 adults

Pura Vida Hostel

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
Calle Guanacaste Tamarindo, 100m East From Banco National, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica

Family-friendly hostel with bar/lounge, near Tamarindo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Playground on site
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Restrictions related to your trip

Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Great Hostel Experience, nice people.Nov 30, 2020
  • I booked this place with an open mind since it had limited reviews. Everything I came…Jan 1, 2020

Pura Vida Hostel

from €24
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Garden Area
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom, Garden View
  • Economy Double Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Private Bathroom
  • Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom

What’s around Pura Vida Hostel

Landmarks

  • Tamarindo Beach - 7 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 19 min walk
  • Tamarindo Church - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10.1 mi / 16.3 km
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 10.7 mi / 17.1 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 81 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 8 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 110 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 9 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 12

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Pura Vida Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Pura Vida Hostel Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida Hostel
  • Pura Vida Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
  • Pura Vida Hostel Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Pura Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tamarindo

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 6 percent

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Pura Vida Hostel

  • Is parking offered on site at Pura Vida Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Pura Vida Hostel?
    Yes, pets are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pura Vida Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pura Vida Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Green Papaya Taco Bar (4-min walk), Dragonfly Bar & Grill (4-min walk), and Restaurante La Baula (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Pura Vida Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person roundtrip.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Pura Vida Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do near Pura Vida Hostel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Tamarindo Beach (7-min walk) and Grande Beach (1 mi), along with Tamarindo Church (3 mi) and Canopy Vista Tamarindo (4.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 10 reviews

Very Good 8.0
A fun place to stay if you are young and on a budget
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Un buen hostel cerca de todo
Todo muy bien, confortable, limpio y buena ubicacion. Precio/calidad insuperable en ese sector.
us3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Very close to the ocean and beach, maybe 5-15 minute walk! A great spot with lots of really good food and very nice people within walking distance. The place itself was very beach-hippy esque, bright colours and lots of chill communal spaces. The rooms were ok but quite hot and not the cleanest hostel I have stayed in. Sheets seemed worn and pillow was all lumps. This overall cleanliness could also be attributed to the sand and water being tracked in by all the guests though. While front desk employees were nice they did seem a tad unorganized. Took us 3 different staff before someknew could help us pay as they weren’t confident in how to do it properly. If you are laid back and just need a place to crash while you stay by the beach this is a fine choice. Wouldn’t be my recommendation for a long-term stay though.
ca1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
my 1st time in a hostel. the staff were amazing. my room was large and comfortable. walking distance to beach and shopping. will stay there every time i go back to costa rica
ca2 night trip
Good 6.0
Vey central location. The instalations weren´t too clean and the facilities were limited.
us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Family like atmosphere
Stayed in the four person dorm with my friend for two nights. The room was large with plenty of locker space for belongings. The hostel has two kitchens and a large outside living area. Free coffee in the morning, live entertainment three nights a week. Great hostel.
Stacy, ca2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Fuyons!
Gars de l'accueil sympa mais peu apte à donner des informations pratiques ou touristiques. La chambre et installations basiques de chez basiques - meme rudimentaires et pzs tres propre. Pour un prix qui ne vaut meme pzs la moitié 'de ce que nous avons payer - prix exorbitant de base et encore plu en vue de ce que nous avons eu. Le seul point positif: l'hostel a invite tout le monde pour le repas de Noël ce qui etit bien sympa. Sinon a éviter !
fr2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Jeanne, fr2 night trip with friends

Pura Vida Hostel