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1 room, 2 adults

Pura Vida MINI Hostel

2-star2 stars
Calle Playa Langosta, 100 M East of Zen Cafe, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

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

  • The staff took amazing care of me. They were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke several…Feb 13, 2020
  • I liked the music the staff played after 6:00. It was old school rock and roll. Gave the…Jan 9, 2019

Pura Vida MINI Hostel

from €37
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory

What’s around Pura Vida MINI Hostel


  • Tamarindo Beach - 3 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 16 min walk
  • Playa Langosta - 19 min walk
  • Tamarindo Church - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Canopy Vista Tamarindo - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Casino Diria - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Conchal Beach - 10.8 mi / 17.5 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 12.3 mi / 19.8 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


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in

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. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Pura Vida MINI Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Pura Vida MINI Hostel Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  • Pura Vida MINI Tamarindo, Guanacaste
  • Pura Vida MINI
  • Pura Vida MINI Hostel Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida MINI Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida MINI Hostel Tamarindo
  • Pura Vida MINI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Pura Vida MINI Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tamarindo


There is no hot water on site.

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55.00 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 5 costs USD 0.00 (one-way)

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 MINI Hostel

  • Does Pura Vida MINI Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Pura Vida MINI Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Is there a pool at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wok N Roll (4-min walk), Longboards BBQ (4-min walk), and Green Papaya Taco Bar (5-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55.00 per person one-way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Pura Vida MINI Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Pura Vida MINI Hostel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 10 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic place
Excellent, super quiet and private, walking distance for all the facilities, just what we were was looking for a nightover. Definitelly coming back! The owner also gave us a nicer room which i was not expecting as booked.
Brian, cr1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Quel bel endroit paisible et convivial, à proximité de la plage et des commerces Je devais y rester 2 nuits et j’ai prolongé car je m’y sentais bien Je recommande
fr1 night trip
Good 6.0
Emplacement , propreté de la cuisine , Malheureusement l'air climatiser à $5.00 US la nuit en extra alors qu'il fait 34 ! Pas d'eau chaude ! Le forfait tortues plus cher à $45.00 au lieu de $25.00 ailleurs! Le lit et oreiller assé date , la fan déficiente et sale !
ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
excelente !
joaquin, uy7 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente hotel
Buen personal Cercano a los eventos de frat house en selina tamarindo y otros bares Apenas para gente joven
Randy , mx1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
rebeca, ar4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
es2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
us2 night trip

Pura Vida MINI Hostel