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Via Arriba 100 metros este del Banco Nacional, Playa Samara 50205 Costa Rica
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#1 of 41 Speciality lodging in Playa Samara
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Dorms and private rooms, it is a clean place, friendly and good price. Grate location, 100 meters from the beach in Playa Samara... Clean, safe and pleasant place, great energy vibes, perfect for groups of friends, families, couples or just travelers seeking adventures... It has a beautiful outdoor terrace, shared kitchen, TV, reading room, restaurant traditional and international food, free internet, laundry service, bikes rent,table games rent, several kinds of massage service, manicure and pedicure and more. All services offer quality at a very good price. The staff is friendly and professional and the location is perfect! ... 150 meters from the ocean! ! It is the best hostel no doubt!
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Cable / satellite TV
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Nick wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions
The hostel was very clean and friendly. We had an room with air conditioning and comfortable beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and OK. The hostel is familiar and if you have any problems you will be helped immediately. The owner Anny always greeted us with a friendly smile. Michelle, a employe, was also very friendly and helpful. We booked a massage by her, which we can warmly recommend. Perfect after a day at the beach. In the evening Michelle made a pina colada for all of us, the best we've ever had. We would love to come back Thank you for eveything
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from CINDY FERNANDEZ, Propietario at Hostel Sámara
Responded 30 Sep 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, It was a great pleasure to meet you guys and have you stayed and shared us familie. We do whatever it takes for people to feel at home and safe. Very welcome back, whenever you want. Hope you guys have enjoyed Costa Rica. Keep the adveturous spirit of yours!! Looking forward to see you again. Annie, Mishelle, Liah, Maripaz, Nadia and Henry
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Silvia A wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Samara Hostel was great! Rooms were all so nice and clean. Air conditioner great! And Anny, the lady on front was very helpful with all of the details and she even watched our car at night. Also super close to the beach :) Hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from CINDY FERNANDEZ, Propietario at Hostel Sámara
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Dear Silvia, Thank you for your wonderful review, it means the world for us. It was great to meet you guys. Please be welcome whenever you decide to come back to Sámara. Best wishes, Annie Fernández
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Joy E wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff is what made this place 10/10, the two girls at the front and the man at night were all SO nice and welcoming. Rooms are nice, clean, has everything you need! Coffee in the AM! Thanks again! Joy & Al
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from CINDY FERNANDEZ, Propietario at Hostel Sámara
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Dear Joy and Al, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and to be part of our family. It was great to meet you guys, it means everything for us the way you think about us We hope to see you again. Remember, at Hostel Sámara we do not make clients but friends. :-) Kind Regards, Annie Fernández
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liz t wrote a review Jan 2020
New York2 contributions
I traveled solo to Samara for 1 week and couldn't be happier with my stay here. The energy is very warm and welcoming, and Annie and the entire staff are extremely friendly and accomodating to whatever you need. I stayed in a shared room that was kept very clean every day, and had 2 large fans, which were clutch. The beds are very comfortable, and the room had its own private bathroom, which was also kept very clean the whole stay. I felt very safe staying there and leaving my belongings there when I went out on my adventures. They did supply me with my own large locker where I could safely lock up my things. Plus, the location of the hostel is perfect. Right in town and walking distance to the beach, market, restaurants, bars, pharmacy, pretty much anything you'd need. Will definitely stay there again when I come back! Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from CINDY FERNANDEZ, Propietario at Hostel Sámara
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Dear Friend, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and to be part of our family. It was a great pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you again. Remember, at Hostel Sámara we do not make clients but friends. :-) Kind Regards, Annie Fernández
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Alexandra F wrote a review Sep 2019
15 contributions13 helpful votes
I instantly felt at ease walking into Samara hostel. There was an inexplicable sense of security and comfort. Annie and Michelle and the entire staff felt like friends by the end of my week long stay. I originally booked 3 days but kept extending. I’m considering coming back to stay for even longer! The room was big, very clean, had AC ( the powerful fan was adequate most the time), and the en-suite bathroom was wonderful. Simple but safe and clean. It has the warmth of a hostel and the security, hospitality, and organization of a hotel. Theres a big kitchen that’s well organized an setup for many guests cooking at once. The restaurant next door is great as well and you even get a discount! Michelle is also an insanely skilled massage therapist who worked miracles on my sprained foot! Annie had fantastic recommendations for everything and even helped me organize transport to San Jose. If you’re looking for a safe, clean place to stay with local hospitality this is your spot. Thanking you for sharing your warm energy and your space with me! Hope to see you again soon!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from arena82, Gerente at Hostel Sámara
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Dear Alexandra for us was a pleasure the you stay with us, amazing guest. We try to make each guest feel at home all that time stay with us. For my was a pleasure try to help you with your pain in your foot the point to come to Samara is enjoy the town, beach, people and everything and I wanted you to enjoy all that. Please return anytime you want this is you home, was amazing to meet you. Take care, hughs and kisses from all the staff. Mishelle Vindas Best Regards
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Samara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Sámara
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Sámara?
Nearby attractions include dondeJavitours (0.06 km), Samara Beach (0.4 km), and Monkey Point Playa Samara (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Sámara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Sámara?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Sámara?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Sámara?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Sámara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ti Kaz La restaurante, Bouticafe Bohemia, and Samara Organics Mercado Organico.
Is Hostel Sámara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Playa Samara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hostel Sámara?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Sámara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.