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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We really liked this hostel. It was well thought through with all the little extras that I like to see is hostels (comfortable common spaces, kitchen, hooks and shelves in the bedrooms, and free coffee). Martina and staff were more than organised. They responded quickly to all of our emails pre-departure and organised tours for us before our arrival. Once...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review!

Reviewed 13 April 2016

Stayed there and went back a second time. Delightful peaceful surroundings - a little oasis from the dust of town, yet just a 5 minute walk to the grocery store, restaurants and waterfront. Was a pretty international European crowd when I was there, as the current owner is German. Well kept, clean, neat, great roomy kitchen with personalized containers for...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review! Iam the past, current and hopefully future owner :-) and I love the international guest mix! Martina

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The hostel is located on a hill real close to the supermarkets and beach, though it's not the best beach near drake. There are also many options for dinner nearby. The hostel itself was not much special we were very happy about the mosquito net and extra fan provided in the room as it tends to get real hot in...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Yes, some travellers leave a mess sometimes! Yes, we now finished more toilets and showers! Thanks for the feedback Jela. We really appreciate it! Martina

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Stayed there for 4 nights. the place was very clean and orginized. loved the meals in the small Soda Martina is running there (~$5 breakfast,~ $8 dinner). nice communal area with hammocks for relaxing after activities, quiet in the evening which is very important because daytrips to Corcovado leaves very early. The highlight is Martina herself and her staff which...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Toda raba Daniel for this nice review! Martina

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This is the best spot in Drake Bay!!! - central location! Many other places take a long walk to eg a little supermarket or a bar or restaurant other than your hotel's - great value for money! Other places are much more costly - great vibe!! The communal kitchen and the type of travellers that come here (independent, 25+, notjust...

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Thank you so much for this great review!

Bigfork, Montana
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Martina is running an excellent hostel, and I was thrilled to find her place as an alternative to the high-priced eco-lodges increasingly popular in the area. The space was well maintained and clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The vibe seems to encourage guests who are visiting the area for its wildlife and natural beauty, rather than looking...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! May be see you again here one day!

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We spent 4nights at Martina's and it was just great. The Hostel is located right in Drake's bay and everything is in walking distance. As the Hostel is run by a German everything gets done with "german thoroughness". So Everything is clean, organized and for instance every guests gets his own fridgebox for food. Also the facilities have everything you...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review, it was a pleasure to help and make things easygoing for you!

Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I only stayed here two nights so did not perhaps make the most of my time here, but the hostel is nice and at a good price for the area. Also Martina runs it well. Inhad paid for three nights but needed to move on earlier due to a travek delay. She had no problems refunding the third night which...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We do serve free coffee or tea and a breakfast from our small restaurant is about $5.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We loved our time in Drake Bay and staying at Martina's Place. Martina and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was so nice to be able to book the room, tours, and arrange transportation all online before we arrived. Our tour guide to Cocovado, arranged through the hostel, was amazing and this was our favorite part of the trip....

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kara for your beautiful review! We really appreciate that you took the time to write it!

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I've been there with my family (8 people). The attention was great, the staff immediately showed us the place and how to accommodate us. They made us feel comfortable. It's quite and relaxed, many international hosts in there, nice to chat and exchange cultures. We done a great trekking recommended by the hostel and tomorrow we will do a hike...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Hola Nacho, thanks for this nice review! It was a pleasure having your big beautiful family here! Martina

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Martina's Place Hostel in Drake Bay -Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere -2 min. to beach and supermarkets -All Tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay -Big fully equipped kitchen for self cooking -Free coffee & tea, oil, salt and sugar. -Small restaurant for breakfast and dinner. -Hot water showers -WiFi -Hammocks -Free parking -Free luggage store Martina's Place is located in the center of Agujitas, which is usually called Drake Bay. It is 2 minutes to the beach and around the corner are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and an ice-cream place. You can cook in our big kitchen and sit, chat and eat in our roofed patio. There is also a small restaurant on the properties. A guitar is waiting to be played. We can organize all tours to Corcovado Nationalpark for you, including the overnight tours, as well as tours to Cano Island for snorkeling, diving or whale & dolphin watch. You should not plan your stay too short, since there is a lot to do around Drake Bay, for example the hike to Rio Claro (with swimming at the waterfall) which you can do by yourself! We have good WiFi connection.Drake Bay is located on the borders of Corcovado Nationalpark on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The village is small, unspoilt and authentic, surrounded by abundant nature. All throughout Drake Bay you can hear the howler monkeys or the croaking of the scarlett macaws... Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martina's Place Hostel

Address: Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: €12 - €12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Martina's Place Hostel Costa Rica/Drake Bay
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