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Kaya's Place

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Flew into San Jose, CR expecting to spend most of my time at the beach, however, I didn't know that all beaches were at least 4 hours outside of the city. I immediately began to look for a way out of town. On the advice of fellow travelers I took a bus ($5 US dollars - 4 1/2 bus ride)...

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Kayasplace, Gerente at Kaya's Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Is a very nice explanation of our hotel!! We appreciate it!! We apologize for the noise. That's something very bad that we have already solved. If you decide to come back to Puerto Viejo, you'll always be welcome to Kaya's Place! Gracias!!! Pura Vida, Kaya's Place!

Reviewed 20 May 2016

We sat down to have a "craft beer" and maybe some food. We were the only two in the restaurant area. After about 15 minutes we were about to leave until someone decided to walk over and ask for our order. We didn't even receive menus at this time. We paid $6 for flat, room temperature beer that was mostly...

Thank MileHighDubzy
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Pros: Really friendly staff, great location directly opposite playa negra, good breakfast selection, nice chilled area upstairs, clean, comfortable beds Cons: Limited number of showers if room not en-suite, no air-con and rooms poorly ventilated, loads of crabs wander over from the beach, toilets not the cleanest

Thank BeccaLouise89
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I stayed here as part of a G Adventures group, and loved the location of this place. The bar is really chilled - just watch out for the crabs wandering in to bury their eggs over night! The rooms here are basic, but overall, I really enjoyed my stay here. It was safe and friendly and would definitely recommend it.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

After a month of staying in shared dorms, I was ready for a bit of solo time and to have my own space. Staying at kayas place has been just what I was looking for-- my own room on a good budget. I paid 21$ to have all amenities of a hotel with the beautiful, colorful hostel feel. Saturday live...

Thank Renny R
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stayed at Kaya's Place with a rather big group which was no problem at all due to the arrangement of the rooms. There was even a little house for a few more people, a few facilities even had a kitchen and you could play Pool as well if you got bored. Very clean, colourful painted, very friendly staff, excellent...

Thank Anke S
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We did not have an opportunity to stay at Kaya's Place when were were in Puerto Viejo, but we did enjoy the brewery on several occasions. According to my husband, JT's craft beer is THE ABSOLUTE BEST in Costa Rica. The owner, JT, was gracious and accommodating, even giving my husband a tour of his brewery. I am not a...

1Thank Cheri N
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, bar and food, covered deck across from beach, hammocks, nice rooms, great people working and running the place. Highly recommend. Just a short walk or bike ride to town. Black sand beaches, fresh fruits, simply the best! Brewery too for beer lovers 💚

Thank Denny H
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Our group of 4 ladies arrived at Kaya's Place after a long 7 hour shuttle ride. Upon entering our room, we were alarmed at how tiny the room for 4 people was. One double bed bunk bed with only sheets, no blankets. we had a private bathroom that had no hot water in the shower. Mattresses are thin and pilows...

Thank OntarioChey
Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2016

First off, we were excited to rent a room at Kaya's place. It was right across the road from Playa Negra (black beach), was a few minute walk from downtown Puerto Viejo, had food and drinks on site, and was decently priced for a oceanview room. There were 4 ladies total staying for 5 nights. I will say when we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place... Kaya's Place is a 26 room lodge on the stunning Black Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Built in the Afro-Caribbean "Rustico" style, the hotel is artistic and unique. Local woods and materials have been used in their natural state, making each room different and beautiful. Every space you encounter will be a pleasurable experience. The sound of the waves is always in the background, soothing and tranquil, guaranteed to take you away from the stress of everyday life. Inside the hotel, you will find many places to relax. The reception area is more like a living room, with a gigantic sofa, television, people to chat with and view of the ocean. The large deck upstairs has a wonderful ocean view with hammocks and sofas - perfect for reading or taking a siesta. In the back, gardens line the walkway, filled with local plants and flowers. A covered sitting area in the garden offers another opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of others while you stay with us. Our restaurant is spacious and open with view of the ocean and a small creek with fish, water lilies, crab and other water life. Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, the area is blessed with natural beauty in the form of dense jungle with impressive flora and fauna and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kaya's Place is part of the growing eco-tourism industry that supports the preservation of almost 2 million square meters of primary rainforest. Taxes from this industry support the many national reserves and efforts to maintain the natural resources. We are dedicated to preserving these resources while sharing it with all the people that come to know this amazingly beautiful part of Costa Rica. Our recent renovation of Kaya's Place was completed with the same philosophy. No lumber or materials were taken from the primary rainforest. Much was recycled wood or dead fall from local farms and lumber that had washed up from the ocean and rivers. With these natural and renewable materials, we achieved a unique character with rustic and artistic designs. Also all the walls are painted by hand, with many details and awesome drawings. BE OUR ECO-GUEST Our Door is Always Open at Kaya's Place - We Hope to See You Soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaya's Place

Address: In Front of Playa Negra | Before Last Bridge Into Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £19 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kaya's Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Kaya`s Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Puerto Viejo
Kayas Place Hotel Puerto Viejo
Kaya's Place Costa Rica/Limon
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“We had no air conditioning but I slept well. I loved getting ready in the morning sun at the outside sink.”
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perezheat, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms don't have AC - which is fine as long as you are prepared for that!”
  • Landing of the upstairs double rooms
Katima97, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I enjoyed my garden room, although it was sometimes noisy due to the workers at the brewery connected to the property.”
ColtRich, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother getting a private room, its not worth the extra money.”
577aliciah, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room in the back unless you're okay with hearing talking from the restaurant and from the street on the main level.”
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ShyoneChicago, 20 May 2016 | Read review
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