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Tranquilo Backpackers

400 meters north of Franks Place | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

A friend told us it was clean and good breakfast which was true. The price was a bit high for a private room with bathroom and we were able to spend another $20USD and get a way nicer place. It was a great location and...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had found this place online and as we were arriving late we just needed a place to stay and thought this place will do. We stayed in a private room, baring in mind costa rica is pretty pricey anyway, there is not a chance...More

Thank cHlOe111111
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stayed at Tranquilo Jan 2017 and really enjoyed it. The layout of the hostel is pretty neat, 2 floors open to the outside, and all rooms have a hammock on their deck along with table. There are 2 bathrooms for the hostel to share, one...More

Thank Jordash99
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stay here every year since David and his former partner first opened it.I love the fact that they have real hot water and there is no micro wave, so you have to cook your food-Old School style.There is free breakfast which consist of pancakes...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night, friendly staff and nice kitchen. Could do with a microwave however. Breakfast you have to cook yourself however it is supplied. The showers need sorting and fixing and I think it is in the process of doing so. Also I think...More

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US$48 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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Tranquilo Backpackers Hotel Santa Teresa
Tranquilo Backpackers Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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"Private rooms with a bath and 2 beds,at $30 are worth the price since a bed in a dorm room is $15.00."
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"upper level is more confortable and calmer"
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"private washrooms for $44 for 2 people is best option. clean washrooms"
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"buy some fruit to have with your pancakes in the morning. If your a coffee person walk to the bakery for some..."
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