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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice stay in the pirate tree house room. We would go there again of we are in costa rica. It also have a great beach close to the hostel. They only have cold water but thats fine at they end.

Thank rickiej91
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love, Love, Love this place! Great people own and run the Flutterbye House!! They have bikes and surfboards to use, the beach is just a walk down the road. Also a great place to visit for cocktails, cornhole and some great food. Join the folks from the Flutterbye and some local ex/semi ex-pats for Softball on Saturdays at the Uvita... More 

Thank Laura D
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the vibes here, and the staff is soo amazing! The meals are really nice but a bit small in my opinion. The hostel is super close to the beach and the famous whale's tale. The town, bahia, is nice and quiet, for the nearest super market or bank you have to walk a bit, take the taxi or... More 

Thank Lola P
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been searching for a nice place to stay in Uvita and Flutterby is absolutely the best ive seen, according the price and atmosphere! It feels so relaxed. Having hanging hammocks all around, cosy bamboo tree houses and camping space with roof! They also serve great food and drinks! Everything in here is really colorfull, eco friendly and hippie looking:)... More 

Thank Kamila F
Uvita, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Who's not looking for a new world within Costa Rica? You're either coming for a changed tan or a different perspective. I discovered the Flutterby House as a place of many transformations. It's clever that they use a butterfly to tell their story and the plot many you'll meet are embracing. Families, solo travelers and groups found their home away... More 

1 Thank Joseph_Minor
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hostel because at this point in my journey all I wanted to do was nothing. There are still things to do, don't get me wrong, but there's also no pressure to just spend some relaxing time to yourself. Go to the nearby beach, walk through town, take a dip in the waterfall. And at night there's... More 

1 Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you're looking to be social or just solo relax this place is beautiful. The staff were extremely helpful and also friendly. Uvita is a small town and the hostel is 10 min drive from town but only a 3 min walk to the ocean. It is nestled in the jungle so you are surrounded by lush green everything. They... More 

Thank Kendall W
Drewsteignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the mountains so didn't stay here but we had a lovely lunch. Costa Rica is an expensive place to eat and we really enjoyed reasonably priced food (cerviche, burrito, salads (c3,5000) and beer. Traditional ice cream was lovely (c1000) too. Great atmosphere - good music and lovely service from the waitresses. We would definitely consider staying... More 

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. A friend had recommended me this place. We booked a cabin (40$ per night, breakfast not included, shared bathroom). When we arrived the girl that met us was very nice and explained us everything very well. In general, we found the staff attitude excellent. Maybe we left with the impression that it can be... More 

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FlutterbyHouse, General Manager at Flutterby House, responded to this review

Hey there Marc, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on our hostel. It makes me very proud to hear that our staff greeted you so well and made you feel so at home. That is a very large part of our goal here at the Flutterby House. On the other hand, I am very... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this place a year ago. Now i just started using TripAdvisor but i wanted to let you know what an amazing place this is. It truly is a home away from home. The owners are nice and open-hearted. The whole place in eco-frindely and the kitchen serive great food. The bar and common area are great places... More 

Thank Serge d

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Flutterby House, Hostel by the Sea is a hostel located 18km south of Dominical, Costa Rica at the edge of Marino Ballena National Park. Treehouses, cabins and dorm rooms are spread over our property giving it the feel of The Swiss Family Robinson Movie meets The Ewok Village. We are 5 minutes walking from the beach and are sustainable and eco-friendly. The Flutterby House is so named because we believe people need and appreciate a home away from home. Long-term travelers and short-term vacationers alike come here and feel safe and comfortable and are able to rejuvenate while also exploring all our beautiful slice of the planet has to offer. Hammocks suspended between mango trees, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces, a well-stocked and open kitchen, bouldering wall, and slack line are all available on site. As well as edible gardens, surfboard rentals and lessons, bicycle rentals and our new Flutterbar!! Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flutterby House

Address: 150 Meters North of Cabinas Bamboo, Uvita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: £5 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Flutterby House Costa Rica/Uvita
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“Just follow the road signs to make finding this place easy. You might hear the happy hour bell too. ...”
 of 5 bubbles Joseph_Minor, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Shared dorms are the cost benefit ones”
 of 5 bubbles andreribeiro14, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Toms Cabin fits 4 and is great!”
 of 5 bubbles jennycL3361MG, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The small houses in the background are quieter; the Tree houses are romantic, but moving up and down is not too comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles halgardb, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from the central area are quieter and worth investing in”
 of 5 bubbles JA_Strub, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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