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“Clean! perfect position! perfect vibe!”
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Cabinas Carol
Sydney, Australia
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“Clean! perfect position! perfect vibe!”
Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Cabinas carol is a really well laid out hostel and the kitchen & bathroom is cleaned every morning. There's hammocks outside every room, the shared showers and toilets have an 'outdoor style' and are always clean. There's free coffee, bananas and basic cooking essentials and the communal kitchen and eating area is big and really comfortable. Now about the wave... If you're thinking it's not worth going to pavones because it's so far and the wave may not be working well then you're making the wrong choice. You have to see this place! Even on a small day it's the most beautiful, perfect wave and the surroundings are exquisite. It has a small village vibe and everyone is very friendly. Make sure you check out punta banco too.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We loved staying at cabinas carol, all there was perfect!!! nice rooms, very very very clean, each one with its own bathroom, hammoc and small terrasse. The responsible Pablo and his dog coco seem just dedicated to let your stay be the most agreable possible, always a smile and a nice word. We felt home there. The location is maybe 20-30 meters from the beach. We could hightly recommend that place so full of good energy!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Pavones is a paradise, by far my favorite place in Costa Rica - and Cabinas Carol is a fantastic place to stay there - excellent location (just up from the soccer field, about a short a walk as you could hope for to the wave)

Carol is awesome as well, and is a most excellent host - graciously putting out fruit from her property for the guests and I don't know what time she gets up in the morning, but there is fresh coffee before the sun comes up for those on dawn patrol... and it's *good* coffee, too.

Reliable wifi (not the fastest, but it IS the middle of nowhere), beautiful property, really nice shared kitchen (with a blender, so you can make your own smoothies!), and clean rooms with misquote nets - though for whatever reason, there do not appear to be many mosquitoes in pavones.

It's a shame Trip Advisor only has five stars, or I'd give it more!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Carol is a most gracious host. She's like mom who keeps making sure you've got what you need. A good mix of surfboards were available (easier at the aiport and on the wallet) for the short walk to the beach, with consistently surfable waves! Nice bathroom/shower(s) with hot water, were clean. A nice family atmosphere. WiFi was nice to have as well.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

I really love this place. The owner is awesome, that's Carol and the staff was so friendly. It is such a great price for what you get. THe grounds are so beautiful, flowers and fruit trees everywhere. Included in the very good price is free fruit, they put out on the kitchen counter: coconuts, star fruit, oranges, bananas, mangos, it's paradise! You can make smoothies in the morning for nothing! It's really close to the beach so you can walk to the beach in minutes and check the waves then grab your board. The kitchen is huge and equipped with everything to make feasts with. THey bought a brand new fridge while I was there that worked great. They are very eco, composting everything and recycling which is rare for most hostels. The private rooms were so cheap and totally worth it. The shared bathrooms were ample made in a beautiful japanese style with bamboo. Best nights sleep. Even though this zone can get hot I was never uncomfortable there. At night they make it really comfortable for everyone to hang out and get to know each other. There are hammocks in front of every room. They rent all kinds of surfboards too which was very convenient, and for super cheap. I highly recommend this place. I came planning two days and stayed a week!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Cabinas Carol
Address: Rio Claro de Pavones, Pavones 60701, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Pavones
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Pavones
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a friendly hostel located in front of the renowned Pavones left hand point break. It is the third longest left wave in the world excellent for learners and pro surfers. We have a large garden with fruit trees next to a lovely clear mountain river. The surrounding area is excellent for hiking jungle walks,horse tours and $2 yoga besides the excellent surfing.We offer free use of the large kitchen with free coffee all day ,iced water, free condiments to cook with and free fruit from our various fruit trees. ... more   less 

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