I stay at Spanish By the River Hostel every time I pass through Turrialba, which is once a year. I have seen all the great improvements over the years. Firstly, I love the spectacular views and the wonderful family that owns the hostel. From the spacious decks I have seen tucans and sloths in the treetops. The hostel is perched over the valley with amazing views of the town of Turri and the Turrialba volcano. The big common room now has big glass windows to enjoy the view. You can tell I love the view :)
The kitchen is a good size and can accommodate several cookers. The rooms are cozy and simple. I like the one with lots of windows and the private bath.
It's a lively hostel but not an annoying party scene. Because it's also a Spanish language school there are students and teachers around that you can chat with to improve your language skills. There are lots of activities to choose from, I love the yoga classes and the trip to a goat farm was one of my favorites. On Friday nights there's often a BBQ and live music by local musicians, a great time to practice your salsa dancing moves. Super fun!
The staff is very friendly and helpful. There's wifi. Bath towels are provided. I love to walk/hike into town but there are also buses and taxis that are cheap and easy. This hostel provides everything a traveler could want at a very good price. I love it and look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hostel in Turrialba is spacious and is surrounded by beautiful nature. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge area, a spacious balcony with hammocs, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 computers and a television.Enjoy our lush fruit garden while looking at the different bird species form our balcony! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spanish By The River - Turrialba Costa Rica