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“Nature at your door” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bruja Verde

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La Bruja Verde
Beaverton, Canada
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93 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nature at your door”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

La Bruja Verde is located on a road leading out of town, so if you are looking for something close to the beach, this isn't your hostel. However, we arrived late afternoon looking for a private room, but they were all booked up (having rented out the entire main house to a troupe of travelling fire dancers) with only dorm rooms to spare. The owner offered us an entire dorm room for $30 which is pricey in the grand scheme of hostel rooms, but not so pricey for Tamarindo ($$$$). The dorm room was small (I can't even imagine stuffing 4 people into the space) but equipped with air conditioning which was a blessing since opening the windows wasn't an option with all the 'nature' flying around at night. Bunks were new construction and quite comfy. Keep in mind, that you are in the tropics: howler monkeys make their home in the trees above, and the insects are larger than life. Kitchen was clean enough, but the bathrooms could use a little TLC and a good cleaning.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I dont even know where to begin to describe the horror that is this place. Of all the hostels i have ever stayed in, it may well be the worst. From the nearly windowless, hot cramped rooms, barely ten by ten in size, wtih four beds crammed into them, to the cigarette strewn gravel that comprised the entirety of the outdoor area, the fleas that lived in the couches, and the surly clientele, this place was a hell on earth. I am female, and they put a psychotic man in the room with me on my third and final night. I had pre paid for three nights, so I was stuck there. I was afraid the guy was gong to beat me up, and most of the time, the proprietor was nowhere in sight. For five bucks more per night, you can stay in much nicer hostels anywhere on the same road. Save your money and your sanity.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Bruja Verde

Property: La Bruja Verde
Address: Calle Guanacaste, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, cozy hostel with a great variety of accommodation options, ranging from shared mixed dorms, and female only dorms with private bathroom to a private room with TV, small fridge and terrace. You can also choose between rooms with fan or the comfort of air conditioning as well.You can choose to hang around and share with other guests in our indoor and outdoor spaces. ... more   less 
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