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Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

I booked to stay here for 4 days and ended up staying almost 2 weeks. This is a beautiful hostel surrounded by the jungle and amazing wildlife. Just minutes from the scenic Punta Uva beach, Walaba is an absolute steal, I payed just $10 a night for a dorm room. It is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in with some lovely communal areas, hammocks, swinging chairs, and a big lounge area.

What made the experience has to be the staff, Maria was extremely helpful with anything that I needed (including looking after me when I was ill), and I met some great people.

As a 22 year old female safety is very important and I could not have felt safer here.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

walaba hostel is a great place in punta uva, puerto viejo. extremely friendly and helpful people, great way of thinking and living. it is beautiful, open, and the animals are really cool! I stayed there for five days and could have stayed a lot longer!
thanks for everything!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Heinz D
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I spent at week here,it is hop skip and a jump away from beautiful Punta Uva beaches 1 and 2.I felt totally at home,it had an amazing ambience and was clean,relaxing and Amanda who works there will help with everything she can and chat the night away with you.I highly reccomend staying here!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Livvyinthestars
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Walaba is a clean, attractive, beautifully placed hostel right by a gorgeous quite sandy beach. I had a fantastic and comprehensive welcome on my arrival that made me feel right at home (important for a single female traveller). I had a comfy double bed with mosquito net in the dorm. There's plenty of places to relax and read or meet other people. Bike hire was $6 For the day to cycle up to puerto viejo and around the local area where there was lots of wonderful wildlife. I could have happily stayed here for much longer. Two thumbs up.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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1  Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Walaba is a great place to spend a few days and relax at. Beautiful tree house nestled in the jungle located super close to the beautiful beach of Punta Uva 1. Great atmosphere, super chill vibe, definitely not a party hostel but an awesome place to hangout and start a night before heading into town or if you want to crash early that totally doable as well.The hostel was very clean, provided mosquito nets over the bed, and has a great commons area and kitchen to hang out in and meet people. The wifi and water would go out every once in a while (they have their own well system) but one shout down to the caretaker and it was taken care of.
Note that the hostel is located in Punta Uva, about a $10 taxi ride outside of Puerto Viejo, but it is definitely worth it and the hostel is much nicer than a lot of the places that are in town. At the hostel make sure to rent a bike during the day, and check out the beaches in Manzanillo and Punta Uva 2. I wish that more hostel were like this one, definitely worth checking out and will for sure stay here again if I'm ever in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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