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Martina's Place Hostel
Ranked #2 of 20 Drake Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We went to Martina's because my brother, his wife and son had been staying there for the past month or so and they really loved it. Me, along with my wife and three kids went to gather with them and also my sister with her husband (we are the large family that Reiziger70831 talked about and I feel a little responsible for her review, we really invaded the place).
We loved the place and the staff, the rooms and kitchen were always kept clean. Me and my family stayed in the larger room to the side of the main building and found it very spacious, with one large bed, one small and a bunk bed, it has its own bathroom, so we were very comfortable.
Martina's is well located pretty central and close (about half a block) to the only two grocery stores in town.
We are definitely going back, hopefully soon. Bahia Drake is an amassing place, we fell in love with it.
We really miss you Martina, Tebs and Evelin.
Now I know why you stayed there, it's paradise!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Ashley G
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

You big Chilean family have been so much fun to have here- all of you are so wonderful people! Thank you very much for this review and we really hope to see you again at Martina's Place!
By the way: We will put a new kitchen outside with lots of space to sit for everybody :-)

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We have spent great 9 days with our 3 kids, Martina let us fill at home.
the hostel is clean, comfortable, self cooking with complate servises for having meals like at home. Martina adviced and orgenized our wonderfull tours and suported us with any other needs.
we loved staying with Martina that let us fill as part of the place together with the other guests.
It is very important to know that it is possible to pay all the activities ,accomodation and the boat to Sierpe by credit card at Martina's Place.
Carmi's family Israel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2013

Hard to let you go!
Shalom my friends, toda raba for your review and I see you next year in Israel :-)

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We have stayed 2 nights at Martinas place. The atmosphere was good and Tebs was very helpfull (especially when we arriverd during a downpour). The place was occupied with a big family and only the smaller rooms (or tent) were available. For the five of us this was too little. There was no space to move around and sit comfortably. The kitchen was too little for the big family and our family. But for 50 dollars it was OK.

Room Tip: There is one room next to the main house. That seems to be a good room for two with an own veranda t...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Reiziger70831
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Thank you for your review and sorry we could not meet in person! But I am sure Tebs did what he could to make you feel comfortable.
July and august is "family high season" because of summer vacation all over.
That was actually the first time I had 3 families staying at my place at the same time, and I am sorry if it was a little tight in the kitchen. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed your stay here and I am happy to hear that you had a great time at the snorkeling tour. Greetings, Martina

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I recently stayed at Martina's Place for four days. The atmosphere here is very warm (home-like) and I had an amazing time getting to know the other individuals residing there; including the two who operated the hostel Martina and Tebs. At all times the hostel was clean and we always had warm water in the showers (unlike other hostels where I stayed in CR). While there, the town lost electricity for two days; however, Martina and Tebs ensured that our stay was enjoyable and retained a high level of hospitality. Finally, Martina made sure that we were equipped with the proper gear for our tours and that we were at the right place for each tour which was extremely helpful!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank CleonR
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Hy Cleon, thank you sooooo much for your review, it was great to have you guys here, you are really special people! Hope to see you again in Drake!

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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

My friends and I chose to stay here because it was cheap and clean, and because the guy working there- Tebs- was really welcoming and helpful. He and Martina organized all of our tours and transportation for us so we didn't have to do anything, and they are full of helpful advice sunce they know the while town. On our second day, there was a huge storm so we stayed in the hostel all day playing cards with tebs and the other guests- we ended up having a great day despite the rain, and extended our stay an extra day because of it. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Emilykatecarlton
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

Hi Emily, thank you for your great review, as I wrote to Cleon already, you guys are really special and I hope to see you again one day! Pura Vida :-)

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this hostel. Having been traveling through Costa Rica for some months, this has been one of our most ideal stays. Not only does the hostel feel like home, but Martina is just marvelous. She's as friendly as they come and is super helpful when it comes to booking tours and finding economical ways to enjoy Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park. She even made sure we were awake on time in the morning to make our dive. She also makes sure to keep her hostel clean and her kitchen extremely organized for all the guests. Never seen anything like it. Also, because everything is sufficiently communal, we couldn't help but meet some really great and interesting people. It was quite perfect for us.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank TravlBean
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Hey guys, thank you so much for your review and thanks for staying at our place, it was a real pleasure having you here!

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Had a great experience at Martinas. Close to everything, all you need to use as base camp or stay for an extended time period. Thinking about going back, miss the great people I had the pleasure meeting. Coach

Room Tip: All rooms adequate for short or long stay.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Hey Coach, thank you so much for your review...we all miss you and hope you come back soon to live here for good :-)

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Address: Agujitas | Contiguo la Iglesia Cristiana, Drake Bay 60506, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Drake Bay
Price Range: £34 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere. We offer: 1 studio apartment with private kitchen, 2 dormitories, 4 rooms with shared bath, 2 family rooms with private bath, 1 honeymoon cabin with private bath. Our hostel is a 2 minutes walk to beach and supermarkets. We can help with all tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay. You will find a fully equipped kitchen for self cooking with coffee, tea, oil, salt and sugar for your use. Our services include: hot water showers, good WiFi, a few hammocks, free parking and luggage storage. Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). Room and most tours can be booked through our homepage. See you soon in Drake Bay! ... more   less 
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