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Martina's Place Hostel
Ranked #3 of 18 Drake Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Anselmo, California
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7 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I loved being at Martina's place. She is very helpful in organizing trips and showing you the wildlife that is right outside her space. She only had room in a tent the first 2 nights for me which was great since there is a wonderful queen size bed with a good mattress in it, it even has a night light next to the bed so I could read and a fan, but it was a bit noisy at 3:30am since all the workers drive their motorbikes to work. The last night I stayed in the back bedroom with 2 bunk beds and it s was nice and quiet for only $15 a night. The tent was $20. So for what you pay it is a great place. All the other places are expensive but have views of the ocean and even more flowers around.
Martina's place is next to the main road and does not have great views, but she has a nice garden and free Coffee and tea in the morning.
I loved going to the Park and taking the tour Martina recommended. Also the snorkeling on Cano Island was great, lots of colorful fish, just not much coral. The sight was pretty good that day.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Thank you so much for your review and I am happy to make reservation right from the start for a room in the back... whenever you decide to return :-) Martina
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Martinas Place is are good choise for your budged.
It is are quiet palce with nice garden with Aras. Drake is a very small town, but very beautifull.
Martina is friendly german women, she helped with tours.
We slept in tent in garden and we had a fun..
Beds and shower was clean. Go to Martina and you will feel like a home...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank MM4545
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Thank you so much for your review- it was a pleasure having you here!
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We arrived to drake bay in a super rainy day, after a terrible boat ride - i was sick and on top of all my boyfriend and i forgot our hiking shoes on the boat! Thr moment we got to the hostel Martina helped us right away with everything! She helped us finding the shoes, check the buses and even woke up at 3 am to make sure we get on the bus safely. We were amazed from the hospitality, and on top of all our room was super clean, the shower had hot water and the kitchen was fully equipped! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Dariaschitrit
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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
I am really happy I could offer you guys a "home" after your jungle tour! Thank you very much for your review and I hope to see you again with more time in Drake Bay :-) Martina
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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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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 review, 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 review, 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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Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
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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.

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  • 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 review, 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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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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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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review, 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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Property: Martina's Place Hostel
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 #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Martina's Place Hostel in Drake Bay -Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere -2 min. to beach and supermarkets -All Tours to Corcovado, Cano Island and around Drake Bay -Big fully equipped kitchen for self cooking -Free coffee & tea, oil, salt and sugar. -Small restaurant for breakfast and dinner. -Hot water showers -WiFi -Hammocks -Free parking -Free luggage store Martina's Place is located in the center of Agujitas, which is usually called Drake Bay. It is 2 minutes to the beach and around the corner are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and an ice-cream place. You can cook in our big kitchen and sit, chat and eat in our roofed patio. There is also a small restaurant on the properties. A guitar is waiting to be played. We can organize all tours to Corcovado Nationalpark for you, including the overnight tours, as well as tours to Cano Island for snorkeling, diving or whale & dolphin watch. You should not plan your stay too short, since there is a lot to do around Drake Bay, for example the hike to Rio Claro (with swimming at the waterfall) which you can do by yourself! We have good WiFi connection.Drake Bay is located on the borders of Corcovado Nationalpark on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The village is small, unspoilt and authentic, surrounded by abundant nature. All throughout Drake Bay you can hear the howler monkeys or the croaking of the scarlett macaws... Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). ... more   less 
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