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“Super Clean, Great location and has the best vibes in Santa teresa”

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Cuesta Arriba Hotel
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“Super Clean, Great location and has the best vibes in Santa teresa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Just love this place!
For so many reasons :
1. The mattress at the dorm room - So comfortable !
2. Such a friendly management and guests...
3. Super clean and quiet ( but not too quiet - I met there so many great people !)
4. Great location for surf - right in front of the best surf spot at Santa teresa.
5. Good coffee in the morning
6. Amazing pool !
There is only just one major problem - Its very hard to leave this place :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you Yanay for your review!!! We are happy that you had a good time. The waves are still good here (as they are pretty much year round). Hope you find good ones wherever you go. Enjoy the ride!!!
Martin
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

The staff was extremely nice, friendly and helpful. It is two steps away from the beautiful Santa Teresa beach and very nice restaurants. The hotel is very clean and has a great atmosphere. The last thing we wanted to to was leave this place! Will definitely come back soon :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 24 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Cuesta Arriba!!! we loved to hear that you had a good time here and did not want to leave!!! unfortunately it all comes to an end but, good thing is that will be here next year too for your next trip, as we've been in the last 10 years for everyone coming to Santa Teresa!!! Have a wonderful year!!! see you sooner....
Barbara and Martin
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Cuesta Arriba was an amazing hostel to stay in, and it was my first time ever staying in a hostel. Martin was extremely accommodating and helpful. He helped arrange bike rentals, surf lessons, my hostel back in San Jose for when I was leaving, etc. I didn't have to go far to rent my surf board because Martin had boards to rent. I recommend heading to Playa Santa Teresa and staying at Cuesta Arriba to everyone I talk to about Costa Rica...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you so much for your comments! We really apreciate that you took some time to share your experience with other travelers. Hopefully we`ll see you again in the future. In the meanwhile don`t forget to tell your friends and family about us!!! cheers
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

My friend and I were guests for two days in the middle of July 2013 and have only rave reviews. Most of our interaction was with Barbara and it was all very positive. We actually called the night before we were planning to come (we had rented a car) and she advised us to wait until morning to arrive because of a bad storm brewing and also helped us decide on the best route to take to get there. I had left a pair of shoes at our previous hostel and she helped me contact the owner and find a way to get the shoes back to me. She answered our many questions and helped with travel plans. My friend and I stayed in an 8 person mixed dorm and the room was great. The kitchen was clean and fully functional. There is a small breakfast included in the morning. Other amenities included surfboards and bikes for rent, available laundry service and an impeccable pool. And their sweet, well-mannered English Mastiff, Bica (I think I'm spelling that right), puts the finishing touches on this charming hostel. Stay if you can--you won't regret it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 24 August 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully next time you can stay longer so we can share a cup of coffee. Come back soon

Barbara and Martin and Vika
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

All the staff is very friendly and always around to help out. Lots to do - swimming pool, bike rentals, surf lessons and rentals, tour arrangements, and more! The whole property is beautiful while still having a casual feel. Love the close-knit, friendly environment. I definitely recommend Cuesta Arriba to anyone looking for a great place to stay at a great price.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Thank you, Thank you and again...thank you. We hope to see you again next year this time with a nice lasagna for dinner!!!
Cheers
Martin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Beautiful building in the middle of the trees. Intimate pool area. Great, clean, stocked kitchen area. Friendly and helpful staff. One of the nicer, cleaner rooms compared to others at this great price. Staff answered all questions and assisted me with my travel plans, like how rondo so efficiently. Bikes for rent and surf lessons on location. Would stay again, hands down, and would recommend to the solo traveler and couples alike.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Solid, not long, good description of our place. For sure there is more to discover. Come back next year for more pura vida!!! Thank you for the nice review!!!
Cheers
Martin
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Want clean safe reasonable priced accomodatiosn close to the beach here it is , Martin runs a tight ship which isnt easy in a place this laid back , he has everything you need right there or real close by , surfboards food and such fun waves right out front ! Thanks again !

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Property: Cuesta Arriba Hotel
Address: 150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Colonial-style hotel surrounded by trees and tropical gardens with unique affordable rooms. The hotel features a communal kitchen,resting areas, hammocks and a sparkling pool in the landscaped garden. Complimentary coffee served at 8AM, free parking and Wireless is also offered. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cuesta Arriba Bed And Breakfast Hostel
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Santa Teresa
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