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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were 2 couples who shared a convenient family room. Martina was very helpful,organised and flexibly altered our disrupted plans with consummate ease. On a very wet dark arrival, the arranged taxi ride up the short hill was a god send and Martina's welcome and information top notch. We least liked the small kitchen, but there was safe drinking water...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the staff is very nice. We got welcomed as the boat arrived and shown the way to the hostel. The setting with the garden is super nice and the kitchen well equipped. The room itself was a bit dark and had a damp smell. The latter is maybe quite hard to overcome in this climate, though.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! With 2 month permanent rain and 90% humidity its hard to not have a smell in the rooms...sorry about that...come back in dry season :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in a private room at Martina's and really enjoyed our stay. Martina was super friendly, helpful and flexible -even despite us changing our plans CONSTANTLY - and really cares about her guests wellbeing and happiness. The hostel is super relaxed and beautiful and gets frequent visits by a pair of Scarlet Macaws in...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you much for writing this beautiful review!

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Martina's place was perfect for our short stay in Drake Bay. We stayed in the dorm room which was spacious with its own toilet and cold shower. There is a hot water shower on site too if needed. The kitchen and dining area is of a good size and surrounded by a lovely garden. Wifi was stongest in this area....

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Calli for taking the time to write this great and informative review! We really appreciate it! Martina & staff

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stayed here 2 nights in the 6 bed dorm, which was at reasonable price. The hotel is approx. 300 meters uphill from the beach where the motorboat from Sierpe arrives, There is a private shower and toilet for each dorm, which we found very convenient. We also liked the community citchen which is well equipped and organised, the heart...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review!

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Bahia Drake is Paradise, and Matina's Place is the place to stay for a budget traveller. Cheap dorms, amazing friendly staff, useful information, the people who stay are obviously quite adventurous to even get the Bahia Drake so you hear some excellent inspiring stories.

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this nice review Claire! We really appreciate it!

Moehlin, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife, three sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Martina's both before and after our trip into Corcovado National Park. We enjoyed a spacious family room with clean, simple furnishings, comfortable beds and a private toilet/shower. The room opened out into a beautiful garden courtyard and was only a few steps away from the lovely open commons area...

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Hallo Brigitta und Greg! Danke fuer diesen wundervollen Artikel, eine der besten reviews ueberhaupt die wir erhalten haben!!! Es war...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great, comfortable place to stay. Great facilities, showers, kitchen and lovely central garden area. A tree that attracts hummingbirds too! <3 Hammocks in abundance too! The team were helpful with travel advice.

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Thank you for this nice review!

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Hostel was great! Had its own little restaurant and staff were super helpful. Clean and well laid out. The beds were comfortable and you could get between the buildings without getting rained it (it rains quite a lot in May). The only weird thing was that you had to return your key every time you went out, even if you...

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MartinaWegener, Owner at Martina's Place Hostel, responded to this review

Kayla, thanks for this review! You won't believe how many keys got lost already... I did not know that clothes got stolen, that is weird and never happened before. What was it, may be we found it and have it in our lost & found box.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We spent two nights at Martina's Place. We arrived in a downpour but Martina kindly had a taxi at the beach waiting to bring us up to the hostel. She greeted us as we walked into the place and walked us through the property. We had a lovely room, very well laid out, bright and clean. We enjoyed time in...

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Thank you so much for this lovely review! We really appreciate it!

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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 

Additional Information about Martina's Place Hostel

Address: Agujitas, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica (Formerly Pura Vida Drake Bay)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: RM58 - RM58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Martina's Place Hostel Costa Rica/Drake Bay
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