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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night, friendly staff and nice kitchen. Could do with a microwave however. Breakfast you have to cook yourself however it is supplied. The showers need sorting and fixing and I think it is in the process of doing so. Also I think we were the only guests staying so very quiet. This place has lots of potential... More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

There are many better places near by to stay. At first glance the place looks decent and they supposedly have free breakfast. However after spending a few days here, I realized you can't judge this book by it's cover. Pros: +good location +cheap Cons: -dirty (dirt, dead bugs, dust, etc) -shared bathroom is horrible (1 shower broken, shower door rotted... More 

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

The hostel is hidden behind the main road but still is in a great location. It is about 100m from the beach and has all sorts of shops right next to it. They offer parking space, big kitchen and a lot of space with chairs, hammoks and benches. You can choose between shared room with bathroom or shared without. So... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Tranquilo Backpackers is easily one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Two levels of accommodation set out in a spacious airy building overlooking a huge old mango tree. Each room has a hammock and outdoor table, the beds are comfy and the fans work well. The hostel has a central open-air kitchen which is well equipped and has free... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Cleanliness = 4/5 - Really nice and Clean environment. The shared bathrooms/showers were not very clean. The private bathrooms were much nicer. Hospitality = 5/5 - Staff were friendly and very accommodating. Free delicious breakfast every morning consisted of a pancake with fruit and coffee LOCATION = 5/5 - 2 minute walk to the beach, right next to a convenience... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

+Close to the Beach +Free breakfast +Price -Bedbugs -Unhelpful receptionist (Most of the straff were nice) -Loud -Dirty -Worst showers ever (no hot water and dirty) Alot of people had diarrhea and it felt more like a hospital than a hostel. Think they atleast should have soap in the toilets because such diseases spread by bad hygiene.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Cool place. Lovely friendly staff. Pancakes are a great idea. The hostel just had a great feel and attracted really nice people. The only thing we didn't like was being moved, I went with a girlfriend and they had to split us up after 2 days because someone else had booked our double room. However.. I do want to go... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Although we were a bit older than the average age frequenting this hostel, we had a nice stay. We had a double room with private bath. The room and bed was basic, but clean. No ac, but ceiling fan. The hostel is set back 30 meters from the busy and dusty main road. Beautiful set up with a large decks... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Tranquilo Backpackers is set back from the road, towards the top of town. It is right next to the super market and across the street from the beach access path. It has shared dorms and private rooms to rent, starting at around $14 a night. We stayed in a shared dorm, it was basic with bunk beds, lockers, and fans,... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Stayed here one night with my girlfriend, clean rooms and a helpful staff. Downside is that in comparison with the rest of costa rica it's as double as expensive for what you get. The outside showers and toilets could be a bit cleaner as well. Tasty pancakes, fruit and coffee in the morning!

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Additional Information about Tranquilo Backpackers

Address: 400 meters north of Franks Place | Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM44 - RM267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Backpackers Hotel Santa Teresa
Tranquilo Backpackers Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“upper level is more confortable and calmer”
 of 5 bubbles DaBiedi, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“private washrooms for $44 for 2 people is best option. clean washrooms”
 of 5 bubbles MadeByVR, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“buy some fruit to have with your pancakes in the morning. If your a coffee person walk to the bakery for some real coffee. The have free "coffee" but it was pretty bad.”
 of 5 bubbles jillkq, 19 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Choose upstairs so you (hopefully) won't have to worry about "fishing" through the windows”
 of 5 bubbles philv419, 12 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Pay a little more to stay with less people.”
 of 5 bubbles LPollard, 17 May 2012 | Read review
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