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Sebastian
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is for information. I was just there last week and they have closed the hostel in Nosara. The hostel building is there but they are renovating it to be part of the new Solo Beuno Restaurant and Pool Bar located right behind the hold Hostel Building.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Although there aren't many other hostels so there aren't many options in town.... this was only ok for me. Everyone's experiences will be different but when we were there it was super quiet almost awkward. The shared rooms are nice and we made good friends but the area of the hostel is in the middle of nowhere. The surf is... More 

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2 Thank Joanna D
solobuenohostel, Owner at Solo Bueno Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry, your stay wasn't as pleasant as you would have liked. our Hostel does have security, the front door does lock and we have a steel door in the back entrance which gets locked when no one is home,.. The Guanacaste Winds come every year here in January and do blow really hard, We run this hostel as if you... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2012

after a 17 day stay in costa rica, 13 days of which was in solo bueno, i got home to a tornado within a hurricane. the guy that had agreed to clean my place in exchange for staying there had trashed the place, let a bunch of occupiers steal all my booze, my memory stick, and god knows what else.... More 

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Thank cannante
solobuenohostel, Owner at Solo Bueno Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, It was great having you here! Regreso Pronto!! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2011

This is by far the best place to stay at in the Nosara area. It is within walking distance to everything in the area. The beach is only a short walk away, along with the mini super and bars. The owner, Kimberly, is fantastic. She makes you feel right at home, whether you're staying for a weekend or an entire... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

I recently visited Nosara for the first time and for my first two nights, I stayed at a nearby hostel, which was nice, but not "homey." Then I stumbled upon Solo Bueno, which became my home for the next 8 days. Immediately I felt welcomed and part of the family after my first night there. Kimberly, the owner, is very... More 

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Thank Brittany R
Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Its simple, if you going to stay in Nosara, you have to stay in Solo Bueno. Great owner, clean hostel, and its close to the beach. Its easily the best hostel i have stayed at in Costa Rica.

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Thank Patrik S
San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Solo Bueno is nothing short of fantastic. I have been traveling for some time now, and have seen my fair share of cool hostels. However Solo Bueno takes the cake by far. The area is stunning, Kimberly is amazing (the owner), and the overall experience was fantastic. Service was great and personable and Kimberly was always around to answer any... More 

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1 Thank Ryan F
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Solo Bueno Hostel was the best weekend i had in Costa Rica. The owner Kimberly is AWESOME!!! She is one of the coolest people i have met in Costa Rica. She is a down to earth person and will help you with anything around town. The hostel is locate a short walk to the beach where you will find at... More 

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1 Thank Carter H
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Solo Bueno is an awesome hostel. Huge common room with comfy couches and hammocks to hang out in. Large table for family style dinners if desired. Fully stocked kitchen. Well taken care of inside and out. Kimberly, who runs the place is awesome. Plenty of fans too keep things cool in the jungle. Under 10 min walk to the beach... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2011

Solo Bueno was fantastic. Kimberly, the woman who owns it, is super nice and keeps the place spotless. She has two female employees and one of the three ladies is always around to answer questions or provide assistance. They have a full kitchen that you have access to and they are only a 4 or 5 minute walk from the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a surf hostel nestled within the jungle at Playa Guiones, Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula. The hostel attracts an international crowd interested in surfing, art, yoga, music and the pura vida vibe of Costa Rica. Solo Bueno Hostel is the perfect place to enjoy these activities and meet new people. We are a short stroll from the beach and a selection of restaurants, shopping and bars/restaurants. We are just a short walk to the beach and all restaurants, bars, and shopping. Nestled in the beautiful jungle where you can see the monkeys swinging thru the trees, the birds and assorted wildlife. We are a surf hostel with boards for rent, surf lessons, bicycles for rent, yoga classes, quad tours, and many other things to experience and see. We have a full kitchen to use and a large comfortable common area. Solo Bueno Hostel is located 200 meters northeast of the mini super delicias. If you are coming in by bus please ask the driver to let you off at the main road "the Village " is on our corner, its the next stop after the hotel/restaurant Giardino Tropical. You know you're getting close when you pass Coconut Harry's surf shop, in Playa Guiones. WE NOW HAVE WI-FI !!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solo Bueno Hostel

Address: Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: RM49 - RM63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Solo Bueno Hostel Costa Rica/Nosara
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“Downstairs bedroom only has 4 beds, so it is less crowded and cooler, but can be a bit noisier because it is close to the living room and kitchen. The upstairs has around 10 beds or so and is hotter during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles BrittanyR169, 8 Dec 2011 | Read review
“She will tell up front which beds are the best but i stayed in one that wasn't and i slept like a child. They are all comfy with no bugs or mold.”
 of 5 bubbles CarterH946, 30 Oct 2011 | Read review
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