As it's name suggests, Oasis really is a little paradise in the beautiful Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. Great location, just a few minutes walk from town but yet in a peaceful location and right in front of the Caribbean Sea. You can walk the beautiful footpaths along the beach and through the forest to the town or to the surfers paradise of Cocles beach. Great Italian bakery and local restaurants on your doorstep. The hostel is ran by very friendly Tom and Haddas, they will make you feel very welcome and the place has a super chilled, friendly and homely vibe. Perfect for meeting fellow backpackers and travellers from all over the world, it has a good dorm room and two private rooms, with a couple of spaces for tents in the garden, by the beach. The facilities are basic and clean, the kitchen and communal area over looks the sea and you can chill in the hammocks in the pretty garden.
Overall great value, nice atmosphere, perfect location and good facilities if you're on a budget - all the elements of a fantastic hostel choice in Puerto Viejo!
My friend and I arrived to Oasis without having a reservation (it's a bit difficult to find). Eventhough it was nearly fully booked the owner was really friendly and helped us to find a solution. In the end one of us could stay in the last available dorm bed and the other one could stay in a tent in the backyard with a comfy mattress inside. The hostel has only one dorm and two double rooms, which creates a very cozy and familiar atmosphere. It's recommendable to book in advance! The community area includes a clean and well equipped kitchen, a large table and many hammocks. Its located a few minute walk to the center of town either along the street or along the beach. There is a great italian bakery just across the street. The price for this clean and homely place is unbeatable!
A great little hostel right on the beach in Puerto Viejo. It's got a breeze off the ocean and is cool when most of the rest of Puerto Viejo sweats. Thom and Ades (I probably spelled her name wrong and might have even spelled his wrong too) are super nice and run a great, clean place. It's right on the beach with hammocks, do I really have to say more than that? A couple of minutes down the beach and there are a few swimming pool sized holes in the reef for soaking the tired muscles in after a long day wandering through the nearby Cahuita National Park. The same trail along the beach after a ten minute walk leads to the public swimming and surfers beach, Cocles.