Our beautiful hacienda with a pool and surfboards for rent!Our guests love to hang out together by the pool!
BEST hostel in Tamarindo! Tamarindo Backpackers
Hosted by Anne
Anne is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
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Tamarindo Backpackers is a boutique surf hostel just minutes from the beach. Make new friends in the communal kitchen or chilling by the pool! We have dorms and private rooms with AC and TV. We are the Lonely Planet #1 recommended hostel in Tamarindo. Check out our Facbook page at /tambackpackers

The space

We are in a gorgeous yellow hacienda and have a communal kitchen, lounge and pool. We've got stunning private rooms with double beds and the cleanest dorm rooms in town. All private rooms have A/C and cable TV. The price listed here is for the private room with shared bathroom for 2 people (room holds up to 4, just the price will increase). We have 3 private rooms with shared bathrooms. I also have a room with a huge private bathroom that holds from 1-4 people. The cost is extra for the private bathroom. Our dorm beds are $15 per person per night ( we have 2 shared dorms). When you request to book, let me know what type of room you want and I will confirm the price and send you a special offer if it applies. Also, even if the calendar is blocked, send me a message with your dates, I may still have space.

We are right next to a nature reserve so you'll see monkeys and lots of other wildlife every day. We're a social place so come stay with us make new friends from around the world!

Guest access

We have a fully-stocked communal kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, toaster over, fridge and all pots and pans and utensils. The lounge area has couches and a huge flat screen TV with digital cable. We have hammocks outside and lounge chairs by the pool. We are the cleanest and most well-maintained hostel in Tamarindo!

Interaction with guests

I am the owner Anne. I'm young, fun (I hope!) and I work an amazing staff. We all love to meet and interact with our guests. We'll take you to the best surf spots and the best happy hours! We can also recommend the best value tours and we offer the best surf lessons in town through surf school SALT.

Other things to note

This is what Lonely Planet says about us: “Our favorite hostel in Tamarindo, this intimate, all-star backpacker spot, in a gorgeous yellow hacienda is big enough to make new friends . . . small enough to feel more like home. The common kitchen area has a large, full-stocked shared Kitchen, TV, computers and FREE coffee all day. Dorm and private rooms are clean and comfy. Outside, you will find lovely tropical gardens, small pool and hammocks, all surrounded by woods where you’ll hear howler monkeys every morning”.- The author’s choice from ALL hostels in Tamarindo.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


1 night minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Todd User Profile
April 2017
Great people and a great bed!

Jade User Profile
March 2017
I had the best stay at this hostel! All the staff is amazing, the place has a great location and is pretty clean. I definitely recommend Elias for surf lessons. I will be back!

Sarah User Profile
February 2017
My friend and I shared a private room with a bathroom. It was spacious and clean with a great bathroom and air conditioning. Beautiful spot with a chill vibe. Great walking distance to everything. Loved sitting out in the hammocks. They provided towels but no blankets only a sheet (I know it's hot but I was sick and ended up using the towels as blankets) lovely little spot for a great price

Mike User Profile
December 2016
The salt of the earth lifestyle was humbling and meeting new ppl from around the world was great! Was such an amazing time and place to discover Costa Rica, The sale of a help book to discover the right places to visit (not the the tourist enforced spots) could be a great revenue stream as well. I'd have to say once we connected and asked our hosts where to eat and not just chase americanized foods was our best day! The Roof" was the best spot for sunsets, etc.

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
It was ok ! The lady on the pictures is really nice but she is not the one you are meeting there . The room is small and the kitchen is dirt. The best is that you are really near to the playa and restaurant !

Aaron User Profile
May 2016
Confirmed, this place is the BEST hostel in Tamarindo. The staff was really friendly, the hostel was a great place to stay and the facilities were good. Really enjoyed my time there, 10/10 will be back.

Steven User Profile
May 2016
Fantastic hostel; very kind and open staff that were extremely helpful. Anyone travelling through Tamarindo I would definitely recommend this hostel.

Tamarindo, Costa RicaJoined in October 2013
Anne User Profile

I am 33 years old, expecting my first baby in January 2016. I was a corporate lawyer in London and decided I wanted to enjoy life more. So I sold everything, quit my job and moved to paradise to buy Tamarindo Backpackers hostel and I have never been happier! Life by the beach is awesome and I love meeting and getting to know my guests from all over the world.

Response rate: 96%
Response time: within a day

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