Pura Vida

100m east from banco nacional


Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and how ler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Traveler Reviews

“Best Hostel In Tamarindo!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 18, 2018

This hostel is the definition of Pura Vida! It has such a cool vibe and an overall relaxed feel to it. The reception staff are fantastic! Tom especially is awesome. He was so helpful and nice! The...

“Best Hostel in Tamarindo”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 16, 2018

This place is remarkable. They have a beautiful outdoor area with hammocks and bean bags and day beds. The hostel is always clean thanks to Sara and Josue who are the amazing people running the snow...

“Would stay again!”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 08, 2018

Arriving to Pura Vida as a solo traveller was daunting, as it usually is. But I immediately felt at home! Every one, staff and guests alike were very friendly. It was very easy to meet people; I met...


We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant.
From the airport we can organise shuttle or there is regular bus .


1. more than 15 fifteen days prior to the arrival, refund of one hundred percent (100%) of the amount paid.

2 between five and fifteen days prior to arrival, refund fifty percent (50%) of the amount paid.

3. less than five 5 days prior to arrival, NO refund of the deposit.

All taxes, administrative expenses and commissions for any refund made will be charged to the customer and therefore the return will be deducted. There are no exceptions to this policy.