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
BEST hostel in Tamarindo! Tamarindo Backpackers

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM



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1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Pike User Profile
May 2017
Tamarindo backpackers is an awesome place to stay. The hostel is close to the main strip but far enough away that it feels secluded, like an oasis in a storm of people. All of the folks who work there were incredibly friendly and really knowledgeable about the surrounding area. If you're looking for an escape from Tamagringo this is it!

Robin User Profile
April 2017
I really enjoyed my stay here. The people working here made this a really great experience and were all very helpful. The location itself was a little bit off the beaten path and some-what dark which was slightly worrisome when walking back alone at night but nothing bad ever happened. Overall, a fun and eclectic space to meet/hang out with people in Tamarindo.

Davide User Profile
April 2017
Very nice hostel with all the comforts pool, WiFi, TV, kitchen......all the stuff is very friendly and kind and we had a great time here!!! Very close to the beach. I really recommend it!

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

Dominic User Profile
April 2017
The Tamarindo Backpackers hostel was a great experience. If you want to meet interesting people from all over the world and enjoy laughing, listening to music, and telling stories. This is a wonderful place for you.

Lauren User Profile
March 2017
Great stay! I would definitely stay again

Hui User Profile
March 2017
Really nice place!

Tamarindo, Costa Rica · Joined 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.

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