First off, visitors need to understand that this is a hostel, not a hotel - reviewers who expected hotel-like amenities may not have understood what a hostel is. That said, the location, staff, and general atmosphere at Nosara Beach Hostel were excellent! This was my first time to stay in a hostel, and I recommend it without hesitation. The room was a bit warm at night, but I expected that, so it did not impact my enjoyment. The room, bathrooms, and grounds were clean; the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location is fantastic - I will definitely stay there again!