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Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5



3.0 / 5
21 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Black Beach
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Talamanca Family Art
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Cocles
    2 min drive
  • Airport
    Limon (LIO)
    59 min drive

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Some room options won't require your credit card details to book. You'll pay during your stay.
  • Traditional Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 16
    • 8 Twin Beds and 4 Large Twin Beds
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  • Traditional Tent

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Double Beds and 1 Large Twin Bunk Bed
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About this area

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel is located in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cahuita National Park and Punta Uva Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Black Beach - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Talamanca Family Art - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Cocles - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Playa Chiquita - 6 min drive

About this property

Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel

Along with a restaurant, this hostel has a snack bar/deli and a 24-hour business center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 5 shared rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include balconies or patios, dining areas, and sitting areas.



Check-in between 1:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 9.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets stay free

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 4 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 9.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    This property only accepts cash for all bookings. 

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Beta Life Eco Proyecto Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Beta Life Eco Proyecto Puerto
  • Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Beta Life Eco Proyecto Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM: USD 4 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Designer stores
  • Ecotours

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • Garden


  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Shared refrigerator

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations

Nearby things to do


  • Health club access
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

The owner is so nice, and its a really cool place, you feel like you are a bit away from the city even though you are right in the middle of it :)

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019


They overbooked and didn't let us check in. We had booked earlier in the day after an airport delay and we got in later than expected. There was no room for us.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019


They overbooked and then we had to look for another place to stay. It was unfortunate to have to go door to door to find another place after we arrived. There was no check in information on expedia so we had no timeline expectations.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019


If you book a private room - forget it.

Booked and confirmed a private room with bathroom. Ended up staying in a room with no lockable door (wood frame with coconut leaves to cover), shared bathroom that was filthy, no toilet door only a curtain. The volunteers seemed more intent on sitting around making "funky" art then actually cleaning or caring for the property. There was clothing draped everywhere. When I complained the stand in manager was super helpful and really nice explaining that workers were staying in the room that we had booked (she was most apologetic) and offered a refund. She mentioned that she had only been there a week and was suitably empathetic. I did a little checking and she had been there months so not sure that I wasn't just being placated. Certainly there was no refund in sight. Bottom line, if you are a hippy that doesn't need clean but wants to kick it with like minded people, book it. The location is great and the people were certainly friendly enough.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019


Interesting stay

While we didn't hate our stay, there's still heaps of room for improvement. They say this place isn't a hostel, they are using it as a way to fund their project. The place is a traditional house that the bribri people live in, so that's really interesting. It's like a tree house. There are no fans anywhere, and it was very hot during the day. The area to "chill out" was quite uncomfortable and small - if there was even a fan here, it would improve the experience so much, it was just that hot (even though it's winter). It's also quite dirty, the kitchen and bathroom weren't very clean. There's no hot water in the shower. The volunteers were nice, and you can have meals at the property. I am glad to have stayed there, but I wouldn't return.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

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