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Hostel Samara

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Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Mountain View | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Mountain View | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hostel Samara

Hostel Samara

1.5 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Room service
100mts Este del banco Nacional, Samara, Guanacaste

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSamara Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarrillo Beach7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBuena Vista Beach10 min drive
  • AirportNosara (NOB)65 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Samara, Hostel Samara is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Frog Pad, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Nicoya Peninsula and Samara Beach.

What's nearby

  • Samara Beach - 7 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 7 min drive
  • Buena Vista Beach - 10 min drive
  • Playa Barrigona - 23 min drive
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 128 min drive


  • Sweeties by Celia - 2 min walk
  • Maná - 2 min walk
  • El Lagarto BBQ - 3 min walk
  • Coco's Mexican Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Media Luna - 3 min walk

About this property

Hostel Samara

Property highlights
Consider a stay at Hostel Samara and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a rooftop terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Free in-room WiFi and a restaurant are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a TV in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • A water dispenser and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All guestrooms at Hostel Samara include amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Rooftop terrace


  • Massage - on the beach


  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Local maps

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 3 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 130 per vehicle (one-way)

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 may be 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hostel Samara Samara
Hostel Samara Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Samara Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Samara

Frequently asked questions

Is Hostel Samara pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hostel Samara?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hostel Samara on Dec 7, 2022 start from $40.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hostel Samara?

Hostel Samara doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Hostel Samara?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Hostel Samara?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Hostel Samara provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 130 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hostel Samara located?

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Nicoya Peninsula and Samara Beach. Buena Vista Beach and Carrillo Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hostel Samara and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hostel Samara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hostel Samara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
This was our last stop on a week long trip and couldn’t have had a better experience. The staff was amazing helping us with finding good restaurants to eat at as well as activities to do in Samara. The rooms were clean and the AC was an added bonus. The facility felt safe and the restaurant below was a great place to eat at.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a lovely property for a great price. We really enjoyed having a private room and bathroom with AC (it gets very hot and humid) for three people for a very reasonable price, while having the option to use kitchen and have/make your own food, and interact with other people in common spaces. Best of both worlds for hotel and hostel style. The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the spaces were very clean. It is also in a great location, would highly recommend!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The best place in Samara :)
Amazing! Exactly what I was looking for! I booked for the weekend and keep extending because everything has been so lovely I don't want to leave. Super clean, safe, and affordable and the kindest Ticos taking care of you during your stay. I can't say enough good things about Annie and Michelle. They really work to make you feel at home and it shows. I felt at ease the second I walked in :).
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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consigliatissimo, ottima posizione, costi contenuti, ottime condizioni…
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
La señora Any a été très acueuillante toujours avec le sourire et est toujours lá pour nous aider et expliquer les lieux. On se sent comme chez nous (familial)... Le resto est super. I miss you guys❤️
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019