Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Liberia, Costa Rica. You can choose from 4 Liberia hostels. In total, there are 7 cheap places to stay in Liberia such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $12 for a dorm.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Liberia. To help you make friends with Liberia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Despite being one of the largest city centers in Costa Rica, Liberia is not overly large as a town. It still has all of the major amenities that you will need during your stay here and Liberia hostels are close to the supermarkets, bus stations, and cash machines. While the overall vibe here is pretty relaxed and there generally aren't many people found wandering around the streets, you will find that Liberia has a good network of public transport to get to other regions of Costa Rica and is surrounded by beautiful national park areas that you can explore. Ask at your hostel in Liberia and they should be able to give you information on the national parks in the area and getting to and from them. There is a tourist information office, but it is quite small and difficult to find.
Of the national parks within the area, the closest and easiest to get to is the Rincon de la Viejo National Park, which contains a lot of diverse natural features such as hot springs and bubbling mud pools to explore, a volcano, and some magnificent waterfalls for swimming. The biodiversity is huge and you will find much to do here.
You can also opt for day trips to the beach to Playa del Coco or any of the other beaches along the Papagayo Peninsula. You can either take public transport to these places or catch a shuttle (some Liberia hostels offer these services).
Written by local enthusiast for Liberia hostels Globetrotter
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Liberia. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Liberia. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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If you go in the park, make sure you don't sit on the benchs, you will be a target for bird droppings! But I recommend going to El Paso Real, it's a restuarant in the square and it has amazing food!
Another stepping stone between Monte Verde and Playa Tamarindo. Don't eat at the Burger King though, it is quite possibly the worst Burger King in the world.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Liberia and Costa Rica.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.