Hostels in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

2 hostels available. Prices start from $16 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Playa Grande

Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…00 yards from one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, our beautifully designed spaces encourage social connections and offer the ability to work remotely (if you have to) with the best coworking … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…We have beds with or w/out air-conditioning, a cooking area, refrigerators and a pool. There are two bathrooms with showers. Palm Beach Estates is one of the nicest beach neighborhoods in … More

Hotels in Playa Grande

The Grateful Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…Is being converted to where you can listen to the music play Walk to a pristine 6 miles long Playa Grande Beach where there are many surf breaks from beginner to legendary, or watch birds … More

Guest Houses in Playa Grande

"…Breakfast not included - 7.00 USD per person per day. General Child friendly. Reception available from 08:00 to 20:00." …"Our Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (iata:LIR) Situated … More

Indra Inn

Free Breakfast
"…There are numerous types of animals co-existing on the property and it offers an interconnected feeling for the guests. Please note: Check in: 1:00 pm. Check out: 12:00 pm. Cancellation … More

Hostels in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

2 hostels available. Prices start from $33 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Playa Grande (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Playa Grande.

Conservationists, surfers, and beach-goers alike flock to Playa Grande to enjoy the gorgeous, expansive beach, excellent wildlife, and powerful waves in this part of Costa Rica. This internationally renowned beach town along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast has remained virtually unchanged, despite the development that has continued up and down the rest of Costa Rica’s “Gold Coast.”

Tourists can find resorts and hotels here, but the hostels are a more popular choice for most of the conservationists and surfers that generally frequent the area. A hostel here gives you the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the laidback lifestyle of the beach – without the shopping and tourist attractions of many other destinations in Costa Rica.

While there isn’t much here beyond some surf shops and a small grocery store, there are a few restaurants that serve both local and international cuisine. There’s also one bar, so tourists looking for a hopping nightlife will have to find that elsewhere on the Gold Coast.

There are a couple different estuaries to visit here, including the Rio Matapalo and the Tamarindo Estuary, which are popular spots for tourists to see some of the Costa Rican wildlife. Jungle boat tours are available to take visitors through these areas to see crocodiles, birds, and even monkeys. However, Playa Grande is most famous for its leatherback turtles.

This area is part of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas – a frequent nesting ground for the leatherback turtle, the world’s largest marine reptile. Visitors staying at hostels and hotels here can only visit the beach at night as part of a guided tour, to ensure that the turtles venturing to the beach with their clutches of eggs can continue their nesting cycles without human intrusion.

Liberia Airport is only an hour away, and visitors can reach Playa Grande by catching a bus or a taxi from there. Bicycles can be rented in Playa Grande to get around the area.

Written by local enthusiast for Playa Grande hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Playa Grande hostels Jakob Lombardi

Playa Grande Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Playa Grande, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $33
Average private room price $58
Cheapest Hostel in Playa Grande Playa Grande Surf Camp Hostel with $33.5
Party hostels in Playa Grande ONDA Playa Grande (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.8

FAQ about Playa Grande Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Tamarindo (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Playa Avellanas (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Playa Potrero (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Matapalo (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Playas del Coco (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Marbella (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Playa Ostional (40 Km / 25 mi.)

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