Hostels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Get to know Santa Teresa (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 Santa Teresa.

Guess what? Santa Teresa is also named and spelled Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa Beach - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Hostels Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The town was founded by and for surfers; a true paradise for wave riders, the town revolves around the sport. It is very common for Santa Teresa to be a ghost town by 9 p.m. due to eager riders preparing for the next day on the surf. On the other end, the town is bustling early in the morning with little eateries ready to serve breakfast and coffee before the tide kicks up. Cabo Blanco National Park is only located a short distance away and offers lovely day hikes to see and hear the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.

Santa Teresa is a small town that revolves around surfing but does offer a few amenities and services more common to all. A few restaurants and one bar offer some nightly entertainment while one ATM dispenses both colones and American dollars. For the home cook, a small grocery store provides grocery necessities. The bus schedule can be infrequent and the ride to or from the major cities is long and will take most of the day. All Santa Teresa hostels are located on the beach and cater to surfers.

Santa Teresa is a small beach town that offers a lot to surfers and not much to those who don't surf. Lessons and board rentals are easy to come by, making it a great place for professionals and beginners alike.

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Teresa hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Teresa hostels Fro

Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 15
Average dorm price $34
Average private room price $145
Cheapest Hostel in Santa Teresa Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center with $23
Party hostels in Santa Teresa Lost Boyz (10 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.2

FAQ about Santa Teresa Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Santa Teresa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Santa Teresa costs $34 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Santa Teresa costs $145. (based on price comparison)
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Lost Boyz is the best hostel for partying in Santa Teresa.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

11 Hostels in Santa Teresa with Private Rooms

11 Hostels in Santa Teresa with Private Rooms

10 Best Hostels in Santa Teresa

10 Best Hostels in Santa Teresa

Other Nearby Cities

La Fortuna (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Quesada (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Llano Grande (37 Km / 23 mi.)
San Ramon (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Caño Negro (53 Km / 33 mi.)

Travel Tips for Santa Teresa - from the Community

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