15 Hostels in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. You can choose from 15 Tamarindo hostels. In total, there are 30 cheap places to stay in Tamarindo such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $14 for a dorm.

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Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Tamarindo


(Hostel Pura Vida Tamarindo is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Tamarindo


(Blue Trailz Hostel & Surfcamp is the best rated)

Most Tamarindo hostels are located in

Tamarindo Beach

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Tamarindo for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Tamarindo for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Tamarindo? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Tamarindo alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Tamarindo. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Tamarindo (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 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 Tamarindo. To help you make friends with Tamarindo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a very popular beach destination for tourists located on the northern Pacific shore. The town offers many tours and activities as well as lazy beach days soaking up the warm sun. The town is also quite famous for its surf and surfer culture. Tamarindo is very developed and touristy to the point that in the downtown, you can easily forget that you are in Costa Rica. For an authentic Costa Rican experience, rent a bicycle, car, or motorbike for the day and ride into some of the smaller, less developed towns and soak up some culture.

The hostels in Tamarindo vary from party/resort-style hostels to family-friendly, home-style accommodation. Tamarindo hostels are mainly centrally located and within walking distance to amenities, banks and ATMs, restaurants and bars, the beach and the downtown strip. Due to the high amount of visitors, it is recommended to do some research and book accommodation before arriving.

Tamarindo can be difficult to reach without splurging on an expensive shuttle from a tour company. The roads on the Nicoya peninsula can be very slow (especially in the rainy season) and the buses can be few and far between. Without a car, you may want to spend more money on a shuttle to save time and stress.

Tamarindo, is an ideal destination for those seeking a breathtaking beach, fancy dining, and world-famous Costa Rican wildlife without losing too many of the comforts and luxuries of home in the developed world.

Written by local enthusiast for Tamarindo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tamarindo hostels Fro

Other Nearby Cities
Playa Grande Playa Grande (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Playa Avellanas Playa Avellanas (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Playa Negra Playa Negra (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Rincón Rincón (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Playa Flamingo Playa Flamingo (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Playa Potrero Playa Potrero (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Marbella Marbella (25 Km / 16 mi.)

FAQ about Tamarindo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Tamarindo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Tamarindo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Tamarindo Hostels

A hostel in Tamarindo costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Tamarindo with private rooms costs on average $60.

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  • 3 hotels
  • 9 guesthouses
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Tamarindo.

Blue Trailz Hostel & Surfcamp is the best rated hostel for partying in Tamarindo.
It offers: Pub Crawls.

Travel Tips for Tamarindo - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Tamarindo

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tamarindo 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Tamarindo