Best Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Pura Vida MINI Hostel was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor! We’re only 200 meters from the beach and offer an array of backpacker friendly amenities!

We have an incredibly successful record running hostels in Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio and Santa Teresa. As her first endeavor, Miriam, the owner of Pura Vida Mini Hostel, fixed up a hostel in a different location in Tamarindo prior to moving her business to this amazing and newly remodeled property close to the best surf, night life, shops and all the fun activities Tamarindo has to offer.

Pura Vida MINI Hostel
Pura Vida MINI Hostel

Pura Vida and see you soon!

Love and Light, Always.


Our lovely hostel in the beautiful city of Tamarindo, Costa Rica has a huge social rancho where guests can relax and catch up with each other.

It has daybeds, rocking chairs, poof pillows, ping pong table, foosball, pool table, hammocks, amazing Zen garden with BBQ grill and fire pit, as well as excellent and fast Wi-Fi for our guests. In addition to our low prices, we are known to be one of the cleanest and best hostels in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with hotel level comfort and quality.



In addition to the amenities included with your accommodations, we provide a variety of wonderful add-on experiences, both on and off site.

We have created an amazing array of packages for your stay in our hostel with any combination of yoga, surfing and/or Spanish lessons. We are the only hostel in Tamarindo offering these amazing packages especially when it comes to yoga and Spanish lessons. Learn something new without breaking your budget!


Check out our awesome hostel and the beautiful town of Tamarindo, CR!


If we might brag a little, in our opinion, the best feature of our hostel is our staff!!! These amazing people are carefully interviewed and chosen from many volunteers and travelers based on their ability to enhance and complement the atmosphere of the hostel.

Upon arrival you will be greeted with a huge smile and a cold towel from these awesome folks. Our staff is bilingual and super knowledgeable about tours, activities, travel, shuttles, and will readily answer any questions you might have not only about Tamarindo but also the entire Costa Rica and first and foremost they are here to make sure you are comfortable and having fun!


  • Walking distance to the beautiful Playa Tamarindo
  • Affordable private rooms and dorms
  • Social rancho with ping pong, foosball and pool tables,
    daybeds, rocking chairs, and hammocks
  • An amazing Zen garden with a BBQ grill and firepit
  • Fully-stocked and always clean communal kitchen
  • On-site surf lessons, yoga classes, and Spanish lessons
  • Discounted surf board rentals, safes & lockers, swimming pool access
  • Tour/shuttles desk & free onsite parking (first come, first serve)
  • Free wifi, book exchange, & laundry service
  • 300 meters from the nearest supermarket, shops nightlife, and Tamarindo city center
  • Knowledgeable and courteous staff

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