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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a dorm for 3 nights. The beds have actual blankets rather than just a thin sheet which is nice! The hostel itself was pretty clean and the kitchen was well equipped. (It even had a microwave, which I haven't seen at too many other hostels in CR). The price is fair for being in Tamarindo and having...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Cleo, Thank you for the honest review. Thank you for taking the time to do it. We always try to find new ways to improve the hostel, for you to have a better experience, new sheets, new towels, etc...if something looks like it will break...we´ll change it in a second. Have a safe trips and we hope to see...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stayed at La Botella de Leche a couple times this summer and had a really great experience both times! I stayed in a dorm room as well as a private one and each were ideal hostel options (the private room was pretty adorable too). The pool was fantastic, and I agree with what others have said about the hostel...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Quillyn, I´m sorry that you have to see that. But I´m glad you thought we acted well under the circumstance. The girl was allright, she even came a few days later to thank us. We highly enjoy your company, and is aways a pleasure to have you here with us. This is your home away from home. I highly...

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice hostel just outside the hub of Tamarindo. The atmosphere is pretty laid back, with backpackers and travellers coming in and out. We stayed with our two young boys, who loved the pool and the board games... Although we were certainly the only family around. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. I would recommend it for...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thanks Darrel, It was a pleasure to have you and your family here. You are welcome anytime. Regards Manu

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Honestly the place wasn't bad. Beautiful pool and awesome common area. There was a tv but usually had kids shows playing as there were tons of little kids. The demographic seemed mostly for families. The staff was really helpful and informative, big kitchen and nice bedding. The dorms are crowded and there's nowhere to put your bag so it has...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Let´s start with the room. It was wet because they just cleaned it. It has AC, a private bathroom, new sheets, new pillows and covers, but yes...it is crowded when full (which wasn´t) because is a dorm. Then...in regards to kids...it just happened that we have received a family with two kids....and yes, they might be watching TV for an...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our stay at la Botella de Leche was amazing! Manuel is great and speaks french, english and spanish with was really convenient! The pool is awesome and we would just spend nights there and have a good time! They have contacts and got us easily a taxi to go to Playa Conchal and we rebooked the same taxi to go...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hahahaha, thanks Alex, You make me look like some kind of a genie that will grant all your wishes hihi. I´m glad you had a good time with us and I´m glad we manage to cater all your needs, that is why we are here for. Hope to see you one day again here with us! Huggs Manu

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016

When traveling in Costa Rica in the summer of 2015, there was a transit strike that affected my ability to get around, being a bus guy. Bus schedules from San Jose to outlying areas of the country were unpredictable at best, certainly unreliable. I waited in San Ramon for almost 4 hours for a bus to Tamarindo that never came....

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hi Donovan, Thanks for the review and the story, I´m sure a lot of readers will appreciate it. As you pointed out, our reception is open 24/7, so no matter at what time you arrive we´ll receive you. I´m very glad you enjoyed your time here, and hope you´ll move one day! (if you haven´t done it yet). I think...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have chosen to stay here based on the recommendation of friends who had stayed here before and we could not have been happier! We loved our stay! Everyone was very friendly. The location is excellent, and the room was very clean. Hope to come back soon. PURA VIDA!

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thanks Agustina, We are very glad to hear you had a great time with us. We hope to see you again soon, maybe this upcoming year? Have a safe trip back home and huggs from all the staff here at La Botella!

Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This hostel is very very nice, we had a beautiful stay. We got a private room with our own shower and bathroom, the room had AC, great size as well. There was a nice pool and kitchen area as well as 2 communal spaces. The coffee was really good. The staff are amazing, very nice and they helped us with...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Magda, Thank you for the review. I´m sorry about the water, the electricity company was making some arrangements at the entrance of Tamarindo, and they had to caught the water too for precaution. Luckily it did not last long, I believe it was a few hours. And yes, is always better to contact the hostels in person instead of...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice Hostel near the beach. Hosts really nice and helpful. Rooms are cute and cozy. Family oriented. They make breakfast and have free coffee. Can walk to the beach and many restaurants. Clean pool to relax after a day at the beach. Well priced.

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Hola Nanaboom 22, Thank you for the review, yes sometimes we get families and are always welcome, and yes we do offer complimentary coffee along the day, however we do not make breakfast, we do it only when we have large groups and they ask for it in advance, otherwise we are associate with La Bodega, which is a restaurant...

Reviewed 29 May 2016

Overall the hostel is okay. Pool area and open courtyard is cool, and provides you the ability to relax after a long day. They have hammocks around the courtyard and big kitchen area. Our room had a nice AC unit. The bed felt like we were sleeping on pallets, and the bathroom needs some serious updating. We stayed in the...

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OlivierFontana, Owner at La Botella de Leche, responded to this review

Thanks Nicholas for the comments, we have schedule a refubished of bathrooms on august/september/october. Manu

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the first hostel in Tamarindo. In business for more than 15 years, we know what we are doing. Our objective is to help you have a problem and stress free holidays here with us. Family owned, comfortable and quiet. We are always improving to satisfy our clients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Botella de Leche

Address: Tamarindo Beach | 50 mts from Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $19 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Botella de Leche 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“you don't have to battle your bunkmates for the AC temperature in the private room!”
rodo106, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you travel with friends, try to ask for the room upstairs. It's perfect, quiet and it has it's own private balcony.”
A6694FLsergios, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I recommend bottom bunks in the dorms for more privacy.”
12heleneh, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were good, after 12 the security guard keeps everything quiet so that everyone can rest”
D742JGscotts, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“All Rooms have A/C and are very Clean.”
AndreJTerra, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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