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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The hostel was fine: a very nice spot, good room, people were cool, we loved their two dogs... but, a quick warning about a couple of scams they run: NEVER pay for your room in colonès as it costs more than what they quote in dollars. It cost us an extra $7 per night to pay in the local currency...

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Trip Advisor for giving us the opportunity to refute such a bunch of lies from this reviewer. We have been in business for more than 10 years and have never been called such a thing. It is embarrassing to know that one of our guests thinks that we run scams! Needless to say, how offended we felt when...

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Really nice place and also good value for money. We stayed in a dorm room which was clean and spacious and only a few hundred metres from the beach. the kitchen and pool area were very well maintained. Although the bathoom was dingy and had to be shared by 3 dorms. The only problem we found was that the majority...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola Barnaby, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to know that you liked our facilities so much! But, we think you missed seeing our second shared bathroom though. We never mislead you in any way when you made your booking through HW. It is stated clearly on their webpage that we have an 8-bed dorm with shared...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I stayed in Cuesta Arriba for two weeks. I absolutely loved this place. It's near to the beach, great restaurants and the people who worked at the hostel are very helpful. If you are an alone traveler this is the place to be. You will never be alone (unless you want to). The pool is very nice and clean and...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We are happy to know that you had a good time with us! Hope to see you next year!!! Cheers Barbara & Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 18 March 2014

If you want to chill & surf, this is the perfect place. Just 200m from the beach's best surf spot and with a swimming pool to relax, its a really good price compared for what others hotels offer. The owners are mindful and eager to help for anything. Just don't expect this to be a party place, as 11pm is...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review!!! We apreciate that you took some time to spread the voice about Cuesta Arriba!!! We are glad to hear the you had a good time here and hopefully we'll see you next year!!! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Reviewed 11 March 2014

We were three girls travelling throuth Costa Rica. We had a gret time at CuestaAriiba Hotel. It was clean, and the best dorm we ever had on the whole trip! It was big, and had two big windows (without windows(!) You can rent bicycles, and store your surfboard. They are also very helpful with helping you to book other trips,...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Silji!!! Thank you for such a nice review. We are glad that you enjoy your stay here with your friends. Will be here for your next trip and happy to help you with your plans...see you soon...er!!! Cheers Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I stayed at this property for 7 nights. It is not even 5 mins from the beach, restaurant and super market. The more downtown area of santa teresa is about 10 minutes away. The staff were excellent and able to boor tours or surf lessons which i enjoyed a lot. It isn't a party place, and is very quiet and...

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matt...thank you for spreading the voice about us!!! We are happy to know that you had a good time with us...we're looking forward to seeing you again!!! Cheers Martin and Barbara Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful stay with Barbara and Martin, a nice couple from Venezuela. This hostel/hotel emphasizes living well but simply. Nice, quiet location. Guests are requested to respect the peace and quiet for all guests. 100 meters from a beautiful beach and surf break. Barbara arranged transfer from San Jose airport, zip line tour, surf lessons, hotel in montezuma and...

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cuestaarriba, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Betty and Brian!!! Thank you for your nice review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the peace and quiet at Cuesta Arriba. We loved to have you around and enjoyed the small talks during your time with us! you can be sure we'll be here for your next visit to Santa Teresa!!! Sincerely Barbara and Martin (from...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Cuesta Arriba is by far my most favorite destination in Costa Rica. Welcoming owners, perfect location, clean, comfortable accommodation! Bonus..I can't stop the feeling that I'm on Animal Planet set :)

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Thank you Aleksandra! We are very happy to know that you had a good time and enjoyed Cuesta Arriba Hotel see you soon. Barbara and Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I stayed here for few days, I was travelling with friends and we saw the good review in trip. The hostel is fantastic! Super equiped kitchen, free toast and coffee for breakfast, pool, dorm and double/four bed room..everything super clean! Is located just 100 m from the beach and during the hottest hours you can just chill at the pool....

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us so much. Hope to see you again. Cheers Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 December 2013

The hostel is perfectly located close to the beautiful beach. It has nice rooms, very nice owners and is surrounded by many little restaurants. They also rent surfboards and organize surf lessons for a decent prize. I will definitely come back!

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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this review

Hola!!! We really apreciate your nice words. Thank you for spreading the voice about our little piece of paradice!!! We hope to see you again soon. In the meanwhile...enjoy the ride! Cheers Martin Cuesta Arriba Hotel

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Colonial-style hotel surrounded by trees and tropical gardens with unique affordable rooms. The hotel features a communal kitchen,resting areas, hammocks and a sparkling pool in the landscaped garden. Complimentary coffee served at 8AM, free parking and Wireless is also offered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cuesta Arriba Hotel

Address: 150 meters North From La Lora Amarilla, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $36 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Cuesta Arriba Bed And Breakfast Hostel
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Santa Teresa
Cuesta Arriba Hotel Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“All are rooms are great. It depends what kind of traveler you are and what you are looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles 513marcor, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great location. Quiet. Cute. Clean. Affordable. PERFECT!”
  • Sunset at Playa Santa Teresa
  • Bedroom entrance. So nice to chill on these chairs!
 of 5 bubbles melissacolleret, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room with a window”
 of 5 bubbles Gillianmont, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Book a Petite or Grande room if you want to sleep better; A/C and your own private room.”
 of 5 bubbles Frenchartistnyc, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rooms depend on your budget. I was there a short time so chose the larger room with AC. Also, rooms in the upper areas are farther away from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 496lizp, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
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