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Las Mariposas
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great deal”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I also stayed in a room above the kitchen (like someone else who reviewed this hostel) and did not think it was that bad. Yes you can hear people in the common area because there are screens on the window. But you're staying at a hostel to meet people anyway, right? The owners were really cool and helpful. They cooked us a delicious Christmas eve dinner because most of the restaurants were really busy and had a selective menu. It is a really close walk to the beach, the main street and the super market.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

My friend and I were travelling to Samara for 2 nights and ended up here based on the recommendation of a local chef. It is off the main street, so we figured it would be a quiet place for weary travellers. The Facebook page touted "renovated", so we gave it a go. We took a private room with a double and single bed. There was free wifi (if you could get a signal) and hammocks for reading, which was nice. The receptionist was nice enough and spoke English. Unfortunately, our room was over the kitchen, another guest was playing loud, pounding techno music that shook the whole building....waaaay into the night. No windows, just screens, traffic going by at all hours and roosters (yep, they are up ALL night!). Cheap accom if all you are looking for is a bed. If you'd like some peace and quite, stay elsewhere. Needless to say, we didn't stay the second night.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Really enjoyed staying here. Everything was very clean and relaxed. Close to the beach, close to the supermarket, but a little further off from the main street. Really nice place and very nice owner.

Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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venice florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

small hostel, (3 or 4 rooms), with good location about 100meters to beach. Great hostess, Leoni, she active in day to day operations. Community kitchen available.

Cons:, bed I had upstairs was kinda old, seen better days, thin and dirty, but for $16.00 us a night can't complain. Maybee they have upgraded since then as when I stayed it had just opened.

all in all I would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Thank ekepono
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Candiac, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

This hostel is peaceful during the day and becomes a good pre-drink place at night. Beds are comfortables, rooms and bathrooms are clean, staff is great! It will makes you love SAMARA!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Las Mariposas

Property: Las Mariposas
Address: 100 m. norte de Intercultura | 100 m. norte de Intercultura, Playa Samara 0000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Playa Samara
Price range (per night): $21 - $37
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Las Mariposas is a charming property in the beautiful beach town of Samara, Costa Rica. If you are looking for an inexpensive place with lots of extra services.... this is the place to be! You have free Wifi access, a communal kitchen, bike rental and hot shower!The property can arrange lots of nice activities for a fair price and offers a delicious breakfast. ... more   less 
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