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Cuesta Arriba Hotel
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This was our very first destination on our trip to Costa Rica. The staff and guests at the hotel were very friendly and the accommodations for the price were pretty reasonable. The hostel was quiet, had a nice and well-maintained pool, access to a shared kitchen and is well situated just off the main strip of Santa Teresa and is steps away from the beach. There was a little bit of construction on a nearby property when we were there (April 11-13) so we did end up hearing that early in the morning. There were also plenty of howler monkeys around the property (which was really cool), these guys do get pretty loud though! Overall, we were super happy with our experience here!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with A/C if available, it does get quite hot!
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marissa B
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Marissa! Nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words, We really appreciate your feedback. Likely the construction nextdoor is finished so now the only noise to hear is the one from the jungle!!! ( Monkeys, birds, etc etc). We hope to see you on your next visit to Costa Rica!!!
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Martin
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This hotel is not a 5 star hotel, but I gave it 5 stars for what it was, a clean, simple place to stay with air conditioning for a reasonable price in Santa Teresa. Quick and helpful check in, we observed the available rooms before selecting. Walking distance to the beach and many good places to eat. Monkeys in the trees when we woke up. Small pool, pretty landscaping.

Room Tip: There are different options regarding access to a bathroom, air conditioning, etc.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kimberly S
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kimberly! Thank you for the nice review!!! We are happy to now that you had a great time with us!! Hopefully you don't have any regrets about the wake up call from the monkeys every now and then . Hope to see you back soon
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Martin
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I planned to stay for 2 nights ended up staying for a week!!! The hotel has everything you need for your vacation. Great location, 2 steps to the beach, restaurants, coffee shops and Disco bar! Has a great kitchen where you can socialize with other travellers a fresh cool swimming pool and the staff is always close to help you do any Booking for your dayly activity...it was just perfect. I will definitely come back and I highly recommend it

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Pablo081171
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola Pablo!!! Thank you for your review. It was really nice to have you around. Hopefully next time you can stay longer and get to know much more about the area.
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Martin
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

This hotel meets your basic needs for a place to sleep and shower. It is quite a far walk from the city centre, about 45 minutes. However, the beach is close by and you can walk along the beach to get to the city centre where the restaurants and shops are. It does cost money to rent beach towels at this property. They do have AC in the room which is a plus.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank aeinarson
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Cuesta A, Propietario at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi There, Just to make people understand better. Santa Teresa Center is just 3 blocks away from the hotel where you'll find coffee shops, restaurants, bars, supermarket, everything you need for your vacations but the bank. Santa Teresa has no bank and therefore if you need cash, eventually you'll have to go and visit Mal Pais which is only 3 KM away (2 minutes taxi ride). Now basic needs? We are a budget hotel that offers A/C, swimming pool, kitchen, wi-fi, 12 hours of front desk, daily room cleaning and just 2 steps from the beach! We think it is not basic needs but ALL YOU NEED!!!
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Martin
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Cuesta Arriba is truly an incredible place! It was excellent when I first visited 8 years ago and is even better now!!! When a place is run with love and care it truly reflects! Not only are the rooms comfortable, clean, fairly priced and well kept but the atmosphere at the hotel is perfect. Barbara and Martin (the owners) are wonderful, generous and most helpful!!! They are also incredibly knowledgeable about the region. In addition to all of this, I consistently meet other incredible people who stay here. The vibe is relaxed, social and friendly. The shared kitchen is awesome and the pool is super refreshing! The proximity to the surf can’t be beat! I am really glad I got to return and see Martin and I am looking forward to my next visit! Thanks Again!!!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Cuesta A, Owner at Cuesta Arriba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Wow!!! thank you for posting such a nice review!!! We are happy to see you and other return guest coming back to the hotel. That is the energy that pushes us to keep doing what we do best. We hope to see you again sometime in the future!!!
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Barbara & Martin
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