Toucan hostel

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Uvita, Costa Rica

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Stigen Stigen
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Good place for chillin` Sep 25, 2009
This is a very special place to stay ! It is the first hostel recommended in Lonely planet. But there are as many downs as there are ups with this place, if not more. The common room is absolutely great, it is a major plus point ! There is a roofed area, but no walls so it still feels like you are outside, exept you don`t get wet ! There are many hammocks, tables and sofas for hanging out. There is even a “hammock cinema” which is basically 4 hammocks in front of a little TV where they show movies every night - very cool (exept that the hammocks stink badly of sweat ! wash them sometimes !) There is a restaurant there too, but don`t eat there as the portions are petitè, and the food is all fried in grease.

The rooms and the price is the major reason against staying here. For 35-40$ you get a simple room with bathroom, and for around 30$ we got a room where there is no wall to the toilet and shower. That is pretty uncool. All the rooms in this hostel are facing the common area with windows towards it , which is also a pretty bad idea. The windows means that people may be able to see into your room , and that you’ll have a hard time sleeping when people are socialising in the common room (which is almost every night). The matresses are extremely hard to sleep on, but seems like he is trying to change them now.

Another big minus is that you have to walk like 45 minutes to get to the beach….. So if this is a place you plan on spending time I would advice you to stay in one of the many cabinas that are right by the beach.
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