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Congo's Hostel & Camping

50 M Antes De La Playa, Playa Hermosa 50503 Costa Rica
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#2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Hermosa
Hostal with shared rooms in one of the most beautiful, safe and quiet beaches of Guanacaste.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family rooms


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64Somewhat walkable
Grade: 64 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
48Reviews3Q+A4Room tips
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vctrbo wrote a review Jul 2019
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Stayed here for one night in a 4 bed mixed dorm but since there were four of us we filled the room. Really nice clean room, less than a five minute walk to the beach and really lovely, welcoming owners! Would definately recommend and stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Tim H wrote a review Mar 2019
Ravenstein, The Netherlands188 contributions12 helpful votes
We spent two nights here. Nice and quiet campground two minutes from the beach and five minute walk to some great restaurants. Friendly owners. Lots of squirrels, bird and monkeys in the trees. Be advised; is is also a popular place for locals to camp out and bbq on a Saturday morning (very nice atmosphere). They start quite early, but not before the howler monkeys have woken you up. Overall great place to spend a couple of days
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
almadosvez wrote a review Jan 2019
Tarnowskie Gory, Poland2 contributions2 helpful votes
I spend in Congo's Hostel and Camping about 1 mounth and I felt like in home. A very nice place for backpackers. Marco and Anayansi (owners) are helpful. Many tourists from around the world. One day I want to back!
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Caves_91 wrote a review Mar 2018
Winnipeg, Canada1,003 contributions255 helpful votes
The thing that I loved most about Congo's was how close it was to the beach. It took maybe a minute to walk there. When you do this, be sure to remember where you accessed the beach as at night, for me, it was a struggle to find it. The kitchen area was nice, the hammocks were good too, and there was a lovely area outside to sit at. You could hear the howler monkeys (I did not see them), but I did see a vey large orange iguana going up the tree. It was a very neat place. The owner didn't speak a lot of English so I had to use an app for other words to communicate with her. As well, when I checked in, my reservation from Hostel World could not be found. I had to show her my booking on my phone and then paid the remainder. If you book independently (through her), it will be less. The room was small with two bunk beds. There were no lockers, but there was a lock on the door. There were some bugs in the bathroom, but it wasn't too bad. I would still stay here again. There were tours offered through the hostel. The $30 snorkelling was not good snorkelling at all (the guy walks the beach and gets people to join), but the island we went to, the pineapple, and the boat ride were all fun. We were soaked from the waves on the way back. I also noticed a tour to falls near Liberia (Cortez) for $70. From Liberia you can do this tour on your own through public transportation and maybe costs $3 USD. Be sure to know which street you need to walk down from the public transportation before you get here. It is down a hill and was a good workout for me. I wish I could share the details but am not sure now.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Sophie C wrote a review Oct 2017
Lyon, France4 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice and lovely place just near the beach. Here it is like a family. The garden is beautiful and bedrooms are clean. Kitchen open on the living room. You will enjoy this place because it is so quiet and relax.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from tiquilla, Director General at Congo's Hostel & Camping
Responded 26 Oct 2017
Nos encantó atenderla, agradecemos enormemente su comentario y nos complace mucho que le gustara nuestro humilde Hostal. Saludos y esperamos que regrese
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US$49 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Congo's Hostel & Camping
Which popular attractions are close to Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (0.4 km) and Embassy Club de Artes (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger Restaurant Bar, La Casita del Marisco, and Roberto's Bar & Restaurant.
Does Congo's Hostel & Camping have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Congo's Hostel & Camping offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Congo's Hostel & Camping located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Playa Hermosa.
Are pets allowed at Congo's Hostel & Camping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.