While Costa Rica is well known for its luxury eco-lodges, resorts, and boutique hotels, there are also some really cool hostels around the country that offer budget-travelers an amazing place to stay. There are hostels on the beach, in the rainforest, near volcanoes, and in the Central Valley cities that not only provide a clean, safe, and comfortable place to rest, but that also possess a cool and friendly vibe. Here are the best of them.
La Oveja Negra Hostel is located right in the middle of all the action of Tamarindo. If you are looking for a lively and happening place to stay with other likeminded party-goers, this is your hostel. This place is so cool that even the locals party at the bar here. La Oveja Negra Hostel has it all: a bar, a great Mexican restaurant, a cozy place to hang out and play pool or ping pong, live music nights, a free tattoo night, a surf shop, surf tours and lesson options, and clean rooms.