Best beach hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Blue Trailz is the best hostel Tamarindo has to offer and welcomes backpackers and vacationers who are looking to surf, party, relax or embrace the tropical life of Tamarindo. We are steps away from the beach and the surf and the bars and restaurants of Tamarindo.

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Best location

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Air conditioning

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Hot showers

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Free WiFi

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Common area

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Surf lessons & Rental

Our hostel & surf camp in Tamarindo


You will be staying in one of our mixed dorm or private rooms. And enjoy our hot showers and air conditioning, unlimited free WiFi, a book exchange, free coffee, and free luggage storage.


All our rooms are equipped with kitchen facilities and lockers or safes. And if you want to swing from a hammock, make new friends in the common area or simply kick back and relax, our chill and fun Costa Rica hostel is your home away from home. We will even help you book your dream tour, or arrange shuttle transport to and from Tamarindo. So don't look further at hostels in Tamarindo, just choose your room and enjoy your stay at Blue Trailz.

Dorm room


6-bed mixed dorm

3 bunk beds • air conditioning • hot shower 

 lockers • bed linen • shared kitchen • towel rental

Private room


Room sleeps up to 6 people

2 queen beds & 1 bunk bed • air conditioning

hot shower • safe balcony • kitchen • bed linen • towels

Staying at our surf hostel comes with even more perks; as our guest, you’ll have access to preferential rates for your Tamarindo surf lessons and board rentals at our surf school.  Want to get more out of your stay by learning to surf or improving your skills? 


Check out our surf camps which include surf lessons or coaching (Advanced), unlimited surfboard use during your stay, accommodation at our hostel and an excursion (except budget surf camp). Into yoga? then go for our Yoga Surf Camp

What our guests are saying!


Blue Trailz Hostel was hands down one of the BEST hostels I have ever stayed at. I have already told a few people that if they visit Tamarindo they HAVE to stay at Blue Trailz! I had the best time, met the best people and all of the hostel workers were phenomenal! 

Hannah B.

half star

The vibe, the cleanliness, the location, the owner, the accommodation, the staff... everything was perfect! Thank you for everything, I’ll definitely recommend, and book again if I go back to Tamarindo.

Peter M.


This was the nicest, cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at. I really appreciated the helpfulness of the staff in finding my next hostel in Costa Rica.  All of the staff were friendly, flexible, very accommodating and multilingual.  The hostel has a great location and is a wonderful place to learn how to surf.

Trycia R.