$12 per night
$12 per night
Kokua Hostel Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Kokua Hostel Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica - 50M South And 100M East From Super Costa

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Description - Hostel

Featuring free bikes on loan, Kokua Hostel is located just a 5 minute walk to the beach in Santa Teresa. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the property.

We have private rooms, dorms, hammocks and camping area on our 950m2. Communal Kitchen, BBQ, and common areas make it a perfect place to meet fellow travelers.

Although we're literally less that a 5 minutes walk from the beach, supermarkets, and restaurants, we also have a few complimentary bikes to help you explore and get around the Malpais/Santa Teresa area.

Cabo Blanco Reserve is 5 km from Kokua Hostel, and guests will be able to reach Montezuma Waterfalls in a 40-minute drive. Tambor Domestic Airport is 70 minutes’ drive from Kokua Hostel.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 35
  • Year built: 1994
  • Renovated: 2014
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $12

Double Mixed Dorm Standard
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

Free WiFi in all property grounds, Parking Area, Optional AC in all type of rooms, Free Communal Bikes to share between guests. Movie Nights, Pizza Nights and BBQ Nights.

Airport pickup BBQ area Currency exchange Gay friendly Laundry/valet service Meal plans No curfew Parking (free) Safe deposit box Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

The rooms and dormitories have simple décor and are well illuminated. Some units have a shared bathroom, while others feature a private restroom. Either fans or air conditioning are available.

A/C climate control Coffee/tea maker Ensuite Handicap facilities Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Shared bathroom Telephone WIFI


We are located conveniently between the 2 towns of Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. We are less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and within a 500m radius we have 6 restaurants, a few souvenir shops, 2 surf shops, 3 supermarkets and a beach bar.

Points of interest
  • Banana Beach 500m
  • Cabo Blanco Reserve 7km
  • Montezuma Waterfalls 16km
  • Playa Santa Teresa 3km
  • Playa Carmen 3km
  • Los Pescadores (End of Malpais) 6km

Food and drink
Eating in house
Pizza Nights
Every Tuesday we offer Gourmet Pizzas cooked on the grill. Our Chefs like to experiment with new flavors.
Bbq Nights
Every Thursday we offer a full BBQ including Steak, Pork, Sausage, Salad and Grilled Pineapple for dessert
Breakfast Time
Free Complimentary Coffee and Tea every morning
Eating out
Red Snapper
Seafood Restaurant 20m East
Casa Del Mar
Stake House and wooden fire Pizzas every day! 100m North
Zaza Cafe
Restaurant and Cafe 100m Norht
La Yunta
Tipical Costa Rican Restaurant featuring Casados, Gallo Pintos and more! 150m North

Price details

$12 - 50 per night

We have seasonal prices

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardPayPal

Available discounts

For long term stayers

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours before the arrival.Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Location - Hostel

50M South And 100M East From Super Costa
Santa Teresa
Puntarenas (Provincia de Puntarenas)
Costa Rica  60111

Latitude: 9.63604, Longitude: -85.15879

How to get there

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are towns facing the Pacific Ocean, nestled into the coastal mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Kokua Hostel is located about 1km North from the Crossroad Malpais/Santa Teresa. 50m North from Habanero. (look for the street sign on your right!)

By Car - Driving from the San Jose Airport to Puntarenas takes approx. 2 hours. In Puntarenas you board the car ferry to Paquera (40 minutes ride) across the Golf of Nicoya. From Paquera it takes about 1 hour to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa.

By bus – there is a direct bus from San Jose that leaves from San Carlos Bus Station. Bus schedule may change but usually the bus leaves at 6am and 2 pm, every day.

By shuttle – we can help arrange direct transportation from San Jose (airport) to Kokua and back.

By Air - Malpais, Santa Teresa is 40 minutes away from the domestic airport of Tambor. There are daily flights from San Jose to/from Tambor. The flight is about 35 minutes. Fly direct from San Jose to Tambor, we can arrange a taxi transfer to pick you up, it takes about an hour to reach the Hostel and costs $50.

Nearest airport: Tambor 25km