“Heaven is a place that exists on earth”

The vibrations are high and the people are as real as it gets at this slice of Costa Rican paradise. From the awe-inspiring murals that wrap every corner of the hostel to the sounds of the jungle that immerse you as you sway on the most comfortable hamoche's (spanish for hammock...i think...), Beach Dog is the one home-base you need in Nosara to fully experience the culture this Tico town has to offer. The hospitable warmth of owners Mike and Lori will make you feel like you are at home and the endless mouth watering, fresh food options will be sure to make your soul come alive. 

Coming back from the beach following a surf session (that is literally feet away from your room’s door) and hitting up an open mic Tuesday is something that everyone on this planet should experience.


— Alex, Ontario

“If you're in Nosara, you have to stay here!”

Beach Dog Hostel is without a doubt the most incredible hostel in Nosara. You can tell that the owners are so passionate about this place and I felt like I was right at home the minute I got there. The atmosphere was so relaxing that I felt like I could really slow down and connect with myself. It’s only a minute walk to the beach and it is attached to a restaurant that they also own which is arguably the best restaurant in town; truly delicious and healthy food packed with so much flavour. Mike and Lori are so outgoing, friendly, attentive - you’ll love hanging out with them.

— Ivanna, Puerto Viejo


Adorable, simple, easy access to everything in Nosara, comfortable and fun! Can't wait to come back!

— Carli, Washington


"The best place to stay in Nosara!"

Honestly an amazing place to stay! They are the closest commercial property to the big wave, comfy beds, outdoor showers, lockers, clean rooms, and awesome food! It is an amazing accommodation in an amazing community! From a Kryptonite coffee to their bad ass cat Bootsy, The Beach Dog Hostel is the best place to stay in Nosara!

— Erin, British Columbia

"The perfect place to call home"

The Beach Dog Hostel is the perfect place to call home during your stay in Playa Guiones. Logistically everything was extremely easy and convenient. There are many great things about the BD hostel, but what I really enjoyed was that it was attached the Beach Dog Cafe. It made it very easy to meet people and make friends. Lori does an amazing job taking care of the hostel and her and positive energy is infectious. I would recommend this place a million times over.

— Casey, Colorado


“We loved it!

We loved staying at beach dog hostel! Close to the main surf beach, the connecting cafe had amazing food and music and it was in close walking distance to the shops and other eateries. Rooms were great for a couple and very clean. Pura Vida!

— Ben, Australia

“Best. Vibes. Ever”

We highly recommend! Beach Dog truly changed our experience of Costa and brought some of the most magical memories and people into our life. Best. Vibes. Ever. And adorably decorated! Pretty much everything you need in one spot.  Love you guys!!!!!!!!

— Cate & Ben, California