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Avenida 6, calle 21/23, San Jose, Costa Rica

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87%

Rating
371 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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74%

It's close to the airport but not a great base location for doing Eco tourism. The hostel is decent but the city isn't very nice. Barbwire and barred windows on almost every home and business. Next time I would choose a coastal location. You can't beat a beach town atmosphere for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

I have stayed here several times while on route through San Jose to somewhere in Costa Rica. It suits the purpose perfectly. The rooms are basic but clean and the atmosphere around the pool and bar is great. There is an info desk with everything you need to know about what to do and how to get around Costa Rica. Pura vida!

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Coral reef is the place to stay if you are going to Tamarindo! Good location, nice atmosphere, cheap beer just next door, close to the beach - what is not to love? Jeef, the owner, is such a cool guy. The staff is so nice and helpful. Was only going to stay there for a couple of days, but ended up staying there for 11 days.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

solid choice. I stayed twice and would stay there again. very social. a bit of a long walk to a lot of the bus stops but near the city centre

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your comments Lucy! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you soon again!

66%

Clean toilets and kitchen!!! Only 2/5 computers worked & internet was really slow! Dorm 6 is way too close to pool area at night - really noisy!

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Caroline! Thank you for taking time to give us some feedback. We were definitely having problems with the Internet. We changed the Company 2 weeks ago and now is really fast! We have quite dorms too, you just have to ask for those at the front desk because we also have areas like bar that can be a little noisy but the bar closes at 11 p.m. so after that time there is no noise in the hostel. Thank you and we hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica!

69%

The best thing about the hostel ist the garden with its hammocks and the pool. The Rooms are simple not very dirty not very clean. The Bathrooms are ok. The kitchen is a bit dirty. Even though the cleaning staff is always around. The worst is the train that began to drive about 4 am and you have the feeling that it drives and honks through your bedroom. Its soo loud.


77%

Big hostel, but not very clean: that was actually the worst hostel we did in central America... The dorms in the basement are dark and smelly, the pool is a joke, but the staff was really helpful!


100%

Super friendly, knowledgable, and chill staff. Clean pool, great happy hour drinks.

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Located within 10 minutes walk to city centre. Shared bathroom & toilets were cleaned regularly throughout the day and private room was clean and of a good size. Although a train passes very close by it did not interrupt sleeping.


100%

Very clean and comfortable Backpackers hostel, Steve at the reception desk he's super helpfull, nice outdoor kitchen and bar, the best part is that big garden with hammocks and loungers perfect for a tan and chat with fellow travellers ;)) I'll be back !!!

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Common areas are outstanding. The staff did their jobs well.




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