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

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81%

Rating
414 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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94%

Amazing hostel. The staff are super nice and easy going. The place is nice and clean and the staff are always working so hard to make sure you are having a good time. Nice open kitcen for cooking. The pool area is great for relaxing. Cool little bar area by the kitcen. Only bad thing is the bunk beds are so shakey. I stayed in dorm 2 and the metal frames make so much noise when you move around on them. They need to get bigger and stronger bed frames. Overall a top notch hostel. 4 stars.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you so much for your comments! We love that you enjoyed your visit! We are working on the new beds. We already changed all the beds in double rooms! Thank you so much and see you soon!

69%

In the kitchen were too few things to cook and it was kind of dirty. Facilities like a lighter or matches weren't available, but would be an easy abd cheap thing to add!

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! The kitchen is busy almost 21 hours a day and we have 4 cleaning ladies all day long that clean it every 1.30 h. We keep it fully equiped with all the things you need to cook. Matches and lighters can be found at the front desk if there are not in the kitchen. Yesterday, for example we bought a brand new oven and lots of pans and items people need. We are constantly bringing new stuff to the kitchen. Thank you for your comments and hope to see you soon again!

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.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! We would like to receive comments about the property not the city. Even though San José has bad things it also has great things to do and see! We invite you next time to stop by our info center so we can advise some great places downtown!

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your comments! Hope to see you again soon!

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)


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