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Don Jon*s Lodge and Restaurant Reviews

150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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26 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Awesome place to stay!

  • 18th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel near santa teresa! A/C in the rooms during the night! Jon, the owner is a cool and mellow guy! The chilling area is real nice with good music and the owner had a guitar when I was there! The alarm system is a security guard with a couple of barking dogs in backup! i don't recommend if you don't like dogs but they we're all very nice! ;)


This was the best hostel I have ever stayed at. Don and his staff were amazing! It was air conditioned and very clean. We loved staying there and felt so welcomed even though we were surfers. The yoga was also such a treat and Lauren the teacher is extremely talented. We were lucky enough to stay in the "treehouse" private rooms for one night and loved it. We would go back in a second and highly recommend Don Jon's to all.


No lockers and rooms are kept unlocked. Hostel doubles as a restaurant for breakfast and lunch; people come in and out of the area regularly, so you have to hope no one goes into an unattended room. They don't turn the A/C on until 8 p.m. and rooms don't cool down until about midnight. Close to the beach but about a mile walk to the bank.


Don Jon and his crew are legends. There is a couple of hostels in town, but this is the best one!! Just go there, but I recommend appartment with aircon if the budget allows it(like 10 USD more pr night). The atmosphere is good, prices are low and its close to the beach. They have free wifi, parking & security If you are planning a trip to St.Teresa, this is the place you should stay

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Don Jon is the man! I had the best of times at Don Jon's. Great vibe, awesome people, and the safest 7 best location in Malpais!!! The Best...

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Puerto Rico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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