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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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24 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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)


Terrible customer service and very poor orientation from the guy of front desk


Cool place! Nothing to complain, Don Jon knows how to take care of his guests. You will enjoy and leave more relaxed.

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We LOVED staying at Don Jon's! The value for one of the coolest looking cabinas (tree-house) with upper level hammocks, and a downstairs lounge/kitchen was fantastic. The cabinas were a little hot, but other A/C rooms are offered. The location is a little far out of the center of town, but still around plenty and completely walkable.The reception staff was always very helpful in booking transportation and giving advice. The breakfast burritos hold up their reputations as the best in the area!

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