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Hostel Pangea Reviews

Barrio Amon Ave 7 st.3-3bis, Barrio Amon Ave.11 st 3bis, San Jose, Costa Rica

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78%

Rating
1132 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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83%

Ou room was basic and clean, really what we paid for. It was a little strange having no window at all in the room, so it was very very dark, but fine if you are out all day and not spending much time in the room.


74%

Some of the staff were very friendly and helpful but most of them were so rude and totally seemed to hate their job... The rooms were ok, showers and toilets were great and very clean. There was even hot water!breakfast is not included but you can order some and it's very good!the rooftop bar is nice. I would come here again.


63%

No sockets or lockers in the rooms. Wifi was variable and only available at the bar or reception. Not a great atmosphere as most people were leaving or arriving from the airport. No kitchens and the restaurant was pretty expensive. I was walking around nearby with two other girls at 6.30pm and got told we shouldn't be out this late! Pretty dodgy neighbourhood! Great for just a night before a flight as the airport shuttle service was good.


80%

Nice staff, cool rooms, good restaurant and pool. Great location...we have returned a dew times during our stay in Costa Rica.


86%

I enjoyed the entire stay there. The staff was friendly and always willing to help especially when we had to park our car. I loved the atmosphere of the whole hostel. It was an easy walk during the day to the middle of downtown San Jose.

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It reminded me of a college dorm with kids running around. No lockers and is perfect if you are flying out of SJO and just need a place to crash. Excellent airport transport deal too. The upstairs restaurant and bar seemed like fun and the pool is 24 hrs. Didn't get to use bc we just stopped to sleep there but music is going till midnight from there and it is loud. and there are no outlets in the rooms! they have an area with outlets you have to find

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Room felt like a prison, only window was in the ceiling. Private room has glass windows in the door, so complete privacy is a bit compromised. Rooftop bar is cool Mcgool. Burger comes without fries (but you can order fries). Staff at reception is super nice and helpful. Atmosphere is quite partylike and young.


100%

They have a wicked pool and Bar with pool table filled with the coolest people. The service desk guys are really cool guys


71%

pangea was "ok". detinately didn't have a great setup of a large hostel. one ceiling fan per dorm room. rooms pretty small. no electricity points in rooms. so no charging phones. sketchy wifi. you will have to hang around reception or bar directly above it to get signal. in total - fine for an over nighter but wouldn't want to stay longer


71%

The bartender was extremely really rude, but the people at the front desk were nice. He was so mean that it made me feel awkward to buy a drink. Lol I've been a server (waitress) for several years, so I know I wasn't asking for anything crazy. It was convent location though!


83%

My stay was a lot better than I expected. My room was nice and clean and the music was never too loud.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


40%

The hostel is situated in a very dangerous area(after 6pm you cannot go out of the hostel without risk)is expensive and then you have to pay for breakfast(expensive and very poor, nothing special!!!)inside the hostel is very dark and seems like filty,no water in the shower!!!!and even cold!!!!the beds are cheap and unconfortable


83%

Safe, friendly environment in the middle of San Jose with good facilities. Shuttle bus to the airport was extremely helpful and on time. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Big hostel without any identity and lost in a dangerous neighbourhood. The bar/restaurant is pleasant but expensive, and the private rooms are clean but very cramped!


100%

Great hostel! Cool vide I've stayed in probably 60-70 hostels and this was a top 5 favorite.


77%

The hostel in itself is very practical. The common area is very nicely done & has a good atmosphere. Drinks & food are very good. The rooms are very basic. The showers & bathrooms are clean.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great Hostel,atmosphere wasn't up to expectation but that could be down to the time of year (it's the wet season in Costa Rica in August) it may be more lively in the dry season later in the year. Other than that it was a great place to stay and i will go back next time i'm in San Jose! P.S The dipped Chicken Burger is better than the "World Famous Burger".


77%

Music was way too loud at night


100%

a fantastic place do recommend for fun and comfort at a great price.


74%

Not a lot of soul on this massive hostel. Nice and clean rooms. The restaurant upstairs has the best burger :)


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