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Hostel Shakti Reviews

San Jose Centro, calle 13, avenida 8 -10., It is on the top floor of the restaurant Shakti. F, San Jose, Costa Rica

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39 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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We were very displeased with the service. We booked for 2 nights and only stayed for one. They refused to reimburse us for the second night. There were crumbs in the sheets.. We reserved a private room for 2 and got three twin beds. The hostel was extremely loud and we could not sleep. At around 2 am someone came in and made very loud crashing noise multiple times. Then there was a loud train honking its horn just... We just wanted our money back for the 2nd night we didn't stay...

  • 27th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place with super nice staff. The very loud train guarantees an early start of the day. The restaurant has excellent food. Would recommend it.


Relaxing vibe, great common areas, central location. Note that the front desk is not always staffed and there is a 10pm lockout.


There was not always somebody around to ask for advice on where to go or what to do. The staff was often working in the attached restaurant. But they were very friendly and helpful when you did encounter someone. Not the best atmosphere, if you're looking for a lot of social interaction, but a good,low key hostel.

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