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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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34 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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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.


Not the best area. Lots of noise from the train. Stairs require caution. Outstanding staff. Facility very clean. Do not trust the map to get to this location. Overall very comfortable good spot for exploring downtown. Food from restraint is excellent. Good value for money.

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


very nice

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Oh what a lovely place! If only the earth shaking train didn't pass right outside!!! If you're in the 4 person private/dorm you will not sleep past 5am without industrial earplugs. We also had a twin private which was much better insulated against the noise. Breakfast was stunning, kitchen mediocre and water chilly but rooms lovely. Alajuela overall is a cheaper and more convenient place to stay, especially if you are only flying in, but if in SJ definitely check this place out

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