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Hostel Toruma Reviews

Central Avenue, 29 and 31 St, Barrio La California, San Jose, Costa Rica

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100 Total Reviews
  • 58%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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Fine place to stay if you want to spend some time in San Jose or as a connect to the airport. Airport shuttle is perfect!!

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


I Tvery desapointed because I was there 3 years ago and was very impress by the palce at that time. he place is now durty in need of paint and a great makeover. The Windows and mirrors have not been washed since the last time I was there. .The linen were grey instead of white. The walls were very durty. The batroom was disgusting. The plants were dying. Complete disaster. The place is falling apart and I would not recommand it to anybody. Was not worth the money. The staff was vey helpful. That


A President's former residence, I'm sure this place was cool once, but no longer. The staff were rude/apathetic, the key rarely worked in locks, we were charged $5 extra to check in 3-4 hrs early when they had plenty of room, the pool was ice cold, there is NOTHING around the hostel outside, and they don't have a functioning bar or restaurant of any kind as advertised (they try and send you to another hostel Pangea 3 kms down the road). The place feels dead. Don't book here. Go with a brand.


the only people I meet in san jose were here at the hostel, staff were helpful and friendly....Outside people not that friendly....Here at the hostel staff were good and talk with people boarding....Out side in the country on tour the people were friendly on tour and costa Ricans....I am still here and will be here through the 20th....I did not say I do not like the city just feel like stranger....mr jim

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