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Calle Pastor Diaz, 1km sur de la municipalidad, Jaco, Costa Rica

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94 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Loved this hostel! Very friendly staff, an open and engaging atmosphere and clientele, and A/C and pool available on the horrifyingly humid days. Very close walk to the beach, a bit of a walk from Jaco downtown. Great for the price given the expense of Jaco and a wonderful time indeed. Highly recommended!


A first rate experience. Located a block off the beach on the south end of town, it is a 15 minute walk to the main strip but away from the craziness of Jaco. The staff are a knowledgeable, helpful, and relaxed bunch - everything you would want in a hostel staff. Take a surf lesson with Rodrigo if you can. The central area is a fantastic place to hang out, with an excellent bar and a nice pool. This place is the epitome of a laid back beach hostel. Can't recommend it enough.


Located just outside of Jaco town. So it should be quieter. But there is a rooster farm across from the hostel so expect constant crowing from 4:30am until evening. This was disrupting to me as I was not used to the noise. The room itself was very nice. Large with shower and air con unit. And hot water. The pool was broken when I was there not sure they were getting it fixed. They said they were but didn't seem too interested. Kitchen facilities were also available.


Loved the atmosphere and the people there. Wish the shared bunk-room had lockers. My room had a funky odor, but with the fan and the door open it wasn't bad. It's not a Ramada Inn - and that's the best part of it all. I'd take a funky odor any day if it meant I'd get a much more "real" experience with amazing people from all over. Definitely be back!

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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