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Kangaroo Hotel Reviews

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

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78 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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We loved this place during our 5 day stay. It was our favorite hostel we stayed in over 6 weeks in Costa Rica. It was nice to stay at a place where the staff actually cares about the guests and facilities.

  • 27th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Enjoyed my stay there and the staff were very friendly and helpful in setting up anything a person wanted to do

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Stay was great! Clean rooms, ice cold a/c, hot water in shower. Staff was awesome and an overall great time. Its just outside the town which is nice but just a 2 minute walk to the beach and one of the only beachfront restaurant/bars. The use of their free bikes and surfboards is also another plus! Highly recommend!


Absolutely loved staying here! So laid back and welcoming. We stayed in a private room with ensuite bathroom. There is a bar downstairs (with really cheap drinks!), kitchen area and pool. Everyone was so friendly. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach. About a 20-25 minute walk into town or 10 minute cycle (with free bikes provided by the hostel). Evan (the guy running the hostel) knows lots about Costa Rica and was such a fun, laid back and awesome dude! Would def stay her again. Jordan


The hosts Evan and Francesca are superb. Best hot showers in CR. Beds are comfortable, great sleeps. Stay here!.


Great hostel with great staff, always nice, felt like part of a big happy family! This place attracts great people! :) A bit outside town, but only a 3-4 min bikeride and bikes are rented for free at the hostel. Perfekt place to chill, but still has everything nearby. Supermarket, gym, great advice on trips, surfing lessons etc. Kitchen is ok equipped and the bar next door has cheap local food if you dont feel like cooking!


map shows hostel in town but it is out of town , we chose to stay here based on location which was not correct website needs to explain this


We had a blast. The staff was great, made us feel at home and part of a family. We stayed a few extra nights because we just didn't want to leave. I would recommend this as a great place to stay, the beach is just around the corner with surf and stunning sunsets. We will be going back if there is space.


Very friendly with exceptional service. The owners and staff are really fun to hang out with.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was the best. The atmosphere was awesome, the people were welcoming, and the location was prime. Francesca and her husband were so helpful. They would tell us the best places to go and even booked us surfing lessons which were awesome. The hostel vibe is chill, whether you want to go out and party or stay in and hang out. Truly felt like a home away from home. Definitely making it a point to come back here next time :)

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