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Kangaroo Hotel Reviews

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

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109 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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This place is truly amazing. The people are awesome. If you stay anywhere else you're doing jaco wrong. I've been to jaco three times and I assure you this is the best place to stay no doubt. The staff makes you feel like you're at home

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very dirty!! uncomfortable bed, uncleaned kitchen, smell bad, the big hosted guy uses the pool as his own bath. We thought sleeping in our car instead of the room. Far away the worst hostel in my life. Positive points : a/c, WiFi and quelqu'un qui parle français. I would never reconmanded this place.

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I'm sorry you were not happy. we feel that our Hotel is a clean and inviting. Our prices are very reasonable and we go above and beyond for our clients and that is why we have so many who come back time after time. If you were not happy with your room, you should have let us know and we would have gladly moved you to another room.


Evan, the owner is possibly the coolest hostel owner alive. Very laid back guy who caters to your needs. Let us borrow bikes that made the trek in to town easy. The pool was nice and refreshing. Close to the beach. Our room was extremely hot but we were given a fan to make it a bit more bearable.


Away from the main strip, which is good if you have a car. Very laidback in every sense, which is not very good actually. Dirty facilities in general and old bedrooms. Dog smell everywhere and water sinking from the roof. The A/C and pool were fine. Kitchen extremely dirty.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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