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Kangaroo Hotel Reviews

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

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83 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Had a wonderful stay; really enjoyed the location and the ability to bike to the town rather than be in the center of the craze. Everything was on point; really enjoyed the people and the atmosphere. The whole place was very well-kept and welcoming.


We loved our stay at the kangaroo hotel. The hostess is really kind and the place has a really nice vibe!

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed here 4 nights and loved it! Hostel is located close enough to the main street of town to be near the nightlife, but far enough to be away from the noise and traffic. Easy walk to the beach. Easy to bike to the main street with the free bikes. The owner, Francesca, does say on this site that the map is not accurate; people just need to read more thoroughly! Jaco has the only purified water system in CR, so fill up your water bottles here, Americans! Francesca y Evan are great hosts!


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

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