Miguel is there for you and to join you with whatever activity you are interested in! He went the extra effort while we were there to make sure we had a great time in the low season. Hostel was pretty quiet and it is close to the beach which is nice. I wouldn't get in the pool, but the hammocks and outdoor area is really nice. Can grill food on the BBQ pit.
It's location in Botafogo isn't too bad, a bit quieter and close enough to the subway. During the low season it was very quiet here. Which was fine, although it would be been nice to socialize a bit more. Plenty of large lockers inside and oustide the rooms. Facilities were basic but sufficient. Carlos (owner) was great. He gave a lot of really useful advice and I followed his recommendations with great success several times.
Great breakfast, lockers in room on floor seem to be Brazil standard for hostels, but they can be quite noisy and frustrating to use. windows open in room, maybe reason i had several bites in the morning, again that is very common it seems in Brazil hostels. Not the most social hostel, but more quiet one. Friendly staff and good breakfast, good location - overall good stay.
Friendly staff... i dont know if I'd recommend San Jose in general, but this place is clean and quiet with some good communal areas. Probably a good place to start off. About a 20-25 minute walk to the city center strip/bus stations.
Very friendly staff that were very helpful and honest! I had a blast in Turriabla. Mostly couples staying in Hostel Del Lis, so its great if you're traveling in a pair or a group...you still have a chance to meet some folks though! Very nice terrace and back yard. Safe area.
Great first place for a solo traveler to meet some folks. Its in a good/safe part of town near university area. Supposedly this is a good area to go to a bar or two as well as a solo traveler and remain safe compared to other parts of san jose. very friendly staff. I made friends with other guests... good pool table, I used the kitchen and theres a nice back yard.
couldn't ask for anything more. great location, friendly sociable environment, and a reasonable price for HK.