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Reviews: jvillegas

Location Argentina, Gender Male, Age 28

  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
TripOn Open House, San Jose, Costa Rica
8.3
1st Mar 2017

Overall a nice hostel.A bit cold at night but they provided additional blankets. One of the windows of our private room was broken, so some cold air filtered from outside. Breakfast was fantastic! The area is pretty nice, safe and with heaps of bars nearby.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Luna's Castle Hostel, Panama City, Panama
8.6
24th Feb 2017

Pretty good! Location is just a bit off as at night it gets a bit "obscure", but its perfect for exploring Old Town and going out. I couldn't try the attached bar as I was there only one night, but it was full and seemed fun!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Selina Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
9.4
3rd Feb 2017

Honestly, there is no reason to stay somewhere else. It is right next to the most lively and best surfing beach, there is a big pool and open area to relax, there are comfy sofas and chairs outside and it has a cool coworking space. Staff was fantastic! The kitchen is a bit poor: they literally have only 1 knife and the fridges were full all the time, probably with lots of remainings from people that left already. The bar was great the first night, but then it was closed by the police.

View Property Reply

Thank you very much of your comment. We love to hear when people enjoy our amenities and get the most out of our great location. The communal kitchen situation is now fixed and we have all you need to have a great cooking time. We are sorry for the bar situation. We gladly announce you that is now running again and you can get your favorite drinks at our everyday happy hour from 6-8 pm. Thank you again and hopefully see you back at any of our new locations in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Than you very much and have an awesome day!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
8.9
19th Jan 2017

Excellent party hostel. The pool is fantastic and the vibe is great all the time. It doesnt get a perfect ten because: -wifi is useless in the whole property except the bar and rooftop. -when we arrived they didnt show us where the kitchen or bathrooms were, they barely showed us our dorm. Staff was really friendly in general, except for one guy at the reception who was all the time. But most of them doesnt speak spanish, in a spanish speaking country...

View Property Reply

Hello! Thank you for this review, we are glad to hear that you like our vibes. I am sorry that the staff didn't show you correctly the facilities of the hostel during your check-in, this is what we normally always do! About the guy of the reception i will have a meeting with him to make sure he understands that the customer service is the most important thing. Sorry for this inconvenience, it won't happen again i promise you! Most of our staff speak spanish. But at the reception we have volunteers that come from all over the world and some of them need some times to improve their spanish and get confident to speak it. But you always have someone that speak spanish at the reception or in the office if you need it.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Green Haven Hostel, Ubatuba, Brazil
10.0
11th Sep 2016

Best place to stay in Ubatuba. Right in front of the beach in a quiet neighbourhood. We stayed during the low season, but still found thw hostel to be pretty lively! Vini (owner) and his brother Tulio are all the time around proposing stuff to do during the day and night, we had really good surfing and delicious churrascos with them! The staff was great, we made some very good friends here: helena, adam, ruben and leticia, all of them super responsible and boa onda! keep up the good work!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel, Florianopolis, Brazil
7.4
18th Jan 2015

All in all a nice hostel. There were a few things we didnt like though. For example, the bar closes at 11pm and dinner is served until 9pm.. thats not american times! Plus, all the place is very humid and we saw plenty of cockroaches. But its clean in general. The staff didnt propose any group activities, but was very nice.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Balconada Beach Hostel, La Paloma, Uruguay
8.6
12th Jan 2015

Excellent, nice spot next to the beach and very spacious and comfortable rooms. The common areas are also nice! Things to improve: wifi, the router needs to be resetted all the time or it wont let you connect. The fridge in the kitchen: it was a mess most of the time. Keep up the good work!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
TAS D VIAJE Hostel - Surf Camp - Suites, Punta del Este, Uruguay
7.7
11th Jan 2015

Overall, a nice hostel. Strategically located, 2 blocks from the beach and one block from Gorlero street. We didnt like the bathrooms, a bit messy, and our 4-bed shared bedroom was really small, id say its for 2 people only.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
Ventana Azul Las Palmas Hostel, Gran Canaria, Spain
8.9
28th Sep 2014

I only stayed for one night but I had a really good time. The people staying there were so friendly, and so was the staff. They have snorkelling equipment that you can grab for free, which is great. Also, the location is just perfect, right in front of the most popular beach in canarias.

View Property Reply

Thanks so much for your positive feedback! Hope to see you longer next time! Its true the beach is literally IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. Las Canteras Beach is perfect for surfing, diving, beach volleyball, bodyboard, Stand Up Paddle. Our staff or travelleres themselves and they are there for you to make the best of your stay and make you feel like home. Best wishes, Thomas (owner Ventana Azul)

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
8.0
14th Jan 2014

The hostel was fine. Its located right next to the sand of a beach full of boats and the view is great, but it isnt a popular beach during the day. It has a bar thats open most of the time, with restuarant-like prices. Kitchen is slow and super small for the size of the hostel. The atmosphere may be better, its usually too shy and common areas arent as crowded as expected if you are travelling solo. Wifi is bad: it was usually down and you have no signal in the dorms. Tv didnt work.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Couple, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Rezende House, Balneario Camboriu, Brazil
7.7
26th Jan 2013

Its more a pousada than a hostel. Its nice, clean, and its private bedrooms are super comfortable. Its close to the center and the beach (not sooo close, but about 6-7 blocks). Shared spaces arent too crowded. I didnt like that you have to pay to use the pool table. They sell coke, water, sprite, etc, at regular prices, which is great.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • jvillegas
  • Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
Sunset Backpackers, Florianopolis, Brazil
9.1
20th Jan 2013

I liked pretty much everything of the hostel. Staff, bar, food, péople, everything is great. Bathrooms were clean all the time, and so the pool and the shared areas. The breakfast was ok, quite messy after 9.30am because everyone was rushing to eat at that time. My private bedroom was cool, great spot and view, an quiet at night. What I didnt like was the bar prices. They charged each 350ml beer R$ 6, when you can grab the same one in a market for just R$1.50. And you have to buy it in the bar!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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