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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

cancellation a week before/ no shows 50%percent of the total amount of nights and people

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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7.8
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Pangea the first & long standing hostel in Costa Rica! Opened it's doors in 2000 and since then until today it has been the Lonely Planet author's choice as the #1 budget option ,we are the hostel with more bookings and reviews from all the capital city ! That tells you our experience.

Swimming pool heated with solar panels
Free hot water showers 24/7
Free high speed internet all around the hostel
Free and super clean linen
Free professional pool table
Best rooftop bar in the city
$1 Drinks served daily
Self-catering fully equipped common kitchen
Cheap airport shuttle 24/7
Front desk 24/7

100% Guaranteed

The hostel is located in the heart of the famous art Deco district, Barrio Amon and is an easy 10 minute walk from the main and biggest bus station, just 3 blocks away from the central square in San Jose.

Our roof-top bar is incomparable to any around the city considering atmosphere, great specials and not to mention the breath taking views. We have a large communal area with a fully featured industrial kitchen, Free WiFi in rooms and all around the hostel, flat screen TVs, dining room and a large outdoor area. Hostel Pangea offers all the facilities a backpacker is dreaming for and more!!!

We can guarantee you with us you'll get more bang for your buck than anywhere else !

Please note:
-If you are coming with our airport shuttle don't worry your spot is safe!
-Taxes not included 13%
-Front desk 24/7
-$1refundable key deposit will be requested upon ARRIVAL
-Maximum night stay 31 days.
-Must have a valid passport to become a guest.
-Payment only in cash.
-Airport Shuttle: Some Taxis in Costa Rica are very tricky (especially at the airport and in San Jose) They will try to convince you to take you somewhere else by saying all kinds of stories like The hostel is full or, the road is closed because of a protest! The new trick they have is to tell you they will call the hostel for you( while they are calling a friend or relative ) they will pass you the phone and this person will lie to you by saying the hostel is full !!

DO NOT BELIEVE THEM THEY ARE LYING TO YOU and they just WANT TO RIP YOU OFF BIG TIME !! They will also say the road is going to be closed the next morning so they will have to take you all the way to Alajuela so they can overcharge you for a very expensive ride that is completely false and unnecessary! Things get worse because these taxis work on commission with shady hotels and these hotels pay them a commission to take you there but that commission is going to come out of your pocket because they are going to overcharge you for a shitty room so they can give the taxi driver his commission.

Cancellation and Reservation Changes Policy:
* Cancellations and reservation changes must be made by email only.
* Reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours (3 days) prior to your arrival free of charge if you cancel 2 days before your arrival you will be charged for your 1st night only , after this period of time (48 hours ) you will be charged the total of the reservation same applies to “no shows “ thanks for your cooperation
* Reservation changes have to be done by email only, phone calls or messages at the front desk are not valid, and you need to bring the email with the acceptance of your changes in order to be validated,
* Non-Refundable : Your booking is non-refundable, if you choose to cancel or modify your booking, or in case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.
* Last minute bookings: Reservations made only 3 days before your arrival date or within this period of time are non-refundable or accept any changes. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jun 2021
    Great hostel, super clean and has everything you could want. Not too much going on unfortunately due to COVID, but the set up is amazing for when things open up more. Hoping to come back and experience the real day sometime soon
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    18 Jun 2021
    Basic hostel with kitchen and everything you need, they have pool and ping pong tables which is cool and a nice rooftop veranda you can relax on. All bar facilities are closed which is a pity (the old covid excuse), they have a lovely outdoor swimming pool but unfortunately it’s seen better days and looks like if they don’t clean it shortly it may turn into nuclear sludge.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Jul 2021
    Friendly staff, clean facilities, also provided clean sheets and pillow cases. There was a card entry lock on the door and the window faced the inner courtyard.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Jul 2021
    It is a nice hostel in San Jose. At the time it was very empty, which was most likely due to the covid situation. Bar was closed and since nobody was there it was not possible to say much about the vibe at this hostel.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2021
    Did the job of a hostel. Nothing fancy or extravagant, but perfect for a place to sleep. They picked me up from SJO airport which was really helpful and a lot cheaper than taxis.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Jun 2021
    Really nice and well decorated. We were almost alone because of Covid but the place must be amazing for big parties in the pool or on the rooftop. We had to pay 10$ extra for parking.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2021
    For my first review I just need to tell the ownership to STOP with the 24/7 rooftop access. Who’s idea was THAT? Some rude guests were partying until 3am last night and the entire hostel was vibrating with music. At least implement quiet hours. Also the reviews are right, the pool is disgusting. Too bad since the staff was really nice. Also it’s kind of in a sketchy part of town since the entrance is completely locked and gated and you have to ring the doorbell to get in.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0

    Good

    16 Jun 2021
    The WiFi was out during my stay there and I guess it was out for 3 days before I got there. Made it a hassle since I had to use roaming data. Booked a “Private room” but the curtains were so small that everyone who walked past could see into my room. The terrace was pretty cool, but the bar was closed and we weren’t able to use the pool or ping pong table.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 4.6

    Rating

    22 Jul 2021
    Pangea honestly felt like somewhere you rent rooms by the hour. The lights were all really low, no one hung out at all, the staff were very limited and standoffish. It felt kinda dungeony and creepy. I've never ever changed a booking before but we ended up canceling on Pangea (no surprise they offer no refund) and paying to stay somewhere else.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.3

    Rating

    02 Jun 2021
    Not what I expected at this price point. What view?
    USA, Couple, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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