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San Juan International Hostel

1.5 of 5 1452 Calle America, San Juan 00909, Puerto Rico
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Moab, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed 3 nights at the hostel. The greeting was very welcoming, we were given a key for the two of us, Francisco the owner, showed us the room, shower, other shower, kitchen, and patio. He told us about a market the night we arrived. The neighborhood isn't a place you necessarily want to roam around at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I exchanged several results with the owner Francisco weeks before my arrival and a couple just the day before. He said it was no problem that I wouldn't arrive until at or about midnight. In paid for all five nights for a guaranteed reservation. I wanted some security, especially since big festival was that weekend. Back then I found him... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As a seasoned traveler I have been trough South America as well as south east Asia this has by far been my worst hostel experience ever. Before coming I San Juan I booked three nights at San Juan international hostel through hostel world. Due to flight cancelations and rescheduling at the airport I ended up landing much sooner than anticipated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Francisco, the Puerto Rican owner, made his hostel welcoming and homey! When I was there Tomas and Ruth from the states currently ran the hostel. It didn't matter if you stayed 1 night or 2 weeks like me, they inquired about your well being, your safety and needs and tried to connect everyone. When I was there I had troubles... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our stay at this hostel was really nice. We arrived late and they had left a note for us with the key and a cell number for emergency. We were in a mixed 4 dorm room. It was nice, we got up early to take a shower (really clean) and were able to meet a few fellow travellers. We wanted... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I came here with my boyfriend in mid-August, and we loved this hostel. It was our first time staying in a hostel, and we were very pleased. I booked online for the private room with the double bed, but a few days before we left I got an email from Francisco (the owner) that he had made a mistake and... More 

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Boise
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a great experience. Francisco (owner) was very accomodating and helpful. Felt safe in the neighborhood and got a more authentic experience. Relatively close to good restaurants, coffee, and live music. I'd recommend a rental car, but there were several folks who got by using the bus.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have been to the SJI hostel many times and have never had a bad experience. I really like this place because it is a great budget getaway location. Most locations in San Juan area are over priced and too commercialized. This hostel is located in the suburbs and located in Santurce. and has friendly staff! You are still within... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The moment I arrived, I did not expect much from the hostel which is located in this ordinary neighborhood in San Juan. However 5 days there knowing all those awesome people and we all bought stuff to make coquito, dance, play card games, cook together, have long 5-hr talk and listening to Pandora/Spotify. This is the type of hostel every... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The place is clean, friendly& very helpful. Owner and assistants will gladly help with any questions. There is a Spanish lession on the computer too. Everyone speaks English & Spanish. The kitchen is always clean and has a section for freebies.

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Address: 1452 Calle America, San Juan 00909, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — San Juan International Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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