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San Juan International Hostel

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked 2 nights from 14-16 Aug. and even thought of extending to 22nd Aug. But I stayed only one night and the next day, I packed and left for Posada San Francisco in Old San Juan area. Why??? When I arrived at 9.30 am. the 'owner' - Francisco Rivera rudely told me that check in time is at 3pm.... More 

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sjihostel, Owner at San Juan International Hostel, responded to this review

Despite our 3pm check in policy (in all our descriptions/narratives + email we send to all guests + a letter we send to this guest) he was trying to get into the hostel since 8:30am. We even took his bags before 10:30 am (the stablished time for us to get bags); no check in, but seem as if it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed here the night we flew into San Juan, as we just needed a place to sleep and rest up before heading to another spot on the island the following day. The building is nice, and our room was perfect. If you're looking for somewhere centrally located to other hotspots, this may not be the best option. However, it... More 

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed in the 5 person dorm which was decently spacious. The bathroom attached to it could definitely have been cleaned a bit better. During the day it is an easy walk to the beach and to the bus line, so getting to the more touristy ares of the city are easy. At night, however, you would most definitely want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am glad I stayed here! I heard horror stories about other hostels on the island from guests that I met here. People didn't feel safe, they had bugs, etc. I didn't experience any of the things people were telling me about from other places. I stayed here for 10 days and never once did I see a bug besides... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Praise: We paid a little extra for the ocean view and it was very well worth it. You could open the sliding door and listen to the waves crash. It was great. There was a large dresser with plenty of room to store your clothes and the sheets were very nice and soft. The pillows were nice, too. They gave... More 

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Gurabo, null, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Thi hotel is excelnt for vaation, great rooms, poos, beatiful beach an nice casino. The hotl is nea great restaurants. The parking is good. The room srvice are espectacular. We spend a terrific vacation.

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sjihostel, Owner at San Juan International Hostel, responded to this review

We are not a hotel but a youth hostel with no casinos, no pool and not located by the beach; (some 20 mnts walk to the beach; bus stop to the beach at 5 minutes walk from the hostel). For sure we always bring our best when serving to our visitors but this review doesn't belong to us. Sorry about... More 

Moab, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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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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sjihostel, Owner at San Juan International Hostel, responded to this review

Unfortunately - this guest is completely correct regarding this situation. There were exceptional circumstances due to the festival weekend, but they were not the fault of the guest and she should not have been treated this way. I mistakenly assumed that she was another guest that insisted on staying on-site even though they did not have a reservation and the... 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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