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Hostel Shangri La

Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #22 of 34 Specialty lodging in Cahuita
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there 3 nights and we really enjoyed a lot! The new owners are awesome and we felt part of the family. We had the honor to eat pasta with the other guest who where cooked by the italian Owner. A really welcoming place close to everything

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a damn shame to see how many people run on here to slander someone's honest business because of their personal problems and insecurities. I stayed at this place last October for two nights with my wife and we had absolutely no problem at all. Been wanting to write a review but never got to it, i usually don't do... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

This is a good gift for my last working day here in costa rica, thanks a lot!!! High society??? No dear friend, this is the worst of the humanity this are liers criminals loosers beggars adn thiefs!!! This hostel is so wonderful that i sold it as i build it ...very very very easily!!! I am just happy to leave... More

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

if someone is lokoking to rent a night here , think againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn and if the wannabecool owner invites you in form the bus stop and you get to read this , before sleeping , still... get out of this place . you will , sleep bad , smell the garbages , dirty forks and pans ...ultimately this guys place ,... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

You are the thief from canada! You tried to robe the laudry service and i kicked you out of the hostel in front of your woman, of course i remember you!! shut your mouth please, is more dignitous for you thief looser! Poor beggar, next time i offer you the laundry but do not steal anymore!! More

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Hasn’t everyone notice how the owner keeps accusing every negative reviewer of “lier”. Not only it’s misspelled, but it’s all the way around. I have a funny story. I went to Costa Rica last summer. We thought staying at Puerto Viejo was going to be too expensive so we decided to stay near and travel in bus. We arrived to... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

Pay the reservation and do not lie!! If i could immagine to have to deal whit such people i never would invest in this country. You really the worst of the western society. No price to deal whit you immagine for 10 dollars or less!! DO NOT INVEST in costa rica dear readers... the problem are JUST this horrible BEGGARS... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The beds were a thin mattress and uncomfortable but for $10, that's fine, whatever. the room did have a luck box for valuables which was good. There was not a single working toilet during my stay and there was a real mushroom growing out of the sink, so you can use your own judgment on that... The showers had only... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

Lier!! this is not a genuine review but a rip, i pay very well my employee and you are a lier!! Do not trust internet. this is pure vile lie More

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On the first look the hostel looks nice but the infrastructure isn't good and there is a bad humid smell in the room. The owner is in the beginning friendly but fast he gets really unfriendly. There are a lot of cats and dogs around so you can't eat quiet as the cats tries all the time to steal something... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My friend and I stayed here because we wanted to visit the beautiful national park. As we arrived the Italian "Hostel Manager" was hanging out at the porch. He was really cool at that time and the place was fine with us. We arrived in the late afternoon, so we decided to go to the beach and buy some groceries... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

Unbelieveble!!! You are a despicable lier!!! I kicked you out of the hostel at 3 pm because your friend did not payed her night and that is all!!! Criminal and lier!!! More

Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Dear fellow travelers, This Hostel is the worst. I cannot recommend it at all! I am used to sleep in hostels and to travel on low budget but this hostel was a pure disaster. The owner was very unfriendly and was rarely there. He did not really welcomed us and was not there when we checked out. The bathrooms were... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

Yes of course... the worst is you anonimous lier, if you are true and this is a genuine review {of course it is not} come here so i can give you your 10 dollars back!! If it is true and you are a true customer... ridicolous.. just on this web site you can lies!! I am waiting for you, i... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had a nice time! The hostel has a big but cosy terrace with a couch, seats and hammocks. We loved the fact that is not a party hostel but still you can meet a lot of travellers here. Especially we liked the friendly dog and the cute cats. The owner gave us advice... More

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giorgio75_10, Manager at Hostel Shangri La, responded to this review

The true comes out some time!! So are not everybody BEGGARS loosers and liers the tourists in costa rica!! Good... thanks to be honest whit me, yourself, and the other travellers{some of them do not deserves it... but thanks anyway}! More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed one night. This hostel is in a good location, and it was nice to meet some of the other people staying there. However it is generally in very poor condition. The mattress was flat as a pancake, the sheets smelled clean, but were stained and ripped. The room security was poor (the door could be opened easily with... More

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Address: Main Street, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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