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Pagalu Hostel

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Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No reservations, go here first! Pagalu is a hostel with real hotel standards. Stayed in a great for bed dorm, super clean, Costa and nice with a ceiling fan for hot nights. Big common area downstairs with a great kitchen and big fridge. Located in town, but not right on the main street witch is nice. Also right by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No bad points. Big, cosy rooms, clean kitchen and showers with hot water. Great location and brilliant wifi. Friendly and helpful staff. Just great all round. I wish all hostels were like this. It's also probably the most reasonably priced in the area.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and cozy rooms, big, nice and clean communal kitchen/hanging out area, excellent and friendly staff, really good water deal (you can fill your bottle from a water dispenser for 100 colones/500ml which is a super good price compared to buying from the stores and it's ecological too), free coffee and tea, good location, clean bathrooms, reasonable prices and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we didn't get a booking when we arrived as it was full and they don't take bookings so we went back the next day and it was amazing. The cleanest kitchen the nicest dorm rooms, hot showers, free fresh coffee and the staff are one of a kind. I would recommend this to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to wander into Pagalu on the 30/12. Being New Year I thought there was no way that I would get a spot, but I did. I stayed in a double room with private bathroom for the same price as I was paying in a dorm elsewhere. The room was very clean, well appointed and very comfortable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

2 nights in this hostel. They say its not the place but the company that make the place more memorable. Met some really good people from all around the globa and shared lots of stories about their travel and experiences in the hostel common area where they have a kitchen for all to cook. The room in general was good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We simply loved it there. After 2 nights in terrible hostels, we finally got beds at Pagalu - the downside here is, that they don't make reservations, it's a little annoying. The hostel makes up for it, though. Absolutely clean, nice staff, dorms with not too many beds and enough space. It's also located perfectly in the town. There's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

we stayed three nights at this hostel and it was really good. the staff was very friendly and helpful for all our questions, no matter if we need help for the bus or if need some recommendations. the room (double room) was well equipped and clean, only a little bit noisy in the night due to the monkeys, but this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I was initially going to rate this place with four stars because the wifi was not so good in our room (furthest away from the reception) and another small issue. BUT, the owner, Mike is such a great and helpful guy!! He helped us with some stuff that otherwise we would have had a lot of hassle with and that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 nights in a private room. Great location, supermarket a stones throw away, free towel use, you can rent bikes for the day next door for $5, large kitchen with great utensils. Cheap water refills. Comfortable bed. The only area for improvement would be to fix the shower doors so they dont swing open and wet the floor and... More 

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