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Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
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Pagalu Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing hostel with extra comforts like a bed light and a charger by each dorm bed. Kitchen is spacious and clean and well run. People and staff are friendly and the location is excellent. It's quiet at night but party places are not far to walk so you have the best of both worlds.

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Rimba, null, Brunei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is located a few blocks back from the main action which makes it nice and quiet but close to everything. There was a large communal area and kitchen and the shower was the best I've had throughout Costa Rica, stayed hot for my whole shower! I would recommend this if you want a nice relaxed place to stay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is everything you dream of in a hostel: clean, hot water, comfy sturdy bunks that don't shake when the person above you rolls over, towels, a big locker at the foot of your bed with a shelf to lock your valuables too, hooks in the rooms and bathrooms, mosquito nets on the window, a little fan, light and... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

The best and the cheapest hostel we found between Costa Rica and Panama. Big and clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, a cool common room where you can relax and meet the other guests. Good position in town, near the bus stop and just next to the super market. It does not accept bookings, but if you are lucky enough... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The cleanest, safest and the friendliest hostel I have stayed in. Not a party hostel like Rocking J's or others in that area. But, you will meet many backpackers who will have a great time with you!..

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Carstairs, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Pagalu was the first hostel that my wife and I stayed at in Costa Rica and while we enjoyed our time there, it did come with some deterrents. To begin with, we stayed in a private room so I cannot comment on the dorm rooms, but we did not hear any complaints while we were there about said rooms. Our... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Pagalu is the best hostel that I was in my life. Have a amazing comum area perfect to cook and stay (is the best place do meet another travellers and drink a beer in the end of day). It's clean, organized and have the best staff ever. Loveeeee Pagalu!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This hostel was one of my favourites in Central America. The facilities are beyond what I was used to haha. SO CLEAN. -Free clean towels -Power points by every beds. -Each person has there own mini fan. Cool Vibe and I think its literally the best kitchen I have seen in a hostel in a long time. The only bad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Mike and his friendly staff. They're doing a great job. This hostel is perfect for a traveler. It's always clean. The rooms are really comfortable (with personal plug, lamp and big safe) and quiet. You can't book a place in advance and you understand why. Definitely, it's worth it to get there at 7am and pray to have... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had read great things about this place, but since they did not take reservations, I opted to stay at another hostel (OM Yoga Hostel) in Playa Cocles. HUGE.. MISTAKE. After a screw-up in my reservation, a shower with no hot water and a sleepless night due to a rowdy karaoke bar/off-key singing next door, my partner and I called... More 

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Additional Information about Pagalu Hostel

Address: Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon

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