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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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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of the best hostels in Costa Rica! Nice atmosphere and the rooms are good too. You have hot water showers and are free to use the kitchen. Not a party hostel. Perfect place to relax :) I would recommend it!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, extremely clean, spacious rooms, nice bathrooms and a great location. The communal kitchen is well kept and with a supermarket right down the road you can cook some grub with other travellers. Ideal. I've been in PV twice and stayed here both times and will do again next time!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't make a reservation here, so we gunned it here off the bus from San Jose hoping for the best. I'm so glad we got a room! This hostel is awesome. It's clean, big and nice. The facilities are all excellent - the toilets/showers always clean and the kitchen is large and open, easy for several people to cook... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply a great hostel! Probably the greatest in puerto viejo, as it was told us before we came there. It has very nice atmosphere and offers a lot of services that are not usual in most places to stay: such as hot water in the showers (though you dont really need it due to the weather), they provide drinking water... More

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Port Vila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is perfect! Hot water, helpful staff, functioning kitchen and so clean. I didn't see the dorms as I splurged and got a private with shared bathroom, but there was wifi in my room and everything needed without the party hostel vibe. There are loads of places in puerto viejo if you are looking for a party place. But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pagalu was recommended by a friend. I stayed for 6 days and ended staying an extra night cause I enjoyed the comfort and people. The rooms, bathrooms, common areas, and kitchen was clean. I love the seating area, plenty of seats and outlets to hang out and meet people. It was a nice mix of travelers, some long term and... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great atmosphere, very nice place to hang around. Kitchen was well-equiped, everything was clean (from the dorms to te bathrooms). I always felt safe and comfortable there. I also loved that I could stay as long as I wanted to. I didn't feel pressured to leave the place and could enjoy the everything Puerto Viejo had to offer !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I got here after travelling with my friend for a couple of weeks. It is a really chilled place with a great communal area and kitchen. So it was good for relaxing a couple of days and meeting new people. There was always someone at the front desk who were all very friendly and helped out with every question I... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

30 dollars for double with bathroom, 26 dollars for double with shared bathroom and 12 dollars for a dorm. No breakfast but a decent kitchen. We just got a double room and it was nice. Price is not super cheap but the alternatives for a similar price in puerto viejo don't look half as good. They don't take bookings in... 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
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon

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