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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Carstairs, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 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 August 20, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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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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