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Pagalu Hostel

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Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Pagalu Hostel
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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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pagalu was a pleasant experience. The owner is incredibly friendly. On our first day in Puerto Viejo, and it being unlikely there would be any room, he allowed use of the WIFI, books and kitchen. That in itself would allow for 5 stars in my book. The rooms are spacious, clean and endearing. There is no aircon, however the fans... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I often stop in this hostel when i can stay only short time in the caribbean, and it is a good option for enjoy Puerto Viejo and the surrounding area.Bathrooms are always clean and the kitchens always in order. Cooking for yourself will allow you save some money

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my time here during my stay in Peurto Viejo, mainly because of the laid back vibe and wonderful communal kitchen. That may seem like a minor factor for some people but it was a real comfort bein able to cook and relax at the hostel and it seemed that the majority of guests took advantage of this.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were in a private double bed room with private room. When we got we hoped there will be a room for us and we got the last one. When we saw it for the first time I didn't understand the hype about it. It has no air conditioning (we found later it is a phenomenon in all Costa Rica), nothing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and newly renovated room and best shower we have used in a long time. Stayed in a private room with private bathroom for $33/night. Relaxing common area. Good part of town. Would definitely return when we're back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place had a great feel. It was nice to be behind a locked gate at night because puerto viejo has a sketchy feel to it at night. Jorge at the front desk was awesome and him and i and some of his friends spent a night out on the town. Fun travelers playing games and talking it up in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I would absolutely not recommend or go back to Puerto Viejo, this hostel was truly amazing. Very clean, spacious, with comfortable beds, roomy lockers and reading lamps... Definitely a great place to relax. Good wifi too.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had a really nice stay at this hostel. The dorms where really spacious and clean. There was a big locker that will fit you whole backpack. Every bed has a readinglamp, a small shelf to put some stuff on and a litte ventilator! They give you a nice towel and if you stay for a long time ( i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a great hostel to stay at. It is chilled relaxed and in an awesome location. It is super clean too. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and there's a supermarket nearby. The staff are friendly and supper chilled too!!! Would def recommend staying here!!! 10/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this hostel. The price is right, the staff is friendly and cool, the bathrooms and rooms are kept spotless, the kitchen and common rooms are comfortable with tons of space (and open air, so awesome), and the rooms are pretty quiet at night since this hostel is set a block or two... More 

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