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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved it here. I came one night to visit some friends that i met at bocas and had dinner with them and then a few nights later decided to stay because of the beautiful space, great energy from the employees, travellers, and all the extra services that are provided. The dorms are great with good prices and nice sized... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing! Close to everything, but far enough away for it to be quiet at night. Staff is super helpful and friendly. Great common area where you an hang with others in the hostel or hang out to read, watch a movie, or take a nap if you so desire. When I return to Puerto Viejo this will... More 

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice place in puerto viejo, close to the beach, supermarket, bares, restaurants...very nice and clean kitchen with all you need for cook...rooms and bathrooms super clean. staff very friendly and helpful!! highly recommendable!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and efficiently run place with everything you need for a good stay including tea, coffee and a kettle. You can't reserve and I had to be there before 9 to get my bed but its a good system as then you can stay as long as you like. It was well worth it!

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have much for expectations as I was just overnighting here for one night, but this place is great. Very well planned out open concept hostel, not dingy like a lot of others I have stayed in. They really put a lot of thought into the small details here such as good big solid lockers in the rooms, reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wow - by far the best hostel I have ever stayed. It was spotless clean. A very mature and respectful atmosphere. Social - yet they respected quiet hours. Kitchen facilities, hot showers, comfortable beds, great staff, and awesome location. Could not ask for more. Will always recommend Pagalu.

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I think this hostel may be the best you can get as a budget traveller in Puerto Viejo. The common area is spacious and clean, the kitchen is small but it has everything you need, and the showers are HOT and powerful. This is not a party hostel, and there isn't really much of a community spirit as such, but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My stay in Pagalu back in Sept 2014 was very memorable. The staff and the people staying at that I was there are just super cool. Stayed for 4 nights and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a clean, safe and awesome vibe. Dorm bed are basic but comfortable with your won little fan and reading light.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a great weeks stay here with my girlfriend Staff are really friendly and super helpful. We actually checked out after 2 days because we were planning on visiting Bocas but made a last minute decision and decided to stay in Puerto Viejo. The hostel on return was fully booked but they made some special arrangements for us which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostels I stayed in, little private fan and reading lights for every dorm bed, very well equipped kitchen and super friendly and helpful staff! Also the location is pretty good, situated just next to a big supermarker to run late errands.

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