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Pagalu Hostel

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Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
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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 yesterday NEW

I stayed in a different hostel on my first night in Puerto Viejo as the hostel was full - I watched them regrettably turn away a lot of people because this place is so popular, and for good reason! Walking into Pagalu the next day was like walking into paradise! The owner is a lovely guy that lent me a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a laid-back hostel in the centre of Puerto viejo. The staff is reall friendly and help you at all times. The communal kitchen is clean and spacious. There's a nice atmosphere in the communal area. There could be some more hammocks outside. There are lockers in the dorms and they are spacious! Clean toilets and hot water showers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Pagalu for a week and all i can say is this is a great hostel. The facilities are good and they keep the place clean and beauty... the staff is nice and helpfull.... it is well located, intiwn but on asecondary street, theres a supermarket right infront, and all the shops are really close. Puerto Viejo is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pagalu Hostel was for sure the cleanest hostel I've visited in Costa Rica. It is a very spacious hostel with friendly staff. Relatively seen it is not close to the beaches, but close to the restaurants and bars. The only thing I missed was the airconditioning. However, all beds have a private small fan! If you are looking for a... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Pagalu based off of reviews on Trip Advisor. It was the right choice! There's lots of open space and it's close to everything you might want. Locker was useful and the showers were hot. It was really really humid in Puerto Viejo when I was there and difficult to sleep at night in the dorm. Even though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Pagalu for 7 nights in a private room for two. the last week of July. All was really good: perfect location, very friendly and helpful staff and manager, clean kitchen where you can actually cook, nice atmosphere, very relaxed, nice room wih a fan - you don't need an ac here- good shower- cheap and environment friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is great, it is right next to a supermarket and the beach is close as well 😉 The kitchen is well equipped, they provide coffee and tee whole day and water refill for a great value 😊 The rooms are clean and have lockers! The best thing - you can enjoy a hot shower 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in a four bed dorm. The room was airy and had very comfy beds. There was one cupboard for each person and we found this very convenient. There was plenty of space to hang clothes as well and we found this perfect as we where arrived fresh from a rafting trip. Showers were very good:... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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