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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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14 helpful votes 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I really loved this hostel! We were in a double room with shared bathroom. The room had been cleaned for every day. The kitchen and bathroom were well maintained. The communal area is great. Loved to stay there and will definitely recommend it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was really happy with this place. The common area was spacious and open, in between the common area and private rooms were big trees. We got a private double room with shared bathroom - room was clean and tidy. It's a good location, not a party hostel, but everyone who wanted to go out just headed out to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pagalu is a nice modern hostel, a nice place to relax, not a party hostel. It's located very near the center of Puerto Viejo, so everything is within easy walking distance. There's a supermarket across the street and a great restaurant right around the corner. It's a pretty modern place. Nice dorm rooms, mine only had 4 beds (two bunks),... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Like a lot of other reviewers on here, I was put off by the staff. I'm trying to submit an update of my previous review but cant figure that out. Here's the update: You cannot close the windows in the rooms. They just dont have glass. Only screens. So you have no temperature or noise control. The fans are weak... More

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Michael S, Owner at Pagalu Hostel, responded to this review

Hello again Raya, You had already written a review and we responded to it. It seems you didn't like the response and chose to have the original deleted just to write a new one, lowering all the scores!? Your original complaint was all about our receptionist being "rude" to you and we explained how it came to that impression: You... 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
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon

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Welcome to this nice cozy hostel. Choose between Dorms, Singles and Doubles in in a good central part of town. The bus station, supermarket, restaurants and bars are within two blocks from the hostel as is the beach! Enjoy free internet, free coffee & tee, hot showers, nice common areas and great beds. Lockers are included with the dorms! Discover the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with us! ... more   less 
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