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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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying in Pagalu Hostel, wich is actually the best hostel I've been in all Costa Rica! The place is really clean, the commun space big and bright with a kitchen open all day long and full equiped, they even provide all the basic as salt, oil, spices, coffe,......The hot showers are just great , and the four... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights in a private double with a shared bathroom and really have no complaints. Amenities are all close by, having the water refills is very useful too. The shared area is really nice and allowed everyone to be really sociable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful too. Bare in mind that they like it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing hostel and especially excellent stuff! We stayed there for 5 nights and we don't have anything bad to say. Very very clean, great shower and very comfortable rooms! The stuff is amazing helping with everything you need!

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

After staying in several hotels of the same pricecategory, hostel Palagu offered us excellent value for our money. We stayed in the dorms which are spacious and the shared showers are warm and tidy. The shared kitchen and hang out area are next to the garden and are inviting and clean. There is also a big locker in the dorm... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed here with my partner for 5 nights in both a dorm and private room and thought this was a very well-designed hostel with friendly staff. Very clean, well-equipped kitchen and a nice chill out area.

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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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