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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is awesome, best place i've stayed in Costa Rica so far. You can not reserve, it's first come first serve, but it's worth trying to get into. Everything is clean and they have a great kitchen and common area. Rooms are nice and they actully have large cabnits in the room that lock, ive never stayed in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If possible a must stay in puerto viejo. Place is kept immaculately clean and run superbly by a group of friendly and inviting staff. They have big lockers and each bed has a reading light, small fan and power point. Has an extremely relaxing atmosphere with a communal kitchen and open common room. Great for a quiet retreat while still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostel, very clean, nice design, staff very very friendly, theres a water refill stand, you can stay as long as you like.. And you can leave I stayed in a four dorm on the top and the bed was very compfterble. You pay when you leave just let the staff know before 12:00 or you will pay for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only managed to stay one night as they don't take reservations and was fully booked when I arrived on the late bus in to town, but after a noisy stay at Hotel PUerto Viejo it was a lovely change staying at Pagalu. The building is lovely and well maintained, rooms are spacious, clean and have great lockers and a shelf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

An amazing hostel with extra comforts like a bed light and a charger by each dorm bed. Kitchen is spacious and clean and well run. People and staff are friendly and the location is excellent. It's quiet at night but party places are not far to walk so you have the best of both worlds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is located a few blocks back from the main action which makes it nice and quiet but close to everything. There was a large communal area and kitchen and the shower was the best I've had throughout Costa Rica, stayed hot for my whole shower! I would recommend this if you want a nice relaxed place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is everything you dream of in a hostel: clean, hot water, comfy sturdy bunks that don't shake when the person above you rolls over, towels, a big locker at the foot of your bed with a shelf to lock your valuables too, hooks in the rooms and bathrooms, mosquito nets on the window, a little fan, light and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The best and the cheapest hostel we found between Costa Rica and Panama. Big and clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, a cool common room where you can relax and meet the other guests. Good position in town, near the bus stop and just next to the super market. It does not accept bookings, but if you are lucky enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The cleanest, safest and the friendliest hostel I have stayed in. Not a party hostel like Rocking J's or others in that area. But, you will meet many backpackers who will have a great time with you!..

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Additional Information about Pagalu Hostel

Address: Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon

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