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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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  • 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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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Zurich
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 February 23, 2015 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 February 22, 2015

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 January 31, 2015

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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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