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Rocking J's

Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Poznan, Poland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rocking J's is a youth hostel. It's cheap, it's big and it can be very loud. There are quite a few sleeping options. For 6$ you can camp with your own tent or hammock. For 7$ you get a place to sleep on a hammock. For 11$ a bunk bed in a shared dorm. There are also double and single... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stayed at Rocking J's the summer of 2009 with the full intention of spending little and partying a lot.Rocking J's has a very bohemian feel and caters to the Pura Vida beach party lifestyle. The nights we were there the owners hosted bonfire parties. We slept in hammocks which, for me at least, have always been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends & I booked two nights in the dorm style rooms but when we arrived, the sheets hadn't been changed & looked disgusting. The new sheets we got weren't much better. The bathrooms could have been better maintained as well. The food was good & the waitresses were friendly but I noticed an obscene amount of cameras in places... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in Jan '15 and paid for 2 nights accomadation for 2 people on Paypal. Got a confirmation email saying booking confirmed so arrived at hostel only for reception to tell me the payment hadnt gone through so i had to pay again. Couldnt check my bank account becasue the internet was so poor by the time I... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unfriendly staff, filthy toilets and showers, very loud and way too expensive for what it offers. If you just wanna get drunk and wasted, this is your place, but if you are a traveler I would not recommend wasting your time and money here.

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Como Province, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we arrived in this hostel after few days in the forest. We asked for a double room, we got it, but when we went it the room we noticed that it was like a prison: too small (+/- 4 mq), and the double bed was at 2 mt from the floor! we went back to the reception and asked for... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Don't get me wrong, if you're looking for a clean, sophisticated, quiet place then this is not it. However, Rockin J's is a very cool place for the young fun traveller. The huge hammock rooms are awesome and only $7 a night. They can get quite noisy, so if you're trying to get an early night, forget about it. You... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stayed two nights there in a private tent (8$ per night) and really enjoyed it. The place may not be the most luxuries one and the staff not the most friendliest one, but the hostel is full of chilled atmosphere and offers all you need, like showers, toilets, WiFi, travel agent, bike rental etc. I highly recommend it for... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I spent 3 days, 2 nights here with my boyfriend, we loved it, though we had some trouble on first instance, we reserved a normal bedroom, we paid up front, we were happy because as soon as we got there we saw plenty of people, so we thought we were saved, BUT tararannn, We went to the front desk, asking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I arrived two days after new years on sat night. We found it a bit loud and full on (even on the other nights too) as we are a bit more mellow and although social we prefer a good dinner party over a "rager" every night of the week. Security is good as there is really no... More 

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Address: Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Rocking j`s Hotel Puerto Viejo
Rocking J's Costa Rica/Limon

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