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Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I slept 5 nights in a tent (8 $ a night, april 2014) and it was enough for me. Normally, it was quite after midnight. The bathrooms are a bit exposed (everyone of the party folks would see if you go brush your teeth because you already want to go to bed ;) The hostel is a big work of... More

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Redding, California
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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You don't often find such unique charm and beauty in such a gorgeous location. With its colorful Hamic's and quirky tile work I found it fun and memorable. You gotta read the rules, hilarious . Such a large property right on the ocean. It truly has everything you need, from community showers to the café and bar. The hotel/camp has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roof where the hammocks are leaks so you get wet in the night, awful music, bad staff and attitude of staff, and the whole general place feels unwelcoming! For example they charge you for absolutely everything, including tap water, ice and the pool table - first place in 4.5 months where a hostel has charged for any of those... More

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Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much potential to be interesting, but it fail miserably. I'm a regular dirty hostel stayer, but this place is a nightclub for underage gringos that also happens to rent hammocks. The bad mashups (redfoo with wreckingball, for example) blared till midnight as predicted. So i waited it out and figured these drunk fools will probly sleep... More

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Mid Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Rocking J's for two nights, rented a small private room. The room was clean and the bed, which was a loft, was comfortable. But climbing up the ladder to the bed was difficult especially when trying to carry something up there like your laptop. There are no electric outlets up in the loft so you have to... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its definitively a place for younger people. They played loud music from 9am to over 11pm, I asked them if they could turn down the volume a little bit, they said yes in a polite manner but they didnt turn it down. The people is very nice, always partying. Great place to have fun by the beach, but not a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff were useless. Apparently they all decide to take their 30 min break at the same time leaving the hostel unstaffed being unable to figure out to take breaks in shifts. The amount of people needing reception in that time was immense and the line was out the door by the time these useless sacks decided their break was over.... More

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Pierre, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is crazy. Loved it so much I had to get a job. Way funn. The art is inspirational . The natural hangover pool in the back was were I spent the most time that or the bar. All employees work very hard for you. Reception is a bit slow. While your there go say hi to J. HIGHLIGHT...... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place was awesome, if you're not too picky about sleep. To me, sleeping beach side in a hammock isn't so bad. It might not have been comfortable (or totally warm, bring a blanket!) but it was still fun. The bar/restaurant were amazing too; there was no need to go to town for dinner and drinks. And if you're not... More

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Marseille, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The dormbeds ? hmm there is 2. A huge place full of tent and another one full of hammacks! THe hostel is one of the most original I've seen! So much art everywhere, you can't stop looking at the walls. It's a party hostel, but you can chill too, there's a lot of relax little spots and the beach is... More

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Address: Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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