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Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in their hammock dorm. Really comfy hammocks coming with a nice breeze from the sea ( don't worry there's a roof ;) ). Restsurant/bar has special offers every day and is pretty good. Maybe a bit expensive but the bar is also open for outside people. Hostel is a bit far from the city but... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to stay for a low cost hostel! Everything a backpacker needs in a great location! Awesome staff and a great owner. I have many friends who have stayed a j's over the years and no one has any negative comments!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall not very impressed. Very weird/negative vibe amongst the hostel staff. Things like charging for cups at the bar/charging people to lie on empty hammocks only exaggerated this issue. Looks like it may have once been good but its certainly past its time

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a decent party vibe to this hostel, and is recommended by lonely planet. However the price stated in the book is $7 for a dorm, but it is actually $11. If it was $7 it could just be worth a stay. However, you can get a lot better hostel in Puerto Viejo with much better facilities and nicier surroundings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rocking J's is a really relaxed, fun environment, the staff are all so friendly, it is a great place to meet other people travelling and making friends. Made quite a few friends at this place, J included :) would definitely recommend, we were three girls travelling together and we really enjoyed our time here

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Ko Tao, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Some people go on holiday only to see the inside of every bar and pub along the way. This is a great place for them. I stayed in one of the observation towers which was cool and had a view during the day but I froze each night, as hard as that is to believe. The staff was less than... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is disgusting. If you are in your early 20's this place is fine but if you are in your 30's this place is not for you. I rented a tent with my gf and was miserable here. I got bitten by bed bug ps and they wouldn't let me change tents. The place is filthy and disgusting.

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

(Stayed there in November 2012) Staying at this hostel is an experience in itself. I slept 3 nights in hammock for $7 /night and never regretted it for a second. Lots of the 18-35 set of travelers, and everyone was respectful. Great place to make friends and plan adventures. Pros: Large grounds and common area. Wide variety of accommodations (rooms/tents/hammocks).... More

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Munich, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Address: Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Rocking j`s Hotel Puerto Viejo
Rocking J's Costa Rica/Limon

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