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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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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

hands down the coolest hostel i've ever stayed in. We brought our own hammocks (which, having been purchased off the street in nicaragua, were not comfortable) so make sure to book ahead of time so you can get one of J's hammocks. this place was the bomb-- cool people from all walks of life, a little loud understandably and have... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place because it was so different than any other hostel I stayed in during my travels of Central America. I rented a tent for a couple nights, which I thought was awesome. The tent is already set up for you and had a mattress on the ground. So it takes all the crummy things about camping... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The hostel is really huge and you get to meet so many different people. I rented a hammock which was really comfortable, I stayed for about two weeks. It's really close to playa cocles beach and you can rent bikes to ride around the Caribbean. The food is really good but I think it's wiser to buy groceries , there's... More 

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Calgary, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As a young couple, we had a great time here and met lots of people! If you want a memorable, cool experience stay here! it was unlike any other hostel I've ever been to. We did have a private room with bed bugs though but the staff was super diligent about moving us to another room and we saw them... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We got recommended to stay here as this hostel was so unique which to be fair was! The hostel was amazing inside and had numerous options on where to stay and was right on the beach. You could see all the hard work that was put into the place and had a great atmosphere for backpackers which I couldn't fault.... More 

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was recommended by a friend, they greet us with some coconut water, which was very nice. We booked a private room, and well, the room didn't have a private bathroom, it was not a very private place, I didn't dig the room that much. I also didn't like all the partying, and I do enjoy partying, but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

we stayed here for a few nights and it has positives and negatives. While we were there it wasn't much of a party hostel but I can imagine in the high season it would be more fun. Pros: -The camping option was awesome and cheap -Meals a good size -Also good to have the option of a kitchen -Hostel itself... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was living in Costa Rica for about a year and i always wanted to go to Limon (the caribbean side) and a few of my friends chose to stay at Rocking Js which is located on the outskirts of puerto viejo in Limon. This place was amazing, however i recommend people who are young and looking to party and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were staying nearby and the outside of this hostel drew us in...it is so unique and colourful! There is also direct beach access as you walk through the hostel...a beautiful view of the ocean with places to sit and chill. We had the 2 cheese grilled cheese and the salad. Both very good. Prices are cheap for meals and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We read so many good reviews of this place and it was so cheap that we had to come here for our first night in Puerto Viejo, but right when we got here we experienced awful customer service at the front desk. They were very unfriendly and were not helpful at all. The place looks awesome but the upstairs tents... 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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