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Rocking J's

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Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, 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
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    3 of 5 stars
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chitre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool decor,nice breezes right off the beach. THis place is absolutely awesome. Without a doubt,the best travellers hostel in the whole área of the Carib side of Costa Rica. Free security lockers are included and a very helpful staff! Wlill definitely rerturn!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rocking J's is definitely one of the most beautiful hostels I've stayed in, with a variety of accommodation choices & a unique style. I stayed in the container at the bottom of the garden & loved it. There are decent kitchen facilities & the bar serves excellent food & piña coladas. Bar has a pool table & daily promotions &... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't stay at the hotel, we ate at their little restaurant. Wow, the food was good! It was Mexican/Italian Fusion -yes, I know that's odd. Amazing amount of choices on their extensive menu. We had seafood burritos with amazing bruschetta! And the drinks were fantastic. The people were extremely friendly also. At the end of our trip, we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've spent 3 nights in Rocking J's. The hostel itself is ok, there is an option to camp with your own tent or rent one, as well sleeping in dorms or private rooms. Showers and bathrooms are in an ok situation. The main problem is the stuff.. The workers are rude, impatience and unhelpful. I would consider twice going to... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree with those who say it's a nice place and there's a lot of potential! I didn't mind the walk from the town centre as Rocking J's is closer to the beach :) and I actually loved sleeping in a hammock! BUT: I have never been to a hostel (and I've travelled a fair bit) who's receptionist was THIS... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this place several times while backpacking around Costa Rica and loved it every time, I stayed in both the hammocks and a private room. Normally I love my luxuries but as I was backpacking I didn't really care, the place has a great vibe, there's showers, bathrooms and kitchen all full of colourful mosaics. There's a private... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stayed in a pretty cool tent, with mattress and pillows but the place is very noisy. They have drums and guitars you can use and also have private beach. You will never get to use the kitchen as is crowded all the time and in the morning the showers and toilets are filthy. Not a good value for money

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

If you are planning on paying for an actual room here, DONT DO IT.Please! Nights here were the most miserable nights of my vacation. I have never felt so dirty sleeping in any bed in my life. Our sheets were actually sticky. The floors were filthy, the lights very dim. The one fan in our room was continually shorting out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had an awesome stay at Rocking J's. Met a bunch of great people, great conversations. Beautiful Mosaics everywhere. The receptionist left a lot to be desired in terms of hospitality and friendly service, but hey I guess you can't win them all. Overall recommend this place to anyone stopping by Puerto Viejo.

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Quebec City, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed there for 3 nights, very cool spot! Different types of accommodations, adjusting to your budget and trip. Very good food, nice staff and close to the beaches. And the decoration, the whole style of the place is awesome!

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