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

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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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 2 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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is different from others. It has a personality, which may either suit you or not. Pro's: beachfront, bikerental for $5 (nice for your own trip to Manzanillo), own tour-office Cons: When sleeping in one of the 50 tents, expect just a foam matrass, not great for sleeping. Bar plays loud music (starts early 7-ish sometimes untill 11pm, even... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother was at J's last summer and said he had the time of his life, so we decided to return this year. We rented a private room with a bunk bed and I think we got lucky. Our friend stayed in the dorm and said it wasn't worth the $11 a night. However, we didn't have a bad experience.... 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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