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Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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 August 31, 2014

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 August 26, 2014

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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 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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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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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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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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