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Hotel Kangaroo

Calle Pastor Diaz (800 mt sur de la Municipalidad), Jaco, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Kangaroo is run by a great crew of bilingual folk that make your experience their priority. I went for a 3 night stay at the beginning of my trip and returned later with my girlfriend because I'd enjoyed it so much. There is a small 4-bed dorm and many beautiful private rooms upstairs with aircon and warm showers. They... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Kangaroo hostel was our first stop in costa rica, we arrived late at night and were greatet immediatly by Even who was keen to help and oriante us in our new surrindings. Throughout all our stay Even was super helpful, he recommended food and shops, ordered take away for us and when one of our bags did not arrive he... More

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La Paz, Bolivia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I am one of Ben T´s buddies so not gona repeat all the stuff he said. One thing I found really cool was that the dogs would come with us to the beach and watch our stuff while we hit the waves. Should´ve brought one home.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had a great experience at Hotel Kangaroo in Jaco! My buddies and I visited to enjoy the Costa Rican coastline and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Francesca and the team were very helpful throughout the process, and we felt safe and comfortable the whole time. It was great to meet other travelers and hang out with the friendly staff. The rooms... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We booked 2 nights at the hotel,but had to book an extra night as we didn't want to leave. The staff,Francesca,Evan and Brian plus Francesca 2 children make you feel at home. Without delay all the guests congregate in the common room. We would certainly return and definitely book at the Kangaroo.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I had booked initially only 5 days at that hotel planning to go and travel further in Costa Rica. I ended up cancelling all my bookings and staying extra week in Kangaroo. Such a family atmosphere, great stuff, so helpfull and kind! The rooms are very clean and neat, the location is 2 min away from the beach. Unforgetable experience,... More

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Tongeren, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Last month we stayed at hotel Kangaroo in Jaco. We had only booked one night but because we liked it so much we stayed a couple nights longer, we even went back there a second time. The owners are so nice people, they help you with everything you need. The rooms are nice and comfortable and there is hot water... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Hotel Kangaroo is an international hostel on the beach in Jaco. Francesca and her team are extremely welcoming and genuine. They did everything from sharing valuable information about where to go, how to get there and what to do as well as offering free bikes to use, free wifi, a beautifully refreshing pool and laundry service. The hostel is small... More

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Everyone at the hotel Kangaroo were very friendly and extremely helpful. They gave us directions and helped us plan our day trips. The hotel is right next to the beach. It is a bit off the main strip so its away from the noise of the town.

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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Thank you to Francesca, Evan, Bryan and family. I had a great time at hotel kangaroo and felt like part of the family. I extended my trip as I enjoyed the atmosphere and made new friends. Great place to be!

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Also Known As:
Hotel Kangaroo Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: Calle Pastor Diaz (800 mt sur de la Municipalidad), Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 Specialty lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Kangaroo is a favourite among the travellersthat visit Playa Jaco. Its quiet, chilled out location, just 80mts from the beach, make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular wildlife thatCosta Rica has to offer. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian. Surf lessons and after-surf massages. Free loan of bikes. Optional breakfast and comunal dining. ... more   less 
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