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Bello Horizonte Jungle Hostel

La Balsa, Puerto Jimenez 60207, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015
markfromcanadaeh British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The night in the hostel was ok, but the son of the owner tried to rip us off! He would arrange camping material and entrance tickets for the Corcovado National Park, but he didn't. We got a guide, called Nelson. He was not an authentic or certified guide. But we didn’t know that in advance. We found out when he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Jungle Hostel is located 3 kilometers outside of Puerto Jimenez requiring the use of their transportation service, a free car shuttle driven by Kenneth, the manager's son. By providing access to guests and opportunity to sell his bogus travel services, the hostel intentionally supports activities that are often shady and unethical, of poor quality and at inflated prices since Kenneth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This hostel is definitely a jungle hostel and the rooms are open to the outside world so expect some little lizards in your room and the odd bug. There is a short hiking trail around the property where you can see lots of wildlife, in five days I saw monkeys, a sloth, 2 species of snake, lots of lizards, tree... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The hostel is amazing, in the middle of jungle with beautiful life around! Monkeys and macaws that wake you up in the morning, or play in the trees while you´re taking a shower.. It is such a wonderul, peaceful place! However, do not- under any circumstances- book a hikingtour with them! I know it´s tempting when all permits inside the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The hostel is nice, but isolated. Their son organizes an overnight hiking tour where you start from the hostel, walk two hours up the up the road past some farms, then another two hours along a scenic jungle trail before camping by a small stream. The hostel owners take no responsibility for their son's tours even though they promote it... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The cabanas are great ($14 per person). Comfortable, clean, cozy. Jungle views. Quiet. Lots of jungle sounds at night. There are two short trails on the property and the dirt road has great views and lots of animal sightings as well. We saw spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys, the great curassow, fiery-billed aracaris, toucans, falcons, hawks, woodpeckers, a... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you want to see Chestnut-billed Toucans, this is the place. 5:30 - 6:30am. The cabins themselves are great places from which to see morning birds, especially the one called Toucan. The windows are open, with only curtains, but there's mosquito netting over the beds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A perfect stay for a nice experience in the jungle. In the kitchen you meet other nice people from all over the world and you will get new friends (if you want to)! From the cabin you see monkeys and birds early in the morning. It's lovley!!! BUT the WiFi doesn't work, you can get WiFi in downtown Puerto Jimenez... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hostel in a word can be described as versatile. Take what aspects you are looking for, and expand them. This hostel is not for those who are squeamish around bugs as the jungle has many to offer, yet most are charming and harmless and would just like to get their work done in peace. This could be a relaxing... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I can only say this is the best place in Osa to enjoy Pachamama, no doubts. And the best part is the crew... What a nice family feeling there!! Can't wait to go back there! Some day my friends! Wait for me!!

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