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Hostel Toruma

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Central Avenue, between 29 & 33 Sts, Los Yoses, San Jose 68241000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great place and friendly staff! It was clean, had a nice pool, pool table, and felt very safe inside the compound. I'd definitely stay here again my next time in San Jose. Lots of buses pass outside the front doors and you are in walking distance of a lot of cool places in the city. However, I personally didn't feel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hostel is ridiculously creepy - when rooms are empty they look like something from paranormal activity, so old fashioned. It's super eerie throughout the whole hostel. We were only staying in Costa Rica one night and had to suffer the horrendous experience of San Jose, so we tried to find a remotely okay hostel to relieve the experience a... More

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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We booked a room with a double bed and without private bat at this hostel. We paid the full price at arrival. After that, we found out that the onlz room fitting to our booking had a broken light. The girl at the front desk and the owner o the hostel on the phone refused to either give us our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The downtown pangea hostel with its by nice ambience was booked out my first night so I got a free transfer out to Toruma. The avienda next door has lots of heavy traffic of buses and trucks rumbling by so its a bit noisy in the rooms on the east side. Room was also a bit dusty and scuffed looking... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

A President's former residence, I'm sure this place was cool once, but no longer. The staff were rude/apathetic, the key rarely worked in locks, we were charged $5 extra to check in 3-4 hrs early when they had plenty of room, the pool was ice cold, there is NOTHING around the hostel outside, and they don't have a functioning bar... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Went with a colleague/friend of mine temporarily since hotels were all booekd up. Got this as a recommendation from their sister hotel Pangea. 3 Main Points: 1. Expectations 2. Staff 3. Value for Money ** Expectations: Not at all like the pictures. There was no restaurant in the hotel as advertised. Rooms were clean but not the rooms we were... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a FABOULOUS!! Stay! at Hostel Toruma! in San Jose, Costa Rica! Right next to Downtown San Jose, and all the famous landmarks, Hot Spots! and Near San Pedro Shopping Mall ! I consider Hostel Toruma my "Retreat Home" When I Land there from United States. I feel "At Home" and feel like a Royality! Being treated Royality! the costs... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Room was right next to a train line which had trains beeping all through the night. It's a fair walk to the city centre. But the thing that annoyed me most was that they didn't have a place for me to store my luggage after checking out. Also there's no kitchen and no restaurant, the showers are unreliable and there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

There is No Restaurant. It closed last year. The advertisements aren't true. No Bar. No Hot Water. The safe in the room is tiny and wouldn't fit an iPad. Not a good neighborhood. You have to put a $11 deposit to get a TV remote. The walls are paper thin so you hear everything. People weren't even being that loud... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

We ended up here as apparently this was the 'sister' hostel to Hostel Pangea, our initial first choice. Faced with no rooms and lots of luggage we had no choice but to take their offer of a 'free' shuttle to downtown San Jose. We were made to pay first before even seeing the place. When we got here our private... More

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Address: Central Avenue, between 29 & 33 Sts, Los Yoses, San Jose 68241000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Toruma 2*
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