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In & Basic Hostel Lounge

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200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 10511, Costa Rica
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After getting lost in the public transpo system in San Jose, I was extremely exhausted from the day. Paula was so helpful in helping me get my bearings and every step of the way to ensure my girlfriend who was flying in later that night would make it in without issue. She even stayed up way past the hour to... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear customer! Was a great pleasure to help you out and also serve you! All the best during your travels! XOXO Paula More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Comfortable, incredibly knowledgeable &helpful ladies in regards to navigating Costa Rica and a fairly inconsistent breakfast. Rather overpriced, there are cheaper options with the same offerings. This is a place to sleep and leave, there is only relaxing here, a place to read. No fun to be had here. But with comfortable bed's, warm showers and a hearty and healthy... More 

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Thank Hamish C
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My dearest Hamish: We already answered your "price inquieres" for the private room/shared bathroom via Hostelworld. There is a HUGE advantage once that you prepaid a room; you keep a space without paying a lot of money and you ensure a SALE price for the low season. But; once that you make the reservation by phone or just show up... More 

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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Everything you need for a one night stay in the capital. Really friendly staff, good free breakfast, clean room and good hot shower. In a good area for generic restaurants, pretty western. Would definitely recommend getting an official taxi here as we got ripped off by a fake driver but a good place to stay for a night or so.

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Thank Frankie Jane C
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My deepest concern about THIS particular review that was wrote by somebody that WEDIDNT RECEIVED in our hostel; she is NOT registered in our reception/registration list; we havent had ANY problems with NON drivers; WE do use 3 shuttle drivers that are under contract with the hostel (just for airports pick up-or drop of, under our customers request) and 2... More 

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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The beds are very uncomfortable and the blankets are to thin, but the breakfast is good and the conservatory is a good place to relax. A supermarket and a big mall is only 5 and 10 minutes away. The hostle it self was clean and the wifi is good. The showers are warm.

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Thank Jonathan P
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Reading your review at the end give us a bitter flavor just because you didnt like the beds; (Im still dont understand due I was present during the 2 nights that you vere IN the hostel) you gave us a 2 stars; but you did like the hostel, did like the nreakfast, did like our building and house, our showers;... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel on two separate occasions during my travels. After my first stay I was so excited to go back! The hostel is so clean and comfortable. It is definitely the cleanest hostel I have been to in Costa Rica with the nicest bathrooms. The area with the couches is also so beautiful and open, it is... More 

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Thank Natali S
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Was a real pleasure to have you at home, and been your choosed option! Please consider In&Basic as your home away from home in San Jose! All the best during your continuos travelling!! Pura Vida! XOXO Paula More 

Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and good organized. We stayed in a double room for two nights with a shared bathroom. The hostel was very clean and our room was nice. The beds were quite worn out. Breakfast was ok: pancakes, melons, banana, coffee, free water and tea. We will stay here again before we fly back home from San... More 

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Thank Kristinxxx
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guests: WE do offer a differente breakfast every day; shame that sometimes it doesnt fit the taste or usual meals habits for some people; but the mayority always wins in terms of prefference and likeness! Beds are perfect; the same response in terms of the breakfast: people sometimes likes to sleep in hammocks, sometimes they even left the bed... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I stayed in this hostel my first night in Costa Rica. It was a good choice after over 24 hours of traveling (coming from New Zealand) as it was very quiet and I was one of only a few people staying there. (I was there in June, the off season, so I don't know what it's like during other times... More 

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Thank sc t
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Was a real plasure to have you and help you in your starting trip around Costa Rica! we wish you all the best and a lot more travelling! Pura Vida X Paula More 

Sebastopol, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The vibe/energy of the two girls working here was so off. I felt like I was in a sorority or in someones private house where you don't feel comfortable. There were so many rules! I have never been to a hostel with a list of rules. You couldn't put your bags on the couch, or have even water in the... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

If you arrive at the moment of cleaning of course you must expect that areas will be closed in order to clean up. We dont have any compulsive disorder in terms of cleaning; thats absolutely disrespectful; perhaps if you open your house to the public you will understand how difficult is to keep furniture, floors, bathrooms and kitchen clean..perhaps we... More 

Mal Pais, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Paula and staff served as a great introduction to Costa Rica. I was provided with honest, and accurate, recommendations and answers to my many questions about the city and country. Paula accommodated my late arrival, one early morning and departure with transportation arrangements. The breakfast was tasteful and the hostel was spotless; The place is kept clean.The location of the... More 

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Thank AustinH H
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Is always an infinity pleasure to serve and help gustomers like yourself! I hope youre enjoying Costa Rica; and of course In&Basic will be always your home in CR!! All the best darling! XOXO Paula More 

Hong Kong, China
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84 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here in a private room with shared bathroom for 2 nights and enjoyed it overall. Pros:- SPOTLESS, super clean, from the kitchen to room to toilet to dining area. Everywhere is just CLEAN Kitchen is fully equipped Breakfast is included and it varies from day to day (at least it's different for us for 2 days) Paula is... More 

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2 Thank FrankyDay
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Franky: 1. is NEVER a problem to us to open the gate to our guets; just in that way we can avoid any kind of strange or vizarre situation (happened before!); we are cautious; we do have security cameras in and out of the hostel; also direct connection to the Police. Is my request and order to my staff;... More 

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