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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 2045, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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

We do not have acknoledge of this guest to actually been or stayed in our Hostel, so we do encorage Trip Advidsors people to look over other reviews. This persons doesnt have any record of been with us because: 1. Chillin area: front porch or deck, at the entrance to the house. Games}//Backyard garden is closed due reparis in the... More 

Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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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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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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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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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 

Orient, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I stayed at In & Basic at the start of my trip to Costa Rica and found it the perfect place to adjust and sort out plans. It was quiet, safe, and clean. Paula is so unbelievably helpful and knowledgeable. It is cheap, comfortable, and convenient - can't imagine a better place to get you bearings.

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

As I always write back to my customers: is a pleasure to help you out guys in whatever I can help and do in order to make things easy! In&Basic will be always your home and thank you so much for such kind words!!! XOXO Paula (all the best!) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Me and my wife stayed for one night at in&basic. The hotel was nice and clean But this is a review about Paula and the stuff. As soon as we arrived at evening before we even got into our room, Paula was calling to agencies and found us the car we wanted for the next day, she and the others... More 

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My darling couple: Hope that you guys enjoy at the maximum your time in Costa Rica! Was a great hug and a real pleasure to have you in my Hostel and also to arrange all the car issues for you! All the best and happinness in your marriage!! XOXO Paula and the In&Basic Staff! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I recently stayed at In & Basic with my college rugby team and it proved to be an excellent venue for a solid price. The hostel staff is very friendly and accommodating, speak English quite well, and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and review! We will keep on going improving ourselves! Hope to see you guys again in CR!! All the best! XOXO Paula More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I traveled with a team of about 27 guys for a week, and In&Basic was perfect for us. We all had plenty of space with clean and cozy facilities, and we were treated very well. Paula and the volunteers were amazing and they even travelled with us on some of our adventures across Costa Rica on certain days. They cooked... More 

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

One of the best groups that we ever had!! This is an exmple of discipline and good chillin: we did had a blast with them!! Hope to see you guys again; and in behalf of In&Basic Team; our Hostel will be ever you second house!!! Ori/Elio and Paula XOXO More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Traveled here with a team of 28 people and the hostel was extremely friendly and accommodating towards all of us. They helped organize fun trips for all of us and sent someone along with us to translate on the trip. Breakfast was included and was very satisfying and they had cheap and delicious dinners available if you did not want... More 

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

As we did said it before: The Michigan´s University Rugby Team ROCKS!!!! Thank you so much for such kind words to me and towards my team!! In behalf of Oriana and Elio: THANK YOU!!! and will be always a pleasure to have you guys in our home!! XOXO Paula More 

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