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Costa Rica Love Hostel

Santo Domingo Polideportivo 150 Meters East, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went back three times during my trip through central america in 2013. The owners are amazing people and super helpful with everything. Compared with other hostels the price is very fair as well with breakfast included. It is a quiet and safe neighborhood and a good bus connection to get to san josé city center.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The love hostel was an awesome place for my team and I to stay for a couple nights. The owners were very polite and helpful with anything that we needed throughout our stay. It was a nice change from the busy hostels we have stayed at in the past. They had a pancake breakfast, nice beds, a relaxing garden area... More

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review

Hello friends! pura vida!! verry nice group, bless up to all of you! thanks for the review! More

Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I like this hostel so much I came back on my way north. The location works out well with bus service into San Jose. I was able to arrange for pickup from the bus terminal when I got in from Panama. Lovely people.

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we had nice time with you thanks for the review More

Nuremberg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The floors were dirty (BLACK feet!), there were cigarette butts in the planters on the stairs, the 'Love Suite' (the private room) had NO kitchen equipment, the bathrooms needed cleaning........ The only good thing we can say is: it was cheap. If you stay a week or more. The taxi into town is pricy. We got the bus 'shuttle' (the... More

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review

hello team world tour we send you the best vibes in your tour around the world !! we are really sorry that we can not give you a preference over the others in the hostel just becouse you are an organization or group(2people) and usually in some places the give you discounts and this and that...but we are a basic... More

Missoula, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in Costa Rica Love twice. Once right after our plane came in and again on our way out of the country. Manfred, the owner, is really nice and helpful. He picked us up at the airport and dropped us off at the bus stop and airport. The hostel is in a very safe and quiet part of San... More

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hello friends and thank you for the time with us!! More

wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our stay here was quiet and cheap. The owners are super friendly and accommodating. They provide a very affordable ride to and from the airport and several tours in the area. The surrounding neighborhood is in the suburbs, but there are corner stores, restaurants, shops and a large grocery store within 5 minutes walking distance. We didn't get out to... More

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review

hello regina!! thank you for the comment we really need it and appreciate it!! and is not like home...is your home any time you need it ... we miss you bouth! More

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a nice and quiet hostel, in a nice suburb of San José. The distance from the centre of town was the only (minor) inconvenience - but a cheap bus, around 0.50$US, or 300 colones was the solution to that. The owner is helpful, and the shuttle service he offers, while informal, is quick and reliable and mostly cheap; the... More

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review

thaks for the review!! we really enjoy your time and the tour in arenal with you!! More

Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Love Hostel was very simple and basic. Beautiful upper deck. Location is pretty far out from San Jose. The guy at reception was very accommodating (at a small cost) to take us into San Jose, and helped us find the Tica Bus station. It's a very quiet hostel.

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the hostel is just 10 min from the shopping area thanks for the review More

Oaxaca, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Managed by a young, friendly costarican owners, it's a great option. The hostel is in Sto Domingo, far from noise of downtown San Josè, in this clean, safe, neighborhood. They provide affordable tours and If you call in advance, they pick you up at airport, cheaper from local taxis.

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thaks for the review...thats right all clean..cheap...your best option More

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Definitly a good value! I was just arriving when they offered me to join a little trip to the beach. It was very nice. Beautiful beach, warm water. If you're looking for a cheap and friendly place to stay. That's one of them!

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thaks for the review!! really nice time in the tour just $39 for 6 beach+crocodriles+snorkel ;) More

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Address: Santo Domingo Polideportivo 150 Meters East, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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costa rica love is the best option for backpackers in costa rica, cheap rates, clean rooms, breakfast ,coffe , tee, wi-fi connection free , big tv, terrace and special rates for tours.take your time and visit us...safe money, enjoy the safest area of costa rica, full of nature,rivers, the rain forest just 20min or tucan rescues sloths, coffe tous and many morewe have share dorms, privates rooms with share and privates bathroomsdicouver why people always come back 2,3,4 and many more times ;) ... more   less 
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