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Costa Rica Backpackers

2.0 of 5
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Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is very relaxed,the place not very clean though! and during the night there was a party going on and some people jumped in the swimmingpool. Our dormroom was close by the swimmingpool and that was not a succes with the window half open. Neverthless the travelagent made everything good! Amazing! Justin gave great advice about Costa RIca and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here when backpacking with my girlfriend, a little pricey for what you get (35$ for a double room and shared bathroom). The wi-fi was terrible, you would think with how packed the place was every night and how much they charge they could afford to have better wi-fi. The food in the restaurant was so so but the lady... More 

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Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the kitchen the hostel is pretty tidy and clean. Don't expect anything special but the garden with hammocks and swimming pool is a pretty nice place to hang out during the evening with other travelers. I stayed in the dormitory upstairs next to the reception which is a pretty nice room, although the room has windows directed to... More 

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Montpellier, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They made me sleep in the basement, the room had no window, no air conditioning super noisy and humid! For some reason, a women was doing the cleaning at 00.30 in the morning just right next to my room ... Do not go there you gonna regret it! The staff was really nice though

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived, our beds still had the dirty bedding from the previous guests. we went to reception and asked for new bedding and were told that they would bring it soon. A few hours later it had still not arrived and we had to go back to reception to collect it. I was a little surprised at checkout when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Everything was great. Location: most everything in 3-6 blocks. Taxi guy was awesome. Kitchen is big. Drink specials. Police station on the next street. Great restaurant next to the police station - best chorizo ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

visiting from the states for the first time I did not know what to expect from the backpackers hostel, but I have to say I am impressed with the service and cleanliness of the place. I was unable to reserve through the online website because I waited until the last minute ( same day). However, the owner confirmed via email,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is my second time at Costa Rica Backpackers. They have a nice garden with a swimming pool. You can use the kitchen and if you don't know how to cook, they have a restaurant and a bar. They also have free wifi and computers! And also information and contacts for daily tours and transport!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is a dump, do not stay here. We stayed for one night passing through San Jose and it was just gross. The food from the bar was average at best. The bathrooms are disgusting with only a plastic curtain for privacy in a public bathroom. When we went to bed we found a HUGE bed bug on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Me and a friend stayed at this hostel for ten days. It was off season so it was fairly quiet. We met some really cool people and enjoyed buying food and cooking for ourselves in the hostel kitchen. The Wifi was mostly good, only went down a couple of times over the time we were there. The stuff were friendly.... More 

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