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Hostel Pangea

Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I arrived, the staff was very annoyed even answering basic question like how to get to the airport and else. The private room was tiny without any windows, so pretty smelly too. Also the entry is kind of sketchy and not well visible when you get there for your first time. Emergebcy stop only!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place looks ok but was very dark, cold and weird. Staff wasn't awesome either. Their parking is very expensive. Is situated in an area with lots of shops and also close to Mercado Central but I would not stay there again.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms here are small, dark and dingy. We stayed at the end of a dark hallway, far from the bathrooms, when there were free rooms much closer. It's built like a fortress, and it's dark like one too. The area is dodgy. The price is high, for little real benefits. The vibe of this place is strange. People don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three nights here with my sister (first mistake; don't stay in San Jose for three nights) we were in a six person dorm full for the first night and empty except us the second and third. The room was decent but could have been vastly improved if there was better lighting. The biggest problem here was the loud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome hostel, safe, big dorm rooms, lockers, rooftop bar, pool, flat screen tv's, a pool. I really don't know why it's getting some 'bad reviews' it is a top by lonely planet for a reason! It does look like a fortress from the outside but hey its smack bang in the middle of San Jose so security is paramount. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Defintly not a spot cooper and brand would choose too settle down for a while and repopulate the earth. If you want a clean reasonable hostel with good staff stay here for a night, but unless you score a good group of people not a place too stay for a long time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros Towels are for free - 1 dólar deposit you take back at checkout. Safe place and security 24 hours if you want to go out and be back late Hot shower Has a bar / restaurant Cons Very expensive food - 8 dolars for a hamburger. expensive beer - 5 dollars for 2 imperial beers The only place for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hostel for the last night of my trip based on recommendations from another traveller and the Lonely Planet, although I am not quite sure why either recommended it really. It is built like a fortress (the security was one of the better things about it) and inside felt like a prison. It is dark and dingy, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Pangea is a nice hostel and is clean, so if you just need it en route it's perfect. On our first night we were right under the bar and our blinds had to be open as the room was very stuffy, and we could hear many loud conversations throughout the entire night. The second time I stayed here (on my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Me and my wife (Costarican) have stayed at a few different hostels in CR and this hostel was one of our worst experiences. The hostel is pretty. A little dark but it is very cool looking. What made our experience so unhappy was the terrible people who work there. When we first arrived, the woman at the front desk really... More 

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Address: Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Hostel Pangea Hotel San Jose
Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose

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