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Hostel Pangea

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 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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Roermond, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good starting point hostel for Costa Rica, and nicely situated. There are plenty of amenities, a good bar, superb bathrooms and the rooms are ok (if not a little bit chilly at night). The only downsize is that you have to pay for EVERYTHING.

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Manama, Bahrain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a modern and friendly hip hostel within the city limits. It’s clean and inviting; only a few hundred meters from some of the more popular attractions. The Wi-Fi is strong, the pool is clean, and the roof top bar/restaurant serves up the best day/night time entertainment while offering an breath taking view of the city. Disclaimer: My room... More

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unfriendly welcome. Would not let us use the phone to contact the hotel we we're staying before this one, because we forgot something. They did not help us at all. Room is so small! There is no window or AC. Only a bed and a save. Not even a table or closet. Very very noisy, you can hear everything.... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Pangea always as rooms" my travelmates told me. Now I know why. First - BEWARE THE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SCAM. Pangea will drive you to the airport for $22 if you're the only person, or $12 if there are two or more. Except that they don't tell you when you sign up if you're the only person, so they charge you... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure of the other hostel standards in San Jose but this was definitely the worst out of the ones I stayed in Costa Rica Stayed in a 4 bed room dorm with 3 other people I travelled with and used San Jose as a pit stop between cities It got really cold at night, and the blanket was... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I almost left this truly awful place. Not only is it one of the most uncomfortable places I've ever stayed (ancient mattresses, no fans, noisy, smelly, dorms like prison cells, bunk beds with no ladders so people have to step on the lower bunk to get to the top, one sink for 20 people) but the staff is awful, the... More

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Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I'm not convinced that Lonely Planet visited Hostel Pangea recently, Best hostel in downtown ? Totally misleading advertising, or how are the others ? Unpleasant staff, noisy, rooms are prison cells without window, along a metallic corridor... Anyway, San José is not really attractive opposite to the rest of Costa Rica, so go your way !

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We luckily staied there for one night only. Due to the following issues we cannot recommend the hostel: - unfriendly personal - BAD value for money - smelly dorms - bad WIFI - dirty toilettes - ONLY hostel that charged us 1 dollar for a towel - take cash only (for dorm beds)

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British Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nasty "rooms" which are more like depressing little dirty cells with paper thin walls, noisy drunken puking goofball guests, good but overpriced food and drinks, grumpy pretentious slow staff, inconsistent security, nickel-and-diming petty rigid rules. They do have cool art on the walls, but the music and vibe were generally lame. Cockroaches. No bedsheets, just a scratchy blanket of dubious... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

I booked a room here last minute after reading the reviews on hostelworld , thinking it would be a decent place to stay for one night after I arrived at the airport. Wish I had checked out the reviews here, because all the bad ones are true! Service: unfriendly and rude. When I told the front desk the bathrooms in... More

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Also Known As:
Hostel Pangea Hotel San Jose
Hostel Pangea Hotel
Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose
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
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 49 Specialty lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
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