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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The communal areas of this hostel is what saves it. The bar area upstairs and the pool area are a great place to chill out. It was surprisingly quiet when I was there, but I was lucky enough to meet a group of 5 others who didn't mind me hanging out with them for the night. The dorm room I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel Pangea grossly over-books their rooms. They don't care if you pay in full in advance or not. You will show up and they will tell you they have no rooms available. They will put you on a shuttle and make you stay in their partner hostel. No apologies, no refunds. Do not stay here!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a quiet hostel to just relax for a day, this is not it. For me, traveling solo, it was a perfect place to meet fellow travelers over a couple of drinks. The place is quite expensive though but the location was perfect. Close to the bus terminals and a short walk to a the sights of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When arriving at San Jose I forgot to check the recommendations. When I arrived it felt like a prison (with a big gate for security reasons). Which made you feel safe, but also disappointed. It is a very big hostel with small rooms. The staff wasn't friendly at all and I think the room rate wasn't fair. The food in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am only rating two stars because the driver from the hostel was kind and another male employee in the front gate was very helpful..beyond that the front desk reception couldn't be bothered with my questions and really seemed as though they didn't care about their customers. At 5 in the morning a large group of high-school girls were leaving... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here before and been happy with my service which is why I returned. It will probably be the last time I stay here. It is not close to the airport but they have a shuttle. This time the shuttle suddenly wasn't available in the morning despite booking it the night before. They set up a taxi which... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hostel Pangea is my go-to hostel for any short-term stays in San Jose. It is a good location in the city, a short walk from various bus stops, ATMs, markets, bars, and the downtown area. It was never more than 3 mil colones for a taxi to surrounding clubs. There is a gender-neutral bathroom with shower facilities, an outdoor pool... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We only stayed one night on our way in to costa rica so didn't really use any of the facilities. But we stayed in a 6 bed dorm and the room was basic but clean. The shower rooms were nice and clean with plenty of room. We booked our transport to tortuguero from there which was a little expensive but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great Hostel, loads of facilities, good vibes, very clean and great showers. Food was good, parking a bit pricey but very secure. No kitchen facilites and no outside food allowed in the common areas can be an issue for some but a few good sodas near by

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great pool, bar, computer room and clean rooms, which is what one can expect of a hostel of this price. The view from the roof of the city is awesome and the location is within walking distance of most major buses, which rocks. My only advise is don't take their airport shuttle if you can avoid it. They push it... More 

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