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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed for two nights in Pangea, hoping it would be a fun way of saying goodbey to San Jose. When entering the hostel we immediately were overwhelmed with all the rules and signs in the hostel. A bit too much. The room we stayed in, had thin walls and a roofwindow that kinda woke you up at sunrise. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

First off this place is way to big and a maze inside. The staff weren't as bad as I'm reading in these reviews but I never paid much attention. If you want service go to a hotel. The info guy was incredible though and theres plenty of information for places all over Costa Rica and Panama. The place is very... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

After being in the Osa and Talamancas we landed at this place for one night. My partner was horrified - of the smoky restaurant, the windowless, cell-like room, a staff seemingly harried. I was okay with it all. The internet was fabulous. We jumped into the small swimming pool. Food was plentiful and good. It just felt like a nightclub/prison... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

The hostel is close to the center of the city and the stuff is nice. But most rooms have no window at all or it is to the corridor or in the roof. And a very busy street is right in front of the hostel with traffic-lights close by. So you can enjoy just speeding up trucks and buses all... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

The Management of this Hostel is really terrible. Read the below and you will know why! I checked into Hostel Pangea on the 22.12.2010 at 11.30pm and slept there one night. The next morning I was asked, if I wanted to stay one more day. At 10.30am I paid 32 Dollars for the next night and then walked around town.... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

we stayed here for two nights and I had read good things about this place. We arrived and staff were nice but insisted that we pay upfront. This always sets off alarm bells for me but we stayed and our room was $32 a night shared bathroom and it was one of the most expensive and worst rooms we have... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Read some reviews of people saying it is over priced and the staff is rude. I don't think this is true at all. I spent $13 for a clean dorm bed, and ended up having the entire room to myself! I stayed for my first and last night in Costa Rica and they picked me up from the airport and... More 

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Miami, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

...although it may seem a $ for Central America hostel, (15. usd / quad dorm) I think its well worth it. Although I paid half that to stay at a smaller / rundown (but nice people) hostel a little further from town center my first day in San Jose.; this place had large clean rooms/ baths, plenty of hot water,... More 

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San Jose
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

The hostel/ hotel whatever is a nice place but it is not worth 13 dollars a night. The food is more expensive than many places around and the portions are small. The staff is rude and some do not look or act professional at all. I got yelled at by one guy when I tried to plug my computer in... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Here's the thing. San Jose has lots of places to choose from and this is just one of many. If you would like to socialize, meet backpackers, get your late night "chat" on, listen to music loudly in public places, smoke, drink, be young and have fun while staying for cheepish...then you will get your moneys worth. There is a... More 

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