We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 52 San Jose accommodations

Hostel Pangea

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Hostel Pangea
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Hostel Pangea to your Saves list
Write a Review

342 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Hostel Pangea
See the most recent reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

The staff were very helpful with telling me how to get around the city and recommending places to go & stay in Costa Rica and i felt welcome here. It is a good place to go if you are traveling alone because there are lots of young people there and always someone to talk to. The pool/bar/restaurant were a plus.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
costa rica
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

My friends and I stayed here for almost three weeks, but were forced to leave on Halloween night during their Halloween party. That I am sure will be a night I remember forever... and I hope the most scared I ever have to be. We came home to a drunken staff that night, one of the members started a fight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

From the moment we arrived I could see it wasn´t going to be an enjoyable stay. The exterior of the hostel is about as welcoming as a developing world prison. The security man was rude and unwelcoming as were the two on reception. Nasty. The walls are painted mainly in a vile green colour, and the stairs and some of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southern Cal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

I read other bad reviews about pangea and i was shocked. I had an awesome time at this hostel. Its a hostel...so i didnt expect four star treatment like these other people. The area was dodgy but its what i expected for downtown San Jose. i guess the staff was rude but i didnt care. one thing is that they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

The rudest staff I´ve encountered to date. OK, so they speak English, but the authoritarian attitude takes some beating. PR skills are zero. The rooms are charmless and basic. I itched all night, plus the bathrooms are dire. There are no inside windows, and the place is joyless and devoid of any charm. The floors and stairs are reminiscent of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

On my second stop in San Jose, I decided to try out Pangea, highly recommended in the guide book. Well, they don't have 3 properties anymore. It's only one. There is no mechanical bull as well folks. There is a pool although I wasn't there long enough to use it. Again, there was "only a $28 room" left. It was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

I totally regret ever wasting my time or money at hostel pangea. We've never had to deal with such a RUDE staff-- we'd were as friendly as possible and still couldn't understand their unwarranted attitude. The facilities are barren and filthy and before you know it, you're paying $35 for a bunkbed and use of the hall bathroom, where you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

Their website was pretty accurate. The other trip advisor reviews about rude staff are also somewhat accurate, although a few of the older staffers seemed genuinely concerned that my friend and I were taken care of. The bar and restaurant were very nice. The whole place is surrounded by barbed wire and there's a man who guards the front door... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
77 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

Okay, so the good things: Great rooftop bar upstairs, supercool view. Excellent vibe, good crowd if you'd like to meet people. Tiny, but lovely swimming pool to lounge around or to take a dip in. Free internet. Location during day: not too far a walk from the city center. And now the bad things: Horrible staff attitude. Very snooty for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tweed Heads, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2008

We stayed in Pangea last night and were so dissappointed that we checked out this morning and went to another hostel. Why didn´t we like it? Reception staff was very rude to us at check-in (we´re a couple and not young girls; they got lots of attention by the male staff who thinks that they are the world) Paying $28... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Do you own or manage Hostel Pangea?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hostel Pangea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostel Pangea

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): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Priceline, HostelBookers, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hostel Pangea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostel Pangea Hotel San Jose
Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose

82 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (73)
Hotel & grounds (15)
Bathroom (3)
Pool/beach area (7)
Family/play areas (4)
Dining (4)
Room/suite (6)
Business center/function rooms (2)
View from room (4)
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (10)
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay