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Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Guadalajara, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi, I'm Mexican and I stayed there for a whole week, I had a very nice time there, the staff make you feel like home and it's very clean and safe. They make pancakes for breakfast that are sooo good! and it's very near the airport and the central Av., also they have the knowledge for all the activities that... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here were incredible! David helped us organize all of our daily activities and above and beyond his job. We were there for Christmas eve and the staff made a special dinner and we all sat down and had dinner together. Breakfast every morning from 7-* and coffee was always on. There English skills were great. Secure front entrance.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here on numerous occasions on a group trip. While basic, it is very affordable and the owners are beyond kind and helpful. Breakfast is delicious, the hostel is very safe, secure and clean and I always felt very at home and relaxed in the atmosphere provided. Loved it!

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München
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Helpful and friendly owners. Clean Hostel with nice "living room" and kitchen, yummy breakfast included. We enjoyed our stay here, even though we wouldn't recommend staying too long in San Jose. But if you have to this is a.nice place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Basic but good. Lovely pancake breakfast included, clean and tidy dorm room, hot shower. Would've been nice if they put the sheets on for you but never mind. Nice tv lounge area for use with some English-speaking channels. Friendly staff, close to the airport. Would stay again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

-- I had an upper bunk and there were spider webs with dead insects on them sitting just a few inches above my head, which indicates the place is rarely properly cleaned. -- No hot water in the shower ever, which I think is not acceptable for a hostel in the capital city. Wasn't a big issue though as we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Overall the place was ok - cleaned well. It was almost empty, I had a private room with bath - with non-opening windows along top, that allowed full light from common area - too bright to sleep. The good: Nice garden area to sit. Good layout. Free WiFi. Pancakes and fruit breakfast. The bad: Bedspread had some white gunk but... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very pleased with this hostel. Never been in a hostel before but I have really enjoyed my stay at Gaudy´s. Free breakfast included from 7:30 to 8:30 . I payed US$ 39.00 per night ( single room with private bathroom ). If you like sports Parque La Sabana is just a few blocks away ..... you can jogg, play soccer,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I stayed at Gaudy's Backpacker for one day and was very happy with my stay. I was in a private room with an ensuite bathroom and I just want to mention how clean this place is! There is no difference between a hotel in San Jose and this beautiful hostel, besides the price difference! The family that owns this hostel... More 

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Thank Ziwei G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the 8-person dorm for 1 night as it is close to the British embassy. Although fine for a hostel I probably wouldn't go again- there were ants crawling up the wall next to my bed and it wasn't super clean. Although quiet time was specified from 10pm-6am, one guy (I think a staff member!) was watching a... More 

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