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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

After staying at various hostels throughout Central America over the previous few years, it is always nice to stay at Gaudy's. The staff are easy going and very helpful. The only noticeable change I have seen over the years is that the place continues to become cleaner and quieter, which I attribute to the new management (Andres, I think, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I began our Central American trip here after flying late into San Jose. The hostel itself is on a quiet, safe street 2 minutes walk from supermarket and 5/10 mins up to the central street where there is ATMs, places to eat etc. San Jose itself doesn't have much to offer but is a stop off point... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

I've used Guady's on 3 separate occasions and always been happy with the experience. The hostel is in a great location, it is easily accessible by taxi from the various bus stations, is right near a big supermarket, has a bus stop a block away should you wish to explore SJ and is onĺy a few blocks away from the... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Never actually stayed there in the end. Despite booking the room on-line an evening before arrival our room was given away to someone else! They've e-mailed me in the morning to let me know the room was unavailable, but as we were travelling through the jungle most of the time and had no Internet access I wasn't aware about that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The place is pretty quiet, the location is perfect and the service is good. The staff will help you get all the informations you need for your trip. Dorms can sometimes seem a bit small for 8 people (depending on which room you get) but it's always clean. Here is a nice little hostel in San José!

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a nice place to stay in San Jose. You can sit and watch TV in the evenings on the comfy sofas, and the breakfast of pancakes and fruit is really tasty and filling, and included in the price! The showers are powerful with hot water. The owner is super friendly, I arrived quite upset as I had a... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In San Jose, there are not really lots of things to do... Then, it s better to stay in a nice hostel. The Gaudy s hostel is perfect ! Well located, good price, and nice atmosphere ! Moreover, the breakfast is included :)

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