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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seville, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean rooms, had a private room with a bunk for my friend and I to split. Had our own bathroom with hot water. Soap and towels were provided, generally clean areas all around. Kitchen is very small but manageable. Free breakfast was great... Fruits and pancakes and coffee. Staff seemed nice but we couldnt speak much Spanish so that made... More 

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boston
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few days in Feb 2015 and really enjoyed my visit. The room was fine and the vibe of the place was great for mixing around with other travelers. I found the desk service a bit distant but incredibly helpful and understanding. I'd accidentally left my passport and took a set of their keys, and they were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed here overnight on a layover in San Jose. It's exactly what you would expect, good staff and location is ok. The rooms could do with being a bit cleaner, but the help from the staff (including airport transfer) was excellent. They also helped us locate a police station as my wife's phone had been stolen... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I wasn't so thrilled with Gaudy's. The location of the hostel is good - supermarkets, banks and the street with fast food chains are all within walking distance. The hostel is OK, but I was dissappointed with the room. No soap, it wasn't clean and the staff wasn't that friendly. All in all, compared to other places, this is an... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The good side is really that the hostel is perfectly clean. However, we didn't feel welcome at all when we arrived as the owner directly ask us to pay without saying anything else and without showing us the room before. During our stay, we felt that the communication wasn't so easy with the tenant couple. Unless you want to reserve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Girlfriend and I stayed in the Balcony Private Room. The latch on the balcony door was a bent over nail, not super secure. The Wi-Fi only reached the room sporadically. There are 2 single beds and a futon in what appears to be an open area where we sat to get reception on wifi because the other common space was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A group of us came here for a world challenge expedition and loved it. In such a convenient location. Very very helpful staff, made phone calls in Spanish for us and have recommendations and tips, safe rooms, Would 100% recommend this place!

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Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you must stay in San Jose and are on a budget consider Gaudy's. The staff are friendly, kind and helpful and the facilities are clean and comfortable. Good location near a park and walking distance to museums and shopping plaza. Various room options from dorm to private room and bath. Bring a bath towel and a lock to keep... More 

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