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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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San Jose, California
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66 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (couple, 50 & 41) stayed at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel for one night in March 2014. We paid $39 for a room with private bathroom, fan and television. The room had two big closets and a balcony overlooking the street. The double bed was comfortable but the sheets had many holes. The bathroom was clean but worn down; the sink... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The location is nice, away from the noise of the city, just a few minutes walk to/from Avenida Central. And the bus stop to the airport is just a block away. Pancakes, bananas and pineapples every morning. (Never miss pineapples in Costa Rica, they're the best!) All the staff are very nice and helpful. Wifi is fast. Had a good... More

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Gaudy's is a nice place, well positioned, only 10-15 minutes walking from Avenida Central and a little more than 5 minutes walking to La Sabana park. Room are quite clean, the price is good for Costa Rica. The guys at the receptions are very nice and helpful. I recommand this place.

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Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

One of the better hostels that I have stayed in in San José. It is in a really convenient location, not too far from a grocery store and just a couple of blocks north of Paseo Colon. The staff have always been nice and helpful. It could benefit from some good scrubbing and dusting, but I would say that generally... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Solid hostel. Clean, good sized rooms. Facilities for backpackers are excellent. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Location is not great, but it's also not bad. About a 20 minute walk from the central park. Very convent for the airport (bus stop is 5 mins walk), and TicaBus terminal. Breakfast was good. Only complaint was the terrible bed.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Good hostel!! Stayed here a few times and each time the staff were always pretty friendly, (though used to be more tolerant about noise made in the hostel). Rooms were good, pretty cheap place to stay, and in the morning there were hot showers and free pancakes. Very close to the Nicaragua bus station, close to the main street which... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nice hostel, not too big and quiet. The stile is minimalistic and really nice. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Always available for suggestions. The location is also good. Quiet area 2 min far from a bus station in which there is a bus for the airport quite often. A good choice for San Jose!

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Before Nicaragua, San Jose was our stopover with a very convenient hostel located in a nice area near the Sabana Park and close to the Tica bus, and a supermarket that has everything you need for continuing on your travels. Staff was friendly. Pleasant stay with a nice room on our way to Nicaragua and on our way back we've... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

An all round good hostel, with helpful (if not overly friendly) staff, clean rooms and more than decent social areas. The hostel provides, free tv, wi-fi, computer, coffee, and breakfast for a very reasonable price. My main problem is that they do not have a curfew time and should a group decide they want to stay up drinking all night,... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I stayed here for a few nights on various ocasions whilst traveling in Costa Rica. the main reason was that the project i was volunteering with had mentioned this place being easy to get to from the airport and also reasonably priced ($12 a night). The good things were that it was clean, the staff were friendly, the laundry service... More

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Also Known As:
Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel
Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #14 of 48 Specialty lodging in San Jose
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