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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 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Numansdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Real Gaudy's style and atmosphere. Friendly personnel. Reasonable pricing. Cleanliness under furniture disputable. Bedlinnen ok. Good arrangements for airport shuttle. Nice nabourhood. Park within walking distance. Museum and sportfacilities in the park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Thanks to the staff for a perfect stay, we had a wonderful time at Gaudys, very clean, well located, spacious just good vibes! Andres and Fernando gave us all the information we needed to keep going on our costarican trip, thank you guys!!! We will definitely stay here again.

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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We came to Costa Rica and had a bad experience with the taxi drivers, who fooled us. Then we came to gaudy's hostel and we finally got a good and kind experience. The guy there, Andres, helped us with everything! He was so kind. Helped us with flights, activities in the city, transportation and just wanted us to have fun... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The hostel facilities are good, nice lounge and chill areas, computers to use and small kitchen. However, the staff were rude and unfriendly and the dorms were noisy and dirty. When we checked in the man at the desk tried to over charge us as we had already paid a deposit on hostel world and it was only when we... More 

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Andres G, Gerente at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Rude? it is all that because you and your girlfriend wanted to stay hanging out in the hostel until midnight without paying? you seemed to be very happy with the staff, breakfast and your stay in general until we asked you to pay for staying here as you were leaving at midnight, we think it is more than obvious that... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose

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