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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 5 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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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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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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