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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

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150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ayampe, Ecuador
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don Jon is the man and his place was a lot of fun! I stayed there Dec-Jan 2013 but still wanted to write this. Great location, good food options close by, nice 3-5 minute walk alongside the semi jungle/forest that leads to the surf break and the amazing sunsets, great vibes at the hostel, and just was a really good... More 

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was there for a week at the beginning of August. Great location, staff and vibe. Great place if you are traveling solo or with a group. Jon is a super chill guy and will give you any info you need about the area and what to do if the surf is mug.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I love Don Jon's! Great people, right across the street from beach access with great surf, and right next to a really cool art gallery/restaurant. We had three of us in a private room and it was heaven - a treehouse with our own balcony, waking up to the sounds of monkeys in the forest. Careful, this place will suck... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As soon as we arrived we wanted to stay longer. Santa Teresa is an amazing town and this is a really cool hostel. The only issue we had was there was a urine odor from the cat, but we talked to the cleaning lady and got it sorted out. Despite the pee, I would stay there again.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friend and I arrived in Santa Teresa, and asked a walker by that happened to be the owner of Don Jon. I had previously been there, I knew the area; this time I wanted something simple - nothing fancy. We were so lucky with the place. They showed us a cute little wooden hut, very clean, 3 beds, WC,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Let's start by saying I haven't been to0 active on Trip Advisor for as much traveling as I do...but this experience was worth reviewing as it was one of the most fun solo traveling trips I've been on! I went to CR on a whim and went to Santa Teresa on a recommendation of a girl who lives there (I... More 

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Shediac, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Santa Teresa is a amazing little surf town and we stayed at Don Jon's for a week! We ended up staying in the "Jungle houses" as I called it. It was a super cool room with a lot of space, a mini fridge, our own bathroom and a hammock on our deck. A cleaning lady came everyday so our room... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed in a room which was very inexpensive. There were three beds - one of which was a hanging loft / bunk bed - plenty of room for the family. There were lots of young surfers there but everyone was very polite and relaxed. The breakfast was amazing and reasonably priced. They have off street parking. The hotel management... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is just an amazing relaxed place to stay! Close to the beach, very nice athmosphere and a good mixture of people. I stayed 4 weeks in the backyard of the area in a private appartment, very clean and nice. there are many chillout areas with hamacks to chill. Jon the manager is an amazing guy who is allways nice... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at Don Jons for 5 nights. We booked the "tree house" a bit back in the yard. The first morning we woke up, the howler monkey were climbing over the hats and trees - great! The place is very relaxed, plenty of hammocks to chill and also the garden is very nice. Jon, the other staff and the... More 

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