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Rio Celeste Backpackers

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on main road between Upala and Canas, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Managua, Nicaragua
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We found it the cheapest one in the town, but it definitely didn't mean we needed to weed out the quality. Rooms were really clean and light and so was rest of the hostel, including the best equipped kitchen we've seen in central america and the bathrooms. The earlier comments let us expect that there is a free breakfast served,... More

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I stayed at Rio Celeste Backpackers Jan 17-19 2014. I stayed with 11 of my friends (20-22 y.o.) for 2 nights. Upon arrival the hostel seemed IDEAL but Jorge (the owner) was not very welcoming to our group. Our group rented out 2 of 3 bedrooms (a dorm that slept 8 and a room for 4). Upon inspection of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The hostel is attached to the owners house. Not only is it clean, well appointed, and homey, but the owners are very trustworthy and trusting. We had a great stay, felt safe, and well taken care of. Breakfast was delicious too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place was just purely amazing. $15 and we got breakfast, VERY clean accommodation, nice hosts, beautiful house, BEST shower I ever took in Costa Rica, tea and coffee and a GREAT location. The hosts who run the place are very honest, they didn't press me to buy their services. So honest, he told me that the river would be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed with a group of friends when we visited Río Celeste. The staff was friendly, picked us up where the bus dropped us off, and showed us around. The kitchen is big and has everything one could need to cook, the shower / toilet facilities are clean (but there's only one inside, one outside toilet)...the only negative aspect was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed one night and loved it! Stayed in the double room which was spotlessly clean with nicer furniture and sheets than many hotel rooms. Jorge, the owner, was very helpful and friendly, and really made you feel like his guest. He put a lot of love into the place, nice little patio with hammocks and yummy free breakfast. Thanks,... More

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Redwood, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Rio Celeste backpackers was such a great hostel- very comfortable, homey atmosphere which was a great change of pace and provided some much needed r&r. The rooms were great, with comfortable enough beds and Jorge was an excellent host. The hostel is in a beautiful setting as well, I spent several hours just lounging in the hammocks and appreciating the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

If you want to visit Costa Rica north zone, and Rio Celeste, let me recomend you Rio Celeste Backpackers and Heliconias Lodge and raintforest, there you can find the one of the most biodiversity bird watching tour and also friendly people ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We had planned to spend two nights at the Backpackers, but because of the great surroundings and the great hosts we have spend 4 nights. You can do so many great things, for instance a day to the Rio Celeste National park and another day to nearby Rincon de la Vieja national park.Rio Celeste Backpackers is best place to base... More

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Address: on main road between Upala and Canas, Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Also Known As:
Rio Celeste Backpackers Costa Rica/Bijagua De Upala

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