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Buddha House Boutique Hostel
Pastor Diaz | Jaco Downtown, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
2 reviews
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“In the middle of the action.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were walking down the strip in downtown Jacó and discovered an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the street. The grounds were neat and the decorations were cool. The staff is very friendly and the rooms were clean. They have A/C and flat screen tv. There is a patio in front of each room with table, chairs and a hammock. We felt safe as the grounds were secured with a gate at night and they also had a guard. We booked surfing lessons through the hotel and the instructor was awesome and friendly. The lesson was photographed by a professional surf photographer. The ambiance of this hotel is hip and cool. Most definitely for someone looking to be in the center of the action, not for someone looking for a quiet retreat. We plan and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was our first time in Jaco and we couldn't have picked a better spot. It is clean and reasonably priced at $25 a person with AC! The staff is super cool and is all about making sure you have a good time. Perfect for Jaco. There is a nice little pool and hang out area and the location is great! We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Me and my friend stayed there in our surfing vacation on September,there some hostels that you run into and you are just wish you will never leave.
Buddha house is one of them,there you feel like home,thanks to the incredible design,hammocks,and the owners who basically can help you with anything you need!
If you ask me where was the place i enjoyed staying the most in my 5 month traveling ,it would be the "Buddha House" ,try it yourself,you won't regret.Thank you again Mauro ,for making my vacation unforgettable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Clean rooms with ac and ceiling fan. Never got the promised hot water though. Nice people, kitchen access, hammocks, felt very safe with locked gates at night. Just a block to good food and the hooker casino. Very quiet.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed for one night, because Jaco is not that interesting. The hostel is great though. The owner is very nice and did a great job decorating the pkace. It's modern, colorful and clean. There is a clean pool that you can swim in, a nice and cosy community area and a good kitchen to cook your own meal. The only downside: our room had no glass in the windows. Because it's open, it is very noisy.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

50 bucks for a clean, safe, friendly place to stay. Nice simple design throughout. Off st. Parking, wifi, a/c, tv. Downtown central location. Not on beach but very near.
Less expensive options available. Good value for what it is.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

If you're looking for a chill, safe place to stay that's central in Jaco, this is your spot. The beds and clean facilities were obviously a priority to the new owners, and the pool was cleaner than any others Ive seen. More notably, the owner that we worked w, mauro, was super friendly and was just about as cool of a guy as I've met traveling. After having some bad experiences in san Jose, it was refreshing to be treated like a friend in jaco. They gave us a better rate for staying a few extra nights and I would definitely recommend staying here.
Cheers

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Buddha House Boutique Hostel

Address: Pastor Diaz | Jaco Downtown, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buddha House Boutique Hostel is located in Jaco's downtown(Costa Rica). Rooms with shared and private bathrooms, swimming pool, parking, WiFi throughout the hotel. Flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, Poolparties, great atmosphere! Tours, Bike rental, Surfboard rental, Surf Lessons, Massages and much more... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Cometa Hotel Jaco
Buddha House Boutique Hostel Costa Rica/Jaco

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