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“Good for younger people on a budget” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lucy
| Cóbano de Puntarenas, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #17 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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“Good for younger people on a budget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights, and it was great to have an ocean-front view of the Pacific, and the price was certainly right. We shared a private room with a shared bath and it served our purpose well. The other guests were very loud, however, and at one point I asked the people in the next room to be quiet. The ceilings are open, and sound travels easily. The kitchen and shared bathrooms were rather dirty and in disrepair, but serves a backpacker crowd with low expectations (and budgets!). Not clean or quiet but definitely cost-effective and with lots of hammocks for chillin'!

Room Tip: The private rooms upstairs have two small, single beds, but a bunch look over the ocean!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aussersihl, Zurich, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

we hustled for some locations in montezuma and found this cute little hostel from the road. certainly looked the part, accomodating, clean (albeit no AC) and absolute stunning view on the ocean (oceanfront and private little beach with tidalpools). the room was a bit small but very clean. we had a room close to the road, which was very, very, very loud. as it seems - every single car and ATV of the surroundings is using this stretch of the dirtroad, which makes the location a loud one. the staff and crew was friendly and forthcoming, so our short stay was not due on their behalf, but rather to the unfortunate location of our room onto the road. there is a big kitchen, that could use an upgrade on the pans and plates. other than that, it was ok.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We arrived to Montezuma at noon and had no bookings so we found this place and booked two nights because we were amazed by the proximity to the beach (it is literally on the beach). Anyway after the first night we went away and the lady at the reception gave us the money back for the second pre-paid night. Advice - pay for each night separately on the next day until 11 a.m. - it is possible here and whats more, here, they even recommend it.
So why did we leave? Well, the room had an ocean view, but we could not really open the window (a small one) or the curtain because there was a terrace with a sofa and people were sitting there and charging their mobile phones and chatting almost all the time, even at night when they arrived form some bars so we could hear everything and had no privacy.
Anyway, in the morning we bought some breakfast in the shop nearby (10 minutes from there) and had a romantic breakfast right on the beach (they have tables and chairs there next to the hotel).
This is a place where the time stops. If you only need to sleep somewhere and spend the rest of your day out and have a tight budget, I recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Lucy in January 2011. Room was a bit small. Service and friendliness were about average. Location on the beach was good. All in all, for the price, it was okay for one last night before catching a boat taxi to Playa Herradura.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

1.) The beach is a pile of industrial, man-made gravel. The natural beach washed out so the gubmint of CR dumped a pile of gravel in its place. God awful "beach" now.

2.) No electrical sockets in the rooms. Yup. You have lights but you have no place to charge or run your notebook, laptop, phone, camera. They expect you to charge your stuff in the kitchen, meaning that you have to either sit there in the kitchen on your vacation watching your camera charge, or you have to leave your valuables unattended in a hostel of cash starved travelers. I regularly travel all through CR and have never seen this situation before.

3.) The staff. Xavier. Sullen, uncommunicative, seemed to be sleeping when I came in.

Room Tip: Cabinas Mar y Cielo. Yeah, on Saturday night the bar down the street was a little noisy but not pas...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Since our arrival the manager had been so sympathetic than the coffee machine (1 per person, no more!). Thank to the manager for my playing cards in the trash because they stayed on the table during the night. And so one.
The staff is really terrible and the rooms just ok but don't worth the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bavaria, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The rooms and the bathrooms are not really bad, but also not good. It s nothing speacial and not really clean. But the stuff really sucks. We checked out in time and waitet outside the rooms, cause our bus was 1hour later and it was raining. The woman who was working there expelled us from the hostel, also we asked her earlier, if we can do a local phone call, which we would have paid, of course, she said no, and didn´t helped us to find another possibillity to find a phone call at all. And the kitchen is really dirty and small.
I would not recommend this hostel at all-for no reason: no helpfull stuff, not clean, not comfy, not central, not cheap.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | Cóbano de Puntarenas, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 19 hotels in Montezuma
Also Known As:
Lucy Hotel Montezuma

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