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“Best View for Cheapest Rate” 5 of 5 stars
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| Cóbano de Puntarenas, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
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“Best View for Cheapest Rate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stay just outside the town of montezuma in this gorgeous, clean, well equipped hotel situated right on the ocean. The sound of the waves will wake you in the morning and rock you to sleep at night, and the women running the place are very friendly and organized. The hotel offers dorm style arrangements and private rooms, I believe all bathrooms are shared. There is a large covered kitchen with all the necessary equipment needed to cook a quick meal, and free coffee in the morning!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

First of all, the view from this hostel is absolutely amazing. However, the hostel itself is not without faults; the kitchen had one really bad knife, was full of ants and plastered with rules and warnings. The room was alright until a mouse ran over my bed and had eaten bits of the Oreos and cashewnuts we had in our bag. The wifi wasnt working for me upstairs and one night I asked the guy working there (and possibly also lives there) a question, he actually just looked at me and shut the door in my face. That being said, they have a bbq out in the back and the sound of the waves is amazing..

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The staff is incredibly unpleasant and the rooms haven't been cleaned for ages, dust flew from the fan when we first put it on. And on the second night it was raining and the roof leaked and soaked one of our beds, and we were met by a rude attitude from the guy working there. The only good thing I got to say about this hostel is that its a nice ocean view. But if you want a dry and clean place to sleep and a nice staff I would recommend you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Lucy for two nights. The hostel itself is located few minutes of walk from the village of Montezuma.

It sits right on a rocky beach, which is nice for walking or watching the sea, but probably not very safe for swiming as the waves rode high slsmming against the rocks.

The staff was friendly - especially the ladies who were very smiley and communicative. On the other hand, the young man was sullen and not very friendly and I felt that my presence is almost annoying him.

The place itself looks little run down, but in a charming way... The rooms were clean, but little maintenance and upgrades in the bathrooms could go a long way. Major downside was the absence of electric sockets in the rooms. With several rooms and travellers one could almost draw up a schedule for one of the few sockets available to charge all the phones, cameras and other gizmos.

The hostel also has a WiFi access, fully equipped kitchen and a charming little garden with hammocks by the sea. Definitely recommended for the no frills no nonsense travellers.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Lucy's. It is cheap (I paid 10$ a night for a dorm bed), relatively clean, close to the beach and waterfalls, it wasn't loud or close to any clubs or loud places, had a kitchen and family atmosphere.
Great choice for the price, would totally recommend.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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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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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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Address: | Cóbano de Puntarenas, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Lucy Hotel Montezuma

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