My friends and I stayed here last week. The staff member who checked us in was extremely rude. When we asked for blankets and sheets (which our rooms did not have) he argued and implied that we were trying to sneak people into the hostel. When we asked to speak to a manager, he repeatedly lied about her whereabouts. Wi-fi did not work in our room, and we could not get the showers to stay consistently warm. Also, our pillows were flat and the bed was extremely stiff and creaky. When we politely expressed our concerns to the manager, she was rude as well. She said that we obviously did not know how to use the showers. (Yes, we understand Costa Rican showers work differently and followed the instructions posted in the bathroom!) She said that Wi-Fi is only guaranteed in certain public areas (despite the ad stating that rooms have Wi-Fi). She also said that the pillows and mattresses were new, so they could not possibly be uncomfortable. Overall, this was the least comfortable (and most expensive) hostel we stayed in in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The #1 budget hostel and meeting spot for travelers in San Jose, Costa Rica and Lonely Planet readers' favorite since 2001. We have excellent reviews from guide books and on internet. Come and meet people from all around the world in our little slice of paradise, swap stories ! Catch the sun in our tropical garden, swim in the pool and don`t miss the happy hour at the "BAR-PACKERS" at 5pm!ALL FREE - internet (7 computers), wifi, coffee & tea; kitchen facilities (save money cook for yourself), parking, storage.TOP FACILITIES - Biggest pool & garden in San Jose, sunbathing, cable tv, international phone calls, hot showers, laundry service, tour desk, 24-hr security. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Rica Backpackers Hotel San Jose
- Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose