Overall the Hostel wasn't bad for the cost.
Pool: It had a really nice pool, unfortunately when we were there the pool was not in use since it needed cleaning and there were particles floating around the top layer.
Food: Absolutely amazing food and very very cheap.
People: The people that worked there were very nice and we even ended up going to the Casino with some of the guys one night. The people we met there was what made the trip memorable. We made friends from Phili, Hawaii, Canada, a pilot from Texas and various others from all over the world. We got very lucky with the friends we made and still continue to keep in touch with them.
Area: Watch out!! San Jose in general is not a very safe place. When I first saw the hostel I didn't even recognize it from the pictures of the website. The front door has a 2 storey metal gate with barbed wire on the top. In fact the entire street and most of San Jose that I saw was like a prison. Once you knock on the front door there is a guy that peeps through a small hole where you have to show your entrance papers or wrist band to get in. Once inside it is a very beautiful place. The bar even has a very nice view of the city. Also watch out for the pick-pocketers, prostitutes (who are actually transexuals - men dressed like women who you can't even distinguish except for their big hands and adams apple!! yikes!)
Otherwise, if you need to stay in San Jose I would definitely recommend this hostel, just be careful with the area and don't be fooled by the beggers.
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Pangea Hotel San Jose
- Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose