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“Didn't want to leave!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostel Seven 7 Casa Del Gingi

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Hostel Seven 7 Casa Del Gingi
Santa Teresa St, 100 m' from 'Zula' restaurant and 50 m' from 'Super fresco', Santa Teresa 123456, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Spokane, Washington, United States
2 reviews
“Didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My friend and I came to Santa Teresa only planning on staying a couple of days. We liked this Hostel so much that we kept extending our stay. We were given the nickname "One more Night" because we kept adding another day to our trip. We stayed 12 days mainly because we felt safe and secure at Hostel 7. The staff was warm, welcoming and extremely helpful. If you wanted to go on a tour they would set it up for you. If you needed a good place to eat they were always there to recommend. Gingi (the owner) went out of his way to help you and get to know you, make sure there weren't ever any problems. I have never felt so content and relaxed on a vacation! My only complaint is I'm a light sleeper so I woke up to everything, people staying up late talking or getting up early to surf. I would recommend a private room if you sleep light.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights just, cool hostel, good kitchen, 2 big fridges for food and beer, pool table, hammocks, dorms, cheap privates and expensive privates, good bathrooms, outside shower to rinse off after surf, parking, close to shops and beach. Just a really good well rounded place to stay. But the staff member who lives in the dorm slams that door all day every day!! Should have said something but didn't!.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We came into Santa Teresa without having anything booked :( We stopped at Zula for lunch and asked if they knew of any budget places. The owner mentioned Hostel7 which was right around the corner from Zula restaurant. We got a double private for $35/night which was simple, clean and in an isolated corner of the main building. I loved that because it allowed our room to be nice and quiet. The kitchen has two fridges which REALLY makes a difference. The yard is huge and has tonnes of hammocks and allows the ability to camp. Hot water showers as well!! The best part of Hostel7 though... Gingi actually goes around meeting everyone, encouraging everyone to hang out together and to meet everyone else staying in the hostel! I actually met so many great people and we wished we could have stayed longer. Every night Gingi invited people together to visit and that was the only time I have seen that in a hostel owner ever!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

i have planned to stay in santa teresa 3 days after i got to this hostel i have stayed more than 2 week. u ask why? the staff is usefull and nice the boss is alyways friendly but the most important thing is the atmosphere,chill,energetic,surf and backpecker shak,the main thing is that everybody are having fun. the hostel is very clean, hugeee garden and more chill out zones than you can imagine. close to the beach and to the main attractions.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just a very organized and friendly hostel. Reasonable price, good kitchen, nice yard, and Gingi's a rad guy. It was pretty clean, had everything a traveler could want, and felt secure. Also organized cheaper-than-usual surf lessons for us. Only downside was that sometimes the AC and/or internet wouldn't work, but I think it's cuz so many people are using them and Santa Teresa's a pretty remote place in Costa Rica. Also, if Gingi's not there, and he isn't always, there's not really anybody there to help you. Otherwise, totally perfect.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I came to Casa Di Gingi planning only to stay 3 nights but ended up there for a week. Gingi the owner became a friend during my stay. He's a great guy, very informative, and helpful with anything you may need during your stay. He went out of his way to show me property for sale in the area.

I had a private room, it was very clean and comfortable. Everyone staying at the hostel forms as a group. It makes for a great travel experience, meeting new friends, and making new memories.

I will definitely be returning to Casa Di Gingi!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Amazing place , cool vibes and energetic atmosphere !!

The place is really clean and orgenize with a great location!!

The owner Gingi is really kind and have the will to help and take a good care for his clients.

If you are passing Santa Teresa I'm strongly recommend to stay here at Hostel seven 7 .

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Hostel Seven 7 Casa Del Gingi

Address: Santa Teresa St, 100 m' from 'Zula' restaurant and 50 m' from 'Super fresco', Santa Teresa 123456, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear visitors, Welcome to Santa Teresa Costa Rica – HOSTEL SEVEN7 Casa Del GingiHostel 7 also known as "Gingi house" (Casa Del Gingi) is situated about 100 meters from the beach and is located in the center of the jungle the "heart" of Santa Teresa.We have privacy Cabins, including air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water, refrigerator private double or single bed, and more.. We also have a beautiful large House with shared rooms and some private space too, which includes a giant kitchen that has everything you need to make your holiday special time. In addition there is a common living room with sitting areas with satellite TV with all channels, PlayStation and full of comfortable sofas that you can relax whenever you want. Outside the house there is a huge garden full of tropical natural fruit trees including mango, papaya, bananas, coconut and more. In our place we also got a basketball court which is the best in the area, and there is a magnificent Pool table too. All our guests can enjoy our free Wi-Fi connection.It is possible to sleep in tents or rental tents for those who did not want to carry much from the house (:There is also an excellent restaurant that includes fresh smoothies and Israeli tasty food with many options that you also can choose what will come to your imagination.There are sitting areas and hammocks scattered all over the place comfortable sofas and most importantly a warm atmosphere of laughter and lots of fun.In Hostel 7 you can also get information on activities in the hottest extreme adventure and also to get a discount for surfing lessons. And of course you can also get laundry service whenever you like to.Hope to see you, Hostel 7 team. ... more   less 
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