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San Juan International Hostel

1452 Calle America, San Juan 00909, Puerto Rico
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Gunnison, Colorado
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a brief mishap we settled into our private room quite nicely. The room was as expected, but the air conditioner did not work which was a bummer. The hostel has some neat decor, and the community spaces are comfortable. You're sure to meet people from around the world! Francisco the owner and manager works hard and does a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was my second time at the SJI hostel and the experience could not have been better. The owner is incredibly nice and the facilities are great. Comfortable rooms, nice common areas, beautiful balcony and good location. Will be going back to it!

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Francisco is a really friendly person. Both check-in and check-out was really quick smooth. Standard rooms have air conditioning. Rooms have enough power sockets for everyone. Wi-Fi was good. Nice location, a lot of walkable places are in the vicinity of the hostel.

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Little Torch Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I had a wonderful experience staying in this hostel. The owner was very kind. The hostel is charming. I felt comfortable staying here. It is pretty close to Old San Juan and the Condado beaches. I recommend this hostel to all of my friends.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Unfortunately the first thing you find about this hostel is how unnec rude the owner is, we also arrived b/f check in time, and would have happily paid a fee to store our bags for the two hours, but instead felt unnervingly unwelcome. Other than that it was a very good experience, close to many things and the owner is... More 

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Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I booked 2 nights from 14-16 Aug. and even thought of extending to 22nd Aug. But I stayed only one night and the next day, I packed and left for Posada San Francisco in Old San Juan area. Why??? When I arrived at 9.30 am. the 'owner' - Francisco Rivera rudely told me that check in time is at 3pm.... More 

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sjihostel, Owner at San Juan International Hostel, responded to this review

Despite our 3pm check in policy (in all our descriptions/narratives + email we send to all guests + a letter we send to this guest) he was trying to get into the hostel since 8:30am. We even took his bags before 10:30 am (the stablished time for us to get bags); no check in, but seem as if it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed here the night we flew into San Juan, as we just needed a place to sleep and rest up before heading to another spot on the island the following day. The building is nice, and our room was perfect. If you're looking for somewhere centrally located to other hotspots, this may not be the best option. However, it... More 

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stayed in the 5 person dorm which was decently spacious. The bathroom attached to it could definitely have been cleaned a bit better. During the day it is an easy walk to the beach and to the bus line, so getting to the more touristy ares of the city are easy. At night, however, you would most definitely want... More 

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Thank Emily B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am glad I stayed here! I heard horror stories about other hostels on the island from guests that I met here. People didn't feel safe, they had bugs, etc. I didn't experience any of the things people were telling me about from other places. I stayed here for 10 days and never once did I see a bug besides... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Praise: We paid a little extra for the ocean view and it was very well worth it. You could open the sliding door and listen to the waves crash. It was great. There was a large dresser with plenty of room to store your clothes and the sheets were very nice and soft. The pillows were nice, too. They gave... More 

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