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Hostel Hakuna Matata

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  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved the location of this hostel, close to the bus terminal and close to the centre of town and Cahuita NP. Also the staff at this hostel is great, they were helpfull and nice. The dorm rooms were ok, there was a van inside but...More

Thank Nanda S
Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded December 7, 2016

Hello Nanda Thanks for the review! Unfortunately the mosquitoes in the Costa Rica are real vampires!!! Cinzia

Reviewed December 3, 2016

We had a private room and that was nice. It was not very comfortable and it had an extra bunk bed in it with signs saying that if the bed looked messed with they would charge us the fee for another person sleeping in there....More

Thank ShawnaM135
Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded December 7, 2016

Dear guest, we are sorry you hadn't a perfect experience. We are puzzled about your feeling about the staff: we didn't mean to be rude or not to aknowledge your presence. On the contrary, we value interaction a lot. You are welcome to Cahuita again...More

Reviewed September 25, 2016

Although they make a fair effort in keeping a nice garden and pool and the rooms are reasonably okay, the state of the kitchen is repulsive. The was only one filthy dishrag, which stunk incredibly and made everything wiped with it smell awfully too. This...More

Thank MarcusEh
Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded September 27, 2016

Hello Marcus The kitchen is cleaned 3 times a day and unfortunately we can not throw the foods stored in the refrigerator as long as we are not sure that the guest is gone. Unfortunately many guests are really rude and not only do not...More

Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my 11-years old son 3 nights in Hakuna Matata Hostel in July 2016. It is a very chill place. The location next to the busstation is great if you travel with public transport like we did. The garden with a small nice...More

Thank Marion B
Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded September 27, 2016

Hello Marion Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you had a good time in our facilities. We are a small family hostel and we try to do our best to ensure visitors a great experience. You are welcome back anytime. Cinzia

Reviewed August 14, 2016

Two night stay in Hakuna Matata. The hostel is right next to the bus stop so easy to find even at night (just head up the road) and a quick walk in the morning for the early day buses to San Jose (8am). We stayed...More

Thank Jamie F
Response from cinzia b, Proprietario at Hostel Hakuna MatataResponded August 15, 2016

Hello Jamie! Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you had a good time in our facilities. We are a small family hostel and we try to do our best to ensure visitors a great experience. You are welcome back anytime. Cinzia

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"Great access to beautiful national park and idyllic beaches."
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"Choose other accommodations."
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"AC if available, it was hot in July."
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"The first or second room of the dorms or the number 4 or 5 for a private"
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