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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're between the ages of 18-25, you love to get wasted, and enjoy the thought of sleeping in a hammock in a room full of strangers, this is the place for you. Very eclectic, with lots of cool art in the form of mosaics covering just about every surface in the place. Decent food and cheap drinks ($1 tequila... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the strangest hostel I've been in, paid the $7 hammock for 3 nights but only ended up staying for 2. surprisingly I had 2 fantastic nights sleeps in the hammocks as they are large enough to roll onto your side without falling out of them. A bit out of town which is annoying and you shouldn't walk back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rude and unfriendly staff, extremely unhelpful regarding anything we asked. Dirty sheets, toilets and showers. Rusting copper floors in the dorms. Essentially a large warehouse with no proper indoor area. Very disappointing experience, will not be returning or recommending to others.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming at first, front desk ladies were very sweet and professional, bar and food were also good. Very hard to upgrade to a room with A/C. Dirty place, they do not clean your room and the bathrooms were always a mess, sketchy people working there saw about two fights over cocaine from the staff. Won't be returning although I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved it!!! The art! The food! The vibe !! A must see! Don't miss it! A hippie haven ! A surfers hang out! Mostly young folks! We are 2 old hippies. We got such a kick out of this place! It's an experience !! It is great for young folks on a budget because they offer so many options!

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Although Rocking J's offers cheap accommodation (hammock $7), I don't think it's worth going here since it is extremely dirty, with dead bugs lying around as well as a lot of garbage. Also, the staff is very rude and doesn't really explain anything, except for the lady that was at the reception at check-out (13 July). The showers are cold... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting time here. The place is crammed with people, so fun if you want to meet new friends! Music is always blaring, people are always drinking, but it's a fun atmosphere to be around. Our room was a private queen, and it was probably one of the worst rooms I've ever stayed in. Baby spiders were all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Rocking Js was great for a maximum of two nights, three days for me, anything more probably may have been too much. The cleanliness and style of the double bed room impressed me (lots of space, cool raised beds, large mirrors). Room gets a bit hot at night though. Drink specials and mingling atmosphere get a thumbs up. Really loved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is huge! The decoration is very unique mosaic tile and the grounds are pretty awesome. The social areas are well stocked with a pool table and beer pong and there is decent food and drink available. You can rent bikes and surfboards fairly cheaply and it's close enough to town to walk. The beach out back is pretty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The facilities at Rockin' J's were SO cool - the artwork and set up is awesome, it felt like a little hippie compound. We stayed in the hammocks which were very comfortable (especially for $7 a night). The reason I give this hostel 3 stars is for a few reason: Each morning, the water was shut off (I know they... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rocking J's

Address: Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $17 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
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Rocking j`s Hotel Puerto Viejo
Rocking J's Costa Rica/Limon
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