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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible29%
  • Oct 22, 2018
    “Terrible hostel: no hot water and ear plugs!”
  • Nov 24, 2017
    “Loud but clean!”
Calle 13, Av. 8, San Jose 506 Costa Rica See on map
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Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Family Rooms
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

After a recommendation in the Lonely Planets we decided to head straight to Hostel Shakti from the airport around 10am. On the way there we noted that it was situated in a very dodgy part of town. Rang the bell and a lady who speaks...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews and kind of regretted coming here... But the staff is friendly (only Spanish!), and the rooms and bathrooms are super clean. Nice white sheets and a stirdy matress. The noise is unbelievable: it starts around 5 am. Bring earplugs and your...More

Thank Hildr V
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Hostel Shakti... this was so disappointing! This is a lovely building but the 'weekend woman' Carla was more concerned with accommodating her family/friends than looking after paying guests! She cooked and blended soup at midnight to eat, held loud conversations at 6:30am then was so...More

Thank Polly G
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I found the staff friendly, however the owner held my situation to ransom, I handed the money to them, about 15 min later I've realized I should have stayed a lot closer to the airport and told them I'd be happy to pay a penalty,...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice enough but there is a train that goes right past the hotel each day and it is so loud. It makes the floor shake! It seems to run from about 5am. I also found some of the staff to be a...More

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About
Description
Shakti Hostel located in the center of the capital city of Costa Rica, embodies what the name signfica (energy, strength, power) to create a healthy, comfortable and different, near the centers of More interest of this important city. It is the creative energy that provides the guest an environment that encourages their senses, and serves as a resting place and rest. Our visitors also can enjoy delicious healthy meal that provides our restaurant Shakti and has over 25 years of existence. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Family Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
$32 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostel Shakti Costa Rica/San Jose
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
$32 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hostel Shakti Costa Rica/San Jose
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Traveler (8)
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Dining (4)
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Room Tips
"5 bed dorm was comfortable and plenty of space."
AnnaG362
May 10, 2015
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"Pick another hostel"
FraukeV_13
Mar 19, 2015
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"The single or double rooms have private bathroom, are simply but clean and quiet. Good value for price."
W3047UYgiusepped
Jan 11, 2015
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