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Reviewed July 12, 2009

When I arrived, I was checked in efficiently, but given the key to the wrong room, so it did not work. When I went to change the key, the staff acted as though I did not know which room was mine. My room was very small and mildewy, but the window opened the street which helped. There was a huge...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed September 15, 2008

I arrived late at night around midnight and after going through a song and dance with the cabbies about where it was good to stay, not a bad area, not full for the night, etc. , the cabbie finally takes me to where i thought was a good choice as advertised in the guide book. When i arrived i saw...

Thank sneekymongoose
san jose
Reviewed August 13, 2007

I would recommend staying at tranquilo backpackers if you want to be treated like the scum on the bottom of your shoe. the people working behind the front desk are some of the rudest and unhelpful people i have met in the longest time. we booked a double room with 2 separate beds upon the night of our arrival which...

2Thank froggsammy
seattle, wa
Reviewed September 26, 2006

when we arrived in san jose like so many do - fresh off a bus from somewhere else in costa rica - we decided to give tranquilo a try since we had seen so many of their flyers peppered throughout the country. this was our mistake. the hostel is in barrio amon, which is a relatively safe and nice neighborhood...

3Thank nopuravida
Seattle, WA
Reviewed September 23, 2006

We decided to try this hostel out after a bad experience with Hostel Pangea, another curiously highly recommended hostel in San Jose. The room was the ugliest and loudest one we have ever stayed in. The sheets were dirty, the place was noisy, and the free pancake breakfast that was advertised was wholly disappointing. It was a griddle pan out...

1Thank dayborium
New York, USA
Reviewed March 14, 2006

We made reservations for the hostel with a private double room. Followed up with a phone call two days before we came. When we arrived, they had our reservation, but gave it away. They offered a room down the street - but still charged us for the private double room. It was 11pm at night, we felt trapped - so...

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Additional Information about Tranquilo Backpackers

Address: San Jose Downtown. 7th Street,, between 9th and 11th Avenue | yellow house to the right, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Backpackers Costa Rica/San Jose
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I've only stayed in dorm rooms, but there are many so it's possible to get one with just 1 or 2 other people.”
Lisita86, Jan 3, 2014 | Read review
“Don't book the dorms! Take a private room!”
EvaP367, Feb 5, 2013 | Read review
“Anything not facing the back yard.”
Monolov, Feb 4, 2012 | Read review
“our private room for 2 people was a basic room with bunk bed. no other furniture besides a small bedside cabinet. fine for a stop over.”
  • our private room
yvonnem491, Dec 6, 2011 | Read review
“.....try to find something else!”
perser, Jun 1, 2011 | Read review
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