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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The plusses: great mattress, nice front desk staff. But those can't outweigh the minuses. The room was heavily perfumed, which always makes me feel sick, but eben got to my husband. There wasn't much airflow in the room - at night, it was cool enough, but don't expect to nap during the day - there isn't even a fan! The... More 

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Thank astrokate
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying in a dorm room and the reason I came here was because I really wanted to meet some co travellers. Unfortunately it was really quiet in the hostel (only one in the dorm) and it seems a bit like their glory days are gone. The rooftop bar/ restaurant and pool should be their main draws, but the pool was... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

honestly from the outside this place looks like some sort of prison, but this is I guess to keep the place safe. The hostel staff were actually very friendly, told us where to get bus tickets etc. however the rooms were pretty bad , no lockers, or enough plugs for anyone. Soooo loud felt like I was in the same... More 

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Thank Alice P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rude and unhelpful staff *apart from the night manager and female receptionist, smelly rooms, really dark bathrooms, appalling showers.Charged $5 to hang around for the day whilst waiting for an evening flight - even though 3 of my friends were still staying another night. Appears to be located in San Jose's red light district

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Thank Lora K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pangea is the place your mum pictures when you tell her you're hostelling. Dark, dingy, industrial, dirty, and just rather crap. Don't be fooled by the pictures of the colourful street art. That's in the entrance, presumably so they can promote themselves with photos of it, and from there on it's basically a prison. Decor is what you might call... More 

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Thank Simon B
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely dire! A rather unpleasant front of house greeting from the much mentioned bruiser! Interior design is modelled on a multi layer prison with metal gantries and rooms that are literally like "cells"? The most Costalot in Costa Rica.Noise carries through the entire place. Bypass it in the same way the Staff have had their customer care skills bypassed!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch your credit cards and belongings these folks are about as slick as a whorehouse as they come. Made reservations, showed up they denied having the reservation and then they charged my CC for the night. In addition they are rude, and the hotel itself is a dump,

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Thank Daniel H S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ended up staying at Pangea one night in July, and then one night in August and both were quite pleasant experiences. The rooms are nice and spacious, we weren't crammed in like sardines. The rooms also have fans which work very well and keep the room cool, although they may be a bit loud for some, I like the... More 

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Thank Lucas W
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff wasn't the best. They don't go the extra mile whatsoever but that wasn't a huge deal. The bar was a nice place to chill with other backpackers. The pool was a perk too! The rooms are average, about what you'd expect for a hostel. Good common areas for backpackers to meet and hang out.

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Thank Shayna M
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being picked up at the airport we enjoyed a warm welcoming at Hostel Pangea. We like the concept with the pool, bar, terrace,.. But the drinks and food were overpriced being a youth/budget hostel. We went out to see San José which wasn't a great city to visit. Anyway the dorms were okay and good to stay a night... More 

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Thank Emmanuel C
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hostel Pangea

Address: Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $15 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hostel Pangea Hotel San Jose
Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose
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