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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Booked a couple nights here as a place to go on the start of a 5 month Central America trip. I knew nothing about backpacking or hostels, so this was my first step into that world. The hostel feels big and very impersonal. The staff is always tucked away behind desks in dark rooms. This place might be a good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The staff are not very accommodating or friendly, and all the 'included extras' you pay for are not as expected considering how much you pay for a room. Disappointed as we had heard good reviews. Felt uncomfortable and awkward around staff, and it is quite loud at night. The one good thing is you do feel quite safe in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Pangea is a true backpacking place and the hostel has an according standard: small rooms, common bathrooms and public areas. Nevertheless, it is pretty clean and the common areas are big and well equipped (with computers, bar, swimming pool, lockers). The food is really good. We enjoyed the airport pickup and neat check in service. It is located very centrally... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Not sure why this hostel claims to be a party hostel since it is not. There was no party whatsoever, but there was a lot of social interaction and activity on the rooftop bar/restaurant area plus nice loud music playing at all times of the day. The view is also really nice from the top and the hammocks are a... More 

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Brampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

It's has the best view from the roof and a nice bar. Close to main streets. Cons: no kitchen, the staff wasn't outgoing, on a sketchy block. I stayed in a 8 person dorm. Everyone was nice. It had just enough room to fit everyone bags. It's easy to meet others. I found it nice and quiet at night too.

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Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

What really ruined my stay was the staff and the hostel policies. First off, Pangea is the only place that I have found in Costa Rica where the exchange rate is 550 colones to $1 instead of the usual 500 to $1, which really stunk because I was paying in colones. My friends and I were treated very rudely and... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a double room and used the shared shower facilities. The room was just big enough to fit the double bed and our bags in and open the door; they are also painted a dark green, which made it feel even smaller. In general it was clean, there was general wear to the walls and doors. The bedding was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It is a decent hostel, nothing really to complain about, but then nothing really special either. The hostel is really centrally located in San Jose. We organised the hostel shuttle to pick us up from the airport, so it was very straight forward arriving. The hostel is very secure, and you will feel instantly at ease when you walk in.... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Hostel Pangea on our first night in San Jose, and on our return the following week made sure to find somewhere else to stay! We paid a lot of money for a single room - out of our budget because we were looking for an exciting first night in the city - and were... More 

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Central location, helpful staff, lovely pool space and great showers. Tasteful deco with quirky design. Perfect for San Jose short stay. Swimming pool open 24/7 so great for a late night dip! towel rental very useful too

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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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