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Paris, France
Reviewed March 9, 2013

very nice hotel, nice roof with bar ,restaurant ,pool, tv, computers hammocks, very very clean rooms little bit tiny but very nice.the food is good and the people friendly, hot shower no ac no fan but you don t need there it 's quite cold! very nice place !! the place you must be when you have a small budget...

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Berlin
Reviewed March 6, 2013

we only booked it because of their "airport shuttle service"- only to find out afterwards that a normal cab would have been cheaper... on top the hostel cheated on the agreed price as once arrived at their place they wanted $10 more than agreed because it was after 8pm- which they knew all along... the room was a dump, without...

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Belgrade
Reviewed February 25, 2013

In january, I spend few days in Pangea. Staff are so unfriendly, and so rude...First, few of us came 5 hours after our friends, who checked us in and taked room keys for us. When we arrived to hostel, as we were alredy checked in, we tried to go to rooms, when some guy started to yell at as. We...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Travelling south and central america with 2 mates we arrived at hostel pangea to be greeted by an arrogant, rude reception staff. For the 4 nights we were there the staff continued to be rude and unfriendly in every way. The entire hostel is covered in signs saying how friendly and polite and apparently "good looking" the staff are, yet...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We found this hostel in Lonely Planet (as their ´best pick´) and booked 3 nights. The idea of a swimming pool and cheap room rates seemed appealing at first, however we found the entire experience less so. For starters we weren´t allowed in our room until 2pm precisely even though we showed up at 1.30pm and our designated room was...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The hostel is clean and has a nice pool and bararea. It is very far from the city center but close to some busstations. The music in the bar is very loud and it doen´t stop before midnight. Many rooms are close to the bar and so it is more for having a party than relaxing. Prices for drinks and...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The whole idea of travelling round and staying in hostels is quite new to me still, so I can't really compare this to other hostels as I haven't really stayed in any! However, the one word I would associate with Pangea is 'Prison'. We didn't really have any problems with the staff as some people have mentioned. However, the layout...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Looks like a fortress/nightclub and the experience continues at the overly high reception staffed with guys who act like bouncers. Not a lot of help with your room, which is hard to find in the maze-like halls, or with the electronic safe. Staff seemed annoyed to help, but were available 24h. Good lounge space. Staff are very intent on getting...

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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

For budget travellers this is not a good option. Having been used to paying 5$ a night for the last three months, to me 14$ for a very standard dorm bed is expensive ! Plus, there's a 'no outside food or drinks'-policy, so you can't even save money that way.. The reception staff is really friendly, but the bar staff...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Upon arriving at the hostel, I waited in line to speak with the staff person. He proceeded to ignore me, calling up two large groups of girls to cut in front of me. I waited ~10 minutes before he acknowledged me. I understand that I'm not as exciting because I'm a male, but this was very frustrating. Once in my...

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Amenities

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  • 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
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation

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: $16 - $43 (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 Costa Rica/San Jose
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“The place is a DUMP!!!”
, Mar 3, 2017 | Read review
“ask for an upper floor room as the bottom ones are too musty”
only_bambini45, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
“Use very dark glasses to find a good room here!”
J7994YMmartinh, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
“The front door looks like another thing, so you could pass it without notice. Check on the number.”
dahijo, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“Room 44 had bed bugs.”
AGCOtt8, Mar 26, 2016 | Read review
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