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Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Gaudy's twice during July/August 2016 as part of a group of 15. The hostel is based is a quiet area of the city, about 20 minutes walk from the centre, although there are a number supermarkets, bakeries, banks, etc located within a few minutes stroll. Luckily I had a room to myself, with bathroom... other shared in... More 

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Austrian Alps, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got the tip from a friend, so I booked in and was surely surprised what I got for the money. The hostel is clean, staff very friendly and helpful, secure and central placed. They have private as well as dorm rooms what includes breakfast in the morning. The kitchen is well sorted, the living room big with TV and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, friendly, cozy place! Fernando, the receptionist is very helpful with all questions and tour/transportation bookings. Was there during low season so hostel was pretty quiet. Breakfast and coffee/tea included. Good for a night's stopover! Would recommend.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice quiet hostel in a convenient location with all I needed nearby, food, shops and a great park to walk in. The staff here are great with good recommendations and happy to help out. I certainly tested out their patience by my number of questions, losing things and needing them to help with translations and they have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaudy's is an amazing hostel which offered us comfortable accommodation for 11 people as well as help planning accommodation for the rest of our trip round costa rica. The staff are helpful and lovely, even giving us all a key ring for being good customers after we returned a number of times. The facilities are great and the hostel felt... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little hostel! Staff was awesome, the room that accommodated our family w/ private bath was functional and clean. There are lots of common areas and a place to cook of course, along with a simple breakfast. If we return to San Jose for a few days or a week to explore the area in depth it... More 

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Thank Dave N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Came here on a backpacking expedition and loved it to pieces. It was my first impression of Costa Rica and it certainly lived up to what I'd heard about the "pura vida" lifestyle. Everyone was so friendly and so helpful over here, I couldn't have asked for anything more. One of the staff, Andres found our group a hostel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed in the hostel for a couple of nights, each morning we woke up to a very good breakfast. The level of english spoken was very high and my group was very fortunate for this. The owner (andres) was extremely helpful when we turned to him for help. We very much enjoyed our stay Bury Grammar School world challenge... More 

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Thank Ben C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Gaudy's Backpackers hosted me 4 times. I have stayed in both - dorms and private rooms and I'm super satisfied with all of my visits. Rooms, beds and bathrooms are clean, kitchen- always tidied up and comfortable to use. AND STAFF IS JUST AMAZING!!! They are absolutelly customer focused, helps with all the questions - from nearest ATM or shops... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

On my first time staying here last year as a solo trip in Nov 2015, I was told this would be a good place to stay by my dentist as it is nearby, I thought it was okay (2*) ... I wasn't supplied with a pillow case and the small room and bed I had was infested with bugs (single... More 

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Andres G, Manager at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Here we go agan! You are just making all this up just because we couldnt change yuor booking...you came to the front desk 3 hours after check out to try to change the reservation you hade for that day, we told you the reservation software doesnt allow us to do that and you got completely upset and this is he... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in a safe neighborhood of San Jsoe, a few steps of: 3 different banks, supermarkets open untill midnight, main street in san jose, all fast food restaurants (KFC, taco bell, wendys, subway...)2 minutes taxi ride from coca cola bus station (buses to pacif zone), ticabus (buses to all central america), sabana park (largest park in san jose)As you can see, you will all what you need close by.We also offer: free breakfast, internet, wifi, parking,kitchen, dvds to watch, cooffe and tea all day ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

Address: Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $13 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
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