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    Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

    Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed June 13, 2016

    I am recommending this place 100 % ...The place is safe, comfortable and CLEAN .....The lady that cleans the rooms is very cool, and her husband works there too. The place feels like home ..The food is great and the security level is high..! ..I...More

    Thank elbert s
    Reviewed June 11, 2016

    I travel into town very often, and have always chosen to stay at Gaudy's. I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know the staff, and the kindess they have extended to me I will always be greatful for. Very clean, and quiet in...More

    Thank kirkhamalyssa
    Reviewed June 8, 2016

    At Gaudy's you truly feel at home. The place is spacious, well ventilated, comfortable and the staff makes the most they can to help you feel comfortable and to ensure that your stay at CR is going to be a memorable one. Certainly it was...More

    Thank Andre V
    Reviewed June 7, 2016

    I got stranded in San Jose due to a volcanic eruption and the cab driver took us to Gaudy's. The place is amazing. The rooms were comfy and clean. The facilities were nice. There were all the amenities of a regular house. The free breakfast...More

    Thank Borislav G
    Reviewed May 19, 2016

    Gaudy's Hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica is a clean and beautifully structured decorated building, with vaulted ceilings letting in natural light and as well as a direst line to the sky upstairs. They have a pancake breakfast with fruit and you can use the...More

    Thank John S
    Response from Andres G, Gerente at Gaudy's Backpacker HostelResponded May 21, 2016

    Ohhh my good friend John, you know that we saw this comming.....Anyway, we really used to enjoy your company but when you started acting like none of the staff members, (except Deivid) exist, just waking up and walking next to them without using the simple...More

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    • Number of rooms
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    HappyVacationer710
    May 31, 2016|
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    Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
    As far as shuttle to airport, none specifically for Gaudy's. There is taxi service but you can take the bus much cheaper both ways.
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    "The dorm room at the back of the building is further from the door and quieter."
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    "Balcon room is very noisy at night with the traffic light!"
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    "Private rooms have en suites"
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    "Rooms in the back my be quieter, but not sure how the wifi will be."
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