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Hostel Bekuo

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325 Meters Oeste Spoon Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Arklow, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hostel is in a good location. The area is nice and it is close to town. Staff are very helpful. There is a nice garden at the back. Best free pancake and pineapple breakfast ever!! Definitely recommend it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Even after pre-paying for my room, I checked out of Hostel Bekuo early to move to another hotel because my room was filthy dirty. I did not even ask for a refund as I only wanted to get out of there. The room is so dirty and smelled so badly that I went to a local supermarket to purchase Lysol... More 

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1 Thank GreatBen
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

When I initially read this review, I thought "Wow, what a diva!" I then thought, there is often quite a bit of truth to every overreaction. For this I thank you. We completely addressed all of the problems concerning the room in which you stayed. Your room should have had WiFi while you were here, and it most certainly does... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

How to describe the great times at Bekuo's and it's beautiful family... In my last two years of travelling never found a place with such a powerful vibe, nice people, good pankakes and great music. If you stop to St. José you can't miss it! Would like to take you with me everywhere! I'll be back!

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Thank ireneperescamps
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

We already miss you!!! I'm sure our paths will cross in the future. Keep on keepin' on, and continue to approach life through your cool and calm scope. :) All the Best, Brian More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

WOW. This is the first thing that comes to my mind! This hostel has it all; friendly and welcoming staff, great guests, pancakes, a killer outdoor space AND a bunny. My best friend and I were there for four days while we figured out our next move. We stayed in a private room (Azul) and loved our space! Large clean... More 

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Thank wink1143
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

So sorry that it took me a month to post a reply. Thank you so much for your positive review of the hostel, and the wonderful people who make it such a memorable setting. We are constantly making the effort to keep things new and fresh, so swing by next time your around San Jose. All the Best, Brian More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late evening at the hostel, and left early the next morning. Upon arrival, the lady at the desk seemed very distracted, dealing with three guests at the same time, leaving us feeling not very welcomed, and a little confused about whether we'd checked in, or not. We were hurriedly taken to our room for this lady to swiftly... More 

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Thank Steve L
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

As the owner, I always try to figure out the most appropriate manner in which to address these kinds of reviews. I am sorry if the staff was initially overwhelmed by the large volume of guests checking in at the same moment as you. We want to always make sure that our guests feel welcome, but receptionists sometimes get a... More 

The Netherlands
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Right, this was a very disappointing hostel! I had booked a bed in a FEMALE dorm for 2 nights. When I arrived I was welcomed by the lady behind the reception, I paid for the room and she walked with me to it. It was then at the dorm I realized it was a mixed dorm. So I figured it... More 

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becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

All I can do is apologize. With the nature of any business, sometimes mistakes are made. The problem here is how the staff initially handled it, and the appearance that Katherine (the manager) was in some way trying to sabotage my business. I have complete trust that Katherine is not intentionally creating problems at my hostel, when I am away,... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place! Feels like home, staff is great, pancakes are amazing, would totally recommend. Stayed there 2 times, will come back for sure. Place is clean, nice kitchen where you can cook, and helpful staff. I love you bekuo.

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Thank Gabriel M
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Awwwwwwww!!! Well Bekuo loves you, too! We thank you soooo much for the kind review, and we definitely we will be waiting for you when you pass through again. All the Best, Brian Hostel Bekuo More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The bathrooms were quirky and had plants in them. (In a good decorative way!) The ambience was nice. I didnt like the signs in the front though...a bit mean. I guess previous visitors wrote negative reviews about the floor?

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Thank Joanna R
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating the wonderful bathrooms, but I'm really not sure what you intend about the signs in front…oh wait, maybe that was when the volcano was erupting and there was ash outside, and people were tracking it in on their shoes. We were probably joking around with a play on words, like "ashole" or something. I just didn't... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Best Staff hands down! If you are staying in San Jose you want to stay here. They are welcoming and truly amazing and interesting people. Super helpful and friendly. Within minutes of my arrival I explained to them that I was confused about the money (colones) and I had no clue what each bill was worth or the exchange rate.... More 

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becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Woot Woot!!! Wow! I cannot thank you enough for writing such an amazing review of the hostel. It takes time and effort to create so many wonderful words…and to write them for somebody else, so again, thank you. All I can say is that we truly make a conscious effort to be and have all of the detailed characteristics that... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for two nights after just arriving in San Jose the first night we paid $28 for double room right at the back. Very basic room but fan and comfy bed. Second night that room was booked so we moved into a mixed dorm with 10 people ($12 each). Bed was pretty uncomfortable and awful nights... More 

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becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind and honest review :) Glad you had a good stay…at least for the first night ;) . Dorm rooms definitely aren't for everyone, I agree. I'll say this about San Jose, though, it's pretty cool, and we generally have guests inquire about extra blankets (which we have), rather than fans (which we have a limited... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hostel Bekuo

Address: 325 Meters Oeste Spoon Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $18 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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