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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1 Costa Rica
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#6 of 81 Specialty lodging in Santa Teresa
Don Jon*s has a variety of accomodations, great restaurante, and is conviniently located. Dorm rooms for backpackers, modern apartments with AC for groups, and rustic cabins with private rooms all made from teak wood and very one of a kind. A restaurante serving the freshest fish tacos, burritos, sandwiches and salads all ways, always. Only 100 meters walk to Santa Teresa beach with consistent surf year round and in the center of the village near markets, reataurantes, and soccer plaza. A family run establishment where the service is personalized and with gusto. See you soon! Pura Vida!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Secured parking
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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English, Spanish


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69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Charlotte Louise Holmes wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom117 contributions11 helpful votes
Dons lodge was the rustic, chilled, nature immersive escape we needed for two days near the beach. Basic but wonderful. Clean lodging, quiet accommodation with the no alarms needed as the sweet calls of birds wake you gently. Staff were OK - messed up a taxi booking the day we were leaving, luckily we asked about it the night before or it would’ve left a sour taste in our mouth if we’d had to have waited for a taxi at 6am that wasn’t coming!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
robin512 wrote a review Jun 2019
Austin, Texas8 contributions3 helpful votes
Wait, what year is it, 1970? I stepped out of the van and entered my past without even smoking anything. My daughter had only been here once for a week and everyone greeted her like family. It’s located right on the main road but as soon as you enter you’re in a little oasis of pathways with hammocks, tropical plants and local fruit trees. There are hostel rooms in the front and tree houses in the back. We stayed 3 nites in the tree house which was fun with fans and then upgraded to a little apt with ac, a kitchen and 2 bedrooms. There’s a communal kitchen that is so pleasant to use. The rooms are very clean and the staff is so pleasant and accommodating. Also there is a yoga spot way up high among the trees where they offer free classes or you can use on your own. The instructor is well trained in various schools of yoga and is very attentive to your individual needs. I’m 66 and was a bit worried that everyone would say “ oh no my mom’ and/or abuela is here” , but haven’t gotten that feeling at all. The best part is that i took a surf lesson from one of their instructors and got up the first time!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Coed hostel is cheapest with ac, then treehouse with fans outdoor balconies, 2 , 2 bedroom apts...
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dave b wrote a review Apr 2019
noneya2 contributions9 helpful votes
Over the last twelve or thirteen years I've probably visited Don Jons more than anyone else on the planet. I brought my daughter first when she was 9 and damn, somehow she's now 23. 20 or so stays at Jons through the years is no exaggeration. Everyone associated with Don Jons have truly become family and that absolutely includes the travelers from around the globe that return year after year attracted to the same magic that keeps us buying those southbound plane tickets as well. The accommodations, the vibe, the staff, the surf, the travelers. I love this place. Pura Vida
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
lindakaja wrote a review Dec 2018
70 contributions4 helpful votes
we booked a three bed room and got a beautiful room in a big wooden house. we had to walk through the huge garden full of trees and plants, it‘s a nice place! for our 3 nights we enjoyed our big beds and our own bathroom. also we enjoyed the hammock on our small patio and our own private fridge. it would have been great if there was soap in the toilet. I was a bit disappointed by the common kitchen. the equipment was not enough and there is no common fridge to cool your food.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sprkr wrote a review Dec 2018
16 contributions3 helpful votes
I cant get this place out of my head. The atmosphere, the people, the community. Don Jon's is one of a kind. Surfers of all types (beginners, pro's etc.) hit the waves together and chill in the hammocks afterwards. Animals run abundantly. Monkeys laugh in the trees. You feel completely at home; everyone feels like family. The dorm room is big enough to have your own space and the air conditioner makes sleeping comfortable. The washrooms can be a bit stinky and the shower doesn't have hot water, but this doesn't matter at all. Don Jon's is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at, and I would go back again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
$48 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
don jon`s hostel and restaurante hotel santa teresa
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasSanta Teresa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante
Which popular attractions are close to Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Nearby attractions include Tica Surf Bikinis (0.04 miles), Denga (0.3 miles), and Design By Sig (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Conveniently located restaurants include Earth Cafe, Pronto Italian Street Food, and Eat Street.
Is Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Teresa.
Are pets allowed at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.