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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

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150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best hostel ever! So clean, so friendly, made you feel right at home. Dorms are lovely and they are air conned (v.rare in Santa Teresa). Tree house private rooms are stunning. 2mins away from beach. Beautiful! Morning yoga classes in treehouse! Incredible.

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Thank Carly04
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Don Jon's for a week in April. I didn't quite know what to expect because it was my first time traveling out of America, but I was blown away by the hospitality and comfort I had experienced. The moment we arrived, we were meeting a few friends, Jon showed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if I have enough space to tell you how truly wonderful Don Jon ,his staff and this place really is. My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding and we planned it here. I'd never been before but I knew it was going to be special. Jon put us up in the apartments which was... More 

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Thank Deana P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a woman traveling alone it was my favorite place I stayed. Great social vibe, great food, great location. Don jon and everyone that works here are amazing. I took surf lessons for 5 days and progressed alot and had so much fun

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Thank Taylor A
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don Jons is such an amazing place! I showed up there originally near the end of my travels planning to just stop through Santa Teresa for a night or two and ended up skipping my flight home and staying for almost 3 weeks! the hostel brings people together forming amazing communities that really feel like family! Great for solo travelers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is AMAZING - after months of travelling this is easily my favourite place I've stayed, it's not like a regular hostel it's like a real friendly atmosphere, everyone is hanging out all together, you're always more than welcome to join group dinners to the soda next door or cooking in the outdoor kitchen, and everyone is always welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there 5 nights and we absolutely loved it. The staf is so nice and helpful. They really treated us like family. It's a 3min walk to the beach (amazing beach) and they have some dogs and cats who welcome you. We took yoga classes and loved it (for just 5usd!!) the rooms are nice - the only bad... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This hostel has the worst vibes of any hostel I have ever been to. The owner is a total misogynist, ask him about surf conditions and he will basically tell you to "go suntan with the other girls." and when someone basically sexually assaults you in your dorm room. he will do almost nothing. this place is the worst place... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I recently stayed at Don Jon’s for a good friend’s wedding. I had never been to Costa Rica – the furthest South I had traveled was Mexico and that was either on a cruise or in a timeshare. Needless to say I didn’t know quite what to expect. I can tell you that from the moment we walked through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Great place to meet other travelers! It's close to the beach. There aren't personal safes for things but you can leave small valuables at the desk. Can be noisy at night. Lots of hammocks to hang out and relax in.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

Address: 150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $25 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Don Jon`s Hostel And Restaurante Hotel Santa Teresa
Don Jon's Lodge And Restaurante Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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