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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the treehouse for 3 days of our Costa Rica holiday, simply the best place to stay in Santa Teresa, staff are so lovely, and have even got up early to do our breakfast this morning before our early shuttle out, I cannot recommend this lovely lodge highly enough, big thanks to the lovely Gladys! Xx

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

I stayed at three other hostels in Malpais - this was certainly my favorite. The dorms are clean and comfortable and they have AC. Don Jon's has a welcoming atmosphere. There also have beautiful private rooms in a newly built tree house. The front desk staff were helpful and Don Jon's (pronounced Don Hahn's in spanish) has yoga twice a...

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This place I think you love it or hate it. If you don't surf don't come. Absolutely nothing to do. When checking in there was a cat on my bed. There are cats and dogs running about all throughout the hostel. No hot water. If you like hippy stuff this is for you

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Jonathan P, Owner at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante, responded to this review

YES this is the jungle and I guess its full of animals and nature and amazing beach and the grand pacific ocean, and most of all NOTHING TO DO which is exactly how we like it and why our guests love it here so much! Most guests also comment on how much they love having all of our pets around,...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I shared a lovely private room with a travel friend and it was so nice to be in a good place for a change. The rooms are great, the place is nice and quiet and it's generally just a good place to stay

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Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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Reviewed June 28, 2016 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...

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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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...

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed June 25, 2016 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,...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $30 - $71 (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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“I would go for a second floor Cabina.”
O9680KAgeorgew, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Apartments are great for families and larger parties but the Cabinas are the BEST for the adventurer:)”
942deanap, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“Keep in mind that the apartments and dorms are the rooms with A/C, the rustic cabins only have fans!”
Ashley_J_SLC, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“Rustic rooms are quieter and clean”
kiko_santos, Apr 11, 2015 | Read review
“Go the rustic cabins”
Angerah21, Feb 17, 2015 | Read review
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