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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

The place is located at what i would say the heart of Santa Teresa. A quick walk down to the beach for check if there is good surf. At Don Jon’s there is a special family like atmosphere, where everybody is welcome. A lot of open minded people, surfers and travellers tend to stay here. There is different kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Doesn't get much more chilled out than Don Jon's! Great local, especially if your interested in the surf. Only 100 yards or so from the access trail to Playa Santa Teresa. The best break around. Excellent staff, and Jon himself is a a solid guy. I stayed here for a few weeks over October-November and would highly recommend it.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Stayed here for what was originally a few days and then became a few more. Very close to the beach and shops, great social area for meeting and talking to people, nice hammocks, free coffee in the morning and the atmosphere is perfect. What's also great is that Jon (owner), Esteban and the rest of the staff too - all... More 

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Don Jon's is one of these places where you quickly feel at home with its relaxed vibe, friendly staff and beautiful garden. Everything is perfectly clean and accommodating. We were three friends and stayed in one of the bungalows at the back of the property, a pretty good value choice for a group of people. You'll have your own fridge,... More 

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed in Don Jon's for almost a week in November and we had one of the private little "cabanas". Excellent location (very close to the beach). The shower was just perfect, one of the best of our trip to be fair, super clean rooms and great internet connection! Small kitchen but very handy and you get a private fridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Great place to meet people from all nationality,while lying on one of the numerous amok And talking about the next wave .Verty Young admosphere ,with different budget For evey one . Excellent burrito .Walking Distance for surfing or beach .

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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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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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: $34 - $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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