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Oceana Hostal Playero
Ranked #22 of 30 San Juan B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for 8 days. The rooms are nothing fancy. It's a great deal if all you are going to be doing is sleeping and showering there. The rooms may not be up to par, but the staff makes up for it. They are super courteous and kind and helpful.

Room Tip: Room 27 is nice and big. Room 22 had bed bugs.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

THIS IS THE WORST HOTEL I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO.... I stayed last month and the photos are very misleading. My room had unmade beds and a piece of chicken had been left in the microwave from the people before! to top it off there are so many bugs. any review that speaks highly of this place obviously work there. this seriously was the absolute worst place I have ever been.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Lucero V
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

This place is a step below a youth hostel. The rooms are old, filthy, small. The pool in the picture is really a fountain. Check in is 3. Not 2:45. My flight was early and I arrived to the hotel at 2:45 and the woman at the desk figured an appropriate greeting was "check in is 3. Come back." The place is unsecure. Continental breakfast is bad coffee, neon fruit punch, dry toast, a banana, and a nabisco cookie. It is NOT charming. I checked out and went elsewhere. Not worth it!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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4  Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was here with my sisters, and since we are all students, we wanted to save a little and chose this hotel.

The rooms weren't clean, the beds had sand on it. We had loud and creepy room neighbours. There were also bed bugs.
However, it is in a nice area of San Juan, and the beach is really close, and the restaurant downstairs is decent, and the staff was amicable.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank natalia c
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Two nights, and I had a good time. If you are going to look for things to complain then you will find them. I had an awesome time, I had a standard room with a Queen bed. If you don't like the breakfast they serve - right now the street has a great Bakery. Two blocks from the hotel was a family restaurant that served very good fried fish with rice and beans. Walgreens within walking distance. And OMG the beach was beautiful, awesome even and the waters so warm and this too around the corner from the hotel. The hotel sits on a main street so you see peolple walking, running and just taking a stroll. When we got back from being in hot sun for a couple of hours, I got in the pool & cooled off, and had diner and welcomed the room cooled by the AC and the bed that awaited me. Special Thanks to the staff, beautiful people andd they spoke very good English.

Happy In New York

Room Tip: go with Run of the house it will all work out.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visited in late March 2013 before cruise. Stayed in the Apartments 2 & 3 - 2 adults, 4 children (14,9,7,3) - lots of room in each apartment, quite clean, very comfortable. The hotel has lots of character and personality. Staff very helpful and willing to assist in anyway possible. Breakfast basic and functional, but delicious - waiting times can vary as normally two staff serving and if everyone arrives at the same time, there can be a delay. Pool is refreshing (ideal before bedtime). Small Bistro/Restaurant at hotel specialises in Organic and/or Vegetarian - and it looked and smelt to a very high standard - well worth a try, and had we stayed longed than 2 days, we would have.
Expect things to be a little rough around the edges, but genuinely a good location with all the basic bases covered.

Room Tip: Try the Apartments - they are secluded at the back of the hotel and are very large - enough to sleep...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

good wifi, but poor maintance in the pool area, the pool wasnt clean, breakfast wasnt good. The break fast was a banana, 3 toasts and butter, the coffe was cold. The staff werent friendly. The rooms where not very clean, the bathrooms are very small. The tv dint have a remote. We didnt get room service in the 3 days we where there.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank VCH95
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Additional Information about Oceana Hostal Playero

Address: 1853 McLeary Ave | Ocean Park/Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico (Formerly Beach Buoy Inn)
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
Price Range: $127 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceana Hostal Playero 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once you arrive, the warm welcome of our Staff gives you a glimpse of why Oceana has become the most popular Inn in San Juan, in a prime address, one block from famous Condado Beach, offering the best value for money. Oceana features comfortable Guest Rooms plus Studios and One-Bedroom Suites equipped with full kitchen, very roomy to accommodate up to 6 sleepers. Breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are always free. ... more   less 
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