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“Great hostel in turrialba!”
Review of Hostel Casa de Lis

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Hostel Casa de Lis
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“Great hostel in turrialba!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location, really clean, very helpful and friendly owner, lisette, who arranged a rafting trip 5 minutes after our arrival.
Handy map of town, for restaurants etc.
The place has it all! Fantastic deal for the price!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We were only here for 1 night, but my group of 4 booked a dorm and we got a private room as it was low season. The hostel was immaculate! And in our 3 week trip through Central American hostels, it had hands down the best shower! There were individual reading lights at each bed and a cool, cozy vibe in the common room plus two outdoor spaces. This has everything a backpacker would need and then some!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Niedersachsen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The hostel is located central. We stayed in a private ensuite room number 5 with TV, free wifi, kitchen, free coffee. Lovely cat Pepper. They supported a raft tour, nice terace on the roof. Free parking.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We called and reserved a private room for two people. Got to the hostel, and they did not have our room any more. That's not cool. Instead they offered us a dorm room for the night.
We called and reserved a private room for two people. Got to the hostel, and they did not have our room any more. That's not cool. Instead they offered us a dorm room for the night.
We called and reserved a private room for two people. Got to the hostel, and they did not have our room any more. That's not cool. Instead they offered us a dorm room for the night.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Knocr
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LisetteJuffermans, Owner at Hostel Casa de Lis, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
I am very sorry to hear that.
Our private rooms have been booked for weeks ahead so there must have been a misunderstanding on our side and I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.
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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Well, Turrialba is not the place to go for seeing the town, but the best hub for sport activities. And you get the best hostal with goodlooking and friendly staff! 10 min. from the bus station and you enter a quiet and very clean place. Three are 6 rooms with private or shared bathroom, cleaned daily, a communal kitchen with everything you need for cooking (the cleanest kitchen we've ever sen in a backpacker), a small relaxing area with satellite TV and book exchange, a garden where the optional breakfast (US$ 4) is served or you eat your own stuff, and a terrace for late night talks and volcano views. In-house laundry for a cheap price is possible. Lis has covered the walls at the reception with information about what to do and how to get there, all the bus timetables, and lots more, perfect. We booked a well organized white water rafting tour with Tico's River Adventures, a family run company, means one boat, not twelve, like other companys! What else? Oh yes, there is a cat and a hammock...

  • Stayed March 2013
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3 Thank shams00
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A very comfortable hostel, with all the necessary services in perfect condition, very nice, I recommend it. The back area is perfect for relaxing in a chair or rocking chair on the grass, helps you forget you're in the middle of the city

Room Tip: The back room is more comfortable, in my opinion.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Casa de lis is more like a boutique hostel than anything else. If you are a budget traveller, you have hit the jackpot! If you are a couple or family, you too will be pleased with this find. You will be in awe at how clean this place is! The rooms are spotless, well arranged and decorated. Service is also great, with friendly staff and helpful suggestions. Compared to other hostels I travelled to in central America, this is one of the best. The town of turrialba itself is not do beautiful but we enjoyed the whitewater rafting adventure. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2013
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1 Thank NotSoBackPacker
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Additional Information about Hostel Casa de Lis

Property: Hostel Casa de Lis
Address: Avenida Central | On the southside of the Banco Crédito and next to the ICE office, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Cartago > Turrialba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Turrialba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A laid-back hostel for all kinds of travellers. In the centre of town. Many places to hang out: the tv area, the roof terrace, the garden or the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and basic spices are provided. If you would like information on things to do in the area, we have a lot of information on tours at reception. ... more   less 
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