I've traveled to dozens of countries and stayed in countless hostels, and Pagalu is easily my favorite. You get luxury amenities for backpacker prices, the location is great, and the staff and crowd are awesome. I stayed there with my wife and a few friends in the three weeks leading up to our wedding, and we were delighted with our stay.
It's a really laid back place and there are almost always people in the lounge area to relax and have a drink and/or conversation with, but it's not a party hostel, so when you do want to get some sleep, you can. The staff is helpful, friendly, and they seem to speak any language you can think of.
Everything about this hostel is great. Comfortable beds, good showers, internet/wi-fi, great people, etc. The ONLY negative we experienced is that there are usually a ton of mosquitos around in the lounge area, but all the guests seemed to take it in stride--just bring your bug spray. This hostel couldn't be any more perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to this nice cozy hostel. Choose between Dorms, Singles and Doubles in in a good central part of town. The bus station, supermarket, restaurants and bars are within two blocks from the hostel as is the beach! Enjoy free internet, free coffee & tee, hot showers, nice common areas and great beds. Lockers are included with the dorms! Discover the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
- Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon