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“Friendly, clean and relaxing atmosphere”
Review of Pagalu Hostel

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Pagalu Hostel
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Åbyhøj, Arhus, Denmark
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“Friendly, clean and relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great service! Really friendly staff with a relax attitude. The dorm rooms and bathrooms are in good shape and kept clean. The dorm rooms have a power plug, a lamp and a fan at each bed. They got a good computer with webcam and headphones for Skype. They have a nice kitchen with everything you need for cooking. The only thing to put a finger on when I arrived was the dripping tap, but they fixed that while I was there. They have a really nice lounge area for socializing with the other travelers. Close to the city if you want to go out, but far enough away to be quiet at nighttime. It is almost always full and they don't do reservations, so be quick when the bus arrives or check between 8 and 12 when most people check out!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Marseille, France
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Great place for everything. The cleaness is perfect. The bathrooms, the kitchen, the dorms and the common place are just exactly what backpakers need!
The staff is very good.
The location is perfect, not on the main street which is good for the noise. Bike rental next door, and supermarket 50m away.
We loved this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

It is hard to find a clean hostal when travelling.Rented a private room with private bathroom, and because it was so cheap I didnt expect much. The room and shower were surprisingly big, comfortable and clean. The staff was very helpful. Met lots of people from all over the world. Good location as it is right in town, and felt really safe too.This is probably your best bet if youre looking for quality and cheap accomodation

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hostel is the best we have stayed in over 4 months in Central America! Both dorm and private rooms are spacious and immaculate. Great kitchen which is always clean with free salt, cooking oil, garlic etc. Wonderful facilities and common areas to sit and relax. Safe and secure with very helpful staff. The supermarket is just around the corner which is extremely handy!! Don't stay anywhere else in puerto Viejo and book ahead as it is very popular!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

I planned on staying one day in Puerto Viejo until I stumbled upon this hostel. Truly, I wasn't sure I'd be able to find something that was quality at a price I could afford. Not only is Pagalu quality, it's fantastic. The open air concept is wonderful--I met people immediately. It's not backpacker-esque. It's far more modern, yet very friendly. I am so very happy that I found this place.

Great rooms.
Nice, modern showers.
Internet that works!
Helpful, friendly staff.
Beautifully planned and decorated.
Quiet.

Room Tip: There is no reason to pay more. They are great rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Mexico, Missouri
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great hostal! Dorms are 6-person and everyone has huge lockers you can store your bags in with bedside light & shelf in each bunk. Private rooms are fairly spacious too.

Very clean hostel, good showers.

Great open-plan socialising area with big kitchen; and really helpful staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I love the Pagalú Hostel! We had such a good time there and spent almost a week at the hostel. The rooms are nice and clean and the staff is very helpful. The best thing about the hostel is the lobby area with the open kitchen. This is where you can really meet people, socialize and hang out in between partying and exploring the area. I would stay there again any time!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Thank Nischu
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Additional Information about Pagalu Hostel

Property: Pagalu Hostel
Address: Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 10
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

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