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“Excellent Hostel in Quiet Location”
Review of Pagalu Hostel

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Pagalu Hostel
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Denver, CO
2 reviews
“Excellent Hostel in Quiet Location”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

One of the best hostels I've stayed in in Central America. This hostel has all of the extra amenities that are appreciated in a nice hostel: friendly and helpful staff, clean kitchen with really good pans, pots and things to cook with, great lounging area, fast internet, computers, towels, hot showers, comfortable beds, free lockers, cheap water, close to the beach and supermarket. If you're thinking of trying to save a dollar or two by staying at another hostel, don't!

The only thing I will add is that this place is not a party hostel. Most of the people are in their late 20s or older, and everything is quiet after 10pm. If you're looking to party, go find another hostel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in october. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom for 35$, which was nice. A good value for your money. The room was clean and comfortable. It also had a safe. The common area and kitchen are nice to meet people, and are nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

thats not the best location for the beach, but its still a really good hostel!

great rooms with all the staff a backpacker need!
great kitchen! - although guys, please get an oven!

there's a big supermarket just outside of the hostel.

and the most important - great staff! nice and helpful!

wish to go there again!

Room Tip: if u r a couple - or just two friends - the private room is just another 1$ each and its really wort...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Super friendly & helpful staff, clean beds, sheets, bathrooms, massive lockers & a great common area to chill out in or socialise, also a great kitchen with a supermarket across the road to cook up some homely food.

It's the littlw things that make this place super like the massive lockers, the light & powerpoint next to each bed, the little bedside stand to put your stuff on in the night.

You can't fault this place. The only reason to get annoyed at this place is because you may end up staying here longer than expected which may stuff up your travel plans!

Best hostel in Costa Rica without a doubt.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Galicia
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

There´s not much to say: you´ll find everything you need starting from a bed and bathroom all the way to common areas with Internet and kitchen. Last but not least, the owners are super friendly and always there to help. A no-brainer!
...ahh... forgot: all that extremely clean and at very reasonable prices!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Åbyhøj, Arhus, Denmark
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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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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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