This place was very inexpensive to stay. The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. The shower was warm, and had great pressure. That is the positive.
The hostel has A LOT of potential. It is large, there are big common areas, and the staff seem friendly.
The issue is, this place isn't kept up. The kitchen is filthy and there are no dishes. None. We shared a spoon and a glass.
There are prostitutes in the rooms, we saw and heard enough of them. there is a constant smell of marijuana in the common areas and lots of strange people floating around. Not a backpacker kind of place to stay. The common areas are large, but un-kept and uninviting.
We've been backpacking for a while and our expectations are not high. This place was a bit depressing.
Kick out the creepy people lounging around, clean up the common areas, get some dishes, maintain the garden, and say no to prostitutes and then it will be a nice place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No shoes, no shirt - no problem! Hotel Puerto Viejo is Puerto Viejo's original and most well-known backpacking hotel. Located only a few blocks away from Salsa Brava, the original and still the best Costa Rican surf spot we cater to traveling surfers and backpackers alike. We offer a well equipped kitchen and spacious common lounge area with lots of comfy sofas and dining area or enjoy our private garden or our big back yard, all equipped with Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of Puerto Viejo, you can reach in 5 min by foot the beach, a wide range of restaurants and bars, surf shops, mini markets, cash machines, and beautiful sunsets. Pura Vida! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Puerto Viejo Costa Rica/Limon