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Las Camas Budget Hostel
Ranked #32 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
NY, NY
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8 reviews
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“Best Hostel in Jaco for Backpackers!”
Reviewed April 12, 2009

This hostel is adorable and run by the sweetest couple ever! Their hospitality was extremely welcome being that we had just arrived in Costa Rica and had a less than wonderful experience in San Jose. We had our own private room, which consisted of a bed and a broken chair, but really it was all we needed for the night. The bathroom is shared and could have been cleaner, but we didn't expect much since it was so cheap. Free internet access and an awesome rooftop area to hang out on were big pluses. The owners also gave us restaurant advice and other traveling tips to help us get to our next destination. Jaco, in general, will probably be seen as a total dump if you are over the age of 25, but for young backpackers and surfers, it's great. Definitely stay here if you are in that category, and want to meet other people and get a great deal for a place to sleep. otherwise, this is probably not for you.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2009

Tried to go by the book, but the most recently (October 2008) published Lonely Planet only had budget options, which were either out of town, or out of service.

I accidentaly found this hostel just across the bridge going north and instantly was cought by its vibe. The owners (Hungarian couple) were the most enthusiastic I´ve ever seen in the Hostel business. Rooms are basic, but clean. The building is two floors, plus an excellent roofterrace to chill out in the evenings. There is hot water in the shower, internet desktop+ wifi and a proper kitchen.

The owners hang out with the guests not just in the Hostel but in and around town and they also occasionally organise the "bring your meet" BBQ party on the roof (providing salads and rice apart from the BBQ equipment), so everything is set for getting to know your fellow travellers and to hang out with new people for a while.

Dormbeds are 14USD.

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
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Property: Las Camas Budget Hostel
Address: Jaco Centro, across from KFC, Jaco 4444, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
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Ranked #32 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Number of rooms: 14
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