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“Great location good value” 5 of 5 stars
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Buddha House Boutique Hostel
Ranked #2 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Clean rooms with ac and ceiling fan. Never got the promised hot water though. Nice people, kitchen access, hammocks, felt very safe with locked gates at night. Just a block to good food and the hooker casino. Very quiet.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank R C
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night, because Jaco is not that interesting. The hostel is great though. The owner is very nice and did a great job decorating the pkace. It's modern, colorful and clean. There is a clean pool that you can swim in, a nice and cosy community area and a good kitchen to cook your own meal. The only downside: our room had no glass in the windows. Because it's open, it is very noisy.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank DiscoverMar
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

50 bucks for a clean, safe, friendly place to stay. Nice simple design throughout. Off st. Parking, wifi, a/c, tv. Downtown central location. Not on beach but very near.
Less expensive options available. Good value for what it is.

  • Stayed November 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you're looking for a chill, safe place to stay that's central in Jaco, this is your spot. The beds and clean facilities were obviously a priority to the new owners, and the pool was cleaner than any others Ive seen. More notably, the owner that we worked w, mauro, was super friendly and was just about as cool of a guy as I've met traveling. After having some bad experiences in san Jose, it was refreshing to be treated like a friend in jaco. They gave us a better rate for staying a few extra nights and I would definitely recommend staying here.
Cheers

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank claydaws
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This hostel is one of the nicest we've stayed at in Costa Rica. The rooms are clean and filled with nice touches like artwork and other tasteful decorations. The sheets are cotton and pillows and mattress are actually comfortable! Where most places in this price don't even give you a glass for water, our room had face clothes and a clean tooth brush holder. It's located close to lots of the shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed October 2012
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1 Thank Monkeysturtles
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Miami, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Three weeks ago some new owners bought this place and they have done an amazing job at making this simple, easy-going place cheerful, bright and welcoming. It still has a lot of improvements to go, like the a/c doesn't work well in every unit, but the new energy and upbeat owners show primse.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jaie L
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Right in down town Jaco. To close to be true. Matraces are old. It seems like a nice place for out side, but not worth the price. A/C hardly worked. Would look for a place just outside of the main street or continue and stay in Hermosa, next beach, 10min by car. Which is nicer, cleaner, and quieter, but also has nice restaurants to chill out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank costaricantraveler08
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Additional Information about Buddha House Boutique Hostel

Property: Buddha House Boutique Hostel
Address: Pastor Diaz Main Avenue | Facing El Bohio Street, Centro, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Buddha House Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
La Cometa Hotel Jaco
Buddha House Boutique Hostel Costa Rica/Jaco

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