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“Beautiful Oasis”

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Buddha House Boutique Hostel
Ranked #2 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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268 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Oasis”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was a very comfortable and attractive place to stay. Incense and scented oils keep the place smelling good, there are plants and flowers all around and the common areas are clean and inviting. I especially enjoyed evening dips in the small pool followed by lying in the hammock under the stars. They lock the front gate at night and give you a key to come and go, so it feels secure to wander In he common areas at night. I booked a dorm room for 4 nights. They overbooked the first night of my stay and gave me a private room. It was excellent, but the dorm rooms are comfortable too. There are lockers for your valuables, so bring a lock. You can use theirs if you don't, but why not be the only one with a key? The kitchen is adequate and clean, there are indoor and outdoor sitting areas, a computer for guest use and common area TV. The staff is great. They don't sell tours, just try to help you find out about what you want to do and make your stay pleasant. One potential drawback is that there is a nearby club that plays loud music until the wee hours. I sleep soundly, so it was not a problem for me.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Winooski, Vermont
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Great place! Clean and quiet. Central location is a plus. Mary at the desk went out of her way to help me mail a package home since I left on the weekend. The good vibe extends to the guests, everyone was happy to share stories of where they'd been and where they were going.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed in a double room for 2 nights. A bit pricey ($55/night) but I don't regret paying it. Good staff, great central location in Jaco. The atmosphere here was unique which goes hand in hand with meeting unique people, and we sure did meet some really cool people, and we all went out to the bars together (side note: at one point we ended up at a club where guys drink free... freakin awesome!!) Like others have said, you can hear the club next door till late, but why would you goto Jaco if you dont want to party late??. If you are looking for a place to crash, i'm sure other hostels in Jaco will better suite you. If you are looking for the experience, look no further.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I came to Jaco, Costa Rica to celebrate the New Year. I was staying in Buddha House Hostel. Just next to the main road of Jaco. It's very easy to find. I stay in a private room. It's very clean. Although it's very hot in New Year time, the fan in my room always worked fine and made the room much cooler. There is a pool and few hammocks in the hostel and these are able to make me relaxed. Almost every room has its own patio so you are able to have your own privacy! All receptionists in the hostel are very helpful. Maricela, one of the receptionist, is very helpful because she helps me to find what I need (where to buy the bus ticket, the schedule of the bus). Well, I love this place, I have a wonderful time in Jaco, and I definately will come back to stay here if I visit Jaco again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Over a three month trip in Central America this has been the best place we've stayed. So good that when we arrived in mid-December we immediately booked in for Christmas. It has so much that you wouldn't expect from a hostel and a wide range of rooms for different budgets. Its beautiful, with a well-maintained swimming pool, nice art on the walls and chill out music in the common areas, they have really made an effort to make the place comfortable.
It is a little pricier than the budget hostels we stayed in during our visit to Costa Rica but the quality is so much higher that for us this is no problem at all.
Highly recommended.

NB: Monday night can be loud due to the bar next door but at the time we stayed the price is also lower on Monday night.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed 3 nights at Buddha House and met a great group of people there! It´s in an excellent location, right beside the bars and restaurants and 2 minutes walk from the beach. Yet it feels very calm and safe behind gates that close at night and with security. The staff were really friendly, helpdul and relaxed. The place is nicely decorated with lots of colours, has clean rooms and a chillout area with a little pool, table and chairs and hammocks. It feels like a big house. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Muenster, Germany
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I spent 4 nights at this place in the dorm room and it was the best hostel I have ever been to in Centralamerica. Clean facilities, rooms, showers, kitchen...The colorful ambience, the very friendly and funny but still professional staff and the central location made my stay unforgettable. I can highly recommend this place. I have been to two other places in Jaco before and I never felt that comfortable as at Buddha Hostel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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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 69 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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