Location is a bit uphill from the towncentre but absolutely do-able and ensures there's not too much noise from traffic and none from any bars etc.
Reception was friendly but definitely didn't get offered a cold drink or any of the sort like some review suggested. The staff is friendly and young, which is cool if you're into partying and that sort of thing. There were only dorms available when we stayed. Stayed in the "jungle dorm". Probably the smallest dorm room I have seen on the trip through Central America and the upper bunk is so low that you can't sit upright on the lower bunkbed. The beds also have some kind of plastic covering under the sheets which rustles and is uncomfortable. Like sleeping on a lilo. The communal bathroom is nicely done and all areas are clean.
The points that made me really dislike this place are the fact that there are no locks on the dormroom doors. Yep, that's right, anyone can walk in and take what they want. The staff are adamant that they are at the hostel 24/7 and would notice anyone who is not a guest and they also have a night time security dude. This argument is flawed for 2 reasons: at the place next door (where they have door locks btw) people were followed from the town and had their stuff stolen from within a safe (!). They have now installed stronger safes but they also had security and it shows that no one is immune to theft. Secondly, I seriously doubt the vigilance of a staff that, at dinner, happily declares in front of all guests that theyre just gonna go into town to get bananas and blow (cocaine). Also, as some people have remarked the extra money you pay for breakfast is not really worth it. We had pancakes (with aforementioned bananas - no blow though, mind). Tasted very good but was it worth 5 dollars? I don't know. If you're down with a good time and like that kinda "cool" environment, stay there. You should at least take the time to check out Luna Llena next door though. Cheaper, and in my opinion much nicer. You still get the monkey-wildlife-stuff experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to the sounds of the jungle. Luz en el Cielo B&B/Hostel is located just out of Montezuma's town center. This well-rated, classy hostel is great for solo travelers, families and couples. We currently have four dorm rooms, three private cabinas and a fully equipped house. Enjoy a communal kitchen, and lounge area available to all guests. A 100% bio-organic breakfast sourced from local farms in Costa Rica, is included for every guest, every morning! Come stay at your new home in the jungle! ... more less
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