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Hostel Pangea
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed ourselves. The rooms are very expensive for what they are, but the communal areas and pool make up for it. The wifi is quick, the staff were helpful and the food is pretty good (though pricey). I would stay here again.

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Thank Goferret
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Whilst volunteering in Costa Rica earlier this month we passed through San Jose a few times, and were recommended this hostel by a few other travelers we had met along the way. I found this hostel more sociable then the previous one i had stayed at, but i would suggest booking in advance as i met a girl who had been turned away one night and came back another time. The facilities are basic but when travelling it is just what you need, the bar is ok although the staff were not always at the bar even at happy hour. The food service was good but a little pricey for backpackers, the swimming pool was a nice addition, even if a little small. The rooms was suitable and clean, however quite loud if the room is placed near to the bar which plays music quite late - not ideal if like me your were up at 5am for a bus or plane. The internet facilities were really good however, a fair amount of computers for people to use.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Even thought the location is very central and the common area and restaurant is quite nice (rooftop bar, food was ok), I cant recommend this place. The dorm rooms are basic, smelly, loud, broken plugs, the pool is dirty, the downstairs common room is filthy, and above everything the staff is very unfriendly and unwelcoming. if you want a to stay at a decent hostel in san jose, stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: I heard hostel Van Gogh was nice, you should check it out.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank neele987
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is alright, but we didn't sleep well because of all the noise. However, the rooms are clean and there are hot showers. They also have a lot of computers to use. But a WARNING: Don't count on the shuttle! We emailed them a day before arriving to confirm and tell them we needed a shuttle to the airport. They said it was no problem and they'd arrange the shuttle for us when we arrived. However, when we arrived they told us the shuttle was full. When I asked them why they hadn't booked us on it when we told them we wanted one, they simply said that it hadn't been full then. No sense of responsibility. We were really frustrated, but in the end it worked out because it just so happens that the public bus that goes directly to the airport is a 15 minute walk and is dirt cheap! Overall, an OK experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank TravelingNatalie
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This hostel is good for young people that want to have fun! they have a pool table, pool and a bar. The area of the hostel is not very safe so its recommended to always take a cab. If you are looking for a quiet place to sleep then this hostel is not the place for you..
Also if you want to party outside the hostel you can go to "la calle de la amargura" which is good on week ends.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank WorldConquistador
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