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“NOT HAPPY WITH THE EXPERIENCE” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Pangea
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“NOT HAPPY WITH THE EXPERIENCE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2010

The room we stayed in was very uncomfortable, it had windows with not-so-successful curtains looking at a hallway so we hear and see every single person passing by the room. The staff had a little bit of an attitude and the person at the info desk kept giving us misleading information just to sell us tours and shuttle buses which I found was totally unacceptable.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Denver CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2010

After reading some of the terrible reviews about Hostel Pangea, my friends and I were a little skeptical about staying there. When we got there we found several pleasant surprises: it wasn't at all like some of the reviews had said about being noisy, or having an off putting staff. What we found is that although this may be a "party hostel" in the high season, if you stay there any other time than that (we stayed there at the end of February at the end of peak season) you may actually find people there that are upset that it's too quiet and there isn't enough going on.....We did. Overall we found the hostel to be clean, quiet, and really enjoyed the rooftop bar, and the staff was great, they even let us check out a couple of hours late when we left.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2010

Hostel Pangea is the first hostel I slept in Costa Rica with my friends. When we arrived, the outside looking of the building was terrible! But once you entered the place. You are in WHOLE ANOTHER planet! BEAUTIFUL and very CREATIVE place! simple and comfortable! Down-to-earth people. I HIGHLY recommend this hostel for people who are down to earth and have a budget. I would def go there again when I'm in Costa Rica!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Calgary
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2010

The rooms were nice enough and the staff were friendly. However, we overpaid for our private room with bath and they stuck us beside the office. Our windows were right next to the bar. The music did not stop playing at 12pm (as promised). The staff kept playing it all night long. The kept the lights on in the hallways and the curtains were inadequate. I was not happy considering I had to be up at 5am to catch a bus. At least the shower was hot. This place may be good for an 18 year old who is just looking to party.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2010

This is the worst time i ve had in a hostel.. Staff were so rude, playing loud hippiesque music in loop for 4 hours then tried to charge me 8 dollars for keeping my bag in the luggage room from 11 am to 1.30 pm because normally it s free of charge only between 11 am and 1 pm.. The only good thing was the bar on the roof top but it was deserted, no ambiance as most people spend a night here and then leave as soon as they can so obviously there s no party going on ! and the drinks were ridiculously overpriced at 2 dollars for a small beer. No lockers in the room and no doors on the showers !

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2009

Perfect hostel to stay in, very safe (guarded 24/7), swimming pool, great food, cheap airport shuttle and good rooms with ac

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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Santa Fe, NM
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2009

We arrived to find that our reservation (with deposit online) was lost They put my boyfriend and I in a room with a bunk bed after we had reserved a double bed room. After 20 minutes and a room change later (thanks to the nice lady at the front desk) we finally had our room. A small box without a window!! A bed in the corner and the thinnest walls that backed up to the bar...hence blasting music all night long! Someone was walking around yelling for people at 4 in the morning because they had reserved the airport shuttle bus. There is construction going on on both sides of our rooms. Blasting music and heavy equipment being used at 7 in the morning. A horrible experience overall. I'm sure that for $50 (our room plus the airport shuttle) you can find something MUCH better!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostel Pangea

Property: Hostel Pangea
Address: Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 79 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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