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“More a home than a hostel”

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Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel
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Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is really good located near the great sabana park and only 10 walking minutes from san jose downtown. The hostel is build up more like a private home , really nice and helpful staff, clean accomondations

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank En N
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We (couple, 50 & 41) stayed at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel for one night in March 2014. We paid $39 for a room with private bathroom, fan and television. The room had two big closets and a balcony overlooking the street. The double bed was comfortable but the sheets had many holes. The bathroom was clean but worn down; the sink and shower had very hot water. The included breakfast was bananas, pineapple and pancakes. There was free coffee all day. Thw wi-fi was okay, but did not reach our room. There are several free internet computers. There are several comfortable common areas. The hostel is 5 minutes walking to restaurants, shops and ATMs. It is a long walk to the city center but a short $0.40 bus ride. We also stayed at Hostel Shakti ($40). It is closer to the city center but Gaudy's has less street noise. Both hostels are a good value and if we return to San Jose we will chose the hostel closest to our departure bus station.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The location is nice, away from the noise of the city, just a few minutes walk to/from Avenida Central. And the bus stop to the airport is just a block away. Pancakes, bananas and pineapples every morning. (Never miss pineapples in Costa Rica, they're the best!) All the staff are very nice and helpful. Wifi is fast. Had a good sleep in the four nights I stayed here. For $12/night, I couldn't ask for more. Everything is great. It doesn't feel like a hostel to me, it feels like home.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Gaudy's is a nice place, well positioned, only 10-15 minutes walking from Avenida Central and a little more than 5 minutes walking to La Sabana park. Room are quite clean, the price is good for Costa Rica. The guys at the receptions are very nice and helpful. I recommand this place.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank 82romina
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

One of the better hostels that I have stayed in in San José. It is in a really convenient location, not too far from a grocery store and just a couple of blocks north of Paseo Colon. The staff have always been nice and helpful. It could benefit from some good scrubbing and dusting, but I would say that generally it is pretty clean. However, on our last visit, we were in a room with a private bathroom, and the bathroom had a trail of hundreds of tiny ants coming out of the ceiling and making a loop around the room at about eye level. Other than that, we had a great visit.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Solid hostel. Clean, good sized rooms. Facilities for backpackers are excellent. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Location is not great, but it's also not bad. About a 20 minute walk from the central park. Very convent for the airport (bus stop is 5 mins walk), and TicaBus terminal. Breakfast was good. Only complaint was the terrible bed.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Good hostel!! Stayed here a few times and each time the staff were always pretty friendly, (though used to be more tolerant about noise made in the hostel). Rooms were good, pretty cheap place to stay, and in the morning there were hot showers and free pancakes. Very close to the Nicaragua bus station, close to the main street which had lots of fast food and general food stores. Didn't feel uncomfortable walking around at night.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

Address: Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 78 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range: $12 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in a safe neighborhood of San Jsoe, a few steps of: 3 different banks, supermarkets open untill midnight, main street in san jose, all fast food restaurants (KFC, taco bell, wendys, subway...)2 minutes taxi ride from coca cola bus station (buses to pacif zone), ticabus (buses to all central america), sabana park (largest park in san jose)As you can see, you will all what you need close by.We also offer: free breakfast, internet, wifi, parking,kitchen, dvds to watch, cooffe and tea all day ... more   less 
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Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose

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