I have stayed here many times, most recently March 2012. Since I was staying several nights I chose a dorm room. March is high season in Costa Rica the place was packed. You do get clean sheets and sometimes a towel. You get two pancakes for breakfast and a bit of fruit plus coffee all day. There is a communal frig and kitchen.
Yes there is a large flat screen t.v. and a selection of movies on DVD. Well and good if you are watching otherwise the incessant blaring at top volume can be annoying.
The shower for our eight bed dorm had almost no water pressure and was unusable. The toilet was stopped up. Fortunately there are other bathrooms downstairs.
I love the spaciousness of the open areas, the wi fi, some of the wonderful staff and the location. What I do not like is the owner trying to scam me and another girl into paying double for a taxi (turned out the owner drove us) to the airport. I called her on it and she gave us a partial refund.
Some rooms and dorms are dank and windowless. Get one with a window and try to avoid the noisy street side.
- Also Known As:
- Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
- Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel
- Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
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