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Pagalu Hostel

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Loved almost everything about the hostel. Great location (in contrast to the popular rocking J), spacious and clean rooms, large enough common area and nice vibe. Also very affordable private rooms. The only thing that was unacceptably bad was the staff, with the exception of Michael. The German staff member, Michael, was always very friendly and helpful. Everybody else who...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Reception: The guy on reception when I arrived wasn't entirely friendly, he seemed extremely bored when he gave me the welcome talk and showed me the room. This didn't improve throughout my 4 day stay at the hostel. The other staff were a bit friendlier. The common area: The lounge is nice to hang out, normally quite busy with other...

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Where do I start?! This hostel has exceeded all my expectations of Central American hostels. Let's start with the open air communal area. With hammocks, benches and big tables this area was a great place to relax in. The kitchen was well equipped and has plenty of room. The wifi was the best I have experienced on my trip to...

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Large spacious bunk beds in the dorms, a cupboard to lock things away (bring a padlock) and an amazing shared bathroom, the hostels sleeping facilities are great. The shared area has sofas, hammocks , a clean kitchen with a fridge, extremely cheap water to fill up your bottles and excellent wifi connection. Even the quiet background music they play is...

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The staff is really helpful and friendly they will help you with anything you need. The rooms are very comfortable and convenient with the bathrooms. Kitchen is well equipped and easy. Located close to shops and restaurants, beach. Cool relaxing area and they have a lot of info on trips and transportation.

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here, my brother and I for 4 nights. We took the double room with Shower.. The team is nice, Kitchen is great. Close to everything... 2 Supermarkets are in walking distance of 1 min and 4 min... The one in front of the Hostel is preaty expensive ... its recomended to go down and left to buy your...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Context: Solo 20-30y male backpacker who stayed in the dorms. Staff 10/10 excellent! Cleanliness 10/10 Zero complaints! Showers are clean, beds are very clean and comfortable, kitchen and floors everything is clean! Facilities 8/10 Kitchen is available for use until 10pm while the fridge is always available so you can snack at night. No pool table or swimming pool though,...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Really one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Stayed in a fab big private room with very comfortable bed and ensuite. Nice towels. Staff are very informative. Nice location, set back from main street so nice and quiet. If you can get in (no bookings taken) it's definitely the place to stay in P.V.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels I have been in Costa Rica. Spacious dorm rooms with 4 beds, hors against musquitos, big lockers, good beds with private light. Sanitary is kept clean and has warm water. Big plus is the kitchen, its so complete and big, its a delight to cook. Staff and other travelers were also very nice. I even...

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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean hostel. The beds are comfortable and very stable and they provide big lockers and towels, too. There's a water fountain from which you can fill in your bottle by paying a small price. Close to the centre, it misses a bit of ambience but besides it it has all you might want if you're not willing to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Welcome to this nice cozy hostel. Choose between Dorms, Singles and Doubles in in a good central part of town. The bus station, supermarket, restaurants and bars are within two blocks from the hostel as is the beach! Enjoy free internet, free coffee & tee, hot showers, nice common areas and great beds. Lockers are included with the dorms! Discover the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pagalu Hostel

Address: Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
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“Any room is nice room”
 of 5 bubbles snegi2014, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private rooms have a double bed and ensuite shower room.”
 of 5 bubbles cathyw826, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are so well set up! Shared bathrooms are brilliant too....so if that's all that's available, you wont be disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles S2500RYmatthewm, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We slept in a dorm the first night and then a private room became available, would recommend both. Both were very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles nunapuna, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Bring a lock for the locker!”
 of 5 bubbles Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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