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Hotel Puerto Viejo

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My friends and I booked this hostel last week for one night at short notice. When we arrived they had accidentally sold our triple room at the same time as we booked online so they kindly offered us two huts for the same price. This is my first experience of staying in a hostel for years as I am more...

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Veszprem, Hungary
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Just 12 days..... The rooms are comfortable, practical, good place for backpackers. Close to the beach, shops. The kitchen is very well suited, although only one is cooking place, sometimes you have to wait for it, while the other finishes. The guys are cute, helpful. Next year, same place.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Recently highly upgraded.Game room in the back exc-The hotel has a nice facelift.Close to town ,beverages available.Very inexpensive for hostel types.Very secure.Kurt the owner does everything possible to ensure a a pleasant stay..A good place to meet travelers from all over the world.

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Landvetter, Sweden
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

For the price we paid (5000 colones per night for 2 adults and 2 kids) there is nothing to complain about. We stayed one night, the room looked a bit old but clean, beds were comfortable. It had many power outlets which was a plus :) The open area was nice and big. There were a pool table, a balance...

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Sweden
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I was sceptic from the beginning but stayed one night because I had had trouble finding a place with free beds. Here, a lot of them were free. Why? Let me tell you: Uncomfortable beds, thin "walls", awful bathrooms and the kitchen was NOT fresh. Also, the next day my bed was crawling with ants. Worst hostel I've ever stayed...

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United States
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I definitely agree with the gal below me, this place used to be a sleezy dump, but I stayed here again recently and it's so much more clean and fun than it was a few years ago. I stayed in a private room with my friend, the two beds were really affordable and I like it much more than the...

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The lady at the reception was very nice and kind from the beginning. She asked as for how many days we want the room (private with bathroom and shower), we said 2 night, she thought a little bit and said 40$ and we said Ok and gave her the money. We put our stuff in the room, and when we...

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Lots of fun people right in the middle of town. Had some great memories and good times. Lots of nice rooms. Nice staff. Big kitchen to cook too. Look forward to visiting again soon! Thank You guys for a great adventure!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

So I stayed here one year ago and the rooms were definitely affordable but It was kind of a weird vibe. I didn't love it then. However, the changes they have made since then are drastic!!! I am now friends with the owners and they are seriously wonderful people, they have put so much energy into cleansing out the vibe....

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

First, I took a private with bathroom. But I had to change it öater as it was all mouldy. The owner didnt want me to give a double as I asked partly my money back. So I ended up in a dorm for 15 bucks. All the rooms are pretty worn down. It seems the owners mainly want to squeeze...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No shoes, no shirt - no problem! Hotel Puerto Viejo is Puerto Viejo's original and most well-known backpacking hotel. Located only a few blocks away from Salsa Brava, the original and still the best Costa Rican surf spot we cater to traveling surfers and backpackers alike. We offer a well equipped kitchen and spacious common lounge area with lots of comfy sofas and dining area or enjoy our private garden or our big back yard, all equipped with Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of Puerto Viejo, you can reach in 5 min by foot the beach, a wide range of restaurants and bars, surf shops, mini markets, cash machines, and beautiful sunsets. Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Puerto Viejo

Address: 50 mts south from Hot Rock's Bar, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 5000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 58
Also Known As:
Hotel Puerto Viejo Costa Rica/Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
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