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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel experience was a nightmare. My sister and I arrived in Costa Rica and headed straight for this hostel after a few long days of traveling. We had booked two nights and as soon as we arrived we were asked to pay and we did so in cash, without thinking to check the room first or to check our...

Thank Emilee G
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed one night here after landing in San Jose. The surrounding area isn't great although it's near the park and in walking distance to downtown. Our room was clean but the shower was cold. WiFi was also spotty.

1Thank Brent C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I arrived to Gaudy's after two long days of travel. Our plan was to meet our parents the following days, but we hadn't had wifi to confirm our plans. We payed right away in cash and opened our Wifi and realized we needed to meet our parents a day earlier than expected. It was literally five minutes...

Thank MomCanada
Andres G, Manager at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! You booked a private room with a non refundable rate and 24 hour cancelation policy prerior arrival, when you and your sister got here where very happy and enthiusiastic, after checking in you talked to some of your friends via e-mail and decided to move where they where and...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived to gaudys after my passport and cellphone got stolen. Gaudys helped me with everything I needed. They were kind and supportive. The hostel is clean and have a homy vibe. Free WiFi, breakfast includes and most importantly best people ever! Thank you

Thank Moran M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is excellent! Used them twice for my journey in and out of San Jose. Very helpful, great local knowledge of course and only seek to make your stay the best. Even let me pitch up before going off to find an ATM to pay them later in the day. Very relaxed and comfortable environment and would use them...

Thank Adam D
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best hostel in a Central American capital I ever stayed at (price-quality-ratio and I traveled a lot). With an ambiance as if you would live in someone's house, it is lovingly furnished, well-maintained and aligned to travelers and living needs. You can use the well equipped communal kitchen, TV, Pool-Table, and relax at its plenty recreation...

Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found the hostel online and it looked friendly, clean and good price. All I need just for a recover sleep. I went there already with the price I was online without making a reservation ($10), got there and Claudia told the price was another one $14 (later Andres explained they have different prices) had to negotitate and was fine....

1Thank Ariadne N
Andres G, Manager at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

HI Ariadne, You are right, you paid $10 for a bed without breakfast (which you got for free) you wanted a bed in a shared dorm, the only bed we had available that night, when you came down to the reception, caludia told you we didnt have any beds available but you wanted her to give a private room for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although super fast its amongst the worst experiences I've ever had. If you are a traveller who also work during your trip DO NOT STAY IN THIS PLACE. The guy who were in duty couldn't be more rude and tried charging us money for using the common area. I have stayed in many hostels around and and have never seen...

1Thank Gabriel S
Andres G, Manager at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Just 1 thing to say, you didnt stay here, you came as a visitor and stayed for a few hours using the wifi, having coffee, using the bathrooms and all the facilities, when you were told that if you want to stay longer using all our facilities and laying down over the livingroom couch as you were for hours, you...

Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hostel with a lot of cozy common areas and clean rooms (or at least the one we stayed in!). Service was excellent. Also offers a shuttle service to the airport, which is cheaper than most taxis would charge. If you're looking for a quick overnight, don't look further!

Thank Maxime G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed here for a quick overnight. It was noisy and we felt overpriced. We were frustrated that they did not have any bottled water we could purchase and they said there was no where close that it was safe for us to walk to get some. They were a great help in getting picked up at the airport and...

Thank Katya S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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 

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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €9 - €37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Gaudy`s Backpacker Hotel San Jose
Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
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“The dorm room at the back of the building is further from the door and quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles adamdA5619QO, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcon room is very noisy at night with the traffic light!”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraS22, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms have en suites”
 of 5 bubbles lilyroberts232, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back my be quieter, but not sure how the wifi will be.”
 of 5 bubbles kevinhP2084NJ, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room if it fits your budget!”
 of 5 bubbles ianb261, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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