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Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

At Gaudy's you truly feel at home. The place is spacious, well ventilated, comfortable and the staff makes the most they can to help you feel comfortable and to ensure that your stay at CR is going to be a memorable one. Certainly it was for me. Ps: They brew an awesome coffee in the mornings!

Thank Andre V
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I got stranded in San Jose due to a volcanic eruption and the cab driver took us to Gaudy's. The place is amazing. The rooms were comfy and clean. The facilities were nice. There were all the amenities of a regular house. The free breakfast was delicious. Could not have ended up at a nicer place.

Thank Borislav G
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Gaudy's Hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica is a clean and beautifully structured decorated building, with vaulted ceilings letting in natural light and as well as a direst line to the sky upstairs. They have a pancake breakfast with fruit and you can use the kitchen to cook. The mattresses on the beds are in good shape. Two of the...

Thank John S
Andres G, Gerente at Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Ohhh my good friend John, you know that we saw this comming.....Anyway, we really used to enjoy your company but when you started acting like none of the staff members, (except Deivid) exist, just waking up and walking next to them without using the simple "goos morning, please, thank you" things where awkward, the "poorly treat" you mentioned, was not...

Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A clean hostel that's within walking distance of city .. Fans in rooms - Internet - free & WiFi available all very good - at the end of the day it's a hostel good for an odd night 👍 & safe 😋.. Taxi from airport approx 13,000 colones .. 23 dollars ...

Thank Tanky788
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. Everything is very clean. We appreciated all the direction and help the staff has offered. If i would change anything it would be that the Internet was better on the 2nd floor and that they would accept credit cards. Other than that everything was good.

Thank Akela R
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The staff at the hotel were welcoming and friendly and the location great. We only stayed one short night so didn't get to enjoy the amenities. Nice layout and space. We had private room number 3 with it's own bathroom. It had a nice seating area outside and good wifi reception. The room though had little air circulation so we...

Thank KinderM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had a private room with a balcony facing the street - try to avoid iit - it was very loud. There is a pancake breakkfast included and a supermarket very close. The receptionist gave us wrong advice about the bus location - which nearly caused us missing the once a day bus. Also it felt a bit overpriced for...

Thank TaniaAMS
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place was a haven for a first-time hostel visitor like me! Everything was clean, professional and friendly - and I was able to meet some really friendly and relaxed people. It's also walkable to a grocery store, and a few restaurants. Definitely a place I'd recommend to anyone staying in San Jose - you can rent an individual room,...

Thank EmilyTrex
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This peaceful hostel is located away from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. Staff are friendly and helpful, and they offer an airport pick up service. Breakfast of pancakes and fresh fruit was delicious. The private room was clean and the bed exceptionally comfortable, with nice shower and bathroom. This is a great hostel if you want a good...

Thank tej608
Reviewed 4 March 2016

When you come to San Jose, STAY AT GAUDY'S! My fiance and I moved to Costa Rica to teach English and we were lucky enough to stay at Gaudy's for just short of two weeks while we were interviewing. When we first got to San Jose, we figured we culd always switch to a different hostel if we so chose....

Thank Kara H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 - €36 (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.”
adamdA5619QO, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcon room is very noisy at night with the traffic light!”
AlexandraS22, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms have en suites”
lilyroberts232, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back my be quieter, but not sure how the wifi will be.”
kevinhP2084NJ, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room if it fits your budget!”
ianb261, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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