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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at don jons is more than just a hostel but an experience. The staff become friends very quickly leaving you feeling at home within a short amount of time. Like anything great it attracts world class people from all over the globe. All of this right across the street from a great beach break. You will not regret staying... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to stay for a few nights and ended up staying more than a month! Love the atmosphere, the people, the food, the rum punsch and everything! Best place to surf and relaxtothemax! Go there and you will see :)

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed at Don Jon's for almost two weeks and I had the best time. The dorms are clean and quiet, a little basic but good enough. Communal area is cosy with many hammocks to relax in. Jon himself is a great guy, he is very relaxed and makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome. The same applies for the rest... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the treehouse for 3 days of our Costa Rica holiday, simply the best place to stay in Santa Teresa, staff are so lovely, and have even got up early to do our breakfast this morning before our early shuttle out, I cannot recommend this lovely lodge highly enough, big thanks to the lovely Gladys! Xx

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I stayed at three other hostels in Malpais - this was certainly my favorite. The dorms are clean and comfortable and they have AC. Don Jon's has a welcoming atmosphere. There also have beautiful private rooms in a newly built tree house. The front desk staff were helpful and Don Jon's (pronounced Don Hahn's in spanish) has yoga twice a... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This place I think you love it or hate it. If you don't surf don't come. Absolutely nothing to do. When checking in there was a cat on my bed. There are cats and dogs running about all throughout the hostel. No hot water. If you like hippy stuff this is for you

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Jonathan P, Owner at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante, responded to this review

YES this is the jungle and I guess its full of animals and nature and amazing beach and the grand pacific ocean, and most of all NOTHING TO DO which is exactly how we like it and why our guests love it here so much! Most guests also comment on how much they love having all of our pets around,... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

I shared a lovely private room with a travel friend and it was so nice to be in a good place for a change. The rooms are great, the place is nice and quiet and it's generally just a good place to stay

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Best hostel ever! So clean, so friendly, made you feel right at home. Dorms are lovely and they are air conned (v.rare in Santa Teresa). Tree house private rooms are stunning. 2mins away from beach. Beautiful! Morning yoga classes in treehouse! Incredible.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Don Jon's for a week in April. I didn't quite know what to expect because it was my first time traveling out of America, but I was blown away by the hospitality and comfort I had experienced. The moment we arrived, we were meeting a few friends, Jon showed... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'm not sure if I have enough space to tell you how truly wonderful Don Jon ,his staff and this place really is. My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding and we planned it here. I'd never been before but I knew it was going to be special. Jon put us up in the apartments which was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Don Jon*s has a variety of accomodations, great restaurante, and is conviniently located. Dorm rooms for backpackers, modern apartments with AC for groups, and rustic cabins with private rooms all made from teak wood and very one of a kind. A restaurante serving the freshest fish tacos, burritos, sandwiches and salads all ways, always. Only 100 meters walk to Santa Teresa beach with consistent surf year round and in the center of the village near markets, reataurantes, and soccer plaza. A family run establishment where the service is personalized and with gusto. See you soon! Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

Address: 150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: €32 - €41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Don Jon`s Hostel And Restaurante Hotel Santa Teresa
Don Jon's Lodge And Restaurante Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“Apartments are great for families and larger parties but the Cabinas are the BEST for the adventurer:)”
 of 5 bubbles 942deanap, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Keep in mind that the apartments and dorms are the rooms with A/C, the rustic cabins only have fans!”
 of 5 bubbles Ashley_J_SLC, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rustic rooms are quieter and clean”
 of 5 bubbles kiko_santos, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Go the rustic cabins”
 of 5 bubbles Angerah21, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“There's 2 dorm style rooms in the front, then a few private rooms a little further back, then the really cool tiki style 3 story buildings that had different rooms and configurations.”
 of 5 bubbles JustFreeYourself, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
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