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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

As you can see, all the other reviews have echoed the same sentiment but I feel compelled to leave a review as well. This was our favorite lodging on our trip and we found it due to such great previous reviews on TripAdvisor in fact. These did not lead us astray at all. Communication beforehand was prompt and clear ,... More 

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1 Thank aceshigh1087
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, It is very important for us to know that you stay in our house was good. Best Regards. More 

Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is my first time writing a review, and it is my pleasure to do it! Staying here at this hostel was such an amazing experience. My travel partner and I got into town around 1 o'clock and our plan was to visit Rio Celeste that day. The Hostess and her family were very friendly and helpful! After exploring, we... More 

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1 Thank vanesheri
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Vanesheri, thank you for visit us and for your review. We are so glad that you stayed in our house was amazing. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was there for night and the only guest there. The family was very nice to me. I felt like part of the family. They an give laundry service. And they will help you to find something to do in bijagua. Im realy recommeded on that place

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Thank Lishai H
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lishai: Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you really enjoyed in our house. We hope that you come back. Best Regards. More 

Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I never write reviews online for anything, but my stay at this hostel was so exceptional that I have to do so. I stayed in the dormitory for one night with some friends. This hostel is absolutely amazing. The owners went out of their way to help us with directions, providing a map and specific instructions (as we had gotten... More 

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1 Thank rachael2018
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Rachael: Grettings from our family, Many thanks for took your time for write a comment. We are so happy that your stayed in our house was exceptional. We hope you can visit us next time with more time! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Our reservations elsewhere fell through and we found ourselves at this very unique backpackers lodge. They have traditional dorms, but we stayed in the private room. It is in a large home, and the family is the best part of the stay. They are so nice, so welcoming, so helpful... I just can't say enough about them. As an added... More 

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1 Thank lacyktravel
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lacy: Thanks for your review. For our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I stayed at Río Celeste Backpackers for one night and it was one of the best hostel experiences I had in Costa Rica. The hostel is run by a wonderful & lovely Costa Rican family. Because I arrived with the last bus at night, the husband even went by car to search for me so I can't get lost in... More 

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Joana D, Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house, we really enjoyed your visit. We hope that you come back. Best Regards! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is one of the best place I ever travelled to!!!! I was supposed to stay only one night and finally stayed for 4 and didn't want to leave! Everything is perfect, clean and the family is gorgeous! The location is great and you can enjoy the birds songs all day long! It is a peaceful and quite place where... More 

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1 Thank Doun D
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Doun D, Thanks for your comments! We are happy to hear our house was a good experience. All our family enjoyed the days that you stayed here. We hope that you come back. Best Regards! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed two nights at Rio Celeste Backpackers and it was just amazing. The house is just lovely, with hammocks at the terrace and a wonderful garden with a lot of plants and animals (tucans, hummingbirds, frogs,...) surrounding it. We stayed at the dorm (15$/night) which was very clean and with a Fan. There are two bathrooms... More 

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Aline U, We are very happy that you had a good experiences in our house, we try that our guest feel part of our family. Pura Vida. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We have lived with a lovely family in this house with several big clean rooms, nice kitchen, bathroom and a lot of space to sit outside. It is close to a bank, restaurants and supermarkets. Father Wilfredo picked us up at the bus stop, he arranged transport to nearby Rio Celeste and he showed us frogs in the garden. Mother... More 

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1 Thank RobandIwona
Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Many Thanks Dear Roband, your comment was wonderful. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope thay you come back. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was a really nice hostel. Simple but clean rooms. The owner drove us all the way to the start of the hiking trail to the waterfall and back for the same price as the shuttlebus. He also recommended the nightly frog tour which was really a lot of fun and pretty cheap.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, Thank your for your review, we are pleased that you had a good experience with our staff. Kind regards. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging located 200 meters southwest from National Bank of Bijagua, Upala, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Just 9 kilometers from Rio Celeste. We offer a total of 4 rooms. Four private rooms with king bed, nightstand, shared bathroom, closet and ceiling fam. Also we have one shared room with 4 stateroom with capacity for 8 people, this room has ceiling fam and lockers. Besides we have a full kitchen with refrigerator. A little living room with TV and full Wi-Fi and comfortable sofa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Celeste Backpackers

Address: on main road between Upala and Canas | 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: €16 - €38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only two single rooms, so if that is what you want, ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ticoboy01_9, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with shared bath. There is also an eight bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles DZ_frog_lady, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring a blanket because all the rooms are very cold at night and they do no provide adequate bedding.”
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 of 5 bubbles Dani493, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles bloem17, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
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