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Hostel Pangea
Reviewed 20 December 2016

When we arrived in the evening it looked like we were going down some dark, unsavory alley in a questionable neighborhood. Once we rang the bell on the metal door it was opened by a friendly smiling face who assisted us with our bags. Inside the hostel was like stepping into a different world.

The reception checked us in and gave us our keys. My friend (2 females) and I were given the "honeymoon suit" lol (not sure why as there were next to no other occupants. That night we settled in and ended upstairs at the bar/rest. for a bite to eat and a much needed beverage. The food was excellent and drink cold... the bartender was a great friendly informative guy.

We went back to our suite and had to ask for a fan as it was so humid and hot and no air thru the window. They found us one right away. The next morning we did end up asking for a different suite as the damp smell in the room wasn't bearable. The next suit they moved us into was on the 2nd floor and had a beautiful view an awesome ceiling fan! I took a lot of day and night pictures from that room... and from the rest/bar area. The staff were all so accommodating and informative. They told us the best places to get early morning coffee as we were both very early risers.

Over all we had a great stay here and I will definitely stay here again :)

Room Tip: ask for an upper floor room as the bottom ones are too musty
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Nice swimming pool, nice beds&dorms, Good location although not safe at night. Good facilities. Bad service, just not personal and strictly business, bad kitchen; food isn't well cooked no nice ingredients for the plates, no vibe by employees, no bar. Wouldn't recommend it, but it's not bad.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
Thank Teun v
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

First of all, the whole place looks like a prison. Really, I might have preferred a prison.
The staff is terrible, and not helpful at all! Never eat at the restaurant. We were a group of eleven people, and had to wait 1,5 hours before the last person got their order. The food was not that good either.
The staff also informed us wrong about the taxi prices, and tried to convince us that the shuttle from the hostel was our cheapest choice, and they are generally really unwelcoming.
In the night it was extremely cold, Even though we did not turn on our fan.
Never going back to this hostel.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
Thank lillianse
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Okey so i am going to separate this is three.

1. The sheets at the hostel were not clean.
2. The bar/restaurant on top of the hostel is terrible. The service is really awfull, and you have to wait a really long time for the food. ( 1 hour and 20.) The waiter was really rude and angry towards the guests. It was really uncomfertable. The worst place i have ever dined.
3. The service at the hostel was okey, but they did not tell us the truth really. They told us the wrong priced for taxi, just to get us to USE their shuttle. To everyone = taxi to the AirPort (not ordered through the hostel is cheaper.) Also, they would not let us keep our luggage there after check out for 3 hours without paying.

I will not return ever

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
Thank ingbn
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Airport pickup turned into a mess which eventually got sorted out. We had to wait almost 3 hours from being outside the airport to getting to the hostel. The email they send you re: instructions for catching the airport shuttle ended up not applying to us that night, so we actually had to take a taxi and the hostel payed the driver... Kind of strange. Room was average, sheets were clean, showers were hot, pool water quite cold (although quite cold in San Jose that evening). Only worth staying at for the bus station being so close, otherwise just stay in Alajuela if you are coming to/from the airport.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Peter B
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Address: Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #52 of 82 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
Price Range: €12 - €31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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