LITERALLY....THE LOCKED FRONT ENTRY IS A HOLE IN THE WALL...NOT VERY WELCOMING TO SAY THE LEAST. I booked this place after reviewing their web site...THEY REALLY BLOW THEIR OWN HORN THERE. originally I was going to stay for 10 nights but I only booked for 5...AND THAT WAS TOO LONG BY FAR. This a very dark and depressing place. I stayed in what they called THE ROYAL SUITE. IF THAT IS A ROYAL SUITE I'D HATE TO SEE THE REST. The bed was comfortable and the TV was good and the room was clean. There was a tiny window with a view of a wall and another window with another view of a wall. There was no table or desk and chair to work at. I had to position my lap top on the garbage can and sit on the edge of the bed. EVERYTHING IS STEPS AND STAIRS. The stairs and the upper floors are made of wire mesh. On the second floor is a TV room and a smoking room....Non of which have any chairs or seating of any kind. THE THIRD FLOOR IS THE RESTAURANT / BAR...Actually more of a lunch counter...I ate there only once. The burger was good but the staff up there and at the front desk were not the most friendly. I had wanted a bottle of water and they had the gall to ask 3.00 US for it. ...I DECLINED. I got the impression that I was inconveniencing them by being there. . Luckily there is a great little bar down the street (Bar Poas) and another little restaurant next door to it both with great food and good prices, so that is where I ate for the 5 days I was there. I WAS CERTAINLY SORRY I STAYED HERE...it certainly is not worth anywhere near the 70.00 US per night. What a waste of money and what a disappointment.
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- Hostel Pangea Costa Rica/San Jose