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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at Pagalu in 4 beds dorm. It is clean, with good beds and a friendly environment. The owners are super welcoming and nice. Yo have kitchen if you wanna cook and a cozy common area to chill. The price is totally value for money! Puerto Viejo can be very expensive so Pagalu IS the option. Totally...

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Poznan
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is situated on a parallel street to the main one, so it is nice and quiet, but at the same time close to everywhere. Rooms are very comfortable and clean, each bed in dorms has own outputs and a night lamp, there is a large cupboard for each person. I haven't been to private rooms, but heard they are...

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Barcelona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing hostel! Spacious, luminous, clean. It's all in a details, but what a difference does it make. Each bed has its own lamp and a power plug. Everyone is assigned a massive locker with a shelf on top, so you can unpack (this is a rare luxury for backpackers) Towels are included in the price, kitchen is well equipped, wifi...

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, nice and normal price. Kitchen available, green coffee in the morning, central location. No bookings in advance thought. Big common area. Close to supermarket. very friendly staff. A lot of information available.

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights at pagalu in a double room, since its not much more expensive than two beds in a dorm (which are very spacious!). The hostal is a cool building, lots of open spaces, well equipped kitchen and a big supermarket just around the corner. Next door you can rent bicicles and have many options to eat or...

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed for one night in a private room. Had a very comfy double bed, safe and ensuite. Room and ensuite was nice and clean as was the communal areas. Garden area was very pretty. I stayed in Room No 8. Great location, close to everything in Puerto Viejo town. I don't normally stay in hostels but would be happy to...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My boyfriend and I got a private room and we were very pleased. Things you may take for granted at home are a real luxury in central america such as: 1. working hot water with good pressure 2. overall clean room 3. still has a little safe in a private room (have had maids steal in other places) 4. they...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The doorms are spacious and comfortable, everything seems clean and the kitchen aria is good. Everything you need is here. It is a quiet place perfect for relaxing. There is a supermarket just next to it and the beach and restaurants/bars are all in a walking distance. But it is a bit expensive. I paid 13 dollars, and there is...

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really good! Has a great kitchen and also a great lobby. Bathrooms are always clean and it generally seems so be pretty new. Price is totally fine for what you get. I totally recommend this hostel!

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Almost everything is done perfectly well here. And their popularity shows. They do not take reservations and obviously don't need to - the place is usually full and for good reason. Everything is scrupulously clean and well maintained. The dorm rooms are a good size and have a personal fan and reading light at every bed. Clean towels are provided...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Welcome to this nice cozy hostel. Choose between Dorms, Singles and Doubles in in a good central part of town. The bus station, supermarket, restaurants and bars are within two blocks from the hostel as is the beach! Enjoy free internet, free coffee & tee, hot showers, nice common areas and great beds. Lockers are included with the dorms! Discover the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pagalu Hostel

Address: Av. 69, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121-7304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Pagalu Hotel Puerto Viejo
Pagalu Hostel Costa Rica/Limon
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“Any room is nice room”
 of 5 bubbles snegi2014, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private rooms have a double bed and ensuite shower room.”
 of 5 bubbles cathyw826, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are so well set up! Shared bathrooms are brilliant too....so if that's all that's available, you wont be disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles S2500RYmatthewm, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We slept in a dorm the first night and then a private room became available, would recommend both. Both were very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles nunapuna, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Bring a lock for the locker!”
 of 5 bubbles Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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