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Pagalu Hostel

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The location is convenient and the bathrooms are clean. Not too expensive either. Dorm rooms can get hot and you'll need bug spray while sitting in the common area, but other than that, I was happy with my stay. They don't take reservations, so I was glad I was able to get the last bed.

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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

No reservations, go here first! Pagalu is a hostel with real hotel standards. Stayed in a great for bed dorm, super clean, Costa and nice with a ceiling fan for hot nights. Big common area downstairs with a great kitchen and big fridge. Located in town, but not right on the main street witch is nice. Also right by the... More 

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Newcastle
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

No bad points. Big, cosy rooms, clean kitchen and showers with hot water. Great location and brilliant wifi. Friendly and helpful staff. Just great all round. I wish all hostels were like this. It's also probably the most reasonably priced in the area.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Clean and cozy rooms, big, nice and clean communal kitchen/hanging out area, excellent and friendly staff, really good water deal (you can fill your bottle from a water dispenser for 100 colones/500ml which is a super good price compared to buying from the stores and it's ecological too), free coffee and tea, good location, clean bathrooms, reasonable prices and a... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

At first we didn't get a booking when we arrived as it was full and they don't take bookings so we went back the next day and it was amazing. The cleanest kitchen the nicest dorm rooms, hot showers, free fresh coffee and the staff are one of a kind. I would recommend this to anyone!

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to wander into Pagalu on the 30/12. Being New Year I thought there was no way that I would get a spot, but I did. I stayed in a double room with private bathroom for the same price as I was paying in a dorm elsewhere. The room was very clean, well appointed and very comfortable.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

2 nights in this hostel. They say its not the place but the company that make the place more memorable. Met some really good people from all around the globa and shared lots of stories about their travel and experiences in the hostel common area where they have a kitchen for all to cook. The room in general was good... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We simply loved it there. After 2 nights in terrible hostels, we finally got beds at Pagalu - the downside here is, that they don't make reservations, it's a little annoying. The hostel makes up for it, though. Absolutely clean, nice staff, dorms with not too many beds and enough space. It's also located perfectly in the town. There's a... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

we stayed three nights at this hostel and it was really good. the staff was very friendly and helpful for all our questions, no matter if we need help for the bus or if need some recommendations. the room (double room) was well equipped and clean, only a little bit noisy in the night due to the monkeys, but this... More 

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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

I was initially going to rate this place with four stars because the wifi was not so good in our room (furthest away from the reception) and another small issue. BUT, the owner, Mike is such a great and helpful guy!! He helped us with some stuff that otherwise we would have had a lot of hassle with and that... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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“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
“The 4 bed dorms are great - and a reasonable price for Puerto Viejo.”
 of 5 bubbles Keelinmac, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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