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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are nice enough but there is a train that goes right past the hotel each day and it is so loud. It makes the floor shake! It seems to run from about 5am. I also found some of the staff to be a bit rude.

Thank Joe R
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet hostel with charming and helpful staff. Clean good value and central. Really good restaurant and a nice breakfast. Much better than the backpacker place the taxi drivers insist is the best in town. In fact they get quite annoyed if you don't give in to the constant pressure to stay at the backpacker hostel so I can only... More 

Thank Livenet
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a bit of truble finding the place as our taxi driver didn't know it and when we finally did get there we couldn't see the entrance and tried for way to long to get into the restaurant before we saw that the hostal part has another entrance. The hostal was good, the private room VERY nice! Clean and... More 

Thank Momarortotinona
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. Room was super clean with petals in the room . Candles outside the rooms with lots of quiet chill areas. Free coffee and soup and a great free breakfast . If we ever return to San Jose I won't dread staying in the city anymore now I know this charming little... More 

Thank Toyah_tomkins
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked here because we were coming in late on the Tica Bus and wanted to make sure we had a place to stay. In our reservation I told them we would be arriving at 11:00pm on the Tica Bus from Managua. Another couple on our bus also made a reservation there. The 4 of us traveled... More 

Thank NAlmuti
Shakticr, Gerente at Hostel Shakti, responded to this review
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Lamentamos mucho el inconveniente sucedido, More 

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68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

First of all, there are trains that run right in front of the hostel from 5.00 am - 10.00 pm. The trains come every 20 or 30 minutes or so, but, as they pass in front of the hostel, they blow their whistle and make a lot of noise. An incredible amount of noise. So much noise, that it is... More 

2 Thank Brett G
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I booked this Hostel because of the good reviews on TA. I specifically emailed the Hostel to say I would be arriving on the Tika Bus in the middle of the night and they said that was no problem and someone would be at reception to let me in. When I got to the Hostel however, the door was locked... More 

1 Thank Kez269
Shakticr, Gerente at Hostel Shakti, responded to this review
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Lamentamos mucho el inconveniente. More 

Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I'd definitely say yes to this place for the budget minded traveller, but only those that can do without hot water. The water was okay for me, but for some of my friends, it was not, and it was freeeeezing...

Thank gnitnuj
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Hostel Shakti is a very clean, tidy hostel with a sufficient number of rooms, I arrived with 18 others and there was plenty of space for us and other guests. Juan, the owner is brilliant and very helpful, he helped us book bus tickets and taxis for the next morning and woke up very early with us to make us... More 

Thank James B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I found this place to be very welcoming and its decorated nicely. The kitchen is simple but does the job. There's also a really nice lounge area that feels like your living room and there's a balcony too. I ended up with the dorm to myself which was nice. There is the issue with noise, both from the train outside... More 

Thank Anna G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shakti Hostel located in the center of the capital city of Costa Rica, embodies what the name signfica (energy, strength, power) to create a healthy, comfortable and different, near the centers of interest of this important city. It is the creative energy that provides the guest an environment that encourages their senses, and serves as a resting place and rest. Our visitors also can enjoy delicious healthy meal that provides our restaurant Shakti and has over 25 years of existence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Shakti

Address: calle 13, av. 8, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 1,159 - ₹ 2,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“5 bed dorm was comfortable and plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaG362, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“Pick another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles FraukeV_13, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The single or double rooms have private bathroom, are simply but clean and quiet. Good value for price.”
 of 5 bubbles W3047UYgiusepped, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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