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Hostel Pangea

Hostelworld.comUS$ 18*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am wracking my brain as to why this has such bad reviews and the only thing that I can come up with is that it is snobby Americans that have come to Costa Rica for a holiday and this is their first time in a hotel environment because, trust me I have been to bad hostels and this is...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent one night here before flying back to the UK. We read some reviews and were a bit unsure of the place before we got there but we found the hostel to be great. The hostel is beautifully decorated with paintings and murals. We had a private room with a big comfy bed and a very...

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St Albans
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was one of the more bizarre places I have ever stayed in (1 night only). The location, whilst central, seems a bit dodgy and I wasn't exactly taken by it. I was welcomed to some loud hip hop at reception (which I actually really like) but I couldn't help feel I had just entered Gangster's Paradise. The staff however...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Only 2minutes walk to the only good street of San Jose. Pool, bar, pool table and good dorms. Showers might need more privacy but it's a good hostel There is no breakfast included and the restaurant is a bit pricey. Front desk agent are friendly and always answered our questions with a smile and good knowledge of the town.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Real deception… No pick-up at the airport despite of the already paid amount. Staff is unfriendly and rude. Dark rooms with a tiny window opening to the next bathrooms. They ask for a key deposit and when you check out, they refuse to refund you. Do not stay at Pangea hostel, because San José can offer much better than this....

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Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 11 March 2017

They have changed the place since I was their the last time. It does get a little chilly in the night for 9.00 dollars. It works for me I read the reviews maybe some one was having a bad day. I stay there when I need to catch a flight. Plus they have a shuttle cheaper than a Taxi!!!!!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here twice, once for 3 nights and a week later for 1 night. The staff were so helpful, the hostel is constantly being cleaned by staff, the beds and rooms are clean and more than sufficient. I've read through some of the bad reviews and I can only expect these people are used to staying in 4/5 star...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

First issue was checkout- we were not informed what time checkout was at, but saw '1pm checkout on a sign while checking in'. To make sure, my boyfriend went to ask at 10:30am and was told that check-out was at 10, but then read a hostel pamphlet at the entrance that said checkout was at 11am. The woman we dealt...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I seldom write reviews, but when I do, it means something. Over the past 2 years, I've traveled to 14 different countries for work and recreation and have stayed in over 30 cities. My experience at Hostel Pangea was very disappointing. MARIA, the woman that worked the desk, was incredibly rude and disrespectful to our entire party. After reading all...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Hostel Pangea

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
Price Range: ₹ 1,034 - ₹ 2,844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Pangea 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The place is a DUMP!!!”
, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for an upper floor room as the bottom ones are too musty”
only_bambini45, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Use very dark glasses to find a good room here!”
J7994YMmartinh, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The front door looks like another thing, so you could pass it without notice. Check on the number.”
dahijo, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 44 had bed bugs.”
AGCOtt8, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
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