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Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gaudy's is a decent option if you are staying in San Jose, but not much more than a place to stay the night. We stayed in a dorm with five beds and the cleanliness was fine for a hostel. The bathroom was another story; It was dirty and wet and we had very little hot water. The location was fine... More 

Thank Connor S
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a night at Costa Rica Backpackers, this was an absolute breath of fresh air! We stayed for 5 nights and felt comfortable and at home immediately. Everyone is so nice and helpful, breakfast really personal and delicious, it really does feel like you're being looked after in someone's home. Perfect for those who are looking for a chilled... More 

Thank Jade T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Gaudy's was one of the highlights of my trip! The staff were unbelievably helpful for us first-time expeditioners, giving us useful contacts, advice on transport etc. and were always pleasant and kind. The hostel and the rooms were clean and this includes the cooking facilities - which we used on multiple occasions! Very nice and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast was delicious... More 

Thank lilyroberts232
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Me and two friends rode in on motorcycles and they were very accommodating. The only issue was the road noise early in the morning, so if you like to sleep in try to get a room in the back. We did have good wifi in the room and throughout the property. I will be staying again!

Thank Kevin H
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were booked in to stay for two nights but found that the hostel is so clean and well organised with very friendly staff that rather than change location we booked in for the whole week. The breakfasts are wonderful! We took advantage of the airport taxi service which took away the worry of arriving late in the evening. Also... More 

Thank ahackland
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I can't say enough good things about Gaudy's. Even before I arrived, the staff and service was great. They were very responsive with helping book my accommodations and even booking tours to different excursions outside of San Jose. I was so grateful they also offer the option of booking a ride to/from the airport, especially from the airport as it... More 

Thank Ashleigh R
Tring, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I stayed at Gaudy's in July 2016 with a team of World Challenge students. We were made to feel very welcome, despite our late arrival time, and were able to make use of both the wifi and the proprietor's extensive knowledge of the city to plan our activities and transport for our first few days in Costa Rica. The hostel... More 

Thank sc0rpiogirl
Merano, Italy
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the hostel was fine and the lady there was really helpful. What was most touching though was when we went back a week later, to rendez vous with person collecting car hire- we asked if we could come in to use their wifi and they very kindly agreed and helped us arrange some logistics for our onwards... More 

Thank Vickipper84
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I stayed at Gaudy's twice during July/August 2016 as part of a group of 15. The hostel is based is a quiet area of the city, about 20 minutes walk from the centre, although there are a number supermarkets, bakeries, banks, etc located within a few minutes stroll. Luckily I had a room to myself, with bathroom... other shared in... More 

Thank Ian B
Austrian Alps, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I got the tip from a friend, so I booked in and was surely surprised what I got for the money. The hostel is clean, staff very friendly and helpful, secure and central placed. They have private as well as dorm rooms what includes breakfast in the morning. The kitchen is well sorted, the living room big with TV and... More 

Thank baglesi

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in a safe neighborhood of San Jsoe, a few steps of: 3 different banks, supermarkets open untill midnight, main street in san jose, all fast food restaurants (KFC, taco bell, wendys, subway...)2 minutes taxi ride from coca cola bus station (buses to pacif zone), ticabus (buses to all central america), sabana park (largest park in san jose)As you can see, you will all what you need close by.We also offer: free breakfast, internet, wifi, parking,kitchen, dvds to watch, cooffe and tea all day ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaudy's Backpacker Hostel

Address: Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 889 - ₹ 2,667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Private rooms have en suites”
 of 5 bubbles lilyroberts232, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back my be quieter, but not sure how the wifi will be.”
 of 5 bubbles kevinhP2084NJ, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room if it fits your budget!”
 of 5 bubbles ianb261, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“People who want their privacy should book a private room which is offered to a reasonable price”
 of 5 bubbles sarahC4002VB, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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