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Zwolle
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After finding this place on TripAdvisor, we were a little lost on how to book here. Eventually we found it on AirBnB! We had a great time with the family and the other guests here. We had a private room with a double bed. The showers were cold most of the times, but it wasn't too bad. The hike we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi guys, we are glad that you stayed was a good experience, thank you so much for share with us and we hope that your trip keep excelent. Pura Vida!

Carbondale, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our family of 4 felt very welcome here and we enjoyed it very much. Plenty of room but still an intimate stay. The feeling is more of a host family than a hotel and the location is nice, across the street from a park and just a walk from restaurants in Bijagua.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thanks for your good review. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! Best regards!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The family that owns and runs this place are very accommodating. I arrived not feeling well and was able to upgrade to a private room. While I just had a serious head cold, I was not wanting to risk spreading it around the bunk room. Be sure to ask Abner to show you the frogs! The kid is a natural...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Gest: Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Highly recommend staying here. The family is wonderful and sweet. They were incredibly helpful with our questions about visiting Rio Celeste and about getting to our next destination. Open, comfortable feel, hammocks everywhere, comfy clean rooms, bed, and shower. I spent two weeks in Costa Rica and this place and town has my heart.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sara: Greetings from Bijagua, We are very thankful for the time you took to give us your opinion. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope that you come back!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This nice and cosy hostel is located in a family's house. There is a good kitchen and plenty of space to feel like at home. The family is very helpfull with everything. Would definitely stay there again !

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Rūta, many thanks for your comment we are so happy that you enyojed your stay in our house, It would be a pleasure that you come back again.

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

As you can see, all the other reviews have echoed the same sentiment but I feel compelled to leave a review as well. This was our favorite lodging on our trip and we found it due to such great previous reviews on TripAdvisor in fact. These did not lead us astray at all. Communication beforehand was prompt and clear ,...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, It is very important for us to know that you stay in our house was good. Best Regards.

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is my first time writing a review, and it is my pleasure to do it! Staying here at this hostel was such an amazing experience. My travel partner and I got into town around 1 o'clock and our plan was to visit Rio Celeste that day. The Hostess and her family were very friendly and helpful! After exploring, we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Vanesheri, thank you for visit us and for your review. We are so glad that you stayed in our house was amazing. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I was there for night and the only guest there. The family was very nice to me. I felt like part of the family. They an give laundry service. And they will help you to find something to do in bijagua. Im realy recommeded on that place

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lishai: Many thanks for your review. We are glad that you really enjoyed in our house. We hope that you come back. Best Regards.

Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I never write reviews online for anything, but my stay at this hostel was so exceptional that I have to do so. I stayed in the dormitory for one night with some friends. This hostel is absolutely amazing. The owners went out of their way to help us with directions, providing a map and specific instructions (as we had gotten...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Rachael: Grettings from our family, Many thanks for took your time for write a comment. We are so happy that your stayed in our house was exceptional. We hope you can visit us next time with more time!

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our reservations elsewhere fell through and we found ourselves at this very unique backpackers lodge. They have traditional dorms, but we stayed in the private room. It is in a large home, and the family is the best part of the stay. They are so nice, so welcoming, so helpful... I just can't say enough about them. As an added...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lacy: Thanks for your review. For our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging located 200 meters southwest from National Bank of Bijagua, Upala, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Just 9 kilometers from Rio Celeste. We offer a total of 4 rooms. Four private rooms with king bed, nightstand, shared bathroom, closet and ceiling fam. Also we have one shared room with 4 stateroom with capacity for 8 people, this room has ceiling fam and lockers. Besides we have a full kitchen with refrigerator. A little living room with TV and full Wi-Fi and comfortable sofa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Celeste Backpackers

Address: on main road between Upala and Canas | 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: ₹ 1,178 - ₹ 2,683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only two single rooms, so if that is what you want, ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ticoboy01_9, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with shared bath. There is also an eight bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles DZ_frog_lady, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring a blanket because all the rooms are very cold at night and they do no provide adequate bedding.”
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 of 5 bubbles Dani493, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles bloem17, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
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