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La Ruka Hostel

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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor kitchen”(14 reviews)
“free pool table”(4 reviews)
“good vibes”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

This hostel is a great place to stay in Puerto Viejo. The staff was very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The dorm facilities were clean, spacious and comfortable. My only critique is that the grounds could be cleaned up a bit and the kitchen could be...More

Thank Devin d
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I loved this place. It was particularly refreshing after the absolute chaos that I experienced the night before at Rocking J's. The staff was endlessly helpful and patient, the showers were spacious and the water hot... plus the hostel well water was potable (as opposed...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Although it could be a little cleaner, I enjoyed staying there. The staff is really cute and so are the cats and dogs living there. The beds were comfortable. There were a lot of ants in the outdoor kitchen, so you have to be careful...More

Thank Katharina1304
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a great hostel right near the beach and town! The rooms are clean, there is a full kitchen, a pool table and lobby area. They rent bikes for $5 a day and surf boards for $12/day. The owners were really nice and helpful.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

La Ruka has everything a backpacker can wait for: it has a great arty atmosphere, the staff is super friendly, the common parts are clean, there is hot water, free internet and there is a place dedicated for smokers! If you come to puerto Viejo,...More

Thank Diane G
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$10 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$10 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"bring a mini fan-the rooms are stuffy/hot, no wifi in the room-only in the lobby"
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"My favorite bed is 7B (bottom bunk in wifi range)"
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"Room 2 is huge and airy but has a bit of road noise"
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"Arrive early as they don't accept previous booking... first come first served! Dorm 7is nice!"
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