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Review of In & Basic Hostel Lounge

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In & Basic Hostel Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stayed in Costa Rica for about 6 days, 3 nights of which I stayed at the In & Basic Hostel. The place is clean and in a great location with plenty of buses, stores, restaurants within a short walk. Paula and the other hostel employees were fabulous and absolutely helpful. I left to see some other cities in CA and they held my luggage for me while I was away (at no charge) and also packed me snacks since I missed breakfast (which is pretty good, btw). They were able to arrange tours and plenty of other things for me at the last minute. Overall I truly enjoyed my stay and would definitely return to In & Basic!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shimi24
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Was a real pleasure to have you at Our Hostel!!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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nuremberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

staying here was a very good decision. the two girls are so nice and helpful and gave really good advice for our plan to sell our car in san jose and for other activities. moreover the hostel offers a family atmosphere and makes you feel comfortable. a beautiful breakfast is included and everyday you get something different. we stayed with our baby there and they had y lot of fun together.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank felicitasNuremberg
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Wishing you the best...and hopping to have you guys in our house in a next time!!!
Lots of love!!!!
Paula & Oriana
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Paris, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I sat there while owner and two patrons fought about things that had gone missing from thier room. A sd card and a tshirt and thought maybe they just misplaced it so i left a few things out. I returned home with one less device. My sony snap shot camera is gone. Had it when i arrived and gone when i left. I had a " private" room. I paid $30/ night for a dorm rom with4 bunk beds. Im 6'2" and slept in a kids bed because " those rooms are for couples". Im sad cuase i wanted to give them the benifit of the doubt but in the end, as nice as they all seemed, i was disapointed. And just a side note, you should talkk about the guests who jyst left sad in front of guests still there. You think people dont understand spanish? Surprise!
Wont stay there again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Our Management is deeply concern about this review/comment that attacks directly to the wellbeing of the Hostel and its owners with false accusations, situations that do not concern the rest of the guests; and above all a lost object in a private room to which only he had access.
To other Hosts: Be aware of this person.
Isabel
Owner
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Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Thank you for an amazingly comfy time at your hostel! I booked five nights but suddenly wanted to join a roadtrip and therefore only stayed one night, which was no big deal for the owner and everything went smoothly.

The hostel is in a safe area 5 min walking distance away from the nearest mall and an approximately 7 minute bus ride away from the city centre. The hostel has clean, air conned, safe and comfy rooms and a nice lobby and kitchen as well as good showers.

Perfect accommodation for a couple of nights!

Pura vida!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Antonius89
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
Youre most welcome!! Was a great pleasure Jacob!
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Pietarsaari, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We started our trip here when arriving to Costa Rica, we had a double room, very clean and a bathroom close by not used by many guests. We liked the place so much we came back here 3 times after that during our travel around in Costa Rica. The thing we liked the most was the good atmosphere, the breakfast and the lovely owner Paula who helped us with everything from phonecalls, arranging shuttles and giving us info and tips about Costa Rica. She also put a lot of time and effort to finding our luggage which was lost during our flight here.

The hostel is very secure, very clean and people coming here always seems to leave happy and so did we.

Thank you Paula!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jesper H
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Was a total pleasure to have you and help you guys!!! Hope that you enjoyed the PURA VIDA...and my wish is to see you again..take care both of you!! Lots of XOXO
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

In & Basic...is just that! Very basic but very clean & the owner is really helpful. It's outside of the city with only a supermarket & a few fast food joints in walking distance. There is a kitchen, however it's locked between 9-9 so bare this in mind if you're leaving early. Perfect for a night or two to start/end your stay in Costa Rica.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Hayley C
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
We aim to please our customers! Thanks for the advice and recommendations!
Isabel/Owner
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Woking, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I stayed 2 nights here alone and felt very welcomed. The staff were very friendly and the whole place was really clean and comfortable. Great filling breakfast, wifi and plenty of info and resources for the rest of your trip in Costa Rica. They are very happy to help! I didn't meet a lot of people there to hang out with unfortunately but I think that's because it was quiet season.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Hazel L
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thanks to all the guests that place in their reviews your real opinion/comments..We aim to please! From the bottom of our hearts!
Isabel/Owner
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Additional Information about In & Basic Hostel Lounge

Property: In & Basic Hostel Lounge
Address: 200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 10511, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 79 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One hostel - One home - A different way of living in San Jose...In&Basic is a beautiful custom made hostel, the owners have created an amazing experience in a suburb called "Los Yoses" they want to invite all the travelers to experience a one of a kind Family & Friends Hostel, we want you to see for yourselves a little bit of two small worlds that combine nature and a glamorous House. In&Basic has the doors open to create a new family everyday!..We want you to be part of our family!!!! ... more   less 
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