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Hostel Shakti
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Group of 11 spent one night passing through San Jose from Tortuguero to Arenal. The place was nice and clean and nice dorms, staff spoke no english, and was below in restaurant most of the time, but not a problem.
Great breakfast included, when the power failed, the breakfast and coffee preparation was quickly moved downstairs to restaurant, and then brought up to us again when prepaired.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

This lovely hostel is great, when you walk in it feels like your at home or at grandmas house. Everything is so nice and cozy, and everything is really clean. We stayed here one night and were happy to wake up knowing we were going to have breakfast in their vegetarian restaurant. Over all great. The staff was warm, welcoming and friendly. Great time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

I stayed here for one night and had a mixed experience. I was very pleasantly surprised by the room -- I had booked one bed in a four female dorm, and I ended up with the clean, nicely appointed room all to myself. My only real complaint is that the staff seems to split time with the hostel and the restaurant next door -- most of the time there's no one at the reception desk and you have to leave the building to find someone to help you. I mention this only because I had a creepy experience with another patron involving some unwanted attention, and didn't feel entirely safe leaving the hostel to find an employee to report it to. It's a really well maintained little hostel for a great price, but I wish they had a person down at the front desk more regularly.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle 13, Av. 8, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 79 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
Price Range: £13 - £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shakti Hostel located in the center of the capital city of Costa Rica, embodies what the name signfica (energy, strength, power) to create a healthy, comfortable and different, near the centers of interest of this important city. It is the creative energy that provides the guest an environment that encourages their senses, and serves as a resting place and rest. Our visitors also can enjoy delicious healthy meal that provides our restaurant Shakti and has over 25 years of existence. ... more   less 
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