We only stayed for one night but in the end we rather should have skipped the stop in San José. First the area seemed to be ok and the pool and common area looked nice BUT the shower/toilets and the kitchen were kind of dirty. There was one toilet/shower for at least 2 dorms and some privates. We stayed at a private double room (nr 99) which we thought was ok. Unfortunately we got bitten all over our body by bedbugs :( They must have been in the matress cause my friend had bites on her face, too. As we noticed the bites on the busride to the pacific coast (as bugbites appear later on the skin) we sent an email to the staff who apologized and promised to clean the room. To get rid of the bedbugs we had to to wash and dry all our stuff including the backpacks which cost us around 100$. A week later the bites are still there even though we had to take medicine and antibiotics. So this was a really bad experience!! :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The #1 budget hostel and meeting spot for travelers in San Jose, Costa Rica and Lonely Planet readers' favorite since 2001. We have excellent reviews from guide books and on internet. Come and meet people from all around the world in our little slice of paradise, swap stories ! Catch the sun in our tropical garden, swim in the pool and don`t miss the happy hour at the "BAR-PACKERS" at 5pm!ALL FREE - internet (7 computers), wifi, coffee & tea; kitchen facilities (save money cook for yourself), parking, storage.TOP FACILITIES - Biggest pool & garden in San Jose, sunbathing, cable tv, international phone calls, hot showers, laundry service, tour desk, 24-hr security. ... more less
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- Costa Rica Backpackers Hotel San Jose