As mentioned in a earlier post, my husband and I recently traveled to Jaco, Costa Rica for a little (much-needed) vacation. I have already written a very positive review on Trip Advisor for this hostel, but felt that I needed to go into more detail.
The location of the hostel was ideal. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. It’s about a 15 min walk to the middle of the action in Jaco (IMO, this was where Los Amigos and/or Taco Bar were located). The hostel is actually tucked back a little from full view, which I liked. It wasn’t on the main strip, so it was a little quieter.
This place had clean bathrooms, room and common areas. You can tell that it was very well-kept. Never was an issue.
Things to do
At the hostel you could:
- Hang out by the pool
- Eat breakfast/lunch/dinner and snacks ($)
- Free coffee until 11:30am
- Drink, drink, drink ($)
- Do yoga! ($)
- Hang out on beanbag chairs or hammocks in the common rooms
- Use the kitchenette for guests
- Take surf lessons ($)
- Book a tour ($)
- Small shop available to buy souvenirs ($)
- Meet super cool people (priceless)
I would like to add an extra note about the yoga. During our stay, I did yoga as many times as I could and loved it. Found the instructor Paul to be very good and professional. Doing yoga on vacation, really helps relax and helps you learn to breathe a little slower. Sometimes you move through life so quickly. It was great to take a break and do something for myself. I highly recommend it.
The staff and owner at the hostel is really what make this place great. Everyone from the kitchen and cleaning staff are marvelous. I found that the staff really wanted to engage in a conversation with you and actually get to know you a little. They have a great laid-back attitude, which is contagious.
Emailing this hostel from home was great too. They were always quick to reply to my email questions. I never felt like I wasn’t being taken care of. It feels really good to feel this way, especially when traveling from another country.
The owner went out of his way to say hi and accommodate us if we had any questions. He runs a tight ship and it shows. The place is clean, well maintained and the reviews on all the social media websites show how much this place is loved.
I’m not sure what else to say about this place other than I loved it. If you have any questions about our stay here, please feel free to email me.
Have you ever stayed somewhere that you loved so much that you wish you could have written more than a simple review on Trip Advisor?