Advertisements

Hostel Pangea in San Jose, Costa Rica

ImageImageAs the taxi stopped and I looked up at what seemed to be a pile of tin marked “Hostel Pangea” I thought, “Oh, God, what have I got myself into?!”  My opinion changed, however, as soon as I opened the door.  I was immediately welcomed by bright colorful paintings covering every wall and a friendly staff greeting me excitingly.  “Hello, Ms. Pack,” they said, “How are you?  How was your trip?”   A nice, smiling man quickly and efficiently worked to find my reservation, give my keys, and answer any questions I had.  “If you need anything else,”  he said, “please let us know.”

Image

I continued to be impressed as I discovered my room and the rest of the facilities.  The rooms were very secure with key-card access only, and the beds and bath areas were very nice and clean.  Hostel Pangea at first seems small, but it didn’t take me long to find the many rooms and areas including a swimming pool, large bar, and many computers.  Not to mention, they had a great area for charging devices and a theater room as well!

Image

Possibly the best thing about Hostel Pangea is how secure it is.  My first night there, a friend from San Jose stayed with me, so we spent most of the night hanging out at the bar and exploring San Jose.  When we went out, we experienced no problems catching taxis or having taxis take us back.  ALL taxi drivers know about the hostel.  Additionally, when you come into the hostel, you’re immediately greeted by a friendly guard who checks your wrist band to make sure no strangers are coming into the facilities.  The staff takes many precautions to make sure guests feel safe, and the entire time I was there, I never felt that I or my belongings were ever in jeopardy.  Being a single traveler, this is of utmost importance.

Image

ImageI highly recommend Hostel Pangea to any traveler making a stop in San Jose.  The staff is great, the accommodations are exceptional, and, very importantly, it’s safe.  Hostel Pangea is definitely worth a night’s stay!

Prices:

Dorm Price – $13 ($1 + $5 for key and locker deposits)

Services:

Lockers for valuables

Free Wi-Fi and computer access

Free Tourist/Local Information Available

Bar/Restaurant- meals for about $6 US (the food is GREAT!)

Airport Shuttle – $11 (shared)

GETTING THERE/GETTING AROUND:

If you’re coming from the TicaBus station, take a taxi.  It should cost about 4,000 Colones ($8 US).

If you’re coming from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, take the TUASSA bus (450 colones or $1 US) and then a taxi (about 3,000 colones or $6 US for taxi to hostel).

If you decide to go out, you have many options available to you.  There are a variety of clubs and bars nearby depending on your taste/style.  No trip should cost you more than 3,000 colones ($6 US) or so.  To get a taxi, just go out to one of the main streets and hail one.  It’s cheaper than calling and super easy.

CONTACT INFO:

http://hostelpangea.com/

ONE LAST NOTE:

I really do have say this about the staff, they are amazing.  Sometimes (as I am sure you avid backpackers know) hostel workers may try to coerce you to get bigger rooms, or take more expensive taxis, or basically just spend more money at their hostel.  At Hostel Pangea, I never felt like the staff was trying to “just make a buck” off of me.  I really felt like that staff genuinely cared about people and they even offered me information on how to save money!  So awesome!

Image

Advertisements

Posted on December 11, 2012, in Costa Rica, Hostels, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This post provides clear idea for the new visitors
    of blogging, that truly how to do blogging and site-building.

  2. I visited multiple websites except the audio quality for
    audio songs existing at this web site is genuinely superb.

  3. Just wanna input on couple of general things, The website design is excellent, the articles are very great : D.

  4. Hello! Quick question that’s completely off
    topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?

    My web site looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. Cheers!

  5. Thanks for finally talking about >Hostel Pangea in San Jose, Costa Rica |
    <Liked it!

  6. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could
    find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using
    the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  7. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker
    who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for
    him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this topic here on your site.

  8. I ѡas able tο find good advice from your blog posts.

  9. Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write
    ups thank you once again.

  10. What’s up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as well glad to share my knowledge here with mates.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: