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Rocking J's

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't have a good sleep at this hotel cause the music is really loud. Staff is chill. Its a place made for getting drunk and partyin' but wasnt made for a guy like me who ask for sleep and clean toilets.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were willing to stay at this place despite the bad reviews of accommodation because it seemed to have good parties. Wrong choice. The bar is ridiculously overpriced and even if you do dare to enter you risk the 99% chance of being cat called and whistled at by the locals AND the bar tender! The beach...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 8.30pm and it took 2 hours to get any response from the staff. Having waited for so long they could not even find our reservation and suggested trying to book again tomorrow. Therefore, our friends booked us another hostel for the next 2 nights. They told us we would get a refund but we did not...so they...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this place looked cool and had some alright reviews so we decided to give it a go. Unfortunately 3 out of 4 of us ended up getting bed bugs! The place overall was very dirty, and the staff were lazy and unhelpful. I wanted to like Rocking J's but it really was that terrible.

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Before I booked this I remember reading something about it being a 'backpacker factory', and I cannot think of a more accurate description! There are tons of hammocks and tents crammed together to fit as many people as humanly possible, with 100s of guests and yet only 1 person working the front desk at a time - resulting in 10-20...

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Some girlfriends and I arrived to stay four days/four nights. Wifi didn't work, when it did, it didn't work in our dorm room we reserved. Turned out RJ's mistakenly reserved our room for our for only three nights instead of four because when we came back from dinner the fourth night, we found a strange man sleeping in one of...

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Thank Zoë D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Why anyone would want to stay here is beyond me. A poorly run hostel, with surly and unhelpful staff who are 90% of the time away from the desk with no indication why. There is dog poo strewn on the lawn. You're far away from the town compared to other hostels, and the beach it has is covered in litter...

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were here for 2 nights. Both nights the music was so loud, we couldn't sleep. The music stays on till after 11 pm. There was a lot of screaming and loud talking till after 12. Worse hostel we stayed in during our travels.

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1Thank Riemer W
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love this place but can understand how it may not be for everyone. However, for me being simple - I was very much pleased! Firstly, I should share that I came here during Semana Santa which is a week where a large amount of the population travel to the beaches. I was lucky to find a space here and...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Best place to meet new chill people! Really felt like home. Walking distance to the beach and the town. Stayed here for almost a week and could had stayed here forever! Really cool with all the mosaics too.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Rocking J's

Address: Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $47 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
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Rocking j`s Hotel Puerto Viejo
Rocking J's Costa Rica/Limon
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“Tents are decent for a little bit of privacy, but every location is really loud, all night!”
Sn0wflake1992, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Reserve a dorm room if you can. But double if not triple check with the front desk so they know how long you are staying...”
364zo_d, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Hammocks only if bathed in bug spray. Our 2 bunk room adequate. Stable rooms are quietest.”
dixiered33, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“accessible but noisy”
isabella1501, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double bed suites are comfy but a bit hot at night”
12heleneh, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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