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Reviewed 23 November 2014

Cheapest place for backpackers in Puerto Viejo only $8.00 but I wonder if it was worth it as I'm getting shivers writing this and reliving staying here. I think I slept for 5 hours in two days. I got savaged by mosquitos. The sheets seemed like they were dirty. Rooms smell, dusty dirty and damp and I didn't have a... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

we are flexible and easygoing backpackers. so it doesnt have to be extraclean and superquiet. we are happy with little. that is why we still enjoyed our stay at sunrise backpackers hostel. we were there in low season, so i guess it is usually a bit louder. the 10 or 12 bed dorm was so spacious. comfortable beds. the bathrooms... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I stayed at this Hostel for one night in a private room for $14. I can't describe how disgusting it was! Everything was damp, it smelled like mildew. Blankets, walls, windows and the floor were dirty. Several holes in the wall. My Fan didn't work. When I asked for another one I got one that I had to dust first.... More 

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I've probably stayed in a couple of hundred hostels in the last 15 years or so, and this place is right at the bottom of my list. A filthy, dirty, squalid hostel where the bathrooms are rarely cleaned and sheets and pillowcases are stained. A large sickly looking cockroach tried to stay the night in my room but I (literally)... More 

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auckland
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I just walked past this place when i was looking for a histel and decided to check it out. I liked it! $7 per night for a dorm! When I was there it was very quiet. Staff were friendly. Bathrooms were clean enough. The internet was strong and the internet room excellent. The dorm was spacious and not at all... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a boisterous backpackers hostel right on the main strip by the bus stop. The walls are paper thin and there is music all night, so you definitely need to be in the mood to party. Relax and sleep somewhere like Pegalu (though the staff there is a bit rude, but I'm getting off topic). So yes, great location,... More 

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Newquay
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights. it is said a lot of bad things about the staff here but it is merely because they cannot speak much English. I speak Spanish so I got to know them a little bit. The girl at reception, Cristina, was super friendly and helped us with anything we needed. I came back after a... More 

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Thank Angelida
Clemson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Overall, this place was dingy and uncomfortable. I was planning on staying here 2 nights but left after 1. I was traveling with a group of three people in Costa Rica/Panama for one month, and our last stop was Puerto Viejo. We arrived at this hostel due to its central location and proximity to the town center. Of the many... More 

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Thank S S
Corvallis, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Don't go here!! I chose this because it was close to where the bus dropped us off but guess what? Everything is close. The first thing I did when we got checked into our room was use the internet to find a different hostel for the next night. For that, I thank Sunrise. It was the worst hostel I've ever... More 

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Thank Clara B
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Basic rooms and bathroom cleaness is adverage, this hostel would be grate with a "usable" kitchen and better common area. Coustmer service needs a lot of attention too Pice is good for $14 privet shared bathrooms

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Address: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Also Known As:
Sunrise Backpackers Hostel Costa Rica/Limon
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“I changed between the rooms 3 and 2. One was as bad as the other.”
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 of 5 bubbles 92jh, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I liked the dorm. Clean sheets and no bunk beds! But the pillows were horrible.”
 of 5 bubbles nzkiwi99, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Camp indoors upstairs or dorms. Downstairs private rooms w shared baths.”
 of 5 bubbles 82rayad, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The first room when you enter on your right are not good to choose. Noisy, smelling the rubbish from outside, this is not the best choice”
 of 5 bubbles popov66, 11 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Upstairs seemed cramped and unclean compared to downstairs. They are pretty good about accommodating bigger groups so that everyone pays and equal price. There was 7 of us in 3 rooms downstairs for only $10 each a night”
 of 5 bubbles BrigidC_13, 13 Apr 2013 | Read review
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