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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hostel with lovely homely feel. Great common areas to chill out, watch TV or play pool. It's what a good hostel should be. Brian is a fantastic host who is super knowledgeable and goes out of his way to help you out and make sure you feel like you're at home. There are also plenty of recommendations on evening... More 

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Thank Clive L
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Hey Hey, Thanks for telling me to go home the other night...I really needed the sleep. Also, the positive review, and guests like yourself, are much appreciated. I'm sure we'll run into each other down under. All the Best, Brian More 

Southlake, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel Bekuo is a great combination of other hostels in the area. A great balance of a clean environment and family community. A welcoming and informed staff introduce you to the amenities around the hostel. There are three common areas which are great for hanging out and relaxing, which are filled with beautiful displays of art and decoration. Something many... More 

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Thank Mallory R
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have 3 very comfy communal rooms where you can easily socialize, plus a garden in the back with a playful rabbit called Tranki. The service was really good, above all the night shift guy was super cool with everybody and very active helping guests, I even saw him teaching Spanish to a guest for a while.

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Thank Jose A. A
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Hahaha!!! Always the bunny Tranquis. Of course the communal areas set off a relaxing vibe with the art, guitars, keyboards, and well, with the people that Bekuo attracts. Thank you so much for your review, and especially thanks for pointing out the service of the staff...and the night guy. I've seen him helping people as well. All the Best, Brian More 

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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, 15 min from the museum amd bars. Nice people. Perfect included breakfast: pancakes amd pineaple and coffee. Our private bathroom wasnt clean tho and the wifi wasnt working in our room.

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Thank titinnou90
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Hello Hello, So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and I'm back at the hostel now, so cleanliness will no longer be an issue. All the Best, Brian More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Due to a 2am arrival in Costa Rica, I managed to screw up our dates, and failed to book accommodation for our first evening. Luckily a late night call to the Hostel just before jumping on a plane in the USA secured us two beds in a 4 bed dorm, completely saving our bacon. We arrived just before the 3am... More 

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Thank 2checkingout
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Ahhhhhhh Bacon...thanks for sharing a bit with your positive feedback. Yeah, checkout time is 11, but breakfast is at 8, so if you're in a dorm, then you'll probably get woken up by hungry travelers anyway. Glad we were able to get you into the private room quickly, and that you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Safe travels. All... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

You feel at home quickly while staying at Bekou. I was up until 5am working on client projects some nights. Beautiful nights, with an articulately decorated living room, and a glow from their lamps or you can step outside and gaze at the stars in the quaint garde. The WiFi was weak in my bedroom, but out in the living... More 

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Thank mwcreativepro
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

It's been a while! You are home at Bekuo…thank you for the wonderful description of our place. We have much dignity in our gem of a place, and it pleases me to see that it was able to shine for you. All the Best, Brian More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We used Bekuo as our base between places and it was fantastic! We stayed three nights in total throughout are trip and the staff were extremely helpful, the hostel is clean and dorms are very spacious. It is a fantastic place to stay if you are just arriving/ just leaving or want to explore the city. I would recommend this... More 

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Thank Laurascotdav
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Yesss!!! Gratification comes from satisfied patrons. Thank you for giving some transparency to our hostel by leaving a review on Tripadvisor. Every bit helps more than one would think. All the Best, Brian More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The hostel is in a good location. The area is nice and it is close to town. Staff are very helpful. There is a nice garden at the back. Best free pancake and pineapple breakfast ever!! Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Popedaisy
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much! You have no idea how thrilled it makes me to hear about the helpful staff. The garden is beautiful as well, and the breakfast ain't bad, but the staff is what can really make the place shine. All the Best, Brian More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Even after pre-paying for my room, I checked out of Hostel Bekuo early to move to another hotel because my room was filthy dirty. I did not even ask for a refund as I only wanted to get out of there. The room is so dirty and smelled so badly that I went to a local supermarket to purchase Lysol... More 

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becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

When I initially read this review, I thought "Wow, what a diva!" I then thought, there is often quite a bit of truth to every overreaction. For this I thank you. We completely addressed all of the problems concerning the room in which you stayed. Your room should have had WiFi while you were here, and it most certainly does... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 19 June 2016

How to describe the great times at Bekuo's and it's beautiful family... In my last two years of travelling never found a place with such a powerful vibe, nice people, good pankakes and great music. If you stop to St. José you can't miss it! Would like to take you with me everywhere! I'll be back!

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Thank ireneperescamps
becauseiamhappy, Owner at Hostel Bekuo, responded to this review

We already miss you!!! I'm sure our paths will cross in the future. Keep on keepin' on, and continue to approach life through your cool and calm scope. :) All the Best, Brian More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hostel Bekuo

Address: 325 Meters Oeste Spoon Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $20 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Get yourself the private room”
 of 5 bubbles mwcreativepro, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Even an en suite bathroom was poor”
 of 5 bubbles GreatBen, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“there is no bad room”
 of 5 bubbles Plandor, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“If you snore, book a dorm in Caribe. If you love gardens, book Catarata; a private with bathroom and tv.”
 of 5 bubbles stockcar69, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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