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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights and could not recommend it enough. The hosts are incredibly hard working and very giving. They helped us find a ride to rio celeste with other guests so we wouldn´t have to pay the tour prices. They made sure we had food and coffee the morning of our 6 AM departure and the house is...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Marie, I hope you are well. Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house, we really enjoyed your visit. We hope that you come back. Best Regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a B&B you will have a nice breakfast made for you. I got dinner supplies and the lady even helped me cook my dinner. There is a community fridge to store food and a kitchen to cook. No mircowave there (which would be perfect). They have hammocks outside which are the best for having a night cap after a...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Jaclyn, Thanks for your good review. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! Best regards!

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Clean and comfortable lodging, good locoation near center of Bijagua. Unique opportunity to interact with Costa rican family. Nice grounds. Highly recommended for those wanting a more personal experience.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Bijagua, We are very thankful for the time you took to give us your opinion. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope that you come back!

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great rooms and great location (we traveled by car) but the most important thing- great family! We felt very welcomed, they had a lot of patience for questions, always answered with a smile! They have many information about everything! They took us to a "night tour" in their garden to see animals (frogs, toads ect.) and helped with whatever we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Iyyar, Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house, we really enjoyed your visit. We hope that you come back. Best Regards!

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice stay, I highly recommend this hostel!! The family took the time to talk with us in easy spanish en show us the beautiful nature around the house. Nice privateroom included breakfast! Stay there!

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Ilse, Thank you for take your time for share your experience. We are very delighted that you enjoyed with our family. Take Care.. Pura Vida

Zwolle
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After finding this place on TripAdvisor, we were a little lost on how to book here. Eventually we found it on AirBnB! We had a great time with the family and the other guests here. We had a private room with a double bed. The showers were cold most of the times, but it wasn't too bad. The hike we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi guys, we are glad that you stayed was a good experience, thank you so much for share with us and we hope that your trip keep excelent. Pura Vida!

Carbondale, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our family of 4 felt very welcome here and we enjoyed it very much. Plenty of room but still an intimate stay. The feeling is more of a host family than a hotel and the location is nice, across the street from a park and just a walk from restaurants in Bijagua.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thanks for your good review. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! Best regards!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The family that owns and runs this place are very accommodating. I arrived not feeling well and was able to upgrade to a private room. While I just had a serious head cold, I was not wanting to risk spreading it around the bunk room. Be sure to ask Abner to show you the frogs! The kid is a natural...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Gest: Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Highly recommend staying here. The family is wonderful and sweet. They were incredibly helpful with our questions about visiting Rio Celeste and about getting to our next destination. Open, comfortable feel, hammocks everywhere, comfy clean rooms, bed, and shower. I spent two weeks in Costa Rica and this place and town has my heart.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sara: Greetings from Bijagua, We are very thankful for the time you took to give us your opinion. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope that you come back!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This nice and cosy hostel is located in a family's house. There is a good kitchen and plenty of space to feel like at home. The family is very helpfull with everything. Would definitely stay there again !

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Rūta, many thanks for your comment we are so happy that you enyojed your stay in our house, It would be a pleasure that you come back again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging located 200 meters southwest from National Bank of Bijagua, Upala, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Just 9 kilometers from Rio Celeste. We offer a total of 4 rooms. Four private rooms with king bed, nightstand, shared bathroom, closet and ceiling fam. Also we have one shared room with 4 stateroom with capacity for 8 people, this room has ceiling fam and lockers. Besides we have a full kitchen with refrigerator. A little living room with TV and full Wi-Fi and comfortable sofa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Celeste Backpackers

Address: On Main Road Between Upala And Canas | 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: $22 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only two single rooms, so if that is what you want, ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ticoboy01_9, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with shared bath. There is also an eight bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles DZ_frog_lady, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring a blanket because all the rooms are very cold at night and they do no provide adequate bedding.”
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 of 5 bubbles Dani493, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles bloem17, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
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