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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Mira T
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose their tent option and were pleasantly surprised to find a mattress inside the tent! Not bad. At $8 a night this is a very reasonable deal for budget travelling especially if sleeping is not a priority. I guess with a name like Rockin J's I should have known this was a party place. What I didn't expect was...

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Thank carriedaway_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm all for hippie hostels which are very chilled out but dirty rooms with a useless kitchen is too much. A 15 second walk to the beach is amazing and the staff were great. Having 3 separate places for shower, toilet and sink is also very odd.

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Thank Michael W
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this whole place is a work of art! I was really impressed by the size of the hostel and every inch covered in hand made paintings and tile mosaics. There is a bar with well priced drinks, pool tables and ping pong and sometimes even live local music and it is open until midnight! The atmosphere seems pretty friendly,...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was slightly dumbstruck when I first arrived at RJs. The size of the place is just incredible. It's a huge establishment and seeing the entire wall of keys behind the front desk makes you realise that their capacity must be in the high hundreds. We booked a private double room at the good price of $26, the room was...

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Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This was my biggest disappointment during my so far 3,5 months traveling. We arrived by 6 pm and had to wait 45 min by the reception before the reception girl came back from walking her dog. While waiting we ordered beers which still were at the same spot in the chilling out area when we checked out the day after....

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Thank EmmaBergenholtz
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

i traveled through whole latin america.. thats the worst hostel i have ever seen.. the staf is not friendly nor helpful.. she rather walks her dog instead of working efficiently on the reception.. the sheets were not changed when we got our room so we had to wait even longer.. the rooms are so small.. its not at all about...

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Thank Alex B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This place has a party feel so if that's what you're looking for it's great - I would also say it helps of you're in a group or with friends. I was on my own and found it difficult to interact with other people as they were all in groups and it was quite cliquey! When I did find a...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was skeptical about this place as it has a reputation of a "party" place. When traveling to hostels, one has to decide what mood they are looking for to satisfy. A quiet night's sleep or to meet people from all over the world, play music, drink beer, beach bonfires.This place was large and sprawling but open. Fits all budgets...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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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: $22 - $68 (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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“Hammocks only if bathed in bug spray. Our 2 bunk room adequate. Stable rooms are quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles dixiered33, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“accessible but noisy”
 of 5 bubbles isabella1501, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double bed suites are comfy but a bit hot at night”
 of 5 bubbles 12heleneh, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi wasn't great - was not accessible in the hammock room.”
 of 5 bubbles 896kaylak, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“hammocks are comfier than they sound!”
 of 5 bubbles F4229JDmattl, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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