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Rocking J's

1.1 km from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca centre
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the hostels we really where looking forward to stay in, and boy was I disappointed! We booked three nights, stayed there for one. During daytime its too hot to handle, night is freezing cold!! Toilets are dirrty, and everyone will notice you go there. staff where not helpfull at all and really unfriendly. Water leak, dirty...

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Thank Bananas1988
Reviewed 19 December 2016

the place was very noisy and not really clean. The kitchen was always overcrowded and we couldnt cook our stuff. The room didnt have a window and was extremely hot and not comfortable. the water is also not drinkable. the wifi was not working the entire 3 days we were there and even if we would get on it, it...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was not very friendly nor helpful. They did not even show me the way to my dorm. I was there for three nights and the toilets and showers outside my room were cleaned for the first time at the third day i was there. The kitchen was pretty well eqipped, though they didnt have any cups. It was...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is massive and has a wide selection. Any type of traveler is welcome from the hammock loving, tent snuggling to your traditional shared and private dorms. They also have a J's Palace which seems to be amazing. It's right on the beach just a few blocks from downtown Puerto Viejo. My boyfriend and I slept in a tent...

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and while I liked the beach at the back, the customer service and friendliness was appalling. I left my passport behind with reception as they required to hold on to it and when it was returned to me, it was completely damaged. Pages crumpled, the front of the passport bent out of shape and...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
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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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