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Hotel Kangaroo

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This hotel was the best I have never been. It's was cheap and the room where amazing. I slept like a baby and the staff was really helpfull and made you feel like if you were at home. I won't say it twice, if you are searching for a real paradise just go there and enjoy your second home.

Thank ptitbiscuit m
Georgia Coast, Georgia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This place was nice to get off the crazy scene in Jaco . Hotel kangaroo provides a sanctuary for all the crazy stuff that goes on in jaco. one of the things that I liked was the rooms they are very clean and had style to them. all the air conditioners work. I think you can rent surfboards to go...

Thank travelingtraveler100
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Our experience at Hotel Kangaroo was total fluke - We’re Aussies, so we picked the place because of its name and low price point. But our 3 nights here ended up being the highlight of our trip. From the second we walked in, Bryan and the boys made us feel like we were at home and went out of their...

Thank ASHE27
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We loved our initial 4 week stay at Hotel Kangaroo. Evan, Sebastian and team were so accommodating and have an awesome set up. Great location near the beach, rooms were spot on and we even decided to return for a second stay

Thank swldn_backpacker
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The prices were great at this hostile the management was very friendly and helpful would definitely go back the pool was great clean The kitchen they had to cook your own food was wonderful stove fridge freezer everything very clean friendly dogs all round great place

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel is very special. The atmosphere is amazing and you always feel like home. There is a big pool, a good kitchen, and great people that can help you with everything you need, including bicycle and surfboard. Deeply recommended!

1Thank Ariel C
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nice hostel with amazing owners. They made us feel so welcomed and assisted us when wanting to venture out. They even did our laundry! Within walking distance to the beach. There were also a few dogs and a cat. Definitely a homey feel.

Thank IAmANurse0004
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights but could have stayed for so much longer. We arrived late on our first night and immediately felt welcome and inclined to join a group in the common area, and that feeling stayed with us our whole stay. From the owner to the staff to the dogs, everyone was happy to...

Thank chrisdentith
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Arriving to five beautiful dogs excited to see who their next visitors would be was the warmest of welcomes. Followed by two of the staff members who gave us a quick tour. The hostel is exactly what a hostel should be. Relaxed, social, and safe. Felt comfortable leaving items out on the side whilst you popped back to the room...

Thank Emily P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

If you want to come to Jaco to surf, chill and generally enjoy pura vida, then stay at Hotel Kangaroo. The rooms are basic but comfortable and very clean, the bathrooms have hot water, the pool is clean and warm, free wifi that actually works really well, the chill out space basic but has everything you need, there is a...

Thank Goc O

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Kangaroo is a favourite among the travellersthat visit Playa Jaco. Its quiet, chilled out location, just 80mts from the beach, make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular wildlife thatCosta Rica has to offer. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian. Surf lessons and after-surf massages. Free loan of bikes. Optional breakfast and comunal dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Kangaroo

Address: Calle Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $17 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the room are really quiet.”
ptitbiscuitm, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“value for money, friendly staff, comfortable”
goco2014, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The doorms are inside but the door doesnt close so the insects can enter in there. We didnt have any problem with that though, but i think it could be more problematic when its the raining season... No air conditionning in the doorms but there is in the private rooms”
972olig, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Roosters live across the street, but the never woke us up.”
BenT_12, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I would ask for a room away from the front if you don't want the roosters to wake you up early.Other than that Otis an excellent place to stay.”
mammabear77, 24 Jan 2014 | Read review
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