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Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey guys! If you are thinking about where to stay, stop now and book either a dorm bed or one of the beautiful Cabinas in the treehouse! I stayed at so many hostels but this is by far the best one I've ever been. You will make friends for life and Don Jon with his crew are amazing hosts who...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother, my best friend and i took the best decision ever when we booked an apt at Don Jon's. We stayed there for TWO MONTHS. Jon is the best, super helpful. Everybody who works there are 24/7 making sure you feel like home. It's very clean, safe and well located. You will never get bored. Just try some pico...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me, my wife and our 10 month old kid (malik) stayed at Don Jon's for two weeks more or less. Great staff specialy Gladise at the reception who was very nice with us and with Malik. Very relax place to stay and chill out for couple of days... Great surf spot very consistent in size but wind can be a...

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Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This family run hostel is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday on the beach. The travelers that stays here is from all over the world an stays from a couple of nights to many months! I had 6 nights here. My priority was to surf and this place was great for that purpose. The "reception" will help you out...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Staying at don jons is more than just a hostel but an experience. The staff become friends very quickly leaving you feeling at home within a short amount of time. Like anything great it attracts world class people from all over the globe. All of this right across the street from a great beach break. You will not regret staying...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I came to stay for a few nights and ended up staying more than a month! Love the atmosphere, the people, the food, the rum punsch and everything! Best place to surf and relaxtothemax! Go there and you will see :)

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed at Don Jon's for almost two weeks and I had the best time. The dorms are clean and quiet, a little basic but good enough. Communal area is cosy with many hammocks to relax in. Jon himself is a great guy, he is very relaxed and makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome. The same applies for the rest...

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the treehouse for 3 days of our Costa Rica holiday, simply the best place to stay in Santa Teresa, staff are so lovely, and have even got up early to do our breakfast this morning before our early shuttle out, I cannot recommend this lovely lodge highly enough, big thanks to the lovely Gladys! Xx

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I stayed at three other hostels in Malpais - this was certainly my favorite. The dorms are clean and comfortable and they have AC. Don Jon's has a welcoming atmosphere. There also have beautiful private rooms in a newly built tree house. The front desk staff were helpful and Don Jon's (pronounced Don Hahn's in spanish) has yoga twice a...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This place I think you love it or hate it. If you don't surf don't come. Absolutely nothing to do. When checking in there was a cat on my bed. There are cats and dogs running about all throughout the hostel. No hot water. If you like hippy stuff this is for you

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Jonathan P, Owner at Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante, responded to this review

YES this is the jungle and I guess its full of animals and nature and amazing beach and the grand pacific ocean, and most of all NOTHING TO DO which is exactly how we like it and why our guests love it here so much! Most guests also comment on how much they love having all of our pets around,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Don Jon*s has a variety of accomodations, great restaurante, and is conviniently located. Dorm rooms for backpackers, modern apartments with AC for groups, and rustic cabins with private rooms all made from teak wood and very one of a kind. A restaurante serving the freshest fish tacos, burritos, sandwiches and salads all ways, always. Only 100 meters walk to Santa Teresa beach with consistent surf year round and in the center of the village near markets, reataurantes, and soccer plaza. A family run establishment where the service is personalized and with gusto. See you soon! Pura Vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Don Jon's Lodge and Restaurante

Address: 150 meters north from soccer plaza, Santa Teresa 1, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $31 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Apartments are great for families and larger parties but the Cabinas are the BEST for the adventurer:)”
 of 5 bubbles 942deanap, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Keep in mind that the apartments and dorms are the rooms with A/C, the rustic cabins only have fans!”
 of 5 bubbles Ashley_J_SLC, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rustic rooms are quieter and clean”
 of 5 bubbles kiko_santos, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Go the rustic cabins”
 of 5 bubbles Angerah21, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“There's 2 dorm style rooms in the front, then a few private rooms a little further back, then the really cool tiki style 3 story buildings that had different rooms and configurations.”
 of 5 bubbles JustFreeYourself, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
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