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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely owners, big kitchen, lovely breakfast and super clean bathroom!
Dorm was a bit small and it would've been great to chill in the lounge with a beer (not just the dinning area) ...would probably boost the atmosphere a bit too. All in all a nice spot to stay.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Paula is the most helpful woman I have met in Central America for the last 6 weeks. Lovely clean rooms, great location and fab breakfast. Very secure. Supermarket is close and there is also a shopping mall nearby.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks a lot for which nice comments and review. We do try every day in order to improve ourselves! Hope to see you again in Costa Rica. All the best! Paula// owner

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

the place is Great. the staff is top like attention. first time give me a breakfast of this quality in a Hostel and for that price. when back to costa rica I will be back to the hostel

thanks Paul and Erika

Room Tip: talk with paula or erika
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thnaks a lot for such a nice words and review! Will be a pleasure to help you and be your home in Costa Rica again and again! XOXO Paura Vida! Paula and Erika!

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

First of all this is the cleanest and safest hostel that i have been in San Jose! There is 2 nice bathrooms, lounge area thats is amazing with comfy sofas! loved to be there laying over the sofas and listening the birds that arrives to the garden, seen the cats playing (lm in love with Pepe!), great different breakfast every day, absolutely safe you have to buzz for get in no matter the hour.. no curfew!!!..and the staff is also great and hummble..Erika is nice and funny and very helpfull..Paula is absolutely knowledgeable about Costa Rica; cleaning lady shy and nice! All people was talking about how this hostel has a funky vibe and very hommy feeling! Absolutely worth it! 100% recommened!!

Room Tip: i satyed in Pop and Classic, very good dorms!
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thanks a lot for such nice words and encouragement to me and my staff! We are delighted to serve! Always welcome and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I have just been staying at In & Basic Hostel. This hostel is situated in a great area, 5 minutes walk to a mall which has all conveniences, and about 10 mins walk to a supermarket which has a good range of food. Also only 20 mins walk into San Jose.

Paula and Erika where a great hosts and couldn't help out enough! Honestly any thing you ask them they could help!

Their taxi drivers are also amazing!!

The hostel was clean and tidy and quiet! In fact one of the cleanest hostels I have ever been too! You can see they bit take a lot of pride in what they do.

Breakfast is supplied which always looked great! They supplied toast or pancakes and fresh fruit, as well as hot drinks in the morning.

You can also use the kitchen to cook in and has everything you need to cook with.

The hostel is quiet and not a party hostel as states in the description, which suited me down to the ground, as I just wanted to potter about.

Thank you so much for sharing your home with me Paula and Erika! I wish you well in everything

Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thanks a lot for this amazing and well described comment about myself and Erika! Yes we are really proud on what we do every day and also about our Hostel and the way that we attend people..is our great pleasure! Hope to see you around once again! All the best and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula

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