Hostel Pangea

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Average rate: $11 - Hotel class: 2 stars
San Jose Barrio Amon Av 7 calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica

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Hostel Pangea San Jose Reviews

andrejav andrejav
732 reviews
Hostel Pangea Nov 12, 2017
Hostel Pangea was another one of the San Jose hostels that has a reputation of being a “party hostel”. You can easily see why that can easily be the case… on the first floor there is a party pool where I could imagine drink in my hand, rest of the body deep under the water and my head bobbing close to a beautiful girl… On the second floor, which is accessible by the rugged, industrial stairs, you’ll find fantastic spacious platform and hang out area full of sofas, chairs and covered for the case of the rain.

And… the rain was mostly the case while I was there. Two days of rain killed any chance of pool party or enjoyment in the stars/sun.

Anyway, Pangea is located couple blocks from the main walking street and fairly close to most of the important bus stations. I came from the station that has buses towards north and towards east. Couple minutes after I made it to the hostel the rain started…

Hostel has a unique façade made of wood pieces screwed in the metal fence. All in orange. Hard to miss.

The doors open on the ring. Actually someone comes to open it for you. It looks like security is on the good level. Only when you get inside, you’ll grasp the size of this place. There is a lots of rooms all over on couple floors. My dormitory was kind of a dungeon with a window towards the hallway. Room was very spacious, had a fan and enough lockers for everyone. There is also wall of lockers in the main hall next to the reception. Bathrooms are very spacious, beautify designed and clean. Same thing with showers.

Large kitchen is well equipped and allows you to make some serious food. Fridge is also available, but mark your food so that it does not disappear…

Upstairs they also have a restaurant with kind of comfort food and breakfast menu. I did not try it, but it looked pretty good.

I spent the most time in the covered rooftop area. That area also has a pool table. Internet was readily available around the hostel and it is pretty strong signal.

Anyway, I did not experience any parties at this place, aside of rain dance and rain drumming heheh
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BackpackerRenny Backpack…
4 reviews
Affordable, stop off hostel, central of San Jose. Dec 04, 2014
Pangea Hostel is in San Jose. It's easy to get to and every cab driver knows where it is, which is ideal if you ever get stuck in San Jose and need a place to stay. When I stayed there the security was pretty good, and it was nice and simple getting a bed even though I hadn't booked anything in advance.

The one thing I didn't like was a sign that said.. Do not use your own locks, if you do they will be cut off and all the content will be destroyed, or something like that! Sounded a bit sketchy to me.

The rooftop atmosphere was pretty good, however do not book this hostel if you want to sleep at night, no chance! Unless you're a heavy sleeper!! It's pretty much a party hostel and a place to 'stop off' before taking a bus (10 minute walk) to somewhere more scenic!
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Blake86 Blake86
9 reviews
Hostel Pangea not bad at all Feb 28, 2012
This is not a bad hostel at all. They have a bar and patio on the roof top with a great view of the mountains and with a pool table which is a great place for meeting people. They also have a pool the staff was pretty average for a hostel. they weren't unfriendly the where just there. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to any body traveling in san jose and looking for a descent cheap place to stay they also have a kitchen open till 11:00 which is really convenient
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Hostel Pangea Overview

San Jose's first hostel and Costa Rica's number one hostel , catering to guests from all over the world every year. The The hotel is here for the long haul, and that shows by their investments into the Hostel and its amenities. The hotel love Costa Rica, the hotel is proud of their country and culture, and the hotel want to share that with you. The hotel can give you the best advice about where to go, where to stay, and how have the best experience in Costa Rica.

The hotel has designed this place thinking about what you want and what you need. The hotel also hear customers call Pangea "A backpackers paradise" and this is why the hotel get such high reviews in all the guidebooks but the hotel think there is always room for improvement, if there is anything else that you think the hotel could do for you please let them know !!
Check out all the facilities the hotel has for you !!.

The movie lounge:
Hostel Pangea is the only hostel in San Jose that has a movie theater for their guests free of charge , with high quality sound and high definition on the screen. The hotel show you classics, the latest releases, your favorite concerts and all this for FREE plus believe it or not you can also order food and drinks including beer and cocktails while you are watching your favorite movie.
The Party deck : The hotel has a balcony facing the swimming pool designed just for parties with a stripper pole, yes you heard right a STRIPPER POLE!! a stage with a variety of club lights this is the spot to party, if you want to celebrate your, birthday ,your anniversary or have any excuse to party just let the hotel know.
Food and drinks: The hotel love to eat and drink and this is why the hotel take this two very serious and let the hotel explain you how:
Food:
The hotel has real chef in the kitchen with experience cooking all over the world and he is the one in charge to go on the search for only fresh, organic ingredients and the hotel know that the food is one of the top reasons people love to come back to Pangea and the hotel has won high rewards for it.
Drinks:
When it comes to drinks check what the press says about their bar : The bar is fully stocked with every drink imaginable and boasts "the coldest Imperial in San Jose." Tico times January 2011 It is very simple the hotel is professional drinkers and the hotel know that when you are in a warm country you want your beer cold!! Other than that the bar manager know's exactly what is he doing with a happy hour every night for more than 3 hours and willing to make you any drink you could imagine.
Also the hotel offer at no charge:
FREE high speed internet (20 computers) the fastest connection in any hostel throughout Costa Rica GUARANTEED
FREE wireless internet connection
FREE storeroom
FREE coffee
FREE info and travel advice
FREE maps upon your arrival
FREE book exchange
The hotel also has for your safety and convenience The only Hostel with key card access in all the rooms .
The only Hostel with its own airport shuttle.
The only rooftop bar in the city
Restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Heated swimming pool and wet bar
Hot water showers 24/7 guaranteed
Fresh linens included
Laundry service 24/7
TV room with cable
Super cheap calls around the world
No curfew,
Best location in town.
Hotel also provides amenities like Billiards, Dry cleaning and Reception.

Hostel Pangea Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Security Guard
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Nightclubs
  • Billiards
  • Computer
  • Ticket Service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Games Available
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Paid Parking

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