How to get ripped off at "Costa rica backpackers hostel" shall i grumble....

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back in san jose,, our second time back in Costa rica
The phone alarm went off at 4am today, ugh, i hate gettin up in general but at 4am its still night time, i used to just come thru the door back home at that time. We left the hostal a little peeved off, firstly there was no taxis to the TIca bus stop, and secondary i got overcharged a breakfast i didnt even order or eat, and it wasnt a cheap breakfast but one that cost nearly 6quid... so somebody used my name and number to have thereselves a morning snack or two. I was not best pleased, in fact i was flaming mad. We got to tica bus stop at 5.30am and the bus arrived for us at 7am. Immigration was a sinch, very easy on both sides of the wall, the bus was half full, a few more foriegners on it. It took us 9hours to get to San Jose, and when we got there, it was "susprise" pissing it down!! just like old times, and made me utter to liz, "oh you can tell we are back, as the rain is once again here" grrrrrr. We walked to "Costa rica backpackers" and got greeted by a new member of staff, who i dunno maybe it was her first week behind the desk, well she cant count thats one thing, first off we asked for a private room "Oh we dont have any. filled up" i was like "what oh no, why does this always happen to us" (in a english sarcastic way that only a english person would do) and then the girl just ducked under the desk and came up for air 3minutes later saying "i do have one room" "private" it was $22 and they add on another $4 for the key. so it came to dum di dum $26 split between the two of us. so only 6.50each. Now i gave her $40 and i got back 2,000colones, colones working out roughly as 500c per $ so 2,000c is $4 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!! now if you can add up, you will see what is missing... a little sum of $10 or in colones 5,000c . now i gave her $40 not $30 it was clear i did. we both didnt have any single tens, only twentys. so i wonder where my money is.... Ask the girl, well she is sure i gave her $30 tut tut... so in the end we lost out 2.50each which would of paid for our dinner. As you will tell i am very pissed off with Costa rica backpackers... i mean first there are no private rooms, then there are??? btw i have noticed 3other private rooms which are free, and they arent the internet rooms, but turn up and get rooms. And we get ripped off by little miss cant count to save her life!!!! Should we just laugh today off, and say well, shit happens, or shall we make it one of those learning curves, where you say, well atleast we know for next time... Me id rather cause a big fuss, and have a bad time, because i dont like being walked over, 10quid is just under two nights in a budget hostel, or part of the ticket to Panama city.
It does make me wanna get to Panama as soon as, i am giving San Jose just 4days to win me back, we will book the flight to lima tommorrow, and also the bus to Panama...
could things get any worse....
we are off to Costa del sol pizza, and if the place is shut or gone rotten, then wouldnt that be our luck...
Higton says:
San José can redeem itself. Find Bar Morázon near the park of the same name. It is great.
Posted on: Feb 01, 2007
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back in san jose,, our second time…
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