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Member Reviews (3)
- Hostel PangeaSep 01, 2012
This hostel is fairly large and very cheap. It has a small pool in the center but the bar is big and has great food at low cost! They also have shuttles going to the San Jose Airport when you need them. They have a lot of amenities though the location, due to being in San Jose, has something left to be desired in terms of safety at night.
- Hostel PangeaFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I have stayed at Hostel Pangea three times in the last ten years. So, why do I stay there if I can only give it 3 stars?
Well, for one it's a hostel. And 3 stars is pretty generous on the hostel scale. Probably the number one reason I stay here is because of the convenience - well, that and the tight budget I'm usually on.
But here's the scoop. Pangea will reliably pick you up from the airport when you prearrange it. The shuttle is not free, and I believe it's about $10 or more per person. But it is worth it to have transportation pre-arranged and not deal with all the taxi dudes outside the airport. Every single time Pangea has been reliable and they are waiting there with a sign with my name on it. No hassle at all. Just arrange it by email after you book a room and receive your confirmation.
Another reason I like Pangea is that it's a safe haven in the downtown area of San Jose - which is generally not a safe place. I like that there are young travelers from all over the world staying here, and there is a great outdoor patio upstairs with computers and internet, and a bar with excellent greasy food (like burgers, and especially the nachos). This food can be a great reprieve after a couple weeks of Tico food (which isn't bad - the break is just nice). However, the food and drinks can be a little pricey.
Don't expect much from the rooms. It's a hostel. But do expect that during the touristy season you can meet a lot of people and have a lot of fun at Pangea. It's a good, safe place to party and get a little bit of sleep ;) in San Jose - and make sure you get to and from the airport reliably.