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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was not very friendly nor helpful. They did not even show me the way to my dorm. I was there for three nights and the toilets and showers outside my room were cleaned for the first time at the third day i was there. The kitchen was pretty well eqipped, though they didnt have any cups. It was...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is massive and has a wide selection. Any type of traveler is welcome from the hammock loving, tent snuggling to your traditional shared and private dorms. They also have a J's Palace which seems to be amazing. It's right on the beach just a few blocks from downtown Puerto Viejo. My boyfriend and I slept in a tent...

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and while I liked the beach at the back, the customer service and friendliness was appalling. I left my passport behind with reception as they required to hold on to it and when it was returned to me, it was completely damaged. Pages crumpled, the front of the passport bent out of shape and...

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1Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you're between the ages of 18-25, you love to get wasted, and enjoy the thought of sleeping in a hammock in a room full of strangers, this is the place for you. Very eclectic, with lots of cool art in the form of mosaics covering just about every surface in the place. Decent food and cheap drinks ($1 tequila...

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2Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is the strangest hostel I've been in, paid the $7 hammock for 3 nights but only ended up staying for 2. surprisingly I had 2 fantastic nights sleeps in the hammocks as they are large enough to roll onto your side without falling out of them. A bit out of town which is annoying and you shouldn't walk back...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Rude and unfriendly staff, extremely unhelpful regarding anything we asked. Dirty sheets, toilets and showers. Rusting copper floors in the dorms. Essentially a large warehouse with no proper indoor area. Very disappointing experience, will not be returning or recommending to others.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming at first, front desk ladies were very sweet and professional, bar and food were also good. Very hard to upgrade to a room with A/C. Dirty place, they do not clean your room and the bathrooms were always a mess, sketchy people working there saw about two fights over cocaine from the staff. Won't be returning although I...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Loved it!!! The art! The food! The vibe !! A must see! Don't miss it! A hippie haven ! A surfers hang out! Mostly young folks! We are 2 old hippies. We got such a kick out of this place! It's an experience !! It is great for young folks on a budget because they offer so many options!

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Although Rocking J's offers cheap accommodation (hammock $7), I don't think it's worth going here since it is extremely dirty, with dead bugs lying around as well as a lot of garbage. Also, the staff is very rude and doesn't really explain anything, except for the lady that was at the reception at check-out (13 July). The showers are cold...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting time here. The place is crammed with people, so fun if you want to meet new friends! Music is always blaring, people are always drinking, but it's a fun atmosphere to be around. Our room was a private queen, and it was probably one of the worst rooms I've ever stayed in. Baby spiders were all...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Rocking J's

Address: Puerto Viejo | Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $20 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
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Rocking j`s Hotel Puerto Viejo
Rocking J's Costa Rica/Limon
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“Double bed suites are comfy but a bit hot at night”
 of 5 bubbles 12heleneh, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi wasn't great - was not accessible in the hammock room.”
 of 5 bubbles 896kaylak, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“hammocks are comfier than they sound!”
 of 5 bubbles F4229JDmattl, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“stay away.”
 of 5 bubbles 392laural, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“tents, hammocks, dorms, beach, drinks, friends”
 of 5 bubbles Tallrichard, 26 May 2016 | Read review
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