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Rio Celeste Backpackers

19.7 km from Bijagua de Upala centre
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on main road between Upala and Canas | 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
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Naples, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to find the best place to stay when you decide to visit Rio Celeste and the Tenorio National Park, that's the perfect solution!!!! You will be warmly welcome by the most beautiful and friendly costarican family I ever met, from the abuela to the grand son...everyone will make your stay unforgettable! Professional and sincere, they helped me...

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New York City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great homey experience my friend and I had with this family. The dorms were super clean and they were really informative and accommodating. Their home is beautiful. It was really nice to be able to fall asleep to the nighttime rain. We met a really awesome new friend who we ended up traveling together for the next few...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for visit us and for your review. We are so glad that you stayed in our house was amazing. We hope that you come back. Pura Vida

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I felt like staying with a family, not like being in a hostel. I got welcomed with a coffee, and even if they couldn`t speak english at all, they were very patient and interested. The house is clean, i could use the kitchen, was invited to eat with them, in the morning they provided a small breakfast..and they helped me...

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Hola Verena, para nosotros fue un placer tenerla en nuestro hostel, esperamos haya disfrutado bastante y ojala puedas volver a...

Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I stayed 2 nights with a friend to visit Rio Celeste. We slept in the 8 bed dorm, I can recommend booking by phone, so it is cheaper than using Hostelworld, Airbnb or other pages. We paid 15 dollar per night and breakfast was already included. Everything is clean, the hosts are very friendly and even offered coffee in the...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Bijagua, We are very thankful for the time you took to give us your opinion. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope that you come back!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stayed here for two nights and could not recommend it enough. The hosts are incredibly hard working and very giving. They helped us find a ride to rio celeste with other guests so we wouldn´t have to pay the tour prices. They made sure we had food and coffee the morning of our 6 AM departure and the house is...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Marie, I hope you are well. Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house, we really enjoyed your visit. We hope that you come back. Best Regards!

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Its a B&B you will have a nice breakfast made for you. I got dinner supplies and the lady even helped me cook my dinner. There is a community fridge to store food and a kitchen to cook. No mircowave there (which would be perfect). They have hammocks outside which are the best for having a night cap after a...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Jaclyn, Thanks for your good review. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! Best regards!

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Clean and comfortable lodging, good locoation near center of Bijagua. Unique opportunity to interact with Costa rican family. Nice grounds. Highly recommended for those wanting a more personal experience.

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Bijagua, We are very thankful for the time you took to give us your opinion. We are glad to hear your stay here was a good experience! We hope that you come back!

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great rooms and great location (we traveled by car) but the most important thing- great family! We felt very welcomed, they had a lot of patience for questions, always answered with a smile! They have many information about everything! They took us to a "night tour" in their garden to see animals (frogs, toads ect.) and helped with whatever we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Iyyar, Grettings from our family, It was a pleasure that you stayed in our house, we really enjoyed your visit. We hope that you come back. Best Regards!

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice stay, I highly recommend this hostel!! The family took the time to talk with us in easy spanish en show us the beautiful nature around the house. Nice privateroom included breakfast! Stay there!

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Ilse, Thank you for take your time for share your experience. We are very delighted that you enjoyed with our family. Take Care.. Pura Vida

Zwolle
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

After finding this place on TripAdvisor, we were a little lost on how to book here. Eventually we found it on AirBnB! We had a great time with the family and the other guests here. We had a private room with a double bed. The showers were cold most of the times, but it wasn't too bad. The hike we...

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Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi guys, we are glad that you stayed was a good experience, thank you so much for share with us and we hope that your trip keep excelent. Pura Vida!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodging located 200 meters southwest from National Bank of Bijagua, Upala, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Just 9 kilometers from Rio Celeste. We offer a total of 4 rooms. Four private rooms with king bed, nightstand, shared bathroom, closet and ceiling fam. Also we have one shared room with 4 stateroom with capacity for 8 people, this room has ceiling fam and lockers. Besides we have a full kitchen with refrigerator. A little living room with TV and full Wi-Fi and comfortable sofa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Celeste Backpackers

Address: on main road between Upala and Canas | 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Price Range: $22 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only two single rooms, so if that is what you want, ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ticoboy01_9, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with shared bath. There is also an eight bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles DZ_frog_lady, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bring a blanket because all the rooms are very cold at night and they do no provide adequate bedding.”
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 of 5 bubbles Dani493, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles bloem17, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
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