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Rio Celeste Backpackers

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On Main Road Between Upala And Canas 200 meters Southwest from National Bank, Bijagua de Upala 21304 Costa Rica See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It‘s a small and lovely hostel. The family is super friendly and helpful with some insider tips. There are hamocks in the garden and a beautiful living room to hang out. The internet is quite good and free. The kitchen is very good equipet with...More

Thank Fuluschi
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Pros: The property was absolutely lovely. The patio in particular was beautiful with comfy hammocks. It is a short drive/shortish walk to Bijagua. The woman who checked us in was an absolute delight, although she spoke not a lick of English. Cons: There was a...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here a lot, the owners are a really nice family, he speaks perfect English and helped me a lot and even dropped me off at the road to the entrance of Tenorio National Park in the morning so I could hitch-hike...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Was planning an overnight stay on my way to Volcan Arenal and ended up staying a week. Beautiful grounds, a clean well maintained facility and wonderful hosts and staff. Two private rooms, a four bunk-bed dorm room and just a ten minute walk into central...More

1  Thank Crisco76
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Visited in July 2017. Assuming this was a backpackers hostel, we were kind of surprised on arrival that it was more of a B&B. However, the staff/family were lovely and the room we had (beside the dining room) was really nice and clean. We also...More

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Response from Kevin G, Director Comercial at Rio Celeste BackpackersResponded 21 January 2018

Dear Philine, We hope you are well. Many thanks for taking your time for write us. We are glad that you staying in our house was good. Take Care

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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, ...More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 39 - USD 41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bijagua de Upala
Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (8)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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Amy G
6 January 2015|
Response from LowellM21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Call Jorge for more information. His English is very good. +506 8314-9784
Room Tips
"Beds available in shared room. Private rooms available as well."
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"There are only two single rooms, so if that is what you want, ask."
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"We had a private room with shared bath. There is also an eight bed dorm."
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"Bring a blanket because all the rooms are very cold at night and they do no provide adequate bedding."
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