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Lyon, France
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Staying at the Palace hostel was great: cool people will tell you what to visit in the city and around the island and the atmosphere with all the guests is pretty nice. There is a bus next to the hostel to get downtown quite easily too.

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Moab, Utah
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great place! There were smiles galore and they keep it tidy. It's walking distance to the beach and many shops and bars. There are plenty of lounge areas and I recall the mattresses being pretty plush--like a day at the spa! Good vibes and people mon! Salud!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Close to the beach night clubs and train station. Everything you need is close and everybody was great to deal with. You will have a great time if you stay at the Palace. Oh and the A/C work great. I've stayed there 3 times and I'll be back in November.

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Chicago
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Palace was nice although difficult to find and is situated somewhat out and away from the center of things. Kitchen was really small. Room was nice. Hosts were friendly. Overall facilities seemed nice. Not many people were there though.

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San Mateo
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The place was a little hard to find. It's in a room of a building. If you do a sand safari make sure you know where the pick up location is. The place is new so not a lot of people know of it, but its in a pretty good location.

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Ocoee, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Nice cheap place to stay. You can walk to the downtown tourist sites, and buses are close. The Palace is near where the cruise ships dock. The place is clean, and minor glitches like a broken coffee pot were worked around. Some guests do not clean up well in the kitchen, but that is not the hostel's fault. Showers had...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The hostel has one of the best vibes I've ever seen. The owners are super friendly and very social. There are quite some facilities, and more than enough power outlets. The hostel does get a little dirty sometime, but I guess that's part of this hostel's experience ;) highly recommend this place for young explorers!

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most memorable trips I've had. The owners (or hosts?) as well as the other guests were so much fun. From my experience I can say this hostel is definitely for party type younger adults. We broke night, listened to music, and enjoyed 101 beers. The place was not clean or appealing to the eye and...

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Thank Kit718
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I've stayed at a good number of hostels and I can't find anything that would make this a lesser experience than the others. My boyfriend and I had the opportunity to meet some great people at the hostel who showed us around and took us out one night (most were staff!). We were only there for a short 2 days...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Staff and people staying here were so fun and loving. Everyone is there for a good time and they love to go out and have a little fun. Besides no A/C, I loved staying here. They are the best hostel we stayed in! The upstairs bunks are a little more relaxed and quite whereas the downstairs is a little more...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Most people come to a Hostel to do 2 things which are SOCIALIZE and SLEEP! For that reason we have the LARGEST hostel in San Juan with the MOST Public social space to mingle and meet fellow travelers! And for your Comfort and Sleep we Have Memory foam Beds and A/C in Every room! We are the Closest Hostel to Condado, which is the most popular Beach/surfing/swimming area in all of San Juan! We are also the closest hostel to Miramar which has Eateries and a movie theater. For your Beverage convenience we are located within 50 Meters of a Beer and Liquor Store! And for your transportation convenience we are across the street from A Taxi Station! We have 3 SEPERATE outside social areas to meet fellow travelers! Your stay includes: FREE Hostel Breakfast! FREE linens & towels FREE Wi-Fi in all of the rooms FREE usage of our Security Lockers FREE Board games FREE Memory foam beds (only hostel in San Juan that offers quality Bedding!) FREE 24 hr Local Calls FREE Coffee and Tea FREE Luggage storage FREE Air Conditioning in ALL bedrooms! When choosing your Hostel be careful to choose a hostel Located in a central Location! Not one that is located near one attraction that can be covered in one day! Which makes traveling to the other more 'island' type Activities such as Beach activities somewhat difficult. We are centrally located to beautiful beaches, supermarkets , restaurants but away from noisy touristy places so you can sleep Peacefully! Your Comfort is our # 1 Goal and our entire hostel is designed around this concept which most hostels around the world drastically lack! We are the only Hostel in Puerto Rico with a State of the Art Video Surveillance system and 24 hour a day Locked security gates and windows! Credit cards now accepted! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palace Hostel

Address: 666 Calle Suau, San Juan 00907-3617, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: RM76 - RM442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Palace Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“No tipping.”
 of 5 bubbles dorn56, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you need cost effective they have it, same on the semi and fully private you really can not go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles timothymacik301, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“GREAT place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles glenc466, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring mosquito spray. Outlets were not all fully functional”
 of 5 bubbles lloydj653, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“make sure there isn't an infestation”
 of 5 bubbles SandraMK569, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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