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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 January 2013

It was my first time in Costa Rica and I booked the Kangaroo blindly just to have a room the week of New Years not really knowing what to expect. It turned out to be a hidden gem and one of my favorite places after traveling 3 weeks in Costa Rica. Its a simple place with 7 or so rooms...

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Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

I stayed here about a year ago with 3 friends and we shared a 4-person dorm. The accommodations were very basic and the rooms were hot, but it was nice to have a pool and the outside shower. A less crowded part of the beach is a short walk from the hostel, so we got to experience a beautiful sunset...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2013

My friend booked this place online for 4 of us!! It really is like being a guests at someone's house!! Don't expect the ritz - but this is truly one of the most memorable places I have ever stayed!! Francesca the owner is amazing her team Jordan, Brian and Evan are also fabulous!! Best night in ever just sat around...

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 January 2013

For christmas we had already booked something else, but we decided to come a day early to Jaco, and came to Kangaroo. Perfect choice! It is very close to the beach, and a nice beachwalk into town. The people are very friendly, and the pool is nice and refreshing!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 December 2012

I was on the road to Manuel Antonio and decided to stop in Jaco for the night. After driving through the seedy/touristy downtown, I proceeded all the way almost back to the highway before I saw the Kangaroo Hotel. I pulled in and was immediately welcomed in by Francesca. I ended up taking a private room which was basic but...

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1Thank VuDuPete
Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Really chilled out place away from the craziness of town but close to the beach. Lots of gorgeous pets and a big chillout area with a pool and big kitchen. Francesca went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and fun and even cooked me a birthday dinner. Thanks everyone at Hotel Kangaroo you won't be forgotten!

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Banff
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Planned on staying for only 2 nights. Ended up staying for 4. Really helpful staff, Helped me out with some problems I had when I got there which really made me want to stay there over other places in Jaco. Bryan showed me the nightlife and Francesca was an amazing host. I will definitely be coming back! Good prices, and...

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Reviewed 23 October 2012 via mobile

We had so much fun at this hostel. Originally we were only due to stay in jaco for one night, but ended up having so much fun at the hostel we stayed for 5 nights. And even then it was hard to leave. The staff is incredible and Francessca will go out of her way for you. There is a...

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Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Some of the rooms are in need of a real makeover, but the communal areas are lovely with a quirky but very tasteful feel. The pool is great, location perfect - a short taxi ride from the town centre and the best thing about this place is the lovely owner, Francesca. She bent over backwards to help us while we...

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South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 26 September 2012

This was the first hostel we stayed at in Costa Rica. It was so cool because it has a pool and there were some other friendly people staying there as well! We got in a cab soon after our arrival and went partying in Jaco. I recommend staying here for sure! The rooms fit two people comfortably with nice little...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Kangaroo is a favourite among the travellersthat visit Playa Jaco. Its quiet, chilled out location, just 80mts from the beach, make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular wildlife thatCosta Rica has to offer. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian. Surf lessons and after-surf massages. Free loan of bikes. Optional breakfast and comunal dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Kangaroo

Address: Calle Pastor Diaz, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: RM53 - RM89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I would ask for a room away from the front if you don't want the roosters to wake you up early.Other than that Otis an excellent place to stay.”
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