We we’re there for one night, thank god!! Room was supposed to be a/c, it wasn’t. Bunch of cockroaches in front of the door of the room. The restroom and showers are simply disgusting... People at front desk were ok.
If u need a cheap room for one night, ok. Otherwise, DON’T!!
I stayed at Hostal Nanku for one night mid-December in a 4 bed mixed dorm.
Pros: The location is great. It's a two minute walk from the main bus station, so taking a bus from the airport, and to other cities, was a breeze. The grounds are secure, and you must buzz to get in or out. It’s small, with only a couple guest rooms, but I wasn’t looking for much more than a place to lay my head, so I didn’t mind this at all. The staff was friendly enough, and one gentleman gave great instructions on how to take the public bus to La Fortuna the next day, and also a tip on visiting a Soda nearby that had great food. I had no issues with WiFi and was able to connect from everywhere within the building. Though there was no breakfast included, there is a large kitchen for use and coffee available all day.
Cons: The room was very tiny and dark, and the bed frames quite flimsy, meaning you could feel every little movement from your bunk mate. Also, there are no lockers in the room, and no locks on the bedroom doors. I did not feel comfortable leaving my passport and other valuables laying around. This, unfortunately, is the reason I would not stay here again. A staple to any hostel anywhere, is individual lockers.
There is a noticeable attempt to create a nice, affordable and utilitarian hostel here and the personnel were both friendly and helpful. The glitch, for us, was that the bunkbed in our room, while cute, was also very unstable and a slat holding up the top mattress came down during the night and hit the person sleeping below. We also talked to the front desk person about how to stabilize the bed more so that the ladder and/or bed doesn't break when someone is climbing it.
We were traveling with 3 friends and we spent 3 nights in hostel Nanku. The hostel seems small at first sight but it’s way bigger inside. The staff is so very friendly, they helped us to travel around and make sure we saw really good places.
The atmosphere is very « family like » and you feel at home instantly !
There are lockers were you can put your stuff, the rooms are nice and clean but a bit small. The showers are cold but there is AC in the room, which is great for sleeping in Liberia with such a warm weather !
I know I already said it but the staff is so nice, they helped us a lot. We definitely fell in love with their way of living.
We would definitely come back again, Pura Vida ❤️🇨🇷
At first glance the hostal look like a little patched and need dome work to make it “cute” (garden entrance need love, kitchen need new fridges, some areas need painting)... but once your there for few hours you forget about it and you feels like being at home with family!
Super friendly and helpful staff! Parking on site. Easy walk to the bus station, even with two kids and to many things!!! The commons areas are great for chilling (luckily as my husband was sick and we stayed at the hostel for two days!). Coffee was very good .. once you know how to do it with the non-automated machine! We had the family room which was big and comfortable (the only thing is the bunk bed didn’t feels safe so we have put the mattress on the floor for our 7 years old son).
We had a wonderful time with wonderful people and will certainly be back!!