Zoola is a great place to stay and meet people, especially for solo travelers. It has a modern and upbeat feel to it and a great atmosphere! This place comes highly recommended!
Zoola Hostel is located along the main walking street of San Pedro. You will be able to find it by asking any of the people in the town along the way or one of the tuk tuk drivers. You have to walk down a long path to get to the actual hostel entrance, which will be on the right around thirty meters down the path.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Zoola has one dorm room, which has six beds in it. The other rooms are private and are at a similar cost, which is good if you are traveling with friends. The dorm room is located well up the back end of the building away from any noise at night, so you will get good sleep. The bathrooms are clean and have hot water in the showers.
One of the most attractive things about Zoola as a hostel is the abundance of social and common areas. When you walk in at first, there is a restaurant from which you can purchase excellent quality food. The hostel does not have a kitchen, so this is an alternative option for food if you don't want to eat out all the time. Further down, there is an area filled with tables and cushions on the floor so people can sit, have a few quiet drinks, and chill out under the lamps. Further down still, you have the Zoola bar with an extended happy hour from 4 to 11 p.m., and the pool, which has a spectacular view overlooking the volcanoes. The pool is going to become heated in the near future so that it can be used at all times of the day and in cooler weather. If you just want to chill out and take it easy, they also have a TV room where you can watch some DVDs. There is an abundance of hammocks around the property where you can lay and read a book.
The hostel has super-friendly and helpful staff. As it is such a large hostel, it has a really social atmosphere and it is really easy to meet people here. They provide Wi-Fi internet and a computer if you don't have a device to use.