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  • Teatro Nacional Costa RicaSecond Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Parque La SabanaSan Jose, Costa Rica
  • Precolumbian Gold MuseumCalle 5, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Plaza de la CulturaAvenida Central at Calle 3, San Jose, Costa Rica
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#1 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great hostel!

Really cozy amd well located, the breakfast is the best part of it, delicious and massive, rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, hot shower, the staff is nice, you have a fully equipped kitchen... more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very nice quiet hostel, in a good area.

A really nice hostel, with friendly staff. The beds are big and you have your own individual curtain. You get a massive locker, where you can put your whole backpack inside, which is rare. There... more

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Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E | Del CTRO Cultural Norte Americano, San Jose 11501, Costa Rica
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  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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USD 57*
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USD 50*
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Reviewed 13 January 2018
Great Hostel - Great Location

I have been staying at this lovely hostel for a week now and am very much enjoying my time here. The area where the hostel is located is very close to many surgical and dental clinics which make it... more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Great little hostel close to down town San Jose

Well I came for a Dental visit because the best dentist in the world is only a few blocks from here but that is another review. Me and my wife found Aldea on google maps on my cell phone. It looked... more

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Avenida 2 | Calle 28 100m south Pizza Hut Paseo Colon, in front of the Garbo Room, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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  • Free Wifi
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USD 47*
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An example of good management.

We stayed for 7 days in this hostel,you will immediately feel at home . Friendly,helpfull owners and staff no question is too difficult for them. Clean rooms with all all necessary facilities. Easy... more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Great breakfast, friendly staff and excellent price!

We only spent two nights at the hostel. We booked a day trip to Arenal & Tobacon so we had very little time at the hostel or in the city. We did eat at the Hibachi restaurant which was delicious... more

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North of Sabana 100 meters west of Company I.C.E. Above Hibachi Restaurant 2nd Floor, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
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#6 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Sleep over

I wanted a place to sleep one night, before going north. The Gaudy’s location is just perfect: most of the car rental offices on Paseo Colone (10min walk), foodstore is the next corner. My room was a... more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Great hostel despite the bad reviews

I stayed only one night in Gaudy's on my way to Puerto Viejo. Overall, it was an excellent experience! I knew I would be late because of a mechanical problem with the bus so I sent an email... more

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Ave. 5, Calle 36 y 38, Casa 3636 | near Banco de Costa Rica de Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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USD 70*
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#7 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best hostel of all time

I stayed one night. Great facilities and an incredibly beautiful place. My hostess made me a packed breakfast as my flight was too early for breakfast at the Hotel. Best place I've stayed in three... more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Quiet and very helpful!!

Stayed here for 4 nights in total. Great quiet place, showers are great, nice little garden, love the curtains! Staff are very kind and always ready to help. Definitely recommend doing the Toetuguero... more

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Avenida 16 A & Calle 60 A, Sabana Sur | 50 m west from Colegio Tecnico Profesional, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
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  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Travelocity
USD 45*
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#8 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Pleasantly surprised

After experiencing a most awful stay at the Selina Bocas del Toro and due to the fact that it was too late to cancel my booking, I had no choice but to spend my last night in Central America at the... more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Nice place in the center of san jose

We stayed for 1 might in Selina San Jose. The place was nice. Good rooms and comftarble bed. They have kitchen (but they lack of some of the equipment there), bar, movie room and a lot of place to... more

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Avenida 9 | Calles 13 y 15, San Jose, Costa Rica
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#10 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 1 January 2018
Nice laid-back place, great atmosphere!!

Interesting staff (also very open and friendly volunteers) and guests what creates a nice atmosphere and good vibes. There is a well equipped kitchen, inviting common areas, good lockers with power... more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Relaxing, indeed!

Great value x price, considering Costa Rica's high prices. The dorms are comfortable and there are a lot of spaces to relax at. It's got a great vibe to it. Free breakfast (2 big pancakes with maple... more

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Corner Of Avenida 2 And Calle 40 | 100 meters east of the Soda Tapia, San Jose 10103, Costa Rica
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#12 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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Reviewed 29 November 2017
Great atmosphere

This place is relatively small but it is one of those hostels that attracts good travellers. Nights are social with drinks in the common space. It's clean with hot showers and only $7. They supply... more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
We kept going back

We took a chance and stayed in a random new hostel on our first trip through San jose and we werent disappointed. For the Price the place is amazing, including location and staff! We passed through... more

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Barrio La California, calle 25A, casa 57 | 50 meters south Nicaraguan Ambassy, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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    #13 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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    Reviewed 12 December 2017
    Cosy, friendly and like being part of the family!

    I stayed here for about a week to do some business in a nearby suburb and then go to the airport, the staff were very friendly, helped me to use the oven, gave me directions to the buses and... more

    Reviewed 9 July 2017
    Disappointing

    Rooms smelled of damp. Bed was on the floor and pillows were lumpy. Shared facilities, bathroom and kitchen, were very tatty and not clean. Staff were pleasant and helpful. We just needed a bed... more

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    Santo Domingo Polideportivo 150 Meters East, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    • Breakfast included
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    #14 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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    Reviewed 13 May 2017
    Mi Casa Hostel

    NIce staff, acceptable rooms for a hostel, pleasant common areas and often nice international guests to talk with, great location a block from the major park for jogging and any kind of outdoor... more

    Reviewed 28 February 2017
    Everything I Needed

    Good: Large private room with large bathroom Small fridge and cable TV/wifi in room Comfy bed, clean linens Nice courtyard Large common area with pool table, computer and TV lounge Free... more

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    Sabana Norte | esquina oeste del ICE Sabana 175 metros norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    • Free Wifi
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    #16 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago
    Amazing

    It’s so luxurious and so nice! The rooms were very clean and the bathroom was nice! We didn’t pay a lot and we had a great service and a wonderful time at this hostel. The people who worked there... more

    Reviewed 2 October 2017
    Clean and good

    Perfect for relax and nice spot close to bus terminal. Cable TV and all comforts. Staff is helpful and friendly. They brought me typical breakfast from a restaurant Really high quality for the... more

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    Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica
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      #17 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 5 days ago
      Beautiful hostel Very loud

      I stayed here for two days after taking a red eye flight in to San Jose. The late check in was in valuable. The room was clean showers were kind of warm, breakfast was scrambled eggs a small cup of... more

      Reviewed 4 weeks ago
      Good vibes

      They were cheap, helpful, clean and had a great international hostel vibe. Everything you could need from a cheap hostel.. Outdoor kitchen, computers, cold water pool , bar (happy hour) and... more

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      Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
      011 506 2221 9761
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      • Free Wifi
      • Pool
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      • Bar/Lounge
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      USD 36*
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      #44 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 24 November 2017
      Loud but clean!

      I read the reviews and kind of regretted coming here... But the staff is friendly (only Spanish!), and the rooms and bathrooms are super clean. Nice white sheets and a stirdy matress. The noise is... more

      Reviewed 7 March 2017
      Disappointing Hostel

      Hostel Shakti... this was so disappointing! This is a lovely building but the 'weekend woman' Carla was more concerned with accommodating her family/friends than looking after paying guests! She... more

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      Calle 13, Av. 8, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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      • Free Wifi
      • Restaurant
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      #51 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 2 weeks ago
      Good hostel

      Great location, shared bathroom are clean, the private room are basic and good wifi. There is free breakfast, free lunch and free dinner but they are not telling you about. There is a kitchen... more

      Reviewed 17 November 2017
      Stayed a night too long

      The hostel provides airport shuttles (28 usd for two) and spacious rooms. We reserved a private room. In the room there was a double bed, an aluminum broken table, and a safe that did not work. The... more

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      Barrio Amon Ave 7 st. 3-3 bis, San Jose, Costa Rica
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      • Free Wifi
      • Pool
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      #2 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 1 week ago
      Excellent stay

      Really nice place to stay, great safe neighbourhood with cool restaurants around. The staff is super nice. Everytime you stop by SJ, dont hesitate to spend the night there. First coffee in Costa... more

      Reviewed 2 weeks ago
      Nice place & Nice People

      Nice place in a good part of San Jose, you can easily go to the restaurants or clubs. IN the corner there is a Costa Rica 7 Eleven where you can buy food and prepare it at the hostel. The people are... more

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      Calle 43 Avenida 13 | From Taco Bell San Pedro, 300 west y 100 north, San Jose 11501, Costa Rica
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
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      #9 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 1 week ago
      Warren is a hero

      We were super jetlagged and tired when we landed in San Jose. Warren helped us get from the airport to the hostel, then helped us find food for dinner. This champion was then up early making... more

      Reviewed 9 January 2018
      Best place to stay in San Jose

      I can’t speak highly enough of this new hostel. Victor and Warren have carefully used their experience of working in other hostels to go one better with their own. They have carefully thought out... more

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      3362, Ave 9, Calle 33 And 35 | 50 Meters East of Freshmarket, Barrio Escalante, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      • Breakfast included
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      #22 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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      Reviewed 5 April 2017
      Excellent Hostel

      This hostel was great. The owners went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable. Nico went with me to rent a car, cooked an amazing breakfast (which is included in the price) and made me and the... more

      Reviewed 27 March 2017
      Quiet, clean hostel

      I had my 6 bunk room to myself, which was nice as I wanted quiet. It's located near the Canadian Embassy and I think a few others. 3 blocks from Paseo Colon with several car rental agencies. Short... more

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      6th Avenue, Streets 32 and 34 | Barrio Don Bosco, next to Le Mirage, San Jose, Costa Rica
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        #33 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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        Reviewed 30 April 2015
        Clean but not much more

        We have stayed here several times...it continues downhill in value. Recent changes in management do not seem to have helped. Our room this last time was #8, one of the few with a double bed now... more

        Reviewed 9 March 2015
        quiet and comfortable

        I stayed here 6 nights and it was an absolute pleasure. The hostel is located in a small street leaving it pretty quiet (except for the distant honking of the train). It is only 2 blocks from the... more

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        Calle 15 | between Av . 6 and 8, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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        • Free Wifi
        • Free Parking
        • Breakfast included
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        #36 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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        Reviewed 2 January 2017
        Great hostel in a great location

        We stayed at this quaint hostel twice during our time in Costa Rica. It's extremely clean, quiet and the owners are super nice. It is their house, so you feel like you are staying with family. I like... more

        Reviewed 1 December 2016
        A nice spot to stay

        Lovely owners, big kitchen, lovely breakfast and super clean bathroom! Dorm was a bit small and it would've been great to chill in the lounge with a beer (not just the dinning area) ...would probably... more

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        200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 10511, Costa Rica
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        • Free Wifi
        • Free Parking
        • Breakfast included
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        #39 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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        Reviewed 21 February 2016
        quiet safe and beutiful

        Excellent location for traveling solo or for large group. Near UCR and other Universities. One bus ride from san jose down town. Close to grocery stores, restaurants, mall, schools. Convinientely... more

        Reviewed 10 March 2017
        Ottimo Ostello...

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        Residencial Los Rosales Casa # 22 | Sabanilla de Montes de Oca, San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
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        #42 of 84 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
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        Reviewed 13 September 2017
        Cheap and quiet

        Quiet, cheap and clean hostel roughly 30 mins walking distance from city centre and easy connection from the airport (only one bus which takes you close to the stadium and then you have to walk maybe... more

        Reviewed 13 October 2017
        Un peu déçu

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        Calle 68, AV 11, San Jose, Costa Rica
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          Reviewed 20 November 2017
          Good value hostel (beware of the tours they recommend)

          This is a good hostel to stay at if you want to save money for your trip. The cleanliness wasn’t the best but the staff was nice and the location was good. My main issue here was a tour company they... more

          Reviewed 25 July 2017
          Decent place for the money

          We stayed as a group of 19 people. Ages ranged from 16 to 40. I would recommend this hostel. Clean and location is walking distance to town. Food was good and the group I had with me enjoyed there... more

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          Avenida 14 calle 11, San Jose 555, Costa Rica
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          • Free Wifi
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 4 weeks ago
          Beautiful, Clean, Cheap and Calm

          My flight left SJ at 6am the next morning so I didn't feel like getting a hotel was worth it. I actually considered just hanging out in a bar until 2 am and then going to the airport but decided it... more

          Reviewed 4 November 2017
          The best hostel in SanJose

          Hostel Van Gogh is located in my favorite part of town, very close to the downtown, near the zoo and the parks. It's small, quiet and spacious. Free breakfast are a big perk. The staff/owner is very... more

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          7th Street | 150 mts North from Parque Morazan, San Jose, Costa Rica
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          • Free Wifi
          • Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 15 March 2016
          central, calm, clean

          Stayed there some days. The room was clean. The staff was helpful. There is a kitchen, a TV room, free WIFI. It is located in the very center of San Jose close to most of the bus stations... more

          Reviewed 20 December 2015
          Perfect location! NOTE: Invest in roof fans

          The location is perfect, the service were very friendly and helpful, and the facilities are efficient and clean! Also, they keep a safe and healthy environment for every kind of traveler :) I... more

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          Central Avenue, 5 - 7 Street | half a block east from Plaza de la Cultura, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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          • Free Wifi
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          Reviewed 12 June 2013
          At this spa the people are very informed and helpful in all aspects of health.

          Treatment I had was the Reducing Massage. The treatment was excellent felt a difference right after, also looking forward to more results shortly. The people were very friendly and informative. I... more

          Reviewed 23 May 2013
          A great (simple) place to stay! And reasonable too!!

          Spa Rincon Natura on Sabana Park South in San Jose now has Rooms! And the price is amazing - a nights lodging is under $25! (including a continental breakfast!!) They have about 7 clean (but simple... more

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          San Jose, Costa Rica
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            Reviewed 13 April 2007
            Great local spot in Fajardo

            If you are staying at El Conquistador and want to get off property for a little local flavor I really like La Estacion. Cool, chilled out indoor/outdoor atmosphere, funky bar, pool table, drinks... more

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            San Jose, next to the Coca Cola Bus Station, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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              Reviewed 29 April 2014
              Beautiful La Mariposa Hotel

              La Mariposa Hotel definitely delivered the ultimate Costa Rica experience. After a bad experience in a 5-star rated all-inclusive hotel in the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica, I was pleasantly... more

              Reviewed 19 May 2014
              Endroit exceptionnel

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              4th Ave 40-42 St | Sabana Park, San Jose, Costa Rica
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                Reviewed 19 August 2010
                Friendly service, great value, clean, super close to the Coca-cola, free WIFI & cable. A+

                If you are looking for a hotel near the Coca-cola bus station, look no further. The area can be a bit sketchy but we felt completely safe here and in this neighborhood. We had to go to SJ for a... more

                Reviewed 22 February 2008
                muy buena atencion y nos brindaron la ayuda necesaria

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                5th. Ave. St. 20 and 22 Next to Tralapa Bus station | (Downtown), San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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                  Reviewed 1 February 2017
                  Excelente

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                  Reviewed 25 October 2016
                  Dedicación y comodidad

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                  Calle 9 11 Av. 24, San Jose, Costa Rica
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                  • Free Wifi
                  • Restaurant
                  • Room Service
                  • Fitness centre
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                  Reviewed 18 February 2015
                  Study abroad

                  Stolas hostel is a really nice place to stay for a long time. In my case I came to Costa Rica to study for 8 months and friend of mine told me about Stolas and I spoke with the owners. Once I got... more

                  Reviewed 4 February 2015
                  Good Price

                  We only stayed in San Jose for 1 night, so we were just looking for a hostel that was easy to get to, and was a good price. Stolas Hostel fit these criteria. We stayed in a private room. The guys... more

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                  Mts North From la Sede Lechera. 300 | Av 14, 35th Street., San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
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                  • Free Wifi
                  • Free Parking
                  • Breakfast included
                  • Room Service
                  • Bar/Lounge
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