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Casa Ridgway Hostel

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Casa Ridgway is a small guest house located in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is operated by the non-profit organization, Centro de los Amigos para la Paz (CAP, Center of Friends for Peace). We are situated on a quiet street near the center of town, conveniently located near many popular attractions and activities. The guest house offers private rooms and dormitory bedrooms with shared bathrooms, at modest prices. A communal kitchen and patio-dining area are available to all guests. A unique feature of our rooms is that they are each in the process of being dedicated to a peace activist. Some of these activists include: Archbishop Oscar Romero, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Linus Pauling, Anne Frank, Chief Seattle, Aung San Sun Kyi, Leo Tolstoy, and George Bernard Shaw. In addition to supporting the operation of CAP, Casa Ridgway welcomes people from all over the world, and promotes peace through hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free parking
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Shared bathroom. The room was $24 and bare bones. Very small, no closet or towels. Bed was ok. The bathroom facilities were small and a little bit yukky. I was surprised there was no bottled water. I did drink the tap water and later regretted it. I enjoyed meeting a French
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It’s not a 5star hotel but if I wanna save money and be in a safe area this is a nice hotel to be. The people in reception is polite. The hotel is not noisy. It’s a little difficult to find the light in the toilet. +close to restaurant and bar - not so clean sheets Love from
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I stayed here for a total of 3 nights (1 night when we got to San Jose, 2 nights mid-trip). It was perfect! The rooms are clean and the breakfast is delicious! The shower has excellent water pressure and is warm. It is a very secure hostel. We felt safe and received a warm
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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 that they closed/sold off the east end of the building. It is a long, narrow
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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 mainroad and within walking distance of the main attractions in San José. The
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Room 9 - an artist painted the room dedicated to Rufina Amaya.
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"A different hotel?"
"Depends - they do have single rooms and they are basic but nice, and dorm style if you don't mind sharing or if you are traveling as a family. I love the themes in the room, they make it quaint and interesting."
"Check it's clean before accepting it"
"Double check your reservations!"
"Ask to see the available rooms before settling in to be sure you have the one that suits you best."
US$17 - US$38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
casa ridgway hotel san jose
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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