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Hostel Casa Del Parque
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Clean and Friendly”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Hostel was clean and staff were friendly and helpful, stayed twice for 1 night only travelled as a couple. Good price and fantastic facilities, The kitchen is nice and big with cupboards full of cooking utensils. Definately reccomend staying!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I first arrived in San Jose a bit nervous and worried, there I was, fresh off the plane in front of a gated house (this place looks like a Costa Rican mansion by the way, including a gated front that you have to get buzzed into.) And I was greeted by an array of travelers from all over and a sweet worker. There was a bad storm that night and the ENTIRE block's electricity went out, but, without skipping a beat Rodger (manager/owner?) Lite up candles all over the house. All the backpackers came out and sat around the large patio table, which is covered and quite beautiful, and started exhanging stories. Rodger too sat with us and helped a lot of us figure out the bet places to go, the bus schedules, prices, and made all of feel SO welcomed and very very comfortable and happy. There is a supermarket a few blocks down, and a quickie market maybe 1 minute walk away. Right in front, there is a beautiful park (et the name now?) And up the road about 30 second walk are taxis waitig to drive you anywhere you want and busses that run all the time. It is a very safe place,and the workers will seriously help you with ANYTHING. If you stay in San Jose, this is the place to go. I refuse to stay elsewhere in San Jose because of the experience, help I recieved, safety I felt, cleanliness of the hostel, and the cheap price dodoesn't hurt either ;)
HIGHLY recommend

Room Tip: Safe, welcoming, fun, clean, convient, and helpfull
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Hostel was exactly as advertised on the other reviews here on TripAdvisor...super cool set-up in colonial house, safe location in San Jose. Above all, the owner and staff here go above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate their guests (as an example, they helped my friend and me change a tire on our rental car merely 1 hour after obtaining it- talk about heroes!). Fair, friendly. Be good to them, and they will be extremely good to you.

Room Tip: (No fitness center or pool). My friend and I chose a private room on the bottom floor, first one to...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a fantastic hostel in a safe part of San Jose. It is housed in an old colonial house and is like walking into a different world! A massive grand stair case dominates the entrance area with leather couches, a beautiful dining table and all the luxuries of home. They have made the house feel like home and people treat it with the same respect. There is a lounge room to watch tv or dads, a great kitchen with all you need, a laundry room, a patio and always available staff to assist you.

Downstairs there are about three or four private rooms... which looked beautiful, esp the one right at the front of the house. Then upstairs, walking up a grand marble turning staircases complete with chandelier, are the 11 comfortable single beds as part of a big dorm. There are lockers and plenty of space for your stuff and the beds are very comfortable.

There is only two bathrooms and one shower which should have been an issue, but somehow was nnot at all.

The only negative thing we should note is that the train station is very close the the train horn start a around 5am and is a relative constant sound. It didn't worry me too much, I just put my earplugs, but it is a bit distracting!

Overall, this hostel was out of this world esp for $10 a night for a dorm.room and is far and away the best hostel we have stayed in yet.

Room Tip: Pick a bed in the smaller side room.close to the bathroom if you can, it is darker in there.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

If your looking for a relaxing stay along with meeting some other awesome travelers come here. The building is very beautiful and in a great location to the main street (avenida central) and an awesome bar scene is on the street right behind it. Casa del Parque is clean and peaceful and also has an amazing garden patio area to kick back with fellow travelers. Roger is very helpful with information about San Jose and also helped set up water rafting and a tour to tortugero island (must do)! I just told him what i wanted to do and he set it all up. Along with awesome tours this hostel has all the information you need to catch buses or hopper planes to your next destination.
I traveled around central america but returned to San Jose to fly back to the US and stayed here. I had to be at the air port by 4am but the Casa Del Parque has its own taxi driver who picked me up and was very friendly (english is good) and has set rates, no tricks here.
Overall great stay, great staff, great location, and great information!

Room Tip: Dorm rooms very spacious, clean, secure, and good sleep Private rooms well worth it after traveling...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We only got to stay one night but this hostel made us seriously consider to lay back a couple days in San José just so we could spend more time in this building. Unfortunately it was already fully booked :P
Great central location, extremely friendly and helpful owner, clean, fully equipped with kitchen and nice TV room, nice courtyard with lots of plants, fast wifi.. and the house is just stunning!! Rather than beeing in a hostel you feel like staying at your grandmother's fancy Art Deko mansion with lots of paintings, photographs and art books for you to enjoy. Love it!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Great hostel in a really cool building right next to the park. Very clean and nice big beds in the dorm - no bunks! Staff very friendly and incredibly helpful, gave me great advice on food, tours, and hostels in other cities. Definitely recommend. One of the best hostels I've seen in 5 months in Central America.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: Hostel Casa Del Parque
Address: Calle 19, Ave 3era, Casa 172, 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 110 Speciality Lodging in San Jose Metro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostel Casa Del Parque 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely located, the hostel offers a refreshing escape from the city, while being centrally located. Some of the oldest trees in the city make up the neighbourhood within San Jose's Parque Nacional which is located directly in front of the hostel. With a long history of happy travellers, our guests often extend their stay at La Casa del Parque to enjoy the home-stay like feel and relaxed social environment it provides. Get advice on which places to visit in our country from our friendly staff for NO ADDITIONAL COST. Curl up with a book from our library beneath the grand chandelier, enjoy the sunshine in our tropical garden patio, join us for a chat around the dining table, or relax in the separate cosy TV room and chill out with a movie. We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and teas. Internet desk, cable TV, DVD player, stereo and CD player, a kitchenette station available to guests and some of the best advice in town. You can also enjoy Delicious local coffees and fantastic vegetarian food made with all local, organic produce at our restaurant Jardin del Parque, located at the front entrance of the hostel (open 11am-7pm). ... more   less 
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