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Hostel 156
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Hostel 156
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Fantastic hostel, excellent facilities, staff and location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

I stayed at another hostel in san jose when I first arrived (based on an outdated lonely planet guide) and moved to this place based on trip advisor reviews, and it was a great move! The staff here are super friendly and helpful, nothing seems like a hassle. First hostel during my 2 months in central america where my breakfast of toast, coffee and fruit was bought to me at the kitchen table and then my dishes taken care of!
The hostel is new, super clean, roomy, bright and homely. Kitchen fully stocked.
Great location, 10 min walk from downtown.
I have used the hostel as my base while I have done multi day trips around Costa Rica. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank sjcitchyfeet1978
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  • Location
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Coolum Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

My partner and i stayed at this wonderful hostel a couple of days ago and could not recommend it highly enough. Thankyou to the truly fantastic staff, you are excellent in every way. The hostel has a great feel to it, the rooms are light, airy and clean (white sheets and towels). The shared bathrooms were cleaned regularly and were absolutely spotless!

The whole place is just great. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would ever need and there are two lounge rooms, a dining room and an outdoor terrace. We woke up late every morning (as you do on holidays!), outside of the breakfast times. Despite this, the staff made us breakfast of toast, fruit and coffee. They are just so helpful, they advise places to eat and print out maps if you need them. Nothing seems like too much trouble. For the price, this hostel is amazing, it is everything you could want. Im really glad we stayed in this area, it feels a lot safer than directly downtown however, it is around a ten minute walk if you want to go there.

This hostel felt like a home, and could not improve on anything. It is the best on our six month journey so far. Thank you to the amazing three guys, you are awesome!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erin L
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

hostel 156 was one of the best (or the best!) hostel that i have seen on my 9 month journey.
the team is very motivated and help you in every case. if you have a wish led them know.
you get a nice breakfast to your very clean and good looking room. they have nice living rooms for chilling out with ping pong, television, music, internet, etc.
so in my opinion if you are in san jose stay THERE!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Simon B
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Great stay at Hostel 156. The house is simply amazing, very clean and comfortable beds. Staff is great, helped a lot with advice, where to go and what to do. Great location, very close to bars, restaurants, museums, etc.

Great amenities, internet, ping pong table, TV, etc. These

100% recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank aescorriola
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

The Hostel 156 is the best hostel in San Jose!!It's the perfect place for anyone,for a families,a group of friend or couples.
The guys are kind, helpful and really awesome (you can get there in the middle of the night and one of them will be waiting for you!!).The hostel is more than clean and cozy,the beds are super comfortable,the bathrooms are big and clean,there is a wonderful kitchen,2 area relax one inside and the other one outside.It's a 5 min walking from the centre of San Jose and it's easy from there get a bus to go anywhere in the city.
I'll go back foe sure!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mik06
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

We began our trip in San Jose and have choosen Hostel 156, random, without recommandations from others. That is why we are writing this one. It is a very great hostel, opened it's doors a few months ago. Very nice people (willing to help you every time), in the centre of the city (near by restaurants, musea etc.) and the rooms are perfectly clean. In short, a very nice place to stay when you are in San Jose!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lieke P
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I stayed at the 156 hostel for a couple of days on my last trip to costa rica and really enjoyed it. The hostel has a great location for it is just a short walk away from the nicest part of the city center, where most museums, plazas and restaurantes are located. It is also right next to an area know for its nightlife, in case you want to go out at night. The staff was specially helpful and gave us great advice not only about San Jose, but of pretty much everyplace we were going to. The hostel had a nice atmosphere and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank fapestegui90
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Additional Information about Hostel 156

Property: Hostel 156
Address: 25th St, 1st & 3rd Ave #156, 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 104 Speciality Lodging in San Jose Metro
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just outside San José's busiest areas, Hostel 156 is a small hostel in a beautiful old house; located within walking distance of a plethora of cultural and historic landmarks, you will surely find your stay with us a rewarding experience. Located in Barrio La California, Hostel 156 is the place to stay to enjoy the best cultural, culinary and nightlife experience that San José has to offer; all within walking distance! The location couldn’t be better. We are in a safe 2-minute walk to the most visited, diverse and electrifying party area in San Jose. A neighborhood full of the most popular bars in town and many great restaurants to enjoy. Walking to some of San José's nicest parks and museums is a great way to stay in budget. ... more   less 
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