I have to say this place was perfect for what I needed while in San Jose (3 nights on the weekend). It is located 2 blocks from a bus to downtown, near the big San Pedro Mall, and right in the heart of the university district of San Pedro. Lots of night life close by but it was peaceful and safe at Castle Tam. The managers were friendly and helpful when I had questions and they went out of there way to make me feel welcome (props to Castle Tam Manager Hassan) and the price was amazing for the area. I met people from many different countries while staying here and was able to form some real friendships. A group of us went to the bars right across the street from the university of costa rica. If you are looking for budget prices in a great area, go here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're in the heart of lively, upscale San Pedro, only 300 meters from the University of Costa Rica and the student nightlife of Calle de la Amargura. Our hostel is 10 minutes by bus from downtown San Jose and walking distance from San Pedro Mall, three supermarkets and many restaurants! We have two full kitchens and plenty of fridge space for your food. Hang out with fellow travelers in the courtyard, or watch students pass by on the outside terrace. San Pedro is a safe neighborhood in San Jose, so we enjoy taking our guests out for movie nights, skating, city walks and pub crawls on Calle de la Amargura. We have regular BBQs, hot water in every bathroom and free WiFi throughout the building. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle Tam Hostel Costa Rica/San Pedro