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Hostel Casa Colon
Ranked #27 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 22 September 2011

This place is beautiful, I am here as I type waiting for my chicken fingers, will let you know how they are...:) This place is a 3 dollar cab from the bus stations, it is a gorgeous old colononial house, Costa Rica style turned into a hotel....OK the chicken fingers were some of the best I have ever had, I also had my eye on the homemade cheese sticks, the menu looked awesome with good prices... Everybody was really friendly and because there is a gorgeous cafe attached some locals were here enjoying a game of football which made for a really nice environment...I am staying in a back room away from the road so it is very quiet and because this place is new and low season I am in a dorm room alone for 14 dollars...the dorm room is great really homey and beautiful....I think this is my new favorite San Jose hostel.....Huge screen TV, a few actually, lots of couches everywhere, wifi, The place is incredible....:) This secret wont be kept for long....

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

I believe the hostel is ranked highly due to its decor.
The hostel looks like a hotel and is very nicely decorated. Staff were helpful and friendly. The hostel has it's own taxi service to take you to the airport etc, but you are overcharged for the journeys (which we later discovered)
Stayed in the double room of the hostel for two nights before heading on our travels. The road is extremely noisy with vehicles beeping and revving throughout the night, into the early morning. If there are a bunch of noisy people drinking downstairs, which there was during our stay, the noise carries through the building.
We also had 2 men, electricians supervised by the hostel cleaning lady, doing electrical work and drilling in our room while we were in it!!!
If you want to sleep, don't stay here.
The private double has no A/C but it does have a ceiling fan.
Breakfast was 2 slices of toast with cold coffee and warm juice!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank awelshlady
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

This is the 5 star hotel of the hostel world, with out the cost. My girlfriend and I stayed in their private room last night for US $50 and it was the perfect way to end the trip. It is a beautiful old home, exceptionally clean, cheap awesome food ( tortilla soup!), cheap drinks. This place retains everything we love about hostels and houses it in an elegant setting without the cost... Awesome.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank michaelAloysius
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

It's only just opened (June 2011), so they're still putting on the finishing touches, but it's a great place to stay. At $20US for a nice shared room it's a good deal, but it's also quite beautiful, and the staff is attentive, almost to a fault.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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7  Thank Djibo
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 September 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hostel Casa Colon

Address: Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range: £8 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Casa Colon is a beautiful colonial house in the 50s, with an architectural design typical of the period, with artisan hand carved cedar. We are a boutique Hostel with excellent quality, higher standards of each of the services Located in an excellent tourist and commercial area with easy access to services (banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, gas stations, shops, transport, etc) We offer private and shared rooms, bar and restaurant, security, excellent customer service and tourist information, free parking, TV room with flat screen cable TV. The comfortable private rooms have flat screen, cable TV, wireless internet access and housekeeping. (In addition sofa in Junior Suite) The dorms have bunk beds, free lockers, shared bathrooms spotless. The bar and restaurant offers delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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