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“the kitchen personal”
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Hostel Casa Colon
Ranked #28 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“the kitchen personal”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I have never been at any hostel where the front desk personal, cook and servers were so friendly helpful and lovable. this is a hostel that I would recommend to the entered world
Cesar Castillo Bertelli from Atlanta Georgia

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
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Muchas Gracias! Señor Cesar por su comentario, día a día nos esmeramos por brindarle a los huéspedes un servicio de cálida y nos motiva saber que se sintieron muy cómodos en Hostel Casa Colón, los esperamos en Febrero del próximo año!!!

Saludos Cordiales!!
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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a 3 bed room and it was great. Very clean with nice sheets. Best shower I've had in Costa Rica. The place was a very charming boutique hostel. Relatively close to the airport as well. Friendly staff.

Trip advisor really wanted me to review this hostel and I'm happy to do it, but needing 200 characters to submit a review is excessive.

  • Stayed June 2014
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
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Hola Amigo (a)!!!

Nos alegra saber que comprobó por usted mismo (a) el servicio y la grata hospitalidad de Hostel Casa Colón, siempre es un gusto atenderles, y estar a anuentes a colaborar en lo que este a nuestro alcance, nos alegramos de que haya disfrutado su estancia al máximo,

Saludos Cordiales!!
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Positive: The service by the owner and the ladies at the front desk was excellent. Very helpful and nice. The Junior Suite was very big and comfortable.

Negative: The breakfast was tiny and the juice not always fresh. Also, it rained very strong one night and the ceiling was leaking on the bed and on the floor. The other guests were a bit noisy at times during the night, but it did not especially affect my sleep fortunately.

In general, I was pretty satisfied for choosing this hostel as a single woman. I felt safe and very well taken care of.

Room Tip: The Junior suite 202 with the big bed (small bathroom) was excellent and very comfortable!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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HostelCasaColon, Gerente at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
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Hola Eve,

Nos complace saber que le encanto nuestro hostal y nuestros servicios, le pedimos disculpas debido al inconveniente con la gotera en su habitación, lamentablemente estamos en temporada de lluvia y estos problemas empiezan a surgir, sin embargo ya hemos solucionado el inconveniente y le recordamos que la esperamos con los brazos abiertos en Hostel Casa Colón, su casa en Costa Rica.

Saludos Cordiales!!
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Enjoyed Casa Colon. Beautiful old family home converted into hotel/hostal. Only problems were noise in streetside units due to extremely heavy traffic and slippery floors in shower stalls. Very comfortable with good beds.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
We hope see you again in Hostel Casa Colón for us always is a pleasure attend you!!

Best Regards!!
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We got a private room, facing the Scotiabank ATM. We felt safe in the area, our room was clean, and the breakfast was fantastic. The staff were not as amiable as we had read, but they were helpful in answering our questions.

Casa Colon arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport, which cost around $28 USD. Breakfast was included.

For the price, it was average, but it's convenient for flights that land later in the day.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
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Hola Sophia, lamentamos que no todo el servicio superara sus expectativas, sin embargo nos agrada saber que su habitación siempre estuvo limpia y esta fue de su agrado, respecto al servicio del personal haremos todo lo posible por mejorar y mantener el buen servicio al cliente, me disculpo en nombre de todo el equipo de Hostel Casa Colon y esperamos tenerla de nuevo en nuestro Hostel, le garantizamos desde ya, que no se presentara ningún otro inconveniente en el servicio en otra ocasión.

Saludos Cordiales!!
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Hostel Casa Colon in San José for three nights, Thursday through Sunday last weekend and found the place to be very nice and clean. Honestly can't complain too much. I originally found the place because the Scotiabank ATM next door sucked my card in and I had to use the internet to call my bank back in the states to have someone give Scotiabank reps verification that I was who I said I was.. long story short - don't let your ATM card sit in the slot for more than 10 seconds at Scotiabank. The person at the front desk of the hostel let me borrow the computer at the front to look up phone numbers very briefly and use their phone which was incredibly awesome.. so next time I was in San Jose I had to stay at Casa Colón.

Someone previously described the staff being "indifferent at best" and I couldn't agree more. I'm a beginner at speaking Spanish and found they got really annoyed with me despite staff at places around town being very pleasant and willing to deal with my lackluster spanish. They couldn't care less about what I had to say. Hardly anyone smiles there.. I tried to find out what the a couple of the staff were doing there cause they're clearly not Costa Rican.. again I annoyed them. Haha. Oh well.

Great place for a quiet, clean place to stay but don't expect to learn much about the area from the staff. And watch out for the guy who stays in the shared room but goes to bed at 9 only to wake up at 6 to play video games on his iPad.. apparently he's been there for 2 months.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Located in main avenue Downtown San Jose, the private rooms were cozzy and has the friendliest and nicest staff, both Vivian and Tatiana were willing to help with anything we'd only stay for two day's because we were heading to the beach, one thing for sure is that we will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionist at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Hello!!

Guillermo thank you so much for your comment, for us is a pleasure attend you and we hope see you again in the hostel!!!

Best Regards!!
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Property: 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 #28 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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