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Hotel Cacts
Ranked #48 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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56 reviews
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“Really liked this place!”
Reviewed 3 July 2006

I stayed here with my family a few years ago. We arrived around midnight, and when the taxi dropped us off outside this place, I stepped up the broken curb and thought,
"What have I gotten us into?" But once inside, the narrow little hallway opened into a courtyard and it was a cool place to stay! We had a nice room with a nice bathroom. It took about 20 minutes to walk downtown. We felt perfectly safe here and the staff was nice. Nice breakfast on the roof terrace. I would recommend this place!

  • Stayed July 2002
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Reviewed 7 May 2005

The Cacts hotel is in an area of the city called Paseo Colon. It's in a residential area just a few minutes by Cab to the main downtown area of San Jose. The owners of the Cacts are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The older, and cheaper part of the hotel is more like a backpacker hostel than a hotel. We opted to upgrade to the newer, larger and more expensive rooms. They have a travel agency there that was the best I found on my 4 trips to C.R. We wanted to go on a last minute tour to Poas, Cartago and Sarchi, but it was too late, so they called a taxi driver that specialized in taking tourists on day trips. We had a great personalized tour that day. They had no problem cashing travellers checks (unlike some places I've been). It's a bit noisy there, but so is just about everywhere else in the city. There were a few good restaurants in the area, but you had to travel a bit further for better nightlife. They were supposed to have their new swimming pool done when we were there in 2000. I don't think it's done yet. It's not fancy, but a good choice for budget travellers and backpackers that want to be close to the buses, but don't want to be in the central area of downtown. They also have a good free breakfeast buffet with fresh fruit, juices, toast and bagels etc. They have a big storage room where you can leave extra baggage while you go trekking. They will pick you up at the airport too, but it's cheaper to take a cab.

  • Stayed July 2000
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Property: Hotel Cacts
Address: Avenida Tercera bis, 2845, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cacts 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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