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Hotel Cacts
Ranked #48 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 20 May 2007

I stayed at this place four times the summer of 2005 with a group. The service is very friendly and the staff is the reason I give them an above average rating. The hallway is narrow if you have to carry a lot of equipment, just don't have to go up the winding staircase... yikes.

The best things I love about this place is that it is relatively close to a nice Mas por Menos (supermarket +) and a great beauty salon (only one block away). The breakfast is so-so. I supplemented with food from the market.

I have not stayed here since I have returned because I have found comparable ammenities for a better value elsewhere and I don't need to be catered to as much since I know the city fairly well.

I will recommend the place if this is your first trip to CR and you are looking for a budget place to stay. They will take care of you and give you great advice.

  • Stayed: June 2005, travelled on business
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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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4  Thank Discobear
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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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8  Thank Travellin_Man
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2016
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Room Tip: para ir a cualquier habitacion tienes que subir como 20 escalones muy pesados por que tienes que car...
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2015
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Room Tip: Es indiferente la que te asignen, es un hotel pequeño sin elevador
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank chap1964
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Reviewed 11 July 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Gustavo P
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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
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Ranked #48 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range: £55 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cacts 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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