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Hostel 156

25th St, 1st & 3rd Ave #156, 1000, Costa Rica
Hostel 156
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

After traveling for 2 months in Central America, this is definitely the BEST hostel my girlfriend and I have stayed at. The guys that run the hostel are really helpful, there's a great kitchen and the rooms are bright and airy. And everything is super clean! Good wifi... not too far from the super market... and the area feels very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

When we first arrived at Hostel 156 we fell in love with it right away. The old converted colonial mansion is absolutely stunning, from the grand stairway in the entrance to the spacious and cozy common areas which are decorated in beautiful modern furnishings that beg you to sprawl out, pick up a guitar or book, and just relax. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We only stayed a short time but the guys that run the place are so lovely and really watch out for you. The rooms were super clean and comfortable (the beds are adult size, quite a luxury when staying in hostels all the time). No complaints, all I can say is stay here you won't regret it!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We heard about Hostel 156 from another traveler in Costa Rica who told us it was a great new place so we decided to stay a night while passing through San Jose on the way to Panama. Beautiful old mansion in a nice neighborhood apx. 10 min walk to pedestrian mall shopping area (Avenida Central?) in central city , lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Me and my two friends stayed here after touring Costa Rica and Panama. This was hands down the cleanest hostel we stayed in. It is a nice old house that has both dorm style and private rooms. We had a private room with a queen bed and a bunk bed. The room had a private bathroom and the shower pressure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at another hostel in san jose when I first arrived (based on an outdated lonely planet guide) and moved to this place based on trip advisor reviews, and it was a great move! The staff here are super friendly and helpful, nothing seems like a hassle. First hostel during my 2 months in central america where my breakfast... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My partner and i stayed at this wonderful hostel a couple of days ago and could not recommend it highly enough. Thankyou to the truly fantastic staff, you are excellent in every way. The hostel has a great feel to it, the rooms are light, airy and clean (white sheets and towels). The shared bathrooms were cleaned regularly and were... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

hostel 156 was one of the best (or the best!) hostel that i have seen on my 9 month journey. the team is very motivated and help you in every case. if you have a wish led them know. you get a nice breakfast to your very clean and good looking room. they have nice living rooms for chilling out... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great stay at Hostel 156. The house is simply amazing, very clean and comfortable beds. Staff is great, helped a lot with advice, where to go and what to do. Great location, very close to bars, restaurants, museums, etc. Great amenities, internet, ping pong table, TV, etc. These 100% recommended

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The Hostel 156 is the best hostel in San Jose!!It's the perfect place for anyone,for a families,a group of friend or couples. The guys are kind, helpful and really awesome (you can get there in the middle of the night and one of them will be waiting for you!!).The hostel is more than clean and cozy,the beds are super comfortable,the... More 

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