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Costa Rica Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Avenida 6 - Calle 21/25, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I used San Jose as a stopping off point for other travels in Costa Rica and stayed at the Guesthouse each time. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and totally functional. The common area is also nice for checking email and hanging out. We had hot strong showers, free coffee all day and free breakfast each morning (nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived and the first guest house is really spacious and nice. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant over the phone as well as during my stay. Great value for your money because the quality of the lodging for the price, which included coffee all the time and breakfast in the morning and Wi-Fi, was awesome. The staff went... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

At low cost we had a very clean, large room with private bathroom, here. Good WiFi, a Tourist Desk with good information, breakfast included and the whole day coffee and tea free. No Aircon or van, but in San José we did not need that. We were here and came back again, got the same, good room! We gave the... More

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I chose this hostel for overnight stay on a stop-over, mostly due to the central location and very responsive management. I planned originally another place, but they never responded. So I wrote to CR Guesthouse, and voila! It is what a budget hostel should is, in terms of wear and tear, but fit all my needs very well. The reception... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was a pleasant hostel, which was a great stop prior to leaving Costa rica. Very well priced. We stayed in the apartment on the top terrace. It was a good size for two people with a bedroom off the kitchen. We were able to prepare a meal one evening. There is a large fridge and a gas stove. There... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A relaxing hotel, an atmosphere of the most warm, family, very nice facilities, excellent service, the place where is located is very nice, close to the restaurants, excellent food. very good prices......

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a good place to stay for visiting central San Jose. The staff is very helpful and attentive, the coffee in the lobby is always hot. Overall, this is nothing fancy (no TV in room, but with a shower en suite, plus refrigerator and cooking facilities), providing very good value for money, though probably best suited for the high... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

With my boyfriend, we choose "the Guesthouse" for 3 nights in San Jose, and it's very a good surprise to booking at this hotel. The hotel felt safe and our room in victorian house was spacious king size bed) and clean - good price/quality ratio. Great yard as well ! This pretty colonial victorian hotel, have a professional staff (Thank... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were less than impressed with this establishment. We found the male night desk attendant indifferent and generally unhelpful. They still allow smoking in the dining area which is open to the lobby. Removing ashtrays of butts in order to sit for breakfast is a turn-off. Also be warned: there is a train track very nearby and that is one... More

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Albany, New York
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed here just for one night. I had a room with a double bed. Very nice clean room. Huge bathroom!! Traffic was noisy at night on the street side. I did not have safe in the room. I believe that there are only stairs if that is a problem for you.

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Address: Avenida 6 - Calle 21/25, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Costa Rica Guesthouse 3*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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In a 1905 colonial house, downtown San Jose near the national museum. ALL FREE - breakfast, taxes, parking, Internet, wi-fi, coffee & tea all day. 4 tropical patios, bar & restaurant on site! English, Spanish and French spoken. Excellent tour desk with very competitive prices. Special prices for groups! ... more   less 
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