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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there in Feb 2014, it was safe, clean and convenient hotel for our downtown San Jose adventures, enjoyed daily free breakfast: excellent 2 eggs the way you want, toasts with delicious different local jams and free coffee/tea all day, local market was nearby so we saved lots of $ by not dining out and bringing nice fruits/snacks back... More

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CRGuesthouse, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were very happy to welcome you in our hotel and we are looking forward our locations have met your expectations. Hope to see you again Pura vida :) More

Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, wonderful location, nice people, the house is beautiful.Rooms and bathrooms are fine. breakfest is okey. Free coffee the whole day. They can help you with trips, information etc. The location is perfect for museums, downtown San Jose , but is a quiet and beautiful neighbourhood

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Hello , Thank you for you review, it was a pleasure to welcome you in our hotel. We hope to see you soon Marina More

New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 July 4, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Costa Rica Guesthouse 3*
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A 5-minute walk from Avenida Central with restaurants, bars and shops, colonial-style Costa Rica Guesthouse has free Continental breakfast, coffee and tea. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and private parking. The spacious rooms feature private or shared bathrooms with shower. Costa Rica Guesthouse serves breakfast in its Common Lounge. Guests can use the shared kitchen. Restaurants are within a 10-minute walk of the property. In the immediate vicinity of Costa Rica Guesthouse are various museums. A shopping center is within a 15-minute walk of the property. The International Airport of San Jose is 20 minutes away by car. ... more   less 
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