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Casa Alfi

459 Calle 3, Entre Av 4 y 6, 200 sur de Theatro Ntional | Frente de Colegio Senoritas, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location, lovely little B & B. Not modern but had everything you'd need for a short stay. Owners obliging, let us check in around 7am after a long flight. Breakfast was tasty, if not flash. Felt safe walking around area.

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Hilton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Whether for an overnight or several nights Casa Alfie is good value for money. It is centrally located with easy access to all you want to do in SJ. The front rooms can be a bit noisy from the street activity during the day but I would expect this to be the same with the other hotels in the area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Casa Alfi was full of good energy. Safe, clean, spacious, central and a nice breakfast to bat! The owner, Alfi, and his ladies, Lulu, Mercedes, Olga and Carla, made us feel so welcome and at home. We felt super comfortable leaving our boys, 11+13, while we went for walks in the city.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a great location.. easy walking distance to most attractions. Very close to Teatro Nacional & Gold Museum. Felt like a very safe area.. the police seem to have increased presence to ensure entire Centro area is safe. Feels like a comfortable B&B. Good value. Owner & staff are very helpful.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed at Casa Alfi in March 2011. Sorry Alfi it took us so long to write this. But im sure it says something that after almost four years we remember our stay at this wonderful little place with great affection! At the time of our visit the hotel had basic but comfortable rooms. The breakfast was supergood! And the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We only stayed 1 night in San Jose but this was perfect for our needs. It was central and near all downtown attractions and in a safe well lit area. Our room at the back was huge with good hot water and quiet. We left before breakfast but Alfi did us a packed sandwich to take with us.. Very helpful... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've stayed in Casa Alfi 3 nights. I was happy about the location as it is in a very center on a pedestrian street. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, the theater, museum, dancing places etc. Easy to get taxi. It was safe for me to return alone at night, as near is located the police station which increases security... More 

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St Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been staying at Casa Alfi for years, too many visits to count, but I always count on a great price for a very comfortable room that includes a "tipico Breakfast" cooked to order every morning. The place has an ambiance that makes an old "third world" traveler like me feel right at home. Then there is Alfi himself.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was at home with my friends alfi, the staff very friendly breakfast very good, the rooms bie, but were annoyed that the hotel owner came out of his room to talk to us, would not let us eat in peace, interumpia our talk and breakfast.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Mr.Alfil improved more...This time if U are not a guest he offers breakfast for a little price and also he stars cooking lunch with a menu and everything..If U R a guest your Breakfast is Free If U like a room he will save it just for U My Fifth time in CASA ALFIL and kept counting

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