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Aldea Hostel

Avenida 2, Calle 28 100m sur Pizza Hut Paseo Colon | Frente a la Sala Garbo, San Jose 10001, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Petit Victoria)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect hostel for what we were looking for. It was fairly noisy but it's in a great area, and a super convenient walk to supermarkets and the bus station, scotia bank etc. I would recommend this hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I love this place. The staff is always welcoming and awesome and make you feel like part of the family.Can't say enough good things about the owner Amir. Ever since my second visit here 3 years ago he calls me by my first name. Atmosphere is always kick back and relaxing with lots other travelers. Place is old and to... More

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What can I say?- by far one of my favourite hostels! ! stayed here a couple of times when passing through San Jose and each time did not disappoint. I think it was the hospitality that I appreciated the most (although the decor is pretty sweet too!). The staff are super friendly and Emir is really attentive towards his guests-... More

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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stayed here three nights as it's well located being not even one block from the main Ave Central, close to where the buses leave from, and 10-15 minutes walk from downtown San Jose. It's a charming building with a lot of potential but needs updating to make it liveable and likeable. The lighting is poor and one staircase almost... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I stumbled across this little boutique style place while doing business in San Jose and decided to kick back and relax with the other travelers and had a great experience., The owner is from Turkey and the staff from all over the planet but the front desk staff seem to know everything about the region and to my knowledge they... More

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Only stayed here for 2 nights passing through but loved it. Beautiful interior and really nice staff, nice and quiet, wasn't that busy when I went so if you want a party hostel don't stay here but I still got to meet and speak to some really cool people. The two German volunteers are super nice, in a lot of... More

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Public Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! We are really happy that you liked our hostel and had a great time staying with us. We try to make the stay for our guests perfect and we are motivated to work even more on that because of your comment! Our volunteers were thrilled to hear that they are doing an... More

San Josecito, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Greeted kindly upon arrival. The hostel is in an awesome old house decorated with great art work, a pool table and good vibes and music. Dorm rooms are super spacious, clean and comfortable. Close enough to walk to the enter of town & perfectly far enough away to get a solid, quiet night of sleep. The restaurant adjoining the hostel... More

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Front Office Manager at Aldea Hostel, responded to this review

Hola Floreina! It’s so amazing to know that we have met with your expectations during your stay in our hostel. It is an honor to receive such a beautiful review! The Staff always welcome our guests with a smile in their face, sharing the Pura Vida and the good vibes that are so characteristic of the costarican people. The convenient... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

January 2014 First time in Costa Rica and per price & location we choose this Hostel. The staff very nice, young people always happy to help the guests. The hostel has a very nice italiian restaurant on the corner... try pizzas... very nice! The owner was very friendly and with projects to develope the business. The rooms were a little... More

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, General Manager at Aldea Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some of your time to leave us a comment about your experience at Aldea. All the people from the staff lately have been really thrilled , so many nice reviews we have received from our visitors and that’s thanks to the hard work of all these young people who give their best each and every day.... More

Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed twice at this Hostel. First of all I loved the service the people working there gave me. They were very friendly and helpful. The overall look of the place is absolutely beautiful. Lots of areas to relax and a nice kitchen for all to use. The dorms were clean and all day I could see people cleaning. I... More

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Gerente at Aldea Hostel, responded to this review

Hola Sabrina! We are all really motivated because of such a nice review you have left for us! It is such a nice feeling to know that our fellow travelers have enjoyed so much during their stay at our house, "Your House"! Like we say at Aldea, life is good! So we, keep it simple! We always try to transmit... More

Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Room 108. Down the hall. Staff was very nice. Friendly. Helpful. BUT on check in I was given a towel (1 towel and 1 bar ofd soap) that definitely had not be washed. Stunk of body oder. Got a replacement. At bedtime discovered that the fitted bottom sheet of the double bed was a single. Obviously, it is not stay... More

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Manager at Aldea Hostel, responded to this review

Hola Skip! Thanks for the feedback provided! We are glad to know that you were pleased with the attention provided by our staff who are always be willing to help our guests in any way possible to make their vacation unforgettable through their way in San Jose. Even though you felt comfortable with our attention and service, we would like... More

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Address: Avenida 2, Calle 28 100m sur Pizza Hut Paseo Colon | Frente a la Sala Garbo, San Jose 10001, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Petit Victoria)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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