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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed here twice--the second time for five nights just because I liked the vibe at the hostel so much. I found the staff and owner to be exceptionally friendly, fun, and helpful. I really liked the ambiance of the common areas-- clean open-air kitchen, free coffee, artsy pool room. The hang-out area is well separated from the rooms, so... More

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

Buenas amigo! “Positive vibration yeeeah, positive!!” BM Just like Marleys song says, we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the positive vibes of our place and had relaxing days during your stay in Aldea! We always walk the extra mile to do the best we can for our guests, who are for us friends more than customers, simply... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Aldea hostel is most definitely the coolest hostel in San Jose. The decor is awesome, you can tell before you even enter. The hostel is in a refurbished wooden framed mini mansion in downtown SJO. The rooms are super clean and nicely painted and decorated unlike other hostels i've stayed at in SJO not going to name any names... just... More

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

Hola Jminton719! Wow! We are simply speechless about this comment! It’s an honor to receive so many compliments from our guests! We are really thankful for giving us such a nice review. We are focused on our guests, trying to do our best to make sure all of you receive the best service possible. As Aldea family, we are always... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We got this hostel recommended by lonely planet but it's not a clean place to stay. We were just in the room behind reception that it was noise and staff wasn't friendly neither helpful. Nothing special about pool or other hosted people. Just a place to sleep if you have a quite room and you don't care about cleanness

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

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and rating your stay with us at Aldea. All of which will be taken into consideration for the improvement of the facilities that we offer. - Unfortunately like every very centrally located accommodation we have to contend with a bit of traffic noise here. We are terribly sorry about the noise of guests as... 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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