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Aldea Hostel San Jose

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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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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and volunteers made this place great to stay. Very helpful, relaxed and generally very good company. The location is good too; close to the centre of town and not so noisy, esp for a big city. From the hostel you can organise many different activities or a shuttle pickup to another location in Costa Rica as well.

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Thank Chris W
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

We´re so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, Chris. Here at Aldea we take pride in offering a friendly and welcoming place to our guests, so we love to hear that you found the staff made this possible. We agree that our location on Paseo Colon is ideal for having access to the city without too much noise, and... More 

United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Dorm rooms were clean, and en-suite but no hot water. We were in a dorm overlooking the road and because the window didn't fit in the frame there was noise all night long. The beds themselves were comfortable enough, nothing special but definitely not the worst. It was possible to walk into the centre, although some surrounding streets were unlit... More 

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Thank Molly G
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Hi Molly thank you so much for the feedback. Here at Aldea we aim to be enviromentally friendly and due to that we have a running schedule in the morning and evening for hot water. It is our hope that it is both efficient but also convenient for guests. If not, we are always ready to accomodate the needs of... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The receptionists were very friendly and the room was comfortable. You can choose several tours at the reception and the hostel is well located but without noise. Hot water only a few hours in the morning and at night (5-9). Good food at The Corner, very good pizza!

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Thank Peggy L
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback Peggy. We enjoyed having you here at Aldea and hope to see you again in the future! Customer service is a priority here and our staff takes pride in giving our guests, warm and helpful service. Our location here in Paseo Colon is special because guests can get all the advantages of being in a... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Really nice place, very helpful staff, especially good value for money. Soap in the bathrooms is the only improvement I think is needed. Hot water isn't 24/7, but that didn't bother me as the times it is on are practical

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Thank Holly J
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Your comments are very helpful to us, as we move forward and continue to make improvements. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us: and felt that you received good service from our staff, as well as value during your time at the Hostel, for an affordable price. This is what we aim to provide. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I spent a few nights in Aldea hostel while traveling through central america. Out of all of the hostels I had stayed in, Aldea was my favorite and I ended up helping them out for a few weeks! Great location and couldn't have nicer and more accommodating staff!! (Staff - Hope to see you again sometime soon!! - Jason) P.S.... More 

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Thank Jason G
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Guest Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Jason. We enjoyed having you at Aldea. Our location here in Paseo Colon is special because guests can get all the advantages of being in a thriving downtown area (culturally, food & entertainment-wise); while still having a restive, peaceful place to come back to (with a very green, beautiful courtyard) at the end of a day... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We only stayed for 1 night in a 5 bedroom private room. We had no hot water in the shower, and the sheets smelled a bit like "mold". Would search for another place to stay if I ever got back to San Jose..

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Thank Rui C
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Public Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Hearing about the experiences of guests, helps us focus on the things we can improve in the future. At Aldea, there is schedule for hot water, that's designed to be environmentally-friendly, convenient for guests, and efficient. We expanded the schedule recently: and we're always ready to accommodate the needs of guests as they come up.... More 

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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Aldea hostel after our flight to costa rica. We stayed on the second floor, in a room facing the street. It was really noisy. At first light cars and trucks start driving and make a lot of noise. Do ask for a room that is not facing the street. We had toilet and a shower in the... More 

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Thank Uzi Z
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Public Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Your feedback helps us address improvements, that can be made moving forward. One of the drawbacks to having such a good and central location in this area, is that there tends to be heavy traffic. In the future, our staff would be more than willing to work with you, over any concerns you may have... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Aldea hostel is perfectly placed in San Jose and is in a good, safe part of town. It's about 10 minutes away from the city centre which suited us fine. The hostel itself is kept very clean and the staff are always on hand to assist with any questions or problems we had. There is a decent kitchen which is... More 

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Thank OZZIEDGS
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Public Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. And thanks for coming back to stay with us, more than once. We pride ourselves on the location of our hostel, as it gives our guests access to some of the best food and entertainment, San Jose has to offer. We're glad that you liked the cleanliness of the housing and kitchen facilities/common areas. The... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My experience at the hostel was mixed. It was fine, but the rooms were a bit dilapidated (both the door to my room and my bathroom door jammed shut at one stage). Some of the staff were extremely helpful while others not helpful at all. The hostel's location is ok during the day - about a 15/20 minute walk from... More 

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Thank Katie J
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Public Relations Manager at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us address improvements that can be made in the future. We're glad you got to enjoy the pizza next door and breakfast in the morning. Our hostel's location is one of it's strongest points; as you mentioned, Downtown San Jose is within walking distance and features... More 

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I stayed for one night at the Aldea hostel in a single room, which would have been able to accommodate another 3 people (1 double bed + 1 bunk bed), with a private bathroom and fan+AC. It was clean although you can tell that it's not a recent construction (don't expect anything super-fancy). There was an outside patio with a... More 

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Thank Denn_G
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

A quaint and relaxed atmosphere is just what we are always working towards! Yes, we are located in an old mansion, but we have been renovating our rooms recently to provide our guests with a more comfortable and welcoming feeling. It is great to hear that you found our staff easy-going, responsive, and knowledgeable - these are goals that we... More 

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