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Aldea Hostel San Jose

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
    4 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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bocas del toro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aldea is great value for money. Staff are very helpful and gave detailed information on local transport, provided me with a map and alternative options. The owner is passionate about the hostel and restaurant next door and it shows. I stayed 2 nights, 1 on my way to san jose airport and again on my way back to panama. I... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first hostel after landing and it was really good. the stuff was really nice and helpful in anyway they can. the kitchen and facilities are good and there is a good atmosphere in the place. After going deep into other areas of Costa Rica, I just waited to come back to there before I leave. I recommend... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was pointed to Aldea by a taxi driver because I needed to be at the Coca Cola bus terminal the next day (a five minute walk from the hostel). My first night at Aldea, I made friends with the Kevin, the receptionist, after a guitar jam session. I passed through San Jose several times during an 11-week stay in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before heading down to Bocas .we stayed for 3 nights in this well run hostel just off Paseo Colon . We were in one of the doubles near the pool table & it was a safe &relaxed stay with good service a few blocks from Downtown . There is also a great Pizzeria ( special rates for guests ) in... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There has been some improvements since my last visit. Not only have they renovated some of the rooms now they even have a bar and a delicious pizza. Great value for the price. Great location also. The only negative is that it can get laud sometimes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned to San Jose during my trip simply bc I knew that I could stay here. This establishment attracts guests who are eco conscious, warm, and open, yet the hostel still allows for privacy and comfort. All of the employees are sincere and helpful. One evening a guy was playing guitar outside and I joined him with a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This Hostel is one of the best I've ever been in my trip. The people who work there are Always nice and open to help you anytime ! One big thank you to Kevin, the guy at the desk, who make your day better playing songs with his guitar ! The rooms are very clean and they have a beautiful... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a sweet little midway spot for your travels. My mate fell through the bed so be careful getting into the bunks. Cool looking place with sweet kitchen area. Wifi slow as less than 1mb download get a sim card for $3 from down the road Oh.. and i recommend not going out at night. IG @world_nate

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My experience at Aldea Hostel was amazing, Amir, Andrea, Kevin & the rest of the volunteer staff were amazing. At the end of the day, if you are expecting a 4 or 5 star experience in another country, you should stay at a hotel. If you are seeking exceptional value, and friendly & hospitable service at a hostel, this place... More 

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

Hola! Thank you for leaving such amazing feedback about Aldea! We are very pleased that your experience at Aldea was fantastic and we are happy to know that you enjoyed our outdoor kitchen, the service from our stafff and your overall stay with us. We are constantly improving our facility and we will be upgrading our kitchen appliances We look... More 

Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The negative reviews on this place seem strange, as it's a charming little place, friendly staff, really useful spot to walk into town. The best place to stay if you're looking to hire a car. Acoustics are standard for a hostel. Cool kitchen, fridge space, and it's secure.

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

Hola! Thank you for rating and leaving feedback about Aldea! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to have you again at Aldea. More 

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