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Hostel Casa Colon

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently stayed at Casa Colon for one night at the end of a trip and it was perfect for our needs. With a private room, it had more of a hotel feel than a hostel feel. It's in that mid-range of pricing that seems hard to find in San Jose (the $30-50 range). The building is quite nice with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I recently stayed at Hostel Colón. I chose this hostel because of my reserch and reviews. It's the second hostel I've ever stayed. Upon my arrival I was pleased by the interior. The staff was helpful and my prívate room for three nights was good. However, i was dissapointed with the dirty sheets on my bed. I complained to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have never been at any hostel where the front desk personal, cook and servers were so friendly helpful and lovable. this is a hostel that I would recommend to the entered world Cesar Castillo Bertelli from Atlanta Georgia

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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review
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Muchas Gracias! Señor Cesar por su comentario, día a día nos esmeramos por brindarle a los huéspedes un servicio de... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed in a 3 bed room and it was great. Very clean with nice sheets. Best shower I've had in Costa Rica. The place was a very charming boutique hostel. Relatively close to the airport as well. Friendly staff. Trip advisor really wanted me to review this hostel and I'm happy to do it, but needing 200 characters to... More

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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review
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Hola Amigo (a)!!! Nos alegra saber que comprobó por usted mismo (a) el servicio y la grata hospitalidad de Hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Positive: The service by the owner and the ladies at the front desk was excellent. Very helpful and nice. The Junior Suite was very big and comfortable. Negative: The breakfast was tiny and the juice not always fresh. Also, it rained very strong one night and the ceiling was leaking on the bed and on the floor. The other guests... More

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Hola Eve, Nos complace saber que le encanto nuestro hostal y nuestros servicios, le pedimos disculpas debido al inconveniente con... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Enjoyed Casa Colon. Beautiful old family home converted into hotel/hostal. Only problems were noise in streetside units due to extremely heavy traffic and slippery floors in shower stalls. Very comfortable with good beds.

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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

We hope see you again in Hostel Casa Colón for us always is a pleasure attend you!! Best Regards!! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We got a private room, facing the Scotiabank ATM. We felt safe in the area, our room was clean, and the breakfast was fantastic. The staff were not as amiable as we had read, but they were helpful in answering our questions. Casa Colon arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport, which cost around $28 USD.... More

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Hola Sophia, lamentamos que no todo el servicio superara sus expectativas, sin embargo nos agrada saber que su habitación siempre... More

San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed at Hostel Casa Colon in San José for three nights, Thursday through Sunday last weekend and found the place to be very nice and clean. Honestly can't complain too much. I originally found the place because the Scotiabank ATM next door sucked my card in and I had to use the internet to call my bank back in... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Located in main avenue Downtown San Jose, the private rooms were cozzy and has the friendliest and nicest staff, both Vivian and Tatiana were willing to help with anything we'd only stay for two day's because we were heading to the beach, one thing for sure is that we will return.

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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionist at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

Hello!! Guillermo thank you so much for your comment, for us is a pleasure attend you and we hope see you again in the hostel!!! Best Regards!! More

Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I stay at Casa Colon twice a week when in San Jose. They have comfortable beds, restaurant, relaxed bar area, dorm rooms, single rooms, computers with free internet, fast enough wifi. When staying in the dorms, you use communal showers and toilets, and there are enough of those. You dont have to wait in line for a s***, shave and... More

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Para nosotros es un placer que se sienta como en casa, seguiremos brindándole calidad en el servicio todas las semanas,... More

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Address: Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#7 Best Value Hotel in San Jose #33 Spa Hotel in San Jose
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Hostel Casa Colon is a beautiful colonial house in the 50s, with an architectural design typical of the period, with artisan hand carved cedar. We are a boutique Hostel with excellent quality, higher standards of each of the services Located in an excellent tourist and commercial area with easy access to services (banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, gas stations, shops, transport, etc) We offer private and shared rooms, bar and restaurant, security, excellent customer service and tourist information, free parking, TV room with flat screen cable TV. The comfortable private rooms have flat screen, cable TV, wireless internet access and housekeeping. (In addition sofa in Junior Suite) The dorms have bunk beds, free lockers, shared bathrooms spotless. The bar and restaurant offers delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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