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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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Ranked #35 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This hotel on the main road, relatively close to the city centre is not to recommend if you want just want to sleep. It is also slightly overpriced, but mostly I gave a low rating because the loud music from the bar makes it very difficult to sleep. If you are just arrived after several hours of flight it is... More

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

Good Morning!! Excuse me about your inconvenient in the Hostel, we are very near to downtown is the Main Avenue this place is very nice for the tourist that want to know our country and make shopping but for this rason is very noisy too, nevertheless always we try that client feel better that in your house thank you so... More

San Francisco, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The building inside and out is beautiful. I see this as more of a hotel than a hostel. I saw the shared rooms, but many were privates and the feel is more of a hotel feel. I got a private room for $65/night. Nice king size bed with vaulted ceilings. AC worked great and so did hot water. My big... More

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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review
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Buenos Días!!! Michael reciba un saludo departe del staff de Hostel Casa Colon, nos agrada saber que el hostel le... More

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hostel is rather expensive and rather noisy no kitchen and can not buy food around this hostel not even has water to buy ( they have sweet drink which can never replace water) It was the worst experience in Costa Rica to stay in this hostel. In this town you can find many cheap hotels and hostels. I have... More

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

Good Morning! We regret that your stay was not pleasant, Paseo Colon is a very busy street and it is impossible that there is not noise, however we service restaurant and bar offer a variety of dishes, we apologize if in this occasion there was no service restaurant but normally there are. Best Regards!! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here in 2012; plan to return in 2014. There isn't much for tourists in San Jose, compared to the rest of the country. This hotel/hostel is in a convenient location for those of us passing through San Jose on the way to other adventures, or staying for a few days for affordable dental work (the two reasons I chose... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I came in to the town twice and both times it was treated good. The rooms was nice and clean. I would recommend them, you can have breakfast or ask for just room. The main street not far it is closed to cars and has some good food in the markets.

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

Hi Toby, Thank you so much for your comment for us is a pleasure attend you of the best way, and we hope again in the hostel :) Best Regards!! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We arrived after 8 hours on a tica bus, tired and in need of food. The reception were unhelpful-handing us our room key but no staff member seemed to know where our room was?! Eventually found behind the kitchen, stepping over building equipment and a dead cockroach. The wifi was broken (no apology from hotel) and then as we tried... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Although the building is quite beautiful and the staff friendly we can't recommend this hostel. It was very noisy (traffic) and bathroom and room had a rotten smell. Breakfast was a little snack, not bad, but not sufficient. The only plus is the short distance to the bus terminals which connect you to all destinations in CR.

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

We apologize for the bad smell in the room,if we would have informed, immediately we would have tried to solve the problem or we would have moved to another room. Regarding your comment to street noise to be located in sanjose city, the traffic, the number of people it is a bit noisy, but it's part of the whole hotel... More

Monterey, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

hotels.com sold me a private room with a shared bath, and when I got there it was a 6 bed shared dorm with other people in it. The hotel staff were rude when I complained. hotels.com claimed that they were unable to contact the hotel, even though the desk was staffed. There was often very, very loud music playing. If... More

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

We apologize for the poor care received by employees, we have always characterized by good customer service, I assure you and it will not happen. The hostel has private rooms for two, three and four. person. The room where you were has a queen bed and two bunk beds, but still private, we apologize if you felt uncomfortable with the... More

Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a couple nights recently. It was good to give the luxury hostel thing a try....and it was a little odd. Our private room had six other beds, two showers, and two toilets. Was there just no one staying in the bunk room so they called it a "private room" and charged us the... More

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

The hostel has private rooms for two, three and four person. The room where you were has a queen bed and two bunk beds, but still private, we apologize if it felt uncomfortable with the bunk beds. We invite you to visit us again and reserve our honey moon suite or Junior suite, especially for couples Thank you very much... More

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Additional Information about Hostel Casa Colon

Also Known As:
Hostel Casa Colon Hotel
Hostel Casa Colon Hotel San Jose
Hostel Casa Colon Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm Thin. ... more   less 
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