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Hostel Casa Colon

#31 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building is nice, but as a practical hostel, there are a few things that's are holding it back. Firstly the shared bathrooms are pretty grim..of the showers on the ground floor, only one had proper water pressure, and it didn't drain properly. It's also a bit disconcerting to walk past the restaurant kitchen for your shower. The showers upstairs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning building, with a beautiful communal lounge and mezzanine first floor. There is a restaurant on site, which had live music and was a nice venue. The food was quite pricey. We stayed here twice, the first experience was nicer than the second, but both were really, really noisy. We walked in off the street and were told that rooms... More 

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

We are very sorry about your experience and we will have been considering your recomendations. About the discount in the dormitory room that discount is just for the people that pay in cash we are very sorry if our receptionist didn`t explain you that. However, we hope that you back again. Best Regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very central Hostel that's easy to find with excellent wifi. However, no kitchen for the use of guests and the breakfast is very meager. The receptionist was very friendly but otherwise the service was not that good. On my second day I tried to get the attention of the staff to order my breakfast and was ignored. I got so... More 

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Thank you for your opinion. We are very sorry about the situation with our staff we will have working on our client service. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice hostal but unfortunately also very noisy. The restaurant located in the hostal is cheap, really excellent and offers local food Muy bueno hostal, pero lamentablemente también muy ruidoso. El hostal tiene un restaurante separado que es excelente

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stayed here for one night, but would have stayed for the entire week as planned had they not been full. BOOK AHEAD! I am a native Costa Rican and have never come across a hostel of this caliber since returning to travel in CR, from the quality of rooms to the staff. Exceptional customer service from everyone I interacted... More 

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We are very glad that you have had a good experiencie in our hostel we hope to see you again. Best Regards, More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This hostel is not like any other hostel. It looks like one of the finest hotel in any town, with clean and nice rooms with the perfect temperature and very good beds. Slept like a new washed baby. It had great Internet connection, but the computer on the second floor did not work. The bar and restaurant downstairs was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was backing through Central America and entering Costa Rica via Nicaragua by bus. I was also arriving at night. Glad I decided to stay at the Hostel Casa Colon. It's located very close to the bus terminal ( a couple of blocks) Cons: 1. San Jose is a city - so yes, there will be street noise. It didn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I booked a room because of the positive reviews here, but unfortunately we had quite a different experience. Things started out badly from the beginning. We called the hostel several days ahead and asked for an airconditioned room facing away from the street, and we made a point of informing the receptionist on the phone that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's hard to believe this place is a hostel. The size of the rooms, the standard of the common areas, the cleanliness, and the incredible arqitecture makes it feel much more like a hotel. And still, the prices are completely bearable, even for backpackers who're on a budget, hence the luxury-bit. The breakfast was a bit cheap though; the eggs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed here for one night while passing through San Jose. The hostel building (as advertised) is very nice and the room I was in was more like a hotel than a hostel. BUT... Our room was right on a main busy street and the noise coming from the outside traffic was unbearable. There will be some respite from maybe... More 

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