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Hostel Casa Colon

#28 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
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Ranked #28 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Inderøy
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed there for 3 weeks on January 2015 and it pretty awesome and affordable for people that has to get a place to stay and leave for the whole day, people are nice and it was very clean and the bed was comfortable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Don't even think about staying here if you need sleep! While the pictures look charming, the website is incredibly deceptive. I tend to disregard overly negative reviews, so I hesitate to write this, but the facts are the facts and if I can keep one person from feeling as achey and tired as I am this morning, it will have... More 

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