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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015
morgan s Tamarindo, 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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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband, 5 month old daughter and myself had an appointment at the Embassy early, so we decided to come in on the bus the night before. Great location from the bus stations! Right around the corner, we were happy about that. The lady at reception was nice. She informed me of the WIFI password and breakfast times upon arrival.... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

i felt compelled to write a review because all the negative reviews weren't reflective of my experience. i stayed at hostel casa colon a few nights ago on a thursday night. check in was easy and i paid a cash rate of $13 for a dorm room. the credit card rate is $15. i was in room 203 and it... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

Hello Taylor! We really appreciate your comment, we work very hard to make the service better and all our customers feel good. Your words help us to improve. Best Regrads! More 

Miami, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This colonial mansion was recently converted into the most gorgeous hostel you can imagine. They kept the massive staircase, the 2nd floor open balcony, with the decorative railings, and it is breathtaking to imagine the family who would have built this and lived in it. Now its a clean, excellent quality hostel but also has private rooms and a family... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are happy that your stay was pleasant and you feel good. We hope you can visit us again. Greetings! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sure, it's a major city and we were looking for budget accommodations for a single night's sleep. We made reservations online and arrived late into the night. The private room we were given was nothing like the ones pictured on the site. It was windowless and smelled terrible (sewage-y)! The bed was comfy though! We were not told when breakfast... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

we regret that the room did not like you, but we have several types of room, if we had discussed your concerns, we would have helped you or given a different room. We try to find solutions for all the different expectations of our customers. Regards! More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Me and my friend stay there for a night. The room was very small and trying to find some space to open up two cases was quite hard. If you're looking to stay in San Jose for longer - I'd suggest to find a bigger room elsewhere as this one felt a bit claustrophobic. On the other hand it had... More 

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Si el Hostel está Ubicado cerca de las estaciones de bus, supermercados, principales atractivos turísticos, entre otros. Y contamos con... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The hostel itself was okay but there were several problems and inconsistencies. I stayed twice, and both times there were problems: One time I was given a towel, and the other time I wasn't. Then on one visit, I was charged the full amount of the room, despite having already paid a portion in advance. On the other visit,I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Not that safe of an area, but close to one or two of the bus stations. The building is beautiful and huge and clean. The downside, they suck when it comes to a problem. All of the rooms work via key cards and we all got locked out of our rooms for a really long time and the person at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stumbled upon this hostel and what a great find! The front office woman was so friendly. After a frustrating morning of travelling and bus mixups she was extremely helpful in advising me on how to get to panama the next day. The hostel is really big, fast and good wifi, and the rooms are really clean. I stayed in a... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I happened upon Casa Colon while wandering up from the Tica Bus station, which is only a few blocks away. We took a dorm-style room, which sported comfortable and clean bunk beds, for right around $15 USD per night per person. The staff was always available, and always friendly and ready to help. They recommended to us... More 

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Casa Colon was a great spot! Very nice, clean and modern. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Another bonus, the food is delicious and not ridiculously priced. I would recommend to anyone traveling through San Jose.

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