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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

If you come in it is really beautiful! we paid $48 for a private room. we checked in and assoon Aaron i walked into the bathroom you could tell that they done a poorly job cleaning it. there where hairs everywhere and also dirt on the shower wall which could have been everything. also when i said something the next... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I was very disappointed in may stay at Hostel Casa Colon. When I first arrived, the receptionist seemed rather uninterested and didn't even lead me to the room. Instead she just pointed up the stairs and said it's up there. So I get to my room and it's nothing like the pictures on the website. It's very cramped and hot... More

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New York City, New York
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11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The hostel is in a Spanish Colonial home that has been newly refinished. I happened to stay in the first floor room which probably was not the best. It is right near the bar/lounge area so it was ridiculously noisy until midnight or so. Also, the first floor bathroom and showers are accessible only though the bar area. It is... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

AND, I am not of the age group lots of hostel settlers tend to be. Having spent the previous two nights at a hostel two blocks away where males were segregated from females, it was a shock to walk into this dorm room and see a man settled into his lower bunk! The property is a joy to be in... More

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This hostel is within walking distance from both the Coca Cola Bus Terminal (for Jaco, Quepos, Manuel Antonio) and TicaBus Station (long trips out of CR) as well as the major markets (Central and Artisan) in San Jose. Its a big beautiful spacy with comfy couches for lounging on, and lots of tables in the bar area for hanging. I... More

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Hamilton, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The rooms are very clean, the beds were comfortable, and the hostel itself is quite nice and well-kept. The staff were kind and helpful. It was a bit noisy, but that is probably to be expected anywhere in central San Jose. I would stay here again.

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I have travelled far and wide in Central America and always stay at hostels. I actually live in Playa Manuel Antonio and come occassionally to San Jose and spend the night. I somehow missed this one...and was glad I found it. I just happened to be passing by on Paseo Colon going to another hostel when I saw Casa Colon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was my first time in a hostel, and it was amazing it didnt feel like a hostel. the staff were very accommodating, and Linda went out of her way to help us with everything we needed. On the weekends the bar does play the music really loud, so make sure your room is far away from there as possible.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Me and my wife stayed here for one evening. Amazing service, clean, and very reasonable price for what they offer. Even the food was good. ABOUT THE NOISE COMPLAINT: This is in the HEART of San José. Our window faced the street and we didn't have much noise (Friday night). They did have a "social night" (loud people drinking and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

If you book throughnExpedia, make sure to confirm with the hotel personally that they have a record of the reservation. We showed up in the evening, and the lady, despite nice, had no record of us. Good thing they had an empty room, but I see other travelers have not been so lucky!

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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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
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#6 Best Value 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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