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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 March 22, 2013
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I am not one for usually staying in Hostels given their general noise levels and having to share rooms with strangers but sometimes in order to save cash you have to bite the bullet and do it. Some hostels I have stayed in have had dorms that were pleasant and roomy but not this place. I had made a reservation... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We paid for the best room" "the superior " but we spent the night in the Inferior one. The alleged Superior room was already given to some else, despite we paid for it two weeks before our arrival. Then, tired, hungry after 8 hours on the airplane,we decided to take whatever. Big mistake....the room was infested with cucrachs , the... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night upon arriving in San Jose. When we arrived to the hotel around 7pm, the doors were locked and no one was at the front desk. As 3 young females, we really didn't enjoy having to stand outside with all of our bags while random men approached us trying to chat. After about 15 minutes... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well the title pretty much says it all, having been a former hostel manager and working in the backer tourism market for many years I had to think long and hard if I have ever seen a nicer hostel out of the many hundreds that I have visited. Simply put the aesthetics of this hostel are sublime, from the art... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I stayed in the hotel with my husband for 2 nights. The hotel was really confortable, the staff really helpful and we were able to rest after a long day of walking. The room was very clean and a bit noisy in the room facing Ave. Colon, but nevertheless we sleep perfectly. The breakfast was perfect for initiating the day... More

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
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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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