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Kaps Place

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Street 19, Between Avenues 11 & 13, #1142 | De Emergencias del Calderón Guardia 250 metros norte, Barrio Aranjuez, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hatley, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Nice staff, clean room, nice neighborhood 15 minutes from downtown, with good restaurants at walking distances. Rooms tend to be a little noisy, because of the thin walls and inside windows, but quiet hours (8 pm to 8 am) are respected.

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Atlanta, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Located on a quiet street in Barrio Aranjuez, about a 12 minute walk to the central business district. Hot water and clean rooms with TV. Safe to walk around at night. Karla and Luis are very helpful with maps directions, etc.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We booked a night in Kaps Place for our last night in Costa Rica based on the great reviews it had in the Lonely Planet guide (their 'pick'). Clearly 'guesthouse' means something different to them than it means to us. This place is a hostel, not a hotel or B&B. As a hostel I'd say it was ok but not... More 

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KapsOwner, Owner at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guests: We apologize our property did not meet your expectations. We, however, are extremely surprised by your comment as you can see most 2s or 3s are due to infrastructure concerning high security and tedious paperwork not to the quality of rooms, bathrooms, service, cleanliness. If in Costa Rica we invite you to stay here free of charge so... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

If you are like me and enjoy staying in a place that is unique... that definitely does not exist elsewhere in the world, well.. this is the place in San Jose! The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable and the decor adorable! We were three girlfriends travelling together, so it was wonderful to have a room with three beds.... More 

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

My girlfriend and I, against my uncle's advise, had planned on staying at a place across the street, that was more well known, and had a good reputation, but we hadn't made a reservation (I know, I should have listened). Of course they were full, it was evening, and we didn't know what to do. They mentioned Kap's Place, across... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I want to recommend Kaps Place as an ideal location for adventurous travelers seeking a genuine feel for the real and enticing Costa Rica. Its industrial-appearing frontage belies a warm and inviting interior and a friendly, welcoming, and helpful English-speaking staff. It seems exceedingly receptive to the educated -- students, teachers, researchers, and those seeking quiet surroundings. A fine self-serve... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Kap's Place three different times while traveling through Central America- since San Jose is the travel hub for the country, we relied on Kap's Place every time. It's a perfect combination between a B & B and a hostel. The shared kitchen is exceptionally clean, and the free breakfast is actually a real breakfast... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Difficult place to review. Does some things well, for example it's clean, has free wifi and they reliably arranged an airport pickup. But, it's all a bit earnest. Everywhere you look there are rules posted on wall, lying on tables, left on bedspreads. When you check in you are actually given a full page of rules to read. Also breakfast... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

An excellent place to stay. Shared kitchen, and sitting space a help yourself style breakfast is included. Nice colorful decor and helpful staff.

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Bocas Town, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

I stay here every time I pass through San Jose. Great location with good restaurants in easy walking distance. Safe area. The staff is excellent and alway friendly.

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