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Stolas Hostel

300 mts North from La Sede Lechera. | Av 14, 35th Street., San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Phenomenal experience - great place to stay! Clean, comfortable rooms, and incredible staff who were kind and considerate and helped us set up trips and arranged taxi service to the airport. Located around a 20-30 minute walk from downtown, with convenient bus service.

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for staying with us! We are all about our customers and the experience that we offer. The fact that you had a great time really means that we are heading on the right track! Our main goal is for travelers to really experience Costa Rica how it's supposed to: pura vida style! Look... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The hostel is located in an upmarket area. It is surrounding by smart villas and fancy houses. The hostel is well worth its money. The staff, especially Andre is amazingly patient and helpful with the guests. I would definitely stay here again if I visited San Jose.

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff could help you out in all possible ways! A great experience starts with great staff. We are sure that the rest of your trip went as well as your stay with us! Ignacio More

Grenoble, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

In Costa Rica for a 2-month internship, I stayed in Stolas only for one month, but if I had known about this option before, I would have chosen it from the beginning on. After having spent one month in a shared apartment with 4 Ticos, where none of them talked to each other and shared anything with the others, I... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed at Stolas for 4 months because I was doing an internship really close to the hostel. In my opinion, Stolas is the best option if you have to stay in Los Yoses, especially if you are doing an internship there. The place is really well located (conveniently next to the mall and the party area, but also close... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Last April I stayed at this hostel and I had a bad experience. First, since it doesn't have any sign to identify it, it's not easy to find it. Second, the first night at the hostel, the mattress was wet. Apparently, it looked fine, but when I put some pressure on with my body, water sprang up getting wet the... More

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francisco S, Manager at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente, Primero agradecer su tiempo para escribir su crítica y siempre una crítica negativa nos ayuda a crecer y... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nestled in a neighbourhood with some of the coolest examples of 50s and 60s architecture, Stolas is more home than hostel. Unlike other hostels I have stayed at, Stolas makes its guests feel more like a family. Many folks who stay here use this place as a base to launch other trips, often returning just to hang out and hanging... More

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Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not only does Stolas hostel have a great location, but it also has an outstanding staff. Always there to attend you and make you feel at home, the staff have for sure proven to be the attraction, i mean, their welcome gift is a beer!!. The building itself makes any backpacker want to peak in, and the cleanliness of the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My friend Laura and myself needed a hostel to stay in close to Veritas Universidad. Stolas was a 5 minute walk away, we didn't call in advance and just hoped they would have beds available. Fortunately, they did but I wouldn't advise doing this in the future because I see them getting busier and busier. There was every accommodation of... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I spend around 4 nights at Stolas and totally loved it. I felt at home from the first moment in their lovely decorated house...They have everything there (tv, play station, kitchen, cosy living room, nice dorm and rooms, clean,...) The guys who run it are the friendliest Ticos i've met so far...they help you out with planning your day trips,... More

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

Ellen! Thank you very much for that review and for choosing our hostel! We enjoyed having you here and would love to have you here again! Hopefully the rest of your trip was as rewarding as your stay at Stolas! Cheers! More

Antigua, Guatemala
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

It's hard to say, whether the experience is positive or negative. The hostel itself is very nice, clean, staff is helpful, breakfast delicious ect., but getting there is another story. If you look at the map and think "that's easy! I can walk there" - you should think again. Avenidas and calles in this part of the city swirl like... More

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! First of all, thank you for your feedback and for staying with us! As I can see from your review, it seems that our location was the one thing that you were not satisfied with, so I am very pleased with the fact that you at least enjoyed your stay! That being said, we aim for an excellent experience,... More

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Address: 300 mts North from La Sede Lechera. | Av 14, 35th Street., San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Stolas is a new hostel and rooming house located in Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica. Conveniently located in the city, Stolas is equipped to provide every service and amenity required by backpackers and tourists visiting Costa Rica; the ideal hostel for those who seek the perfect combination between rest and leisure.The hostel’s size makes it easy for our staff to personally tend to your needs; its owners, three young Costa Rican entrepreneurs, can guarantee that you will not forget your stay in San Jose.Stolas is located in Los Yoses, a safe and calm neighborhood just outside downtown San Jose. Once mainly residential, in the past years a lot of people have left Los Yoses, giving way to an array of business such as law firms, restaurants and bars. ... more   less 
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