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Casa Yoses Hostel

Avenida 8, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed there for five nights. The hostel was great. It is close to the center of San José (just a 2 minutes bus ride.) Luis and Liam (manager and front desk) were very helpful. They helped me book a tour and even order a pizza. The people that stayed there was awesome. Many of them were experienced backpackers so... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed at Casa Yoses because Bekuo, the hostel down the street, was full. The guy at the front desk was great, the beds were comfortable, the food overpriced and the showers did have hot water, but, the toilets didn't flush... The entire time we were there. This is definitely an issue when there are 15 people sharing one bathroom.... More

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Good location - within walking distance to many good restaurants. Also offers free wifi on the computers in the lobby. The kitchen is great - just a little dirty at times because people don't do their dishes (EWWWWW). The girl at the front desk was new and a little clueless. It was also annoying that there was a $5 deposit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

As we were landing late into San Jose this seemed like a good place to stay as it seemed like a sociable place. I got an email after making a reservation for a shuttle from the airport for $30 but I figured that a taxi would cost the same price and it saved us waiting for a shuttle at 10pm.... More

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I really liked Casa Yoses because it has a nice atmosphere and offers much (big kitchen, pancake breakfast, big bathrooms) for little money, However, I have to criticize their dealing with theft. When I stayed there, stuff was stolen from my bed (my expensive retainer and sleeping gear that I had left in my bed as a signal that someone... More

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Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have stayed at Casa Yoses a couple of times over the past two years, and each time that I arrived, the hostel had completely changed from the previous time. Overall, I would say that it has improved from the first time that I stayed, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Each time that I have... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

When I was volunteering in Costa Rica last year, I flew in and out of San Jose while staying in this hostel both times (once in Jan and once in Feb). It is a nice hostel. The location is in a very safe neighborhood (there are sections of San Jose where it is just stupid to venture on your own...... More

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San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The first night I had in this hostel was great. Room was clean, staff was friendly, and if I had only stayed that night, I would have left a better review. But when I came back with my family a few nights later, I had a worse experience... while my room was fine in terms of cleanliness (I stayed in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff & location isn't too bad! Problem is...the hostel is quite dirty. There is a lot of grime on door handles, in the kitchen, the bathrooms. There was blood & snot wiped on the walls near my bed. The bathrooms have the smell of an outhouse that comes out into the hallway...also there were only 2 toilets to accommodate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed at Casa Yoses for one night early august 2013. Nice place a shot bus ride away from downtown San Jose (which is actually worth a visit, in contrast to what lonely planet says - nice, cosy town). The security was very good - so good actually that we had to wait outside for the door to open for five... More

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Address: Avenida 8, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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