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#79 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "My husband and I just needed a cheap place to stay for one night before heading out of San Jose, so we booked Hotel Capital. Owner was very kind, offered tips for safety and had..."
  • "The best of Hotel Capital is that it is situated in San Jose downtown, just one street away from the National Bank (Banco Nacional) where you can find good rates for money exchange, there's around sho..."
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#8 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "Just like living in a apartment. this is the best place I have stayed while in Sasn Jose the rates are reasonable and if you pay cash they discount your rate. Its in a very quiet..."
  • "A very pleasant and comfortable aparthotel in a fairly safe residential area, about 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. Within walking distance of many restaurants, a supermarket, the Sabanna park a..."
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#12 of 86 hotels in San Jose
8 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is apparent that this spacious budget hotel is someone's labor of love. I would also add that the hotel seems to attract low-key and family-oriented international travellers..."
  • "The rooms that I've stayed in are not fancy, but this is a budget hotel. They have beautiful Costa Rican artwork...masks, vases, etc., permanently on display throughout the hotel..."
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#11 of 86 hotels in San Jose
7 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable rooms" when describing this hotel.
  • "Very convenient and affordable place to travel to take one-day tours to different directions to explore the country. Nice breakfast. Spacious rooms. Highly recommend to everybody...."
  • "Affordable rooms. Nice and helpful front desk, clean and cute rooms that were comfortable. The hot tub and slide down to the pool was memorable and relaxing/refreshing! Breakfast..."
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#57 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The staff is cheerful and helpful and the rates are cheap. Our room had a safe, flat screen TV, and a quiet area fan. The bed had clean linens, but was in sore need of a new..."
  • "I wanted a quiet and not overly expensive place to stay for a couple nights in San Jose before moving on to begin my experience in Costa Rica for real. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and was..."
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#4 of 86 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "budget" and "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "There is a variety of rooms and being on a bit of a budget I stayed in a standard hotel room. It was clean and bright and nicely decorated. The artwork in the halls and the..."
  • "more like you're staying in the guest quarters of a beautiful home than in a budget hotel. Again, what a nice change. If you want a large room, over-the-top service, TVs and..."
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#22 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "That's is a piece of cake comparing with the traffic in the hotel. Bottom line, after three days in there> nice people, loud cheap place. Location and the area is good, but there..."
  • "I stayed at the Fleur de Lys on a Friday night after staying in Playa Hermosa, Jaco area. I chose this hotel because of the price and location. It's within walking distance to all the best attractions..."
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#15 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms were ok, the price made it good for those looking for a cheap option in San Jose. The food is horrible so don't eat there. Service is ok, but the people really try to help as..."
  • "Why this Hotel is not the number hotel in San Jose is beyond belief! I have stayed here numerous times and each time was better than the other! From the old world elegance of the hotel's common areas ..."
#67 of 86 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" and "affordable hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "and helpful with lots of ideas and suggestions for places to visit. The rooms are very affordable, i have paid a lot more for less...."
  • "Fortunately there's the Cinco Hormigas Rojas, which is an affordable hostel with big personality. Mayra is a brilliant owner, who makes guests feel welcome and has done an..."
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#24 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "much much better and nicer than San Jose itself. There you can find good and cheap hotels and prepare your further trip or finish it there...."
  • "Hotel seemed to be under new management and is doing its best to fix itself up. Having arranged through them, we chatted with an owner & an employee about what ended up a sketchy airport taxi pickup...."
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#16 of 86 hotels in San Jose
7 travelers mentioned "budget room" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "I found the budget room to be too small for my taste. I was happy to upgrade to the larger apartment. I did enjoy the larger size however none of the rooms have windows. For me I..."
  • "are squeaky clean and well appointed with a range of prices to fit almost every budget. The pool, jacuzzi, patio gardens and sundeck offer a serene respite from the city just..."
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#10 of 86 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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#21 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The prices are cheap, service is outstanding, hotel is clean, the hotel is centrally located, and very friendly down to earth environment. Thank you guys again and I will see..."
  • "We stayed here for one night (9/16) before catching a flight early the next morning. Our room was very clean, had A/C, and was perfect for our one night in San Jose. The cost was good, and included a ..."
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#9 of 86 hotels in San Jose
3 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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#31 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "I had only been in a hostel the previous 2 nights! new experience for me and with the budget low, I managed with the dorm rooms. They were kept tidy, had lockers and waste baskets..."
  • "About a year ago, my wife and I strapped on our backpacks and ventured to San Jose, Costa Rica. We got there not knowing where to go or where to start so we wondered around the city looking for somewh..."
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#30 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "kill-joy who was mad at the manager because he couldn't make her cower. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is on a limited budget.l..."
  • "We stayed at Hotel Cacts a total of three nights, two at the beginning of our vacation and one at the end. The hotel is conveniently located near several good restaurants, main commercial avenue, and..."
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#19 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Though located in a non attractive city, this place is quite nice and very much affordable. The staff were responsive and welcoming, and the room was nice, clean and spacious. It..."
  • "Newly renovated and same great staff. Adriana in the front desk was very friendly, professional and welcoming. Location is ideal in the heart of San Jose. The restaurant, bar , café and lobby are ..."
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#42 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms are clean, simple and affordable. The restaurant offers excellent meals and the service is ok . The added value is its location which really allows you to be within walking..."
  • "We had dinner twice at the restaurant. The first time after watching the football game NL - Argentina which ended not so good for us... Personell was very friendly and showed great hospitality. So we ..."
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#75 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "fear of losing money) and I refused. I only recommend this hotel to people on a tight budget or needing a night before heading to coast...."
  • "If People do Not care to be silent at night u will here every noise. The rooms are Not luxury but clean. The guys at the reception are Not exactly friendly but they will help you to find Ur Way to tow..."
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#78 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "low budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "for business. The hotel is old but the location is very good, you are in the middle of San Jose. A place for low budget without taste...."
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#64 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable rooms" when describing this hotel.
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#77 of 86 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The place is not spectacular, but it was affordable, bug-free and comfortable. The people working the front desk were very friendly and helpful, so we felt well taken care of. The..."
  • "After the heat and humidity it was wonderful to wake up nice and cool this morning. We arrived late last night, almost 9:00pm. Check-in was easy. Unfortunately we were also in a part of town where the..."
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#66 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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  • "We (myself, my 16 month old daughter, and three family members) stayed at La Posada just this week. We loved everything about this place. We stayed at two other hotels, one in San Jose and one near Ar..."
  • "La Posada was our second stop on our 2 week Costa Rican honeymoon and Mike and his crew at La Posada did not disappoint. Our room was very clean, the front desk staff was helpful and friendly at all t..."
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#2 of 57 San Jose B&B and Inns
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  • "Staying with Ken at La Boruca was a real pleasure for my wife and I. Ken and his family are very personable and they go to great effort to make you comfortable. It is an easy drive to the airport w..."
  • "We were booked to spend our last two nights with Kenneth & family at La Boruca, but due to mudslides & rain, our first night plans had to be changed. Andreas met us at the airport and took us to the ..."
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#25 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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  • "Let me say from the beginning that my wife and I are Spanish-speakers, lived in San Jose in the 70's and have spent MUCH time in this beautiful city. San Jose is like a second home. However, tourism i..."
  • "We stayed here for one night as it was near the local airport. We liked the hotel it was very nicely decorated with paintings. It is ideal if you need to catch an early flight with nature air. it was ..."
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#28 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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  • "My husband and I spent our last night in Costa Rica at Plaza Real. Arturo, at the front desk, was more than helpful. We arrived around 9pm and had to have a shuttle to the airport at 4:30am the next d..."
  • "I felt safe at this apartment-hotel when I had some medical work done. It is near the hospital and clinics and my husband and I didn't want to be isolated in the mountains at a recovery facility. We h..."
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#43 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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#7 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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  • "The rooms were cozy (read: not huge but big enough) and clean, staff was very friendly and helpful(even recommended a great restaurant down the street), wifi worked great in the room(big plus!), and r..."
  • "We stayed at the Isla Verde Hotel twice - the night we arrived in Costa Rica from the US and the night before we were flying home. The location was good - the rooms were clean and attractive - and the..."
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#13 of 57 San Jose B&B and Inns
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  • "Great for price concious extended stays and medical vaca's in downtown San Jose. Close walking distance to numerous dentists, hospital, pharmacy and local shopping. One and two bedroom units, g..."
  • "Very clean and professional hotel in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica. Within walking distance to downtown, parks, grocery stores, markets and anything you could expect to find in San Jose. Very nice..."
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#27 of 86 hotels in San Jose
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  • "After arriving in Costa Rica we stayed one night in San José before moving on to Limón. For the city that was more than enough, I find it an ugly city where I do not feel safe. The dangerous areas are..."
  • "I would recommend this hotel for shorts days. is a real colonial Building. The romos are largers, basic ist not luxurious. The staff was the best are terrific. they help us in everything. Thanks ..."
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