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“We didnt stay but we ate!” 4 of 5 stars
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EN LA ENTRADA AL PARQUE NACIONAL CHIRRIPO | SAN JOSE COSTA RICA, Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“We didnt stay but we ate!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed next door but ate at Hotel Uran a few times over a period of two weeks and I would say that the food is very good for this town. Its a good place to grab a nice meal before or after you get off of the MT. It is also the first restaurant that you see when coming back so that helps a lot also. It is true that they are not the warmest of people here but I think it is more of a culture thing than a dislike of tourists. If you want warm then go next door to sleep! Its very friendly over there, but if you like a hotel over a hostel then I think Uran might be the best chose.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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travelling
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Why do people rate 4 or 5 reading their realistic bad comments? The host is unfriendly, the rooms are extremely basic and small, just wooden compartments not even closing at the top of the walls. So you hear every noise. It's far overpriced compared to other places. For the hike the host tries to rent you old and wornout sleeping bags and hiking poles for a fortune. Strange that the restaurant attached is the opposite. We moved out after a first night and luckily got a place at much better neighbor "casa mariposa".
Sleep at mariposa, eat at uran. Thus you'll be fine.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The location just at the trailhead for Cerro Chirripo is good. The owner knows that, so his attitude is not the most welcoming. The walls don't close up to the ceiling so it's loud (many people get up from 3am to go hiking). The showers are clean, the rooms so so. The food was terrible, they served us a rotten meat that smelled bad through the whole restaurant! If we would have eaten that, we would have spent the rest of our vacations in a hospital.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec City, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We heard our first "Pura Vida" from an old tico, who served us our first Gallo Pinto (for the "cilantro" lovers)! Was an good stay, clean, safe, close to the beginning of the parque national Chirrupo. Nothing really to complain, they let us put our meal into their freezer and we let them our luggage for safe keeping during our ascent to Chirrupo.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Easton, PA
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6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A very nice hotel that is reasonably priced and perfectly situated if you plan to hike Chirripo National Park. The restaurant is very good and there is a small store in the hotel that sells food for the hike.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed here the night before I hiked Chirripo and was disappointed. I stayed in the value rooms for $20 which included breakfast. The rooms consisted of a bunk bed shoved into a tiny room with openings near the ceiling that connected to the next-door room. This meant you could hear everything your neighbor did along with the other 30+ people who were also tucked into the exact same rooms down the same hallway. If one person snored, all 30 people got to experience it. And when one person woke up in the morning, everyone woke up. I felt a bit like cattle herded into a cold stall. The showers were unwelcoming, there was no common area to organize anything, and the sleep that I got the night prior to the hike left a lot to be desired.

The restaurant is nice, the location is great for starting your hike, and I think the owners will come pick you up from the bus station which is a plus, but there are definitely other options that provide more comfort, hospitality, and amenities for the value.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brunswick, Maine
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Hotel El Uran was a real find for my cousin and me to be in the mountains in Costa Rica. Even though we weren't hiking Chirripo, we did enjoy a beautiful hike to the Cloudbridge Reserve and a hike to the the Hot Springs. It was great to have the restaurant with excellent food and service right there. The mountain air, clear skies, and cool nights were very relaxing. Our ride down to our early bus departure in the dark when we had to chase the bus was quite an adventure!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: EN LA ENTRADA AL PARQUE NACIONAL CHIRRIPO | SAN JOSE COSTA RICA, Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chirripo National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23

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