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“Your safe with Kaps' Place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kaps Place
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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Ranked #5 of 52 San Jose B&B and Inns
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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“Your safe with Kaps' Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Me and my friend recently spent an extended stay at Kaps (two weeks) and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. It was clean, quite, relaxing, affordable, close to the centre of San Jose and had great facilities including very fast internet. Additionally the owner Carlolina will go out of her way to make sure your needs are met. Whether you need a one night stop between travelling or a longer term city base Kaps is the place for you!

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Chris B,
Thank you very much for your review. It was our pleasure to have you here for 2 weeks... We are very proud of meeting your needs in a good way. We will continue working hard and I hope to see you again soon. Say hello to James and your mom...
Warm regards!!!
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stayed here for a night on my way to the more eco destinations when I stayed in Costa Rica. They were friendly, helpful and the hotel itself is really very sweet. I met a few friends there and had an overall good time. I would absolutely stay there again and send someone else there as well. The place is not, as another review put it, meant to be the hilton, but at the price, it does extremely well!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Julian C,
We are very proud that you have had an “lovely” experience at Kaps Place. Your commentary has been very stimulated for all of us. We’ll keep the hard work to be one of the best options in San José.
We look forward to serving you again in the near future!!!
Warm regards!!!
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have used Kaps Place 2 times in the last 10 months and they have been wonderful. Their prices are very inexpensive, they have very friendly staff and the breakfast is great. It's not meant to be a "Hilton", but if your traveling on a budget, I HIGHLY reccommend Kaps Place!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Brent Simpson,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback following your stay with us.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am pleased that you encountered good service and our facilities.

We hope that you will be returning to the hotel and we certainly look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back when you next visit San José.

Best wishes,

Karolina Bermúdez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Stayed here before going on a tour of Costa Rica and liked it so much, I stayed again at the end of the tour. Very quick to respond to emails. Very helpful when I had a problem with my onward flight. Lovely quiet guesthouse with the rooms brightly painted in funky colours, lots of potted plants and small garden areas with hammocks, great public areas dotted around so you are never on top of other people, smoking area, well equipped kitchen so that you can shop and do your own cooking, outside eating area on lawn,three free internet computers, good wifi connectivity, yummy generous breakfast included in the price, helpful friendly staff, enforced quiet time between 10 pm and 8 am, two locked gates with buzzer access, so security is good, easy walking distance to an ATM and to local sodas. Everywhere immaculatley clean. Rooms are small but well equipped. Would definitely stay here again if I return to San Jose.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Kaps Place is a pretty hostel - located conveniently in the city center of San José. They offer a great breakfast, access to a kitchen, and free wifi. The staff is extremely nice and helpful, attending to all your needs. It is a great place to start your trip, meet other travelers, and explore the city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Kaps Place has a unique flare that is comfortable for any budget traveler. Your stay will be safe and secure. You'll be surrounded by many traveling people loyal to this hostel. The staff are helpful and knowledgable of what to do in Costa Rica.

Stayed April 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Kaps is a very pretty, clean hostel with friendly staff and guests. They have a great breakfast included and the rooms are very comfortable. The wifi works well too. The staff is very helpful with directions around town, etc. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the city center and pedestrian boulevard, with some nice parks on the way.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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: 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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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An authentic Costa Rican family will host and meet your needs providing accommodation, travel agency & personalized services (Spanish lessons, Waxing/Massages, Post Surgery Care & meals). A clean, safe, colorful & comfortable setting w/kitchens, 1st class beds, safety boxes, cable TV, hot water. Complimentary: breakfast, tea, coffee, WiFi, internet access, luggage storage & VOIP calls to @60 countries. Walk to: downtown, Gold, Jade & National Museums, National Theater, Plaza de la Cultura, Bolivar Zoo & Central Market. No sexual tourism. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kap`s Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place San Jose
Kaps Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place Costa Rica/San Jose

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