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“nice and near the center” 4 of 5 stars
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Pension de la Cuesta B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Avenida Primera Calle 11 Y 15 | 50 Metros Oeste Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #27 of 63 San Jose B&B and Inns
Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nice and near the center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place near the center of San Jose. The people working there are available to help (thanks Daniel and Luis). Not enough bathrooms though (only 2), but the breakfast is included.
Good hotel with good prices.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, Michigan
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Two years ago we made a reservation here for the return portion of our trip. When we arrived at the hotel, they said they had no rooms available. No explanation, just "it was a mistake". They sent us to another place whicht was a dive. Forgiving this mistake, this time we made reservations about a week ahead. Again for the end of our time in Costa Rica. We called a day ahead to re-confirm that we had reserved a room with a private bath. When we arrived we were charged for a private bath, but the room was a shared bathroom. We brought this to the clerk's attention and all he said was "sorry we've already booked all those rooms". In addition to this I was awakened at 2 a.m. until about 3:30 a.m. with loud talking in the hallway and the shared kitchen. It sounded like a group of about 5 men. I needed to use the bathroom but was afraid to go out of my room as the men were loud and using the "F" word constantly. The men finally took the "party" into their room around 3:30 a.m. I then went out to talk to the manager and the desk was apparently not staffed at that hour. The only positives to this place were it was a cute old style wood building with a lot of light and a nice common room. Also the breakfast was nice with pineapples, cereal, toast, and coffee. It was a reasonably clean place considering the number of people sharing the kitchen and the bathrooms. The sheets were very thin and pilled so much that they were scratchy. We will not stay here again because they do not honor their reservations.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

La Cuesta is an easy-going hotel with a good location. I splurged on a double with a private bathroom - clean, comfortable. There's a good central public area where it's easy to meet other travelers and swap stories. The staff is helpful and accommodating. There are four slow computers to use in addition to wifi. The kitchen is minimal and breakfast was sufficient but forgettable -- cereal, white bread and coffee. Otherwise, the price is right and the staff were welcoming. Recommended.

Room Tip: The double room with bathroom was very private and quiet -- faced away from the street.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

about the nice:
1.price is nice, I lived 2 nights in dorm and double room. you can find the price on the website.
台灣人有打八折
the house is built by wood,therefore, you can here the sound of walking and everything.
the bed is so so, so prepare earplug is necessary.

2.breakfast is nice. there are fresh toast , fruit, coffee... good enough!!

3.service is nice. they are kind to provide those information you may need.

4.location is nice. not so close to the downtown, but there is fast food and supermarket nearby.

5.no smoking in the house or computer area will be better.

Room Tip: nice price with nice service.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, Brasil
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good localization, close to the downtown; breakfast is included (coffee, milk, cereal, fruit, juice). I was for 3 night alone at the female dorm - 12US a night. The staff were wonderful - Alvaro knows a lot of things about Costa Rica, and like to help you! For me the biggest problem was that the collective bathroom was not that clean, you know a lot of people using, they should clean at least twice a day.
If you want a quite dorm, do not stay at the 14 - is close to the computer place or close to the lounge.
It is a good place, worth to stay few nights.

Room Tip: The rooms close to the computer place and lounge could be noise, if people talks loud. I was at the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The personnel are easy to get along with and accommodating. A good breakfast is included. Cereal, toast,jam and a seasonal fruit with coffee or tea. Three computers and wifi are there to use but the Internet is ,as usual in Central America, slow. No fault of the hostel.
They do have private rooms for those who want it. It is close to several stores.

The only thing that is substandard is the kitchen. One burner works which is a hotplate and the other two burners work sometimes. Inadequate if you plan to cook or if there is more then 1 person cooking at a time. They do have a microwave and I would use that to heat up water instead of the hotplate stove.

Room Tip: Try to get a dorm away from the street windows.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Paris, France
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Location is perfect, hotel is clean, staff is helpfull and available, wifi works, nice common area with TV and amazing breakfast (coffe, juice, bread butter jam, corn flakes, milk and fresh pineapple !)
I totally recommend that place!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Avenida Primera Calle 11 Y 15 | 50 Metros Oeste Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension de la Cuesta B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1920, first Bed and Breakfast of the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, it was once home and art gallery to a bevy of local and expatriate artists, including Otto Apuy, Diedre Hyde, and Guillermo Conte, as well as other poets, writers and filmmakers, a place where artists and authors gathered together in its past time. With its handcrafted classic wood frame structure of the entrance and the interior design like colonial style mosaic tile floor of early 19th century, you can see the traces of Costa Rican history and art trough the building. The hotel is located at downtown San Jose,a nice and safe neighborhood, surrounded by great variety of fine restaurants, main bus stations, grocery stores, 3-5 minutes walking distance. We are recommened by mayor travel guides, Lonely Planet,Frommers, Fordor, Moon Book, Let's go. If you are looking for budget and comfort stay, we are your great choice in downtown San Jose. ... more   less 
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Pension De La Cuesta Hotel San Jose
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