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The Garden Guesthouse

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
We offer a fully renovated house with everything you need to have a great stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. It doesn’t matter if is a long or short stay, our staff will make sure you feel like being home. Located in a very prestigious and safe neighborhood in the capital, the guesthouse is surrounded by parks, pubs and restaurants. Our goal is that our guests have the most pleasant experience in San Jose by recommending and advising about all the beautiful places to explore in our country.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great base for exploring San Jose. This welcoming hostel provides an opportunity to meet others passing through or staying in the city. Great breakfasts (provided) and clean rooms and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. The garden is a really nice place to relax, and there
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Beautiful hostel with incredibly helpful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and found the area quiet and relaxing. It’s also located in probably the best part of the city. We weren’t sure if breakfast was included because we really didn’t see much of a spread at all. Would
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I have to say I was beyond disapointed with this hostel. The way i was treated on arrival left me feeling very saddened and unwelcomed. Upon arrival the first guy that met me at the door barely welcomed me with a smile after keeping me outside in the rain for 15 minutes and
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Our best experience in Costa Rica was in the Garden CR. We thought we would stay for only one night, but we were surprised by the young atmosphere in a trendy decor and chill atmosphere. It was very relaxing with a good breakfast. The staff showed us the neighborhood best bars
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Loved The Garden CR and wish we could have stayed longer. My friend and I stopped here on our way back from Tamarindo before our flight back to the US. The security to the house is well laid out and you are immediately greeted by a friendly face at the front desk. Sergio was
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Response from Info G, Manager at The Garden Guesthouse
Responded Jul 5, 2018
Thank you so much for coming, we are really happy to read this! hope you can come again any time soon!
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Hello! Sure, we have room in our garage for your car. The closest beach is Jaco, and it´s 1.5 - 2 hrs away from us. Also there are many other places you can visit which are only 1 hour away, like national parks, volcanoes. Downtown is 15 mins away and we are just 3 blocks away from a great gastronomic area called Barrio Escalante. If you need more info please let us know. :)
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Hi! You can write us at info@thegardencr com
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Hello! The airport pick up is $35 usd. Let us know if you need more info, we are glad to help. :)
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Hello! We offer luggage storage and the price is $3 per day. Ther´s no time limit. Consider we also have locker rooms in the bedrooms free of charge, available during your stay. Let me know if you have any further questions. :)
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"Great area, fun and new, convenient"
"Check out nearby Escalante at night"
"If you want to sleep well ask for the room that further away from the bathroom area"
"Stay here and try it for yourself! They have a nice breakfast at Saul's Bistro 5mins walk away."
"Double room, shared bathroom"
$14 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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