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Aldea Hostel San Jose

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

big colonial building, friendly guy at the desk, big double room away from the noise as requested, big fully kitted out kitchen for public use and a little connected restaurant next door. very close to small supermarket and a short walk to western restaurants, central market, museums, parque sabana etc. our light didn't work so the guy worked extra hard... More 

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Thank Matt L
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great stay here at Aldea and thank you for your feedback! we can not wait to see you next time! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the hostel itself is clean and the staff friendly. That said, I feel it is grossly unprofessional advertise the room as female only (and charge a couple of extra dollars) and allow a man to use the room. He, by the way, was brought in with a couple of other females in the middle of the night while I... More 

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Thank idarey0u
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Gerente at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

We appreciate that you felt as thouoh the hostel was clean and we had a friendly staff. We are so very sorry that this happened to you during your stay here. Your situation is a mistake that we will make sure will not happen again and we haved addressed the situation with our staff member who was working at the... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely accommodating for a number of reasons I'll let you figure out yourself. They went out of their way to help me with genuine enthusiasm and care. Stayed there one night on the way to Sámara and had such a good experience we stayed there on the way back. The Corner is fantastic too with amazing staff. Was recommended by... More 

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Thank rjnd
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Yayy thank you for giving us such great feedback! We are happy that you had such a great experience here and we love our staff and apreciate them for all of their hard work they put into each guest to make them feel at home here. We hope to see you again very soon right here at Aldea Hostel! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 night at the beginning of my trip to Costa Rica. The place is fairly priced for the country. The open, outside kitchen is quite nice to cook in and there are welcoming common places to sit and talk, read, chill in. The down part : the dorm's bathroom lacks some renovation and its windows proper curtains. Also, receptionists... More 

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Thank Estelle N
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure that our staff is able to assist all of our guest the best way possible with confidence. We will be ready to help you out in any way possible when you see us next time here in San Jose! More 

Leon, Nicaragua
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights and found it a very comfortable and clean place to stay. Comfy enough beds and the staff helped me out with everything I needed, including calling taxis for me and advising on the best bus station to go to for my next destination. Fully functioning kitchen and I could walk into town. It also... More 

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you had a great time and experience here at Aldea. We work very hard to make sure we can help our guest in any way possible and we are glad that we were able to assist you in all that you needed. We would love to see you again... More 

Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For the price, Aldea is unbeatable - the location is awesome, wifi always works, the people are incredible and Emir's restaurant is great. The AM coffee and outdoor kitchen/gathering spot is fantastic. Laundry and Tour Guide service great too! My 3 year old loves Room 103 the most - we have 3 beds, including bunk beds and a private bathroom... More 

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Thank hcarmich42
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your kind words! we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Aldea. We are very proud of how amazing and hard working our staff is in order to make every guest feel comfortable and at home right here in the heart of San Jose. We can not wait to have you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My mother and I were on our way back from a week trip in Puerto Viejo and only stayed a night in San Jose, but we wished we could have stayed longer just because of our experience in this hostel. The staff was super friendly, helpful and accommodating; the building itself is old, beautiful and filled with flowers painted on... More 

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Thank Allegra H
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review, thank you. We love hearing feedback like this! Glad you enjoyed our great restaurant and also our lovely outdoor kitchen as much as we do:) See you next time you´re in San Jose, hopefully! More 

London
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with really comfy beds in a lovely restored building. Close to bus stations to Nica and Cauhita which was handy. 10 minute walk to the start of the main part of the city. The male staff weren't that friendly though and most of our questions seemed like an inconvenience to respond to. The attached restaurant is great though... More 

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Thank Melissa B
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and glad you have liked our location and convienence to the city center! Our male staff are usually friendly so next time we will have them on top form! More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a private room after arriving in San Jose and two weeks later on my way out. Both nights were nice and quiet, clean rooms, lots of friendly people and helpful staff. The restaurant is very good, my room had a shower and bathroom and tv, wifi. Good area for wandering around and staying safe. Happy travels!

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Thank Christianwebber
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are delighted you chose to stay with us twice and especially value returning customers to our family at Aldea. Pleased you enjoyed our yummy pizza too ! Pura Vida :) More 

Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

we stayed here for 3 nights at one of the double rooms. staff were nice and friendly and even subsequently asked if we wanted to change room as it was noisy (close to the front door) but we had unpacked our staff and were not bothered too much with the noise. we checked in really early (6-7am) and then subsequently... More 

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Thank cte0
Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea Hostel San Jose, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comment deeply! We do pride ourselves of your cleanliness and hospitality. We wish we could have improved our performance to make you feel more comfortable. But we are tremendously glad that you felt welcomed and safe, we are more than happy to host you again and maybe next time you will come and enjoy our pizza... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flying in or out of San Jose? Don't miss the opportunity to see the city!! At Aldea, we are perfectly situated to allow our guests to experience all the best the city has to offer while staying in a hostel of hotel quality. Located just off Paseo Colon, we are within walking distance of the Costa Rican Art Museum, National Museum of Costa Rica, National Theater, and central market, where you can experience the authentic hustle and bustle of locals shopping for food and goods. If you'd rather spend your time outdoors, we are a short 5 blocks from the large La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Here you'll find beautiful mountain views, a small lake, playground, and plenty of open space and walking paths, as well as the National Stadium. You may even get lucky and have the opportunity to watch a futbol game! The accommodations at Aldea match the luxuries of the city, too. Located inside a stunning Victorian mansion, we offer private rooms and dorms where you can relax in style. Each private room features a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, full bathroom with hot water, small closet, TV, and free wifi. Dorms include lockers and a shared bath inside the room, and free coffee is available for all guests each morning. For those who want to socialize with travelers from around the world, there is an outdoor kitchen and garden, spacious lobby with plenty of seating, and an attached restaurant and bar. With so much to see and do, you don't want to miss San Jose. So book your stay with us today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aldea Hostel San Jose

Address: Avenida 2, Calle 28 100m sur Pizza Hut Paseo Colon | Frente a la Sala Garbo, San Jose 10001, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Petit Victoria)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $19 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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