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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I was backing through Central America and entering Costa Rica via Nicaragua by bus. I was also arriving at night. Glad I decided to stay at the Hostel Casa Colon. It's located very close to the bus terminal ( a couple of blocks) Cons: 1. San Jose is a city - so yes, there will be street noise. It didn't... More 

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Jay, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I booked a room because of the positive reviews here, but unfortunately we had quite a different experience. Things started out badly from the beginning. We called the hostel several days ahead and asked for an airconditioned room facing away from the street, and we made a point of informing the receptionist on the phone that we... More 

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Inderøy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's hard to believe this place is a hostel. The size of the rooms, the standard of the common areas, the cleanliness, and the incredible arqitecture makes it feel much more like a hotel. And still, the prices are completely bearable, even for backpackers who're on a budget, hence the luxury-bit. The breakfast was a bit cheap though; the eggs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night while passing through San Jose. The hostel building (as advertised) is very nice and the room I was in was more like a hotel than a hostel. BUT... Our room was right on a main busy street and the noise coming from the outside traffic was unbearable. There will be some respite from maybe... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed there for 3 weeks on January 2015 and it pretty awesome and affordable for people that has to get a place to stay and leave for the whole day, people are nice and it was very clean and the bed was comfortable.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Don't even think about staying here if you need sleep! While the pictures look charming, the website is incredibly deceptive. I tend to disregard overly negative reviews, so I hesitate to write this, but the facts are the facts and if I can keep one person from feeling as achey and tired as I am this morning, it will have... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband, 5 month old daughter and myself had an appointment at the Embassy early, so we decided to come in on the bus the night before. Great location from the bus stations! Right around the corner, we were happy about that. The lady at reception was nice. She informed me of the WIFI password and breakfast times upon arrival.... More 

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

i felt compelled to write a review because all the negative reviews weren't reflective of my experience. i stayed at hostel casa colon a few nights ago on a thursday night. check in was easy and i paid a cash rate of $13 for a dorm room. the credit card rate is $15. i was in room 203 and it... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

Hello Taylor! We really appreciate your comment, we work very hard to make the service better and all our customers feel good. Your words help us to improve. Best Regrads! More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This colonial mansion was recently converted into the most gorgeous hostel you can imagine. They kept the massive staircase, the 2nd floor open balcony, with the decorative railings, and it is breathtaking to imagine the family who would have built this and lived in it. Now its a clean, excellent quality hostel but also has private rooms and a family... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are happy that your stay was pleasant and you feel good. We hope you can visit us again. Greetings! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sure, it's a major city and we were looking for budget accommodations for a single night's sleep. We made reservations online and arrived late into the night. The private room we were given was nothing like the ones pictured on the site. It was windowless and smelled terrible (sewage-y)! The bed was comfy though! We were not told when breakfast... More 

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HostelCasaColon, Director de Recepción at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review

we regret that the room did not like you, but we have several types of room, if we had discussed your concerns, we would have helped you or given a different room. We try to find solutions for all the different expectations of our customers. Regards! More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Casa Colon is a beautiful colonial house in the 50s, with an architectural design typical of the period, with artisan hand carved cedar. We are a boutique Hostel with excellent quality, higher standards of each of the services Located in an excellent tourist and commercial area with easy access to services (banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, gas stations, shops, transport, etc) We offer private and shared rooms, bar and restaurant, security, excellent customer service and tourist information, free parking, TV room with flat screen cable TV. The comfortable private rooms have flat screen, cable TV, wireless internet access and housekeeping. (In addition sofa in Junior Suite) The dorms have bunk beds, free lockers, shared bathrooms spotless. The bar and restaurant offers delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Casa Colon

Address: Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $18 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Hostel Casa Colon Hotel San Jose
Hostel Casa Colon Costa Rica/San Jose
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