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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stumbling upon this little spot of paradise in the hustle and bustle of San Jose came to me as a wonderful suprise. The owner who greeted me after knocking on the door was incredibly sweet and welcoming and it was obvious that she has put her life's work and passion into the creation of this place. I think that this... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

In a neat, antique building in San Jose's nicest colonial historical neighborhood, you're not far from the center - but it's a much quieter and nicer area than the bustling and sometimes dangerous center. some museums are just walking distance, otherwise you might want to grab a taxi to get here. Once you arrive, the rooms I've seen are very... More 

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2 Thank Dharma S
Champaign, Illinois
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Cinco Hormigas Rojas is a unique little bed and breakfast near Downtown San Jose. We found it in a guide book a few years back and stayed 2 nights. During our first visit we enjoyed the colorful and artistic decor, as well as, the patio that is full of plants, birds, and bats. Mayra was really helpful and arranged a... More 

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New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

I ve spent some nights there and I wouldn t recommend this place at all. First we had to pay for all the night we had made a reservation for. Since we arrived there at night and we didn t fell like searching for another place, we did pay but we were stuck there after that *we didn t want... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Mayra's arranged taxi driver couldn't find the place, so look for the overgrown bamboo & vines spilling out over the street about 100 feet away from Cafe Mundo. Our guidebook described it very well as: "IF you only have ONE night". Generally a disappointment as from an old picture, the place seemed to have been in good shape once. Mayra... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We arrived at Five Red Ants on our first night in Costa Rica after dark because we could not find it and when we did, it was not possible to stop on the street. Let's back up. We had a GPS but the folks at Dollar Rent A Car could not find it in the system so gave us the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2012

I can understand some of the complaints here. Mayra the owner is a true excentric, and I can see that she has a dark side. To us she was lovely. Completely batty like the ones flying around in her mini jungle. I can't help but liking her, but I would not like to be in her bad books. This is... More 

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Orford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2011

When we arrived at the hotel and we were greeted by the owner, who was described by the Lonely Planet guide as a bit of an excentric. Wait a minute! This woman has a full blown bordeline personality disorder!! The place is popular for its in-town jungle/ecosystem that is visited by many birds. When she opened the door to our... More 

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3 Thank Catherine F
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

I arrived late in the evening, but Mayra had fresh coffee and tea made for me. Had the entire upstairs BB to myself. The artwork and "jungle garden" are amazing, and a boxed breakfast was waiting for me in the morning.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

If you read the reviews, go to the website, this is exactly as it is described. It is a city "jungle" in the middle of San Jose. It is a bed and breakfast. You will be greeted after honking the horn in the trees, by a very vibrant and artist home owner. She will share her home with you and... More 

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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room

Additional Information about Cinco Hormigas Rojas

Address: Calle 15 entre avenidas 9 y 11bis | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Price Range: $25 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Cinco Hormigas Rojas San Jose
Cinco Hormigas Rojas Hotel
Cinco Hormigas Rojas Costa Rica/San Jose
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“Just ask for a bedroom on the street side if you don t want to giggle whent the trains will pass by at 5 o clock in the morning !!!! Que pidan un cuarto del lado de la calle para no temblar con las paredes mientras los trenes empiezan a pasar a partir de las 5 de la manana !!! O mejor no vayan alli !!!”
 of 5 bubbles LichitaB, Apr 29, 2012 | Read review
“If two beds and extra pillows are important, say so.”
  • Stairs to our room
  • Street side door to Cinco Hormigas Rojas
 of 5 bubbles Bardine, Feb 23, 2012 | Read review
“Bathrooms are shared, or in a hall, not in the bedrooms. This is fine, as long as you know this is what you are getting ahead of time.”
 of 5 bubbles daynadoo, Aug 28, 2011 | Read review
“I stayed in the Rosa Room---by the train tracks.”
  • Inside our common sitting room
 of 5 bubbles ckirch1, May 3, 2011 | Read review
“choose one and book early.”
 of 5 bubbles Chrissy94, Apr 10, 2011 | Read review
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