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Pension de la Cuesta B&B

Avenida Primera Calle 11 Y 15 | 50 Metros Oeste Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cute old house definitely has a lot of potential and is in a good location, but overall it is a definite fail. The fan only works when the light is on, windows are painted shut, breakfast is stale cereal (that isn't even ready on time), and for everyone opting for the shared bathroom option, spend the extra $10. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Clean place but the double bed in a private room was a bit raggedy and the room was dark. The small window opened to the street so the noise was of loud trucks. The common area and architecture was amazing with huge windows. The shared bathroom was clean and the shower was cold but had good pressure. The breakfast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

A basic guest house with friendly staff and a nice vibe. Unfortunately there is next to no sound proofing and you will hear and feel every person that walks past or says anything near by. Pros: good kitchen, friendly people, good staff Cons: dark rooms, cold showers and really loud at night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

If you want a clean hostel with big rooms in a good location then I would recommend this hostel! It is situated less than a five minute walk from the city centre (national theatre, shops & restaurants). There is not much of an atmosphere and is more hotel like than a hostel but this was fine for us as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. The place is in a great location, the rooms very clean and the shared bathrooms clean and fine. Staff were friendly, especially David. There is some noise at night (from the road or people getting up to use the bathrooms) but that's true of all places in the city. We found it decent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went to SJ for the first time and needed a place to stay when other plans fell through so we checked around and found this B&B. I called beforehand (Spanish helpful here) and they were very nice and told us the price for 2 people and it was the most reasonable. If you are looking for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed here one night on our way to the Caribbean coast and I'm glad it was only one night. Our room was in the main hall pretty close to reception and also really close to the kitchen/shared space. We could hear everything at all hours of the night. Nobody seemed to have respect for other travellers, which is... More 

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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked a deluxe double room with private bathroom for our last night of our vacation. Sadly, we were not satisfied at all. The bathroom turned out to be a very small room where you had to cross the shower to reach the toilet. No sink (we wonder how they expect people to brush their theeth - under the shower... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Our room was full of mosquitos. Whilst our daytime host was knowlegeable he told us that the night porter would call us a cab as he would definitely be there at 5 am. Unfortuantly this wasnt true we nearly missed our bus. Not pleased.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Nice location just next to the park. Very friendly and helpful guy at the reception. Our room was very clean with enough space to put your stuff. The bathrooms and showers are clean but scarce (the staff takes showers in them as well). And don't expect a hot shower: when someone else starts using water the shower almost stops (i.e.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Pension de la Cuesta B&B

Address: Avenida Primera Calle 11 Y 15 | 50 Metros Oeste Parque Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $28 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension de la Cuesta B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Pension De La Cuesta Hotel San Jose
Pension De La Cuesta Bed And Breakfast
Pension De La Cuesta B&B Costa Rica/San Jose
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