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Reviewed May 21, 2010

Good place for a short stay. Nice clean rooms, small kitchen, tea/coffee toast for breakfast included. Very helpful staff. Small tv area and kitchen area for common space.

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2010

I will admit I haven't stayed at too many hostels but this place got the job done. It was clean, reasonable and fine for our one night stay in San Jose. Some rooms are better than others, I would suggest staying on the second floor in the back to avoid the bright lights from the street as well as the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2010

I guess it wasn't terrible, but the beds and room sucked. the room had open windows to the "common area" it made it difficult to sleep. also, not window to the outside, no fan. it was hot and stuffy. The included Breakfast was a joke. toast with butter. No thanks.

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Finland
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Reviewed December 16, 2009

I stayed in Kabata 3 times during my 1 month stay in Costa Rica, as me and my friend were always satisfied with our stay there. It's in a perfect location, just a few minutes from the main street, and the area seems good. The rooms, common areas and showers are very clean and tidy, the personnel is friendly, nice... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2009

I stayed here for 2 nights, one when I arrived in CR (before hopping the 5am 5 hour bus to puerto viejo) and one night before my flight back to the states. I liked that the door was always locked and it was the same people working the desk. They seemed nice and kept it clean during our stay. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2009

Very nice and courteous staff. Old building, not necessarily well cared for. Cleanliness to be desired. Not much other than the staff to write home about...later found much better options for same price in San Jose.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2008

Just stayed two nights (1 at the beginning and 1 at the end of our Costa Rica trip) at Kabata. The place is secure as in they always keep the door locked. The area of downtown San Jose is not the greatest nor the safest, but I enjoyed walking around and never felt threatened. The location of Kabata is pretty... More 

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Edmonton
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Reviewed April 20, 2007

Really enjoyed the stay here. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Anything that you could want to do in Costa Rica, they can help. The hostel is clean and the rooms are good compared to other hostels.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why stay somewhere else, if you can stay at Kabata Hostel, where YOU can get FREE INFORMATION to help YOU plan your trip around Costa Rica? In Kabata Hostel We can Help you Organize your own adventure FREE of charge, taking in consideration your preferences, available time, style of travel and most important, your budget!!! Best hostel in San Jose. Free: breakfast, parking, WiFi, Internet, Coffee/Tea, kitchen facilities, storage room with no time limit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kabata Hostel

Address: Calle 7, Av. 9-11 #927 | 225 Norte Kiosko Parque Morazan, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $12 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Kabata Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?