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#73 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "My husband and I just needed a cheap place to stay for one night before heading out of San Jose, so we booked Hotel Capital. Owner was very kind, offered tips for safety and had..."
  • "The best of Hotel Capital is that it is situated in San Jose downtown, just one street away from the National Bank (Banco Nacional) where you can find good rates for money exchange, there's around sho..."
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#23 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "Just like living in a apartment. this is the best place I have stayed while in Sasn Jose the rates are reasonable and if you pay cash they discount your rate. Its in a very quiet..."
  • "When on visit to Meza dental, I stayed at this hotel. Nice property, close to park, has free breakfast, pool. Also there is a nice Italian restaurant on 2nd floor. Has a washer and dryer in basem..."
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#6 of 85 hotels in San Jose
9 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is apparent that this spacious budget hotel is someone's labor of love. I would also add that the hotel seems to attract low-key and family-oriented international travellers..."
  • "The rooms that I've stayed in are not fancy, but this is a budget hotel. They have beautiful Costa Rican artwork...masks, vases, etc., permanently on display throughout the hotel..."
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#7 of 85 hotels in San Jose
8 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable rooms" when describing this hotel.
  • "Very convenient and affordable place to travel to take one-day tours to different directions to explore the country. Nice breakfast. Spacious rooms. Highly recommend to everybody...."
  • "Affordable rooms. Nice and helpful front desk, clean and cute rooms that were comfortable. The hot tub and slide down to the pool was memorable and relaxing/refreshing! Breakfast..."
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#35 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "much much better and nicer than San Jose itself. There you can find good and cheap hotels and prepare your further trip or finish it there...."
  • "A very special little hotel that's just close enough to restaurants and shopping, yet it's extremely quiet there. My husband and I have stayed there on 4 different occasions and we we very pleased eac..."
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#59 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The prices are cheap, service is outstanding, hotel is clean, the hotel is centrally located, and very friendly down to earth environment. Thank you guys again and I will see..."
  • "Very nice people working in this nice hotel in the center of San Jose. We had to stay 4 days in the city to make some buisness and the location was perfect to moove easy without driving or taking a Ta..."
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#27 of 85 hotels in San Jose
7 travelers mentioned "budget room" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "I found the budget room to be too small for my taste. I was happy to upgrade to the larger apartment. I did enjoy the larger size however none of the rooms have windows. For me I..."
  • "are squeaky clean and well appointed with a range of prices to fit almost every budget. The pool, jacuzzi, patio gardens and sundeck offer a serene respite from the city just..."
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#29 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "through San Jose on the way to other adventures, or staying for a few days for affordable dental work (the two reasons I chose this hostel.) I've stayed in the private room with..."
  • "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..."
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#16 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms were ok, the price made it good for those looking for a cheap option in San Jose. The food is horrible so don't eat there. Service is ok, but the people really try to help as..."
  • "From the cleanliness of the property to the amenities which they offer, This is a excellent choice for your destination. Just minutes walking to and from Avenida Central (Downtown San Jose). Excellent..."
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#2 of 85 hotels in San Jose
3 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "more like you're staying in the guest quarters of a beautiful home than in a budget hotel. Again, what a nice change. If you want a large room, over-the-top service, TVs and..."
  • "This is a very good budget hotel a few km from the centre of San Jose where staff really go out of thier way. Breakfast is hearty and well cooked. Great effort is made to keep..."
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#33 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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#38 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "budget" and "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "One is for budget travellers, especially those on a tour, and a higher class with better rooms. We were on a tour, and our room was basic and clean with good beds, hot water, and a..."
  • "It is a budget hotel and suited our needs. Food and service in the restaurant was good. Nice to sit out by the pool to eat. Pool isn't heated but refreshing after a long day...."
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#17 of 85 hotels in San Jose
3 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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#21 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
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#12 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel is modern with nicely decorated and furnished rooms at outstanding, affordable rates. We stayed here for 2 nights at the tail-end of our 2016 Spring Break trip to Costa..."
  • "I stayed for a week and will return for another in the spring. The hotel room was spacious and clean with a large bathroom. Very good internet and tv service. The window opened to an enclosed rock ..."
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#72 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "budget" and "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "fear of losing money) and I refused. I only recommend this hotel to people on a tight budget or needing a night before heading to coast...."
  • "It is budget hotel downtown. The location is perhaps a bit dodgy as any hotel downtown would be that's what taxi's are for. But its downtown in the heart of San Jose a beautiful..."
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Hotel Casa Cambranes 3.0 of 5
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#10 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "My husband, my mother and grandmother plus my baby twins decided to stay here because great location and affordable price; We took 2 rooms; Your greeted by the owners; a lovely..."
  • "This quaint small neighborhood hotel has the most fantastic inn keepers. They will be attentive to every detail of your visit to San Jose. They helped us with local restaurants, tours and transpo..."
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#64 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" and "affordable hostel" when describing this hotel.
  • "and helpful with lots of ideas and suggestions for places to visit. The rooms are very affordable, i have paid a lot more for less...."
  • "Fortunately there's the Cinco Hormigas Rojas, which is an affordable hostel with big personality. Mayra is a brilliant owner, who makes guests feel welcome and has done an..."
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#63 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable rooms" and "affordable place" when describing this hotel.
  • "When staying in San Jose (15-20 times), I prefer Los Yoses for its affordable pricing, attentive staff and location in the San Pedro community in San Jose. The rooms are old, but..."
  • "I only stayed a week as although this place is affordable, I have a very small budget this visit and needed a longer term homestay. I would agree with other positive reviews in..."
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#43 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "This budget hotel is located on a busy pedestrian walkway, Avenida Central. Arriving early in the morning, they granted me an early check-in to room 406. Totally exhausted, I got..."
  • "Rooms were clean, beds were made and fresh towels every day. Two decent sized double beds in room and plenty of hot water. Reception staff was friendly and helpful and spoke good English . Location wa..."
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#69 of 85 hotels in San Jose
2 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The place is not spectacular, but it was affordable, bug-free and comfortable. The people working the front desk were very friendly and helpful, so we felt well taken care of. The..."
  • "much help. On the plus side the hotel was quite affordable and only a block away from the Nicabus stop if youre heading down to Nicaragua...."
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#47 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "kill-joy who was mad at the manager because he couldn't make her cower. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is on a limited budget.l..."
  • "Stayed for a week (for dental work next door). Alexia, Jeffery and staff were very pleasant/professional. (Older building, not the Ritz) but great pool/jacuzzi and a muy agradable every morning on the..."
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#25 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rican food. The staff is very nice and friendly. If I were looking for an affordable, basic hotel in San Jose, this would be a place to go...."
  • "Recently stayed for four nights in Hotel Don Carlos, everything was perfect. The hotel receptionist was very welcoming upon greeting me. It was my first time in Costa Rica so he answered questions I h..."
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#70 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "low budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "for business. The hotel is old but the location is very good, you are in the middle of San Jose. A place for low budget without taste...."
  • "i stayed in the hotel for 8 days where i was in a business trip. the people are nice and friendly, the location is good as its very close to the airport. but the hotel furniture is very old and the fo..."
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#39 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms are clean, simple and affordable. The restaurant offers excellent meals and the service is ok . The added value is its location which really allows you to be within walking..."
  • "The hotel is centrally located, and the rooms are sparse but clean. The staff was friendly, and we had no issues whatsoever. I would recommend reading the other reviews regarding which rooms to book..."
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#53 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel was great! A 20 minute drive from the airport, the hotel was clean, quiet and affordable. At first glance, I thought I was in the middle of nowhere, but then realized I..."
  • "The hotel itself is accommodating with air conditioning, wooded floors, large rooms, pool, hot tub, and comfortable mattresses. I witnessed many exotic birds in the mornings and evenings on the ground..."
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#11 of 85 hotels in San Jose
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Though located in a non attractive city, this place is quite nice and very much affordable. The staff were responsive and welcoming, and the room was nice, clean and spacious. It..."
  • "Hotel was smack dab in the middle of downtown San Jose. Upon arrival, we were greeted to an upgraded room that was complimentary... which was a nice welcome. & the reason that bumped them up to 4 star..."
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#5 of 67 San Jose B&B and Inns
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  • "You can "go home again!" We stayed here 5 years ago and came back and found everything in pristine condition and Ken and Susannah are still there and still the best hosts in Costa Rica! We stayed for ..."
  • "The location is quite remote but as San Jose has not much to offer it is perfect to start /end your Costa Rica trip here. You can easily take a Bus to get to the City Center (costs almost nothing), ho..."
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#30 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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  • "We started our stay in one of the balcony rooms facing the street. It was very noisy; dogs barking, car alarms, construction. My husband asked for us to be moved which they did to a quieter room. We w..."
  • "The people were so friendly! We never wanted for anything they couldn't provide or point us in the right direction for. The room was beautifully decorated and we felt like we were really in Costa Ri..."
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Boutique Hotel Casa las Orquideas 3.0 of 5
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#20 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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  • "Very, very friendly and helpful staff who were sooo accommodating. Lovely breakfast and also all three rooms we stayed in were great. Highly recommend for not only backpackers but for couples and fami..."
  • "We stayed here for our first night in Central America. Overwhelmed and tired this was the perfect sanctuary for us. The staff went above and beyond to help us, upgrading our room, making calls on our ..."
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