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Hostel Casa Del Parque
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

If the very reasonable priced, clean, and convenient location aren't enough for you, then the fun and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff will surely make you smile. The people of Del Parque go out of their way to make you feel a safe, at home, and part of the local scene should you so desire. They know all the good restaurants, bars, adventure activities, and local events and parties, as well as providing constant fun around the hostel (like movie nights)! One staff member even went out of his way to help me with some technical difficulties I was having with my phone.
A large and convenient kitchen, clean bathrooms, a lovely outdoor patio for smoking or just chillin', and quiet, comfortable dorms located across the street from Parque Nacional make this the best hostel in San Jose. Also check out the awesome vegetarian restaurant right next door.

Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights. Staffs were very friendly and dormitory was very clean. It has free wifi in the hostel but the signal was not so strong in the dorm. This is just a small thing, though. And It would be perfect if there would be a place where I could do laundry by myself. This is also a small thing though. I would choose this hostel again if I would revisit San Jose!

Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nice hostel with very friendly personal. They ask to help and try to find out what ever you want. it's close to some museums and other sightseeing stuff.
If you are looking for something quiet, no party hostel, this will be the right one. They turn out the light at 10 pm, after you don't can party and speak into the hostel. There is a kitchen, good equipped (pans were kind of dirty). But the employes do everything to feel good and they want to have it clean.
They have a nice garden in the middle of the house. Nice to have breakfast if it's not raining.

Room Tip: The double rooms looked big and clean, they are on the ground floor. I stayed in the dorm upstairs...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Noemi K
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Amazing staff. Amazing ambience. Great reception by international staff. Clean, Cosy and great location. It couldn't have been better. The facilities are clean and everything you need is there ready to be used. For great costa rican food, there is a supermarket near by,

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This Small Hostel is located across the street from the beautiful Parque National that is next to the train station, Estacion Atlantico. Convenient to an AM PM convenience store while just a short walk to the center of San Jose or longer walk to Mall San Pedro.
The Staff is friendly and will accommodate most requests, The small garden in the back is beautiful and rich with color. What makes it even better is the restaurant in the front facing the park, which has the most wonderful, freshly prepared, tasty and healthy food I have had in San Jose. However there is a kitchen for making what you want. There is usually coffee available most times in the kitchen.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank portlyfellow
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Casa del Parque is a great place in an otherwise  hectic city. The dorms are really good and cost around 7 US$ per bed. It is possible to get a bed in a more isolated place if wanted and there's a good and clean shared bathroom. 

There's a good and fully equipped kitchen and an AM PM (a small supermarket) close by. There are really good lounge areas with WiFi, both inside and outside. These are good for reading books, using Internet or meeting new people. 

The location is good it's close to the center and in a secure area of San José.

Casa del Parque gets 4 stars because it has everything a backerpacker needs, but the friendly and helpful staff and the relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere makes this place extraordinary and worth the 5th star. 

Though we didn't enjoy San Jose that much, but we really enjoyed our stays at Casa del Parque (three different times; first alone then twice as a couple). 

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Nice and clean hostel,secure. The host and all the guests are very friendly and interesting. There was a guqin concert in the super nice garden. I would highly recommend the hostel. Location is very good because all the downtown area is within walking distance.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Geng W
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Additional Information about Hostel Casa Del Parque

Address: Calle 19, Ave 3era, Casa 172, 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 105 Specialty Lodging in San Jose Metro
Price Range: $15 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostel Casa Del Parque 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely located, the hostel offers a refreshing escape from the city, while being centrally located. Some of the oldest trees in the city make up the neighbourhood within San Jose's Parque Nacional which is located directly in front of the hostel. With a long history of happy travellers, our guests often extend their stay at La Casa del Parque to enjoy the home-stay like feel and relaxed social environment it provides. Get advice on which places to visit in our country from our friendly staff for NO ADDITIONAL COST. Curl up with a book from our library beneath the grand chandelier, enjoy the sunshine in our tropical garden patio, join us for a chat around the dining table, or relax in the separate cosy TV room and chill out with a movie. We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and teas. Internet desk, cable TV, DVD player, stereo and CD player, a kitchenette station available to guests and some of the best advice in town. You can also enjoy Delicious local coffees and fantastic vegetarian food made with all local, organic produce at our restaurant Jardin del Parque, located at the front entrance of the hostel (open 11am-7pm). ... more   less 
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