I've stayed at this hostel several times between 2011-2013. I have always enjoyed my stay, and I have made a lot of friends here. The hostel is situated in an ideal location, close to the University of Costa Rica, public transportation and many bars and stores. I was a five-minute-walk away from the university while I studied there, and later when I was working I could take the bus from two blocks away. The neighborhood is very safe, and there are many opportunities for entertainment. The staff members are very friendly, and always willing to help guests out, by giving directions, sharing their own experiences, giving tourist information and even booking tours for you. While I was there, the staff was very welcoming and would organize social outings, such as taking guests to the farmer's market, the movies, or out to a bar. I have met many travelers from all over the world, and Castle Tam has become my home away from home. I would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to San Jose.
One last thing: I've noticed that some of reviewers that complain about Castle Tam do not take into account that it is a hostel and not a hotel. If people want the Ritz then they should pay for it, otherwise stop complaining.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included