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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Casa Leon
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised when I stayed a night here. I had not done any research into San Jose accommodations and came across this one by chance.

The rooms are quite nice, basic but clean (I will take clean over fancy any day!) and very comfortable. The staff/owners(?) were extremely helpful and polite. The overall environment was very relaxed and welcoming. The price is right too. This is one of the spots that I would say you get more than what you pay for.

Absolutely would recommend this and stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 Thank Ava S
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

if you have to spend one or two nights in San Jose.

Good location, rooms are nice & clean, reasonable prices and super-friendly & helpful owners (as pretty much everybody else of the reviewers confirms). .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great place to stay in San Jose and very close to the center. The owners of the hotels, Patrick and Alina are very friendly and helpful. They gave me suggestions on what to visit, and other important places to shop. The room was very comfortable and the bed mattress was excellent.
This hotel is also very affordable. I recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Radu_Atl
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Bavaria, Germany
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here 5 times for one night and we could leave our stuff at his place. The rooms are really clean, every room has a bathroom and the hostel is pretty central. The Owner and his wife are really helpfull and friendly. Unfortunately is there a train track next to the hostel and its loud early in the morning.
But for me it wasn´t really annoying. So if you don´t care about a train passing by, this is a nice, safe place to stay in san jose. We paid 30 dollar for a double room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jostern
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Casa León, more a small family-owned hotel than a hostel, is the perfect place if you want clean, comfortable & safe accommodation in a great location at a great price. An avid backpacker, I was in San José 10 days for business so I did not want to spend too much money, be stuck in a stuffy hotel nor be caught in a party hostel.

Patrick & Adina were amazingly helpful and welcoming. They let you mind your own business, or are willing to have a chat whenever. Plus, they will resolve any issue you need.

At first glance I was disappointed that Casa León does not offer food. But the location is so good, that you can just walk to a couple great places within the same block (Fleur de Lys for dinner & drinks or Nuestra Tierra for whatever as it's open 24 hrs) or just walk a couple of blocks to the main pedestrian thoroughfare (Avenida Central) with dozens of choices.

Excellent place - thank you!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank James R
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Vals, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Although the hotel (rather hostel) is hard to find, it's worth looking for it as it has nice and proper rooms and a very central location for a rather low price.
Furthermore the owner works part time for a travel agency and is therefore very well informed about what to see in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mrgambit
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West Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

! stayed here for three nights and was pleased with my stay. Patrick was there to answer and help with anything you have asked of him. The rooms were clean, walking distance to anything in the downtown area. I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank burwof
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Property: Hotel Casa Leon
Address: Avenida 6, Calles 13-15, | de la Clinica Drs. Echandi 70 mts noreste, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since a few years the Casa León is under Swiss Management.Our rooms are equipped with a double bed, private bathroom and ceiling fanValues such as hospitality and cleanliness are of course a matter for us.It makes us happy to see you soon as our guest and to give you useful advises for a happy travel in Costa Rica. Our house is located in the heart of San José, attractions such as National Museum, Gold Museum or the Central Market and the bus terminals are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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