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“Beautiful old home. Great location in town near transportation.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostel Casa Colon

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Hostel Casa Colon
Ranked #28 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Beautiful old home. Great location in town near transportation.”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Enjoyed Casa Colon. Beautiful old family home converted into hotel/hostal. Only problems were noise in streetside units due to extremely heavy traffic and slippery floors in shower stalls. Very comfortable with good beds.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
We hope see you again in Hostel Casa Colón for us always is a pleasure attend you!!

Best Regards!!
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We got a private room, facing the Scotiabank ATM. We felt safe in the area, our room was clean, and the breakfast was fantastic. The staff were not as amiable as we had read, but they were helpful in answering our questions.

Casa Colon arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport, which cost around $28 USD. Breakfast was included.

For the price, it was average, but it's convenient for flights that land later in the day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
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Hola Sophia, lamentamos que no todo el servicio superara sus expectativas, sin embargo nos agrada saber que su habitación siempre estuvo limpia y esta fue de su agrado, respecto al servicio del personal haremos todo lo posible por mejorar y mantener el buen servicio al cliente, me disculpo en nombre de todo el equipo de Hostel Casa Colon y esperamos tenerla de nuevo en nuestro Hostel, le garantizamos desde ya, que no se presentara ningún otro inconveniente en el servicio en otra ocasión.

Saludos Cordiales!!
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Hostel Casa Colon in San José for three nights, Thursday through Sunday last weekend and found the place to be very nice and clean. Honestly can't complain too much. I originally found the place because the Scotiabank ATM next door sucked my card in and I had to use the internet to call my bank back in the states to have someone give Scotiabank reps verification that I was who I said I was.. long story short - don't let your ATM card sit in the slot for more than 10 seconds at Scotiabank. The person at the front desk of the hostel let me borrow the computer at the front to look up phone numbers very briefly and use their phone which was incredibly awesome.. so next time I was in San Jose I had to stay at Casa Colón.

Someone previously described the staff being "indifferent at best" and I couldn't agree more. I'm a beginner at speaking Spanish and found they got really annoyed with me despite staff at places around town being very pleasant and willing to deal with my lackluster spanish. They couldn't care less about what I had to say. Hardly anyone smiles there.. I tried to find out what the a couple of the staff were doing there cause they're clearly not Costa Rican.. again I annoyed them. Haha. Oh well.

Great place for a quiet, clean place to stay but don't expect to learn much about the area from the staff. And watch out for the guy who stays in the shared room but goes to bed at 9 only to wake up at 6 to play video games on his iPad.. apparently he's been there for 2 months.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Located in main avenue Downtown San Jose, the private rooms were cozzy and has the friendliest and nicest staff, both Vivian and Tatiana were willing to help with anything we'd only stay for two day's because we were heading to the beach, one thing for sure is that we will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionist at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Hello!!

Guillermo thank you so much for your comment, for us is a pleasure attend you and we hope see you again in the hostel!!!

Best Regards!!
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I stay at Casa Colon twice a week when in San Jose. They have comfortable beds, restaurant, relaxed bar area, dorm rooms, single rooms, computers with free internet, fast enough wifi. When staying in the dorms, you use communal showers and toilets, and there are enough of those. You dont have to wait in line for a s***, shave and shower. It is very clean, and the staff is very friendly. You are a few minutes walk from town, with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment. The bus stop is very close to the hostel so you don't need to spend lots of money on taxi's. I highly recommend this place for anyone. Backpackers, families, even when on business.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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HostelCasaColon, Manager at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
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Para nosotros es un placer que se sienta como en casa, seguiremos brindándole calidad en el servicio todas las semanas, para que nos siga recomendando. Saludos de parte de todo el Staff.
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This hotel on the main road, relatively close to the city centre is not to recommend if you want just want to sleep. It is also slightly overpriced, but mostly I gave a low rating because the loud music from the bar makes it very difficult to sleep. If you are just arrived after several hours of flight it is not a good place. If you are in transit and a bigger group of young poeple probably the place is not too bad, because it has big rooms and a bar (with music) inside the hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HostelCasaColon, Receptionist at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Good Morning!!

Excuse me about your inconvenient in the Hostel, we are very near to downtown is the Main Avenue this place is very nice for the tourist that want to know our country and make shopping but for this rason is very noisy too, nevertheless always we try that client feel better that in your house thank you so much for your comments and we will resolve this problem in a little time,

Kind Regards!!
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The building inside and out is beautiful. I see this as more of a hotel than a hostel. I saw the shared rooms, but many were privates and the feel is more of a hotel feel. I got a private room for $65/night. Nice king size bed with vaulted ceilings. AC worked great and so did hot water. My big frustration was the internet! It was up and down. I didnt have a problem with the street noise and I was on the street side. The staff indifferent at best and the free breakfast is nothing special. Its average, but I would likely stay here again given that its close to the TicaBus.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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HostelCasaColon, Recepcionista at Hostel Casa Colon, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
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Buenos Días!!!

Michael reciba un saludo departe del staff de Hostel Casa Colon, nos agrada saber que el hostel le gusto mucho en cuanto al diseño de la casa, nos disculpamos por la falla que tuvimos en el internet ya estamos trabajando en eso, respecto a la indiferencia del personal, nos gustaría saber en si que fue lo que no le agrado para poder corregirlo, ya que para Hostel Casa Colon lo mas importante es el servicio al cliente, y nos encantaría volver a verlo por el hostel y brindarle un excelente servicio en todos los sentidos, lo esperamos pronto,

Saludos Cordiales!!
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Property: Hostel Casa Colon
Address: Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte | Contiguo a Torre Mercedes, San Jose 1255-1200, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Casa Colon 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Casa Colon is a beautiful colonial house in the 50s, with an architectural design typical of the period, with artisan hand carved cedar. We are a boutique Hostel with excellent quality, higher standards of each of the services Located in an excellent tourist and commercial area with easy access to services (banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, gas stations, shops, transport, etc) We offer private and shared rooms, bar and restaurant, security, excellent customer service and tourist information, free parking, TV room with flat screen cable TV. The comfortable private rooms have flat screen, cable TV, wireless internet access and housekeeping. (In addition sofa in Junior Suite) The dorms have bunk beds, free lockers, shared bathrooms spotless. The bar and restaurant offers delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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