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“Good choice for backpackers!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stolas Hostel
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
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“Good choice for backpackers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The service was awesome here - breakfast, coffee, wifi, and friendly people make this a great choice. It is very clean and has close access to the bus system. The dorm area is close to the adjacent street, so don't expect peace and quiet for some of the night and much of the morning.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alex_0000000
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Troy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The service at Stolas sold me. The quality of everything is second to none, but the staff there really show you a good time and is what I loved most about it. The funniest folks me and my friends have met. If your in San Jose check it out

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank IsaiahTroy
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I flew into San Jose a few weeks ago, and had no idea what to expect. I had heard about Stolas from a friend and after some debating I decided to give it a try. I gave them a call from the airport and the staff gave me the breakdown. What a great call that was! This place is sick. The accommodations are amazing and it looks like the house is newly refurbished with very comfortable beds, and it's perfectly located in a safe and quiet suburb within walking distance to the heart of San Jose. So if you are looking for a quiet place to stay, but still want to party in the evening, this is the perfect place. The staff are a group of fun loving/cool Ticos and they are bilingual, so no worries. They are also very knowledgeable and can give you sound advice on where to go and what to do. I would definitely recommend this spot for both a one night stay if you are backpacking, or if you're a full time student attending university. They do it all!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Blake A
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Lyon, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I was in San José for 1 night and 2 days and I've been so glad to find Stolas. it's a brand new hostel which remember me the young hostel I've seen in Europe. The dorms (10 beds) and bathrooms are very clean, there is a free access kitchen with a fridge, several couches, free wifi, TV, vidéo games, and a bar. The déco is kind of street arty, the atmosphere is very welcoming and convivial.
The breakfast is include in the 12$ and the second nigh too, amazing. There is lockers for lugg ages and they provide towels.
The 3 owners speak a perfect English and are really great and helpful, they will give you the best addresses in San José to have a meal, a drink or to go to the fiestas. The taxi is around 25$ from the airport.
For me the best hostel in San José!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jeremy M
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Francisco S, Manager at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Here at Stolas we feel proud to receive reviews like this, that reflect the effectiveness of our desired goal to make the costumers feel comfortable and happy with our service.

And we want every costumer to have an unique experience while staying in our hostel, so he or she can have awesome memories of their time in San José.
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Additional Information about Stolas Hostel

Property: Stolas Hostel
Address: Mts North From la Sede Lechera. 300 | Av 14, 35th Street., San Jose 10105, 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 Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 79 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stolas is a new hostel and rooming house located in Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica. Conveniently located in the city, Stolas is equipped to provide every service and amenity required by backpackers and tourists visiting Costa Rica; the ideal hostel for those who seek the perfect combination between rest and leisure.The hostel’s size makes it easy for our staff to personally tend to your needs; its owners, three young Costa Rican entrepreneurs, can guarantee that you will not forget your stay in San Jose.Stolas is located in Los Yoses, a safe and calm neighborhood just outside downtown San Jose. Once mainly residential, in the past years a lot of people have left Los Yoses, giving way to an array of business such as law firms, restaurants and bars. ... more   less 
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