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“Friendly & chill place to stay. Perfect hostel for the adventurer.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Yoses Hostel

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Casa Yoses Hostel
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Nashville, TN
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly & chill place to stay. Perfect hostel for the adventurer.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

I really enjoyed this hostel. We stayed here for one night both before and after our drive to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. The staff was very friendly and there was easy internet access. We stayed in two different rooms, and they were both very comfortable, with big windows and comfy bedding (though some rooms have very small or no windows, so be sure to ask). The decor is very interesting--there are many intriguing art pieces throughout the property. This humble "artsy" look of the place was actually what I liked best about it. There are several common areas for hanging out and chatting, playing cards, or watching TV. The attached restaurant is also very enjoyable with wonderful servers. It's location is convenient to the San Jose airport. If you're flying into San Jose and traveling farther into the country, this is a great place to sleep over as you begin your Costa Rican journey!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Germany
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Seated in a big house close the the center of san Jose this hostel has everything you need. Comfortable living room with sofas and television, billiard table in the games room, spacious dorms with own big bathroom (unfortunately not 100% clean), Wifi and computers (some are awefuly slow!!) with internet. The night includes a breakfast. I was travelling alone and hoped to meet some people but the hostel was nearly empty, what was a pitty for it's great terms and conditions. If you travel with a group you should definitely come here and enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

I stayed one night at this hostel. The reservation was easy, good location, the staff was nice, friendly and very helpful. I did not have high expectations. However I decided to pay a little extra for a single room, but it was very very small, with no windows. So this is not going to work for you if you are claustrophobic. One night at this hostel is ok, but no more than that.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

This is a clean and secure hostel in a safe part of San Jose, althoug its dark, it's near Mall San Pedro and just two blocks from the main street with lots of buses. I arrived late but the staff at the desk was helpful. I had a reservation for a private room, but he informed me that most people didn't like it (as I see from reviews here) so he offered to give me a bunk room that was otherwise empty, so still a private room,. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and adequate, and the hostel has lots of clean, common area to hang out in, including kitchens. The unfortunate downside was the VERY LOUD music paying until at least 1am on a Tuesday night that kept me up. I'm not sure if it was the restaurant attached or what, but it was definatelty next door. I needed a cab at 5:30am and the staff at the desk called one for me and I got the special hostel rate of $27/ I would stay here again, but will bring earplugs.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bologna
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82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

i booked a room for my short stay in san josè after i had found it on tripadvisor. i went through hostelworld, as redirected from casa yoses website.
all smooth, i had a pleasant night after a long flight from europe, and i must say that the restaurant hit me for the nice choice of food and snacks, not expected at all.
i had reserved a single room, but i was offered a large dormitory all on my own, which i took for exchange of larger space and more comfort.
great outdoor space and an indoor cinema make it a great location even for prolonged stay in costa rica capital!
PS taxi charge was 32$ from the airport (16000 cnc)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

This place does have lots of shared living space and a nice lawn. the dorms, while packing a lot of people, are spacious. However, I paid a few dollars more for my own room, as I am on a work trip and needed to make sure I could get a good night's sleep. What a horrible decision! the single room was in a partitioned garage. I don't expect fancy when I hostel it up, but two of the "walls" were a garage door on one side, and a partition on the other. The pool room was against one all, a thundering dorm room filled with high school students above, and the driveway outside - complete with cars laving after midnight, and the staff arriving at 5:30 am , chatting and laughing and SHOUTING outside. It was unbelievably terrible. Either stay int eh dorms and expect to not sleep well for the price, or book a nicer spot, but don't think you can stay here and sleep a wink in a private room. Also, when I asked for directions upon making the reservation, the staff was not helpful. they also didn't show me around when I arrived, and were overall largely unhelpful and not very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Located near San Pedro mall and several bars, Yoses is ideal for overnight stays and large enough to feel right at home. This hostel is one of the largest I´ve stayed in. Restaurant on premises, good internet access, and grassy lawn for relaxation adds to the charm of this prime hostel.

Room Tip: Get the room with shared bathrooms and you´ll discover a classy and cozy room.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Casa Yoses Hostel
Address: Avenida 8, San Jose, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 79 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Yoses Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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