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7,8
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8,3
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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FREE
  • Galeria Ocelote720 m
  • Lavandería Lavamex790 m
  • Bar Chavelona840 m
  • Mercado Central850 m
  • Souvenir El Coco850 m
  • Central Market (Mercado Central)900 m
  • Banco Nacional de Costa Rica Exchange House1.01 km
  • Correos de Costa Rica1.15 km
  • Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)1.19 km
  • Museo de los Niños & Galería Nacional1.27 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hostel Casa Colon

    Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica - See map
    "For being a busy hostel it was relatively quiet, all patrons were respectful of the "quiet zone" signs near and around the dormitory."
    stephanie - 27 January 2017
    Excellent service
    8,2 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7,9 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Property ranking|Compared to 636 San Jose properties
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    Location score
    8.3/10
    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
    Service score
    8.2/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of San Jose properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of San Jose properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of San Jose properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of San Jose properties
    Value for money7,8
    Distance to city center1.4 km
    Location rating8,3
    Nearest airportTobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ)
    Distance to airport6,0 km

    Rooms available at Hostel Casa Colon

    Superior Quadruple Room
    Superior Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed and 4 bunk bed...
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior
    Superior
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    • City view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 queen beds
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Private Room
    Private Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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      Family Room Superior
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          What people love about Hostel Casa Colon

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "Friendly staff and great locations."

            grace

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            29 October 2016

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          7.6
          Very good

          "A cozy hotel in the center of San Jose."

          Henricus H.

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          02 February 2017

          An overview

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          What they offer

          8.4
          Excellent

          "Our stay there, was very pleasant."

          stephanie

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          27 January 2017

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          Nearest essentials

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          American
          Continental

          Restaurants on site

          Restaurant
          Cuisine:Latin American
          Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

          What's nearby

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          Reviews of Hostel Casa Colon from real guests

          Overall rating
          8,0
          Excellent
          From 636 reviews
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          Agoda Reviews (50)Booking.com Reviews (362)
          Rating via Agoda7,8
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          Cleanliness7,9
          Facilities7,3
          Location8,3
          Room comfort and quality7,4
          Service8,2
          Value for money7,8
          High score for San Jose
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (10)
          8-9 Excellent (9)
          7-8 Very Good (9)
          6-7 Good (9)
          <6 Below Expectation (6)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (4)
          Jun - Aug (10)
          Sep - Nov (13)
          Dec - Feb (16)
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          8,4
          Excellent
          Birgit from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Week-end in San Jose”

          People were friendly and accommodating. Room was good and location central but relative noisy with cars driving past. Breakfast choice was limited .

          Reviewed February 02, 2017

          We really apolize for the Noisy, we are In Paseo Colon, one of the main street in San Jose!

          Responded December 20, 2018
          Hostel Casa Colon
          7,6
          Very good
          Henricus from Netherlands
          Couple
          Private Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Pura vida!”

          A cozy hotel in the center of San Jose. The room was huge and clean and we love it. The internet signal was poor, we hope they'd improve it. There are too few parking space for those who rent a car.

          Reviewed February 02, 2017

          We already improve the Wifi, thanks for your recommendation!

          Responded December 20, 2018
          Hostel Casa Colon
          8,4
          Excellent
          Birgit from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Stay in San Jose”

          Room was good and most of the staff helpful and friendly. Location good but very noisy at night. Breakfast choice limited!

          Reviewed February 01, 2017

          Thank you for your review we will improve the Breakfast Option!

          Responded December 20, 2018
          Hostel Casa Colon
          8,4
          Excellent
          stephanie from Canada
          Family with young children
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

          Our Downtown Casa!”

          The photo is a little deceiving considering it is missing the lamp post, utility box etc outside the building on the corner. It is also on a very busy intersection in the downtown core. (Something to be aware about if booking for a family). Our stay there, was very pleasant. For being a busy hostel it was relatively quiet, all patrons were respectful of the "quiet zone" signs near and around the dormitory. We stayed in a family dormitory that could hold 6 people. There was bedding, towels and private bathroom with 2 toilets and 2 showers. Like on all busy main roads in Costa Rica & single-paned windows accommodations one could hear the traffic as if it was right next to you. (give it a day or two and one becomes acclimatized to the sounds) However, the traffic seems to come to a halt around 9:30 p.m. and does not start up again until sunrise. The staff both at the front desk and serving food in the kitchen were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was included with your stay and we were definitely fed well. Allowed us to start off the day just right. This is a good place to drop your bags and tour the city. There is public transportation right outside the front door and you are not very far from many attractions. As with every large city one travels to there are also many 'colourful' folk that live and transverse the downtown core, always be aware of your surroundings and you will have a great holiday!

          Reviewed January 27, 2017

          Thank you very much for telling us about your experience, very happy that you had a good time

          Responded December 20, 2018
          Hostel Casa Colon
          5,2
          jeffrey from United States
          Couple
          Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          OK place”

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          Reviewed January 23, 2017
          8,4
          Excellent
          grace from Canada
          Family with teens
          Family Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2016

          Near bus terminal ”

          Friendly staff and great locations.

          Reviewed October 29, 2016
          6,3
          Good
          Nicole from New Zealand
          Couple
          Private Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2015

          Great location near bus stations”

          Location, cleanliness

          Stayed only one night enroute to Nicaragua. We arrived late and checked in relatively quickly (although there was an issue with the room key that needed attending to). Great location very close to bus stations servicing north and south routes, many within walking distance. Breakfast (included in the price we paid) was very poor, probably the worst we've had in nearly six months of travel. Good for a night, however a little overpriced so for that reason I wouldn't stay again

          Reviewed June 10, 2015
          10,0
          Exceptional
          Paola from Mexico
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

          Nice staff and good location.”

          Location, Staff and breakfast!

          I only stayed one day there but it was great! The staff is really helpful and the room was clean.

          Reviewed March 07, 2015
          5,3
          Geraldine from Ireland
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

          Recommended”

          Beautiful, nice staff.

          Lovely place. Not too far from cultural center, much too noisy. traffic all day and night. Bring earplugs

          Reviewed February 26, 2015
          6,7
          Good
          Rasmus from Denmark
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014

          good and safe hostel!”

          good location, cheap restaurant, clean dorm

          stayed one night at the dorm at this hostel. It was a nice hostel, clean and with a good location. The staff were not the friendliest but I enjoyed my stay anyway! can recommend it!

          Reviewed January 26, 2015
          10,0
          Exceptional
          Troy from Canada
          Couple
          Private Room
          Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

          amazing”

          staff helped us numerous times and everything was perfect
          Reviewed December 14, 2014
          6,3
          Good
          Adam from Hungary
          Couple
          Private Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2014

          Decent hotel, close to the centre”

          People, location, room

          It is a decent hotel with friendly staff; located close to the centre. Prices are alright yet breakfast was rather poor (at least one should not have any big illusions).

          Reviewed September 15, 2014
          9,0
          Exceptional
          Richard from United States
          Business traveler
          Private Room
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

          Pleased Traveler”

          Excellent private room; great location close to the heart of San Jose; best bartender of any hotel bar!

          Lovely!

          Reviewed September 04, 2014
          8,3
          Excellent
          Elizabeth from United States
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 7 nights in June 2014

          Fantastic! The staff was extraordinary”

          The staff, the location, and the price

          Good. I had a nice time and slept very well. It was easy to get any where I wanted to go to.

          Reviewed July 11, 2014
          4,3
          iris from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

          terrible stay, no lift, no light”

          friendly staff,clean room, good location

          i can only say that the value for money was terrible - too expensive for what was offered. the management was very stingy with towels,light ( everything was dark, there was no way one could read in the room). the internet was so slow that i had a shower before i could continue. terrible hotel and i would not recommend it to anyone!this review must be included and don't give your readers only the good reviews as i intend to publish it

          Reviewed January 25, 2014
          8,0
          Excellent
          Luis from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

          Nice location at an affordable price”

          Location, Price and Cleanliness

          Overall, my stay was very good. I was happy with the check-in and check-out from the hotel. The room was comfortable. The bathroon was clean. I made an upgrade to a single room for the last night. The room was very nice.

          Reviewed November 20, 2013
          6,3
          Good
          Jerry from Canada
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

          Noisy!”

          The room is large, desk staff speak English well and ???

          Road noise begins at 4 am and makes it impossible to sleep past then. Staff did provide earplugs.Do not accept credit cards.

          Reviewed November 16, 2013
          7,3
          Very good
          Ayaka from Japan
          Group
          Stayed 7 nights in June 2013

          comfortable stay with cheap price”

          price, location, stuff

          Perfect place for backpackers. The room was enough clean and the stuff were nice. Good location to access city center. Definitely recomment to those who stay in Costa rica.

          Reviewed July 01, 2013
          4,0
          Staton from New Zealand
          Family with teens
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

          Great location, not great hotel”

          Location, location, location

          Firstly, the hotel failed to pick-up my family and I from the airport...The two young women at the front desk had the transfer order,While the room was simple, I have never encountered a room so bare. Two paintings of jaguars. Ok, the worst part was the stink of sewage coming from the bathroom, and the cockroaches, lack of hot water, water pressure, and since this was Christmas, Christmas day was a lack-luster breakfast prepared by an unenthusiastic guy...plates with greasy thumbprints... So, while it's a hostel, and the room is for more than 2 people...my son my partner and I were not totally uncomfortable, but whew the smell..oh and no aircon...a ceiling fan that I thought was going to come down in the middle of the night and kill at least one of us. (pricing is way off!) and the hotel...clean your bathrooms in the family rooms, room 202 to be specific...also, change the lightbulbs so you can see whats going on in the rooms, so very dark. Wifi was ok, very basic, but could be cleaner, alot cleaner, and the staff should be careful to understand that foreigners speak spanish too!

          Reviewed January 06, 2013
          8,0
          Excellent
          Annika from Sweden
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Nice and clean”

          Easy to fimd, clean, friendly staff

          If you want to make new friends or have a place to hang out with friends you allready gott it is perfect. But if you are in need or rest and jetlagd you might gett disturbed from the trafic.

          Reviewed January 02, 2013
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