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Hostel Casa Del Parque

Calle 19, Ave 3era, Casa 172, 1000 Costa Rica
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#6 of 174 Speciality lodging in San Jose Metro
Uniquely located, the hostel offers a refreshing escape from the city, while being centrally located. Some of the oldest trees in the city make up the neighbourhood within San Jose's Parque Nacional which is located directly in front of the hostel. With a long history of happy travellers, our guests often extend their stay at La Casa del Parque to enjoy the home-stay like feel and relaxed social environment it provides. Get advice on which places to visit in our country from our friendly staff for NO ADDITIONAL COST. Curl up with a book from our library beneath the grand chandelier, enjoy the sunshine in our tropical garden patio, join us for a chat around the dining table, or relax in the separate cosy TV room and chill out with a movie. We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and teas. Internet desk, cable TV, DVD player, stereo and CD player, a kitchenette station available to guests and some of the best advice in town. You can also enjoy Delicious local coffees and fantastic vegetarian food made with all local, organic produce at our restaurant Jardin del Parque, located at the front entrance of the hostel (open 11am-7pm).
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bridal suite
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English, Spanish
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Gabriela wrote a review Dec 2020
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Close to everything but also quiet and peaceful being right across the street from a beautiful park. Jonathan is very friendly and helpful and treats everyone like family. It is close to Calderon Guardia hospital with plenty of coffee shops, sodas and restaurants within walking distance. If you prefer eating in, the hostel has a large well equipped kitchen at your disposal. The rooms and public areas are always spotless. I have now stayed there 30 times and would never stay anywhere else in San José.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: I prefer the room next to the reception with the nice bathroom.
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LucyOB83 wrote a review Oct 2020
Isla del Coco, Costa Rica40 contributions8 helpful votes
I had a wonderful three night stay at Casa Del Parque, the hostel is in a converted heritage building which I'm sure has a lot of history too. I stayed in a private double room downstairs which was a grand, beautiful room. I would have been very comfortable there for a week or two if necessary. It was a little cold at night but with an extra couple of blankets it was all good. I would stay there again if I return to San Jose. Jonatan was a super friendly host and helped me a lot with organising bus travel to my next destination as well as booking Uber taxis for me on his account as I didn't have a smartphone to do it myself. Mil gracias amigo, pura vida!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Angie wrote a review Mar 2020
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-The rooms are basic and cold inside. -They put about 10 people in one room with one bathroom which is awful. -They don't provide a key to the dorm room so you have to hope and wish someone is there to let you in. I've stayed here before and I wish someone would of given me a heads up about how terrible it is. They provided horrible customer service. I won’t be booking this hostel anymore because the customer service is horrible aside from the lacking accommodations. I booked Hostel Casa Del Parque and they never replied to my emails about my reservation. When they finally did reply I received a very unprofessional email from them along with them canceling my reservation. I was in the airport in another country waiting to go to Hostel Casa Del Parque when suddenly they emailed me at night after not replying to any of my emails for almost a day saying that they canceled my reservation. This was a horrible experience and completely unreliable. The manager also harassed me. The manager is rude and miserable and should work on his mental health. There are so many other places in San Jose, much nicer and inexpensive places as well, don’t stay here, I learned the lesson for you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kai N wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The facility as a whole is very rundown and dingy and does not appear to have received any meaningful maintenance in decades. Both the private rooms and dorms are damp and moldy, the linens in both are consistently stained, torn, and often burned. Most dorm windows don't open and during our stay multiple toilets were not functioning. The "Five Bed" dorm is in reality a converted carport with six beds and no door from the rest of the hostel and only a garage door (and SUV) between it and a loud and busy street and train line. It is also out of range of the Wifi, and only has three outlets in the room. The out door and common spaces leave much to be desired, the court yard has a tattered shade shelter and the indoor common spaces are made up of two couches one in the entryway and a table with few outlets, or abilities to gather as a group. Guests staying in dorms to not receive keys and have to buzz in past the gate and front door which often takes some time as there is only one staff member on at any time. Rooms, including dorms, are only cleaned when there are check outs and even then it is only to change the sheets and empty the bathroom trash. As a result the floors are dirty, any trash/litter that is left remains until cleaned by guests. Do yourself a favor and stay at one of the other great hostels in SJO (Hostel Selina, Stray Cat ect).
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Stay Elsewhere, or get a private room.
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JCP wrote a review Aug 2019
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Cigarette smoke/ mosquitos/ hard to get hot water in shower/ damp/ bedding minimal/ don't be deceived by photos. Manager nice but after asking him twice to smoke outside building he didn't get the fact his second hand Marlboro smoke was permeating the whole building. Could be a nice place if updated and managed professionally Way overpriced restaurant attached inside gate
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Other Hostels nicer better values
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US$22 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Casa Del Parque
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Casa Del Parque?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.4 km), Jade Museum (0.5 km), and Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Casa Del Parque?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Hostel Casa Del Parque?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Casa Del Parque?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Terrasse French Cuisine, 11.47 Restaurante, and Sapore Trattoria.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Casa Del Parque?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Casa Del Parque?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.9 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (1.6 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.9 km).
Is Hostel Casa Del Parque accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.