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Barrio Roosevelt Av. 14 y Calle 61 200 mts este y 75 mts norte de la Escuela Roosevelt, Casa #234., San Pedro 11501 Costa Rica
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#4 of 17 Speciality lodging in San Pedro
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The new Casa Areka Costa Rica, have better installation, rooms more comfortable and cozy, privates or shared, bigger shared areas, full kitchen for the use of the guests, backyard with BBQ area and bathroom with hot water. Just a 25 minutes from the city center or less then 10 minutes in a public bus. 6 blocks from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and closer to other universities and langue institutes like ILISA and Maximo Nivel. Close to shopping malls like Mall San Pedro and Multiplaza Curridabat, super markets, restaurants, movies, bars.
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 6 more

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gonzalezperezadan wrote a review Jul 2017
Telde, Spain1 contribution
I stayed in this hostal for almost a month, the last month I spent in San José studying in the University of Costa Rica. The view of the place is amazing, and having breakfast there everyday cheers you up from the beginning of the day. There is also a small yard with and hammock where you can relax and read every day. The host is really welcoming and friendly, and he was always willing to help me with any of my doubts: He has tons of information about the city itself and about really nice places that you can visit in Costa Rica. The location of the hostal it's really close to the UCR, so it's perfect for students. Evenmore, it's also really close to the Outlet Mall, a key point for lot of buses to move inside San José. Also, just in front of the Outlet Mall there are always buses that take you to San José, where you can get a bus to go almost anywhere inside Costa Rica. There are supermarkets close to the place and, evenmore, you can find during the morning farmers that sells their products in vans behind the Outlet Mall. In summary, if you are going to stay in San José, this is your place.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Christina E wrote a review Jan 2017
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I spent 3 nights at Casa Areka and had a wonderful experience. My flight was delayed and lines at the airport were super long, so I arrived late at night. Michael, the owner, was very accommodating and waited up late to check me in without a problem. I spent a majority of my time at Casa Areka simply relaxing and catching up on much needed rest before heading on a 7 month journey and felt very comfortable the whole time. The balcony upstairs has a spectacular view, and is great for enjoying the beautiful weather while talking, eating, or relaxing. The area downstairs is nice too. There was even a guinea pig living down there! Casa Areka is in walking distance from the main street, but it is far enough away from it so it isn't too loud. I was also able to use the fridge and kitchen to cook and store my own food, which was nice. Everything was very clean and tidy. The shower was great also. Had hot water and the water pressure was honestly better than mine at home. Breakfast was included. It was simple toast with butter, peanut buter, jelly, fresh fruit, and coffee. Only downside is that the walls are a little thin, so noisy neighbors can make it difficult to sleep. But, for the price, great service, and cleanliness, you can't go wrong staying here. Highly recommend for anyone visiting San Pedro!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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MURIM B wrote a review Sep 2016
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The best place we stayed in San Jose. Good value on rooms and host is very friendly and helpful. Mikey can also pick you up and drop you off at the airport on request.The house is decorated with taste and give a warm homely feeling. Good terasse with view to the mountain and San Jose. Breakfast is included as well. Will recommend to anyone staying in San jose
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tashanapoli27 wrote a review Mar 2016
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at this hostel for three nights while in San Jose. The view is to die for .. you look over the city of san jose. theres such a peaceful energy at this hostel. the city lights in the evening ... the breakfast selection is just enough. the sheets and bedding is super clean :) i just love it here and i will not stay anywhere when im back in San Jose. Choose this place you will not be dissapointed :)
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Date of stay: February 2016
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BrunoFalco wrote a review Oct 2015
Monterrey, Mexico5 contributions
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I can say that Casa Areka, really a very nice place to stay in San Jose. At night you can relax without any problem as it is located in a quiet and safe residential area of ​​the city. The hotel is very clean, large rooms, attention is very helpful from Michael, the assist and guide you in everything you need for your stay in the city. Details to be considered for improvement: it gets better wireless signal to the rooms, and lock the bathroom door was broken and would not lock. You may also improve a little breakfast, having more options table bread with butter or jam.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Room Tip: The hotel has great views of the hills surrounding the city, so no party can rest at night...
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Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Pedro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Areka
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Areka?
Nearby attractions include Va de nuevo (1.0 km), Underground Paintball (0.7 km), and Bar Roots (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Areka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Areka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Areka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Areka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Jurgen's, Na Praia Seafood & Raw Bar, and Hoplers.
Does Casa Areka have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Areka offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Areka located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of San Pedro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Areka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Areka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (2.8 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (2.0 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (2.9 km).