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Reviewed 7 May 2015

This is in a great location, with lots of transportation options, and the biggest urban park in the city close by. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Despite the house being old, it is in good condition. The owners are doing a good job maintaining it.

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Hola Manuel, Yes, the location is perfect. It is nice being so close to both the main street and the park (and of course the buses!). We are pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly and responsive, as that is one of our core values and something that we work to continuously maintain and improve. Our hostel is...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We were recommended this great hostel up in Granada & it was a find . We ere in a nice clean room just off the colonial sitting area with the pool table , well priced with good service from all there . There is the kitchen outdoors & a super restaurante adjoining . San Jose looked a bit rough in...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Hi Michael! It is nice to hear that you heard from another guest about our hostel! We are proud of our service and atmosphere and work very hard to always improve the experiences of our guests! - it's great to hear that you were pleased with your stay :) Yes, the city can get a little dangerous at night, but...

bocas del toro
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Aldea is great value for money. Staff are very helpful and gave detailed information on local transport, provided me with a map and alternative options. The owner is passionate about the hostel and restaurant next door and it shows. I stayed 2 nights, 1 on my way to san jose airport and again on my way back to panama. I...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

We are glad you were happy with your stay at our hostel :) We as a team are always working hard to improve our atmosphere and our service to our guests, so we are excited to hear that you enjoyed the ambience of our hostel (and of the pizza restaruant)! Great to hear that you got to explore the city!...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 22 April 2015

It was my first hostel after landing and it was really good. the stuff was really nice and helpful in anyway they can. the kitchen and facilities are good and there is a good atmosphere in the place. After going deep into other areas of Costa Rica, I just waited to come back to there before I leave. I recommend...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Hey Idan! Thank you for staying with us! It is great to get such a passionate review, and we are pleased that you were so happy with our service. It means a lot to us to have our guests feel at home and responded to! The atmosphere is something that we are very proud of - we work daily to...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I was pointed to Aldea by a taxi driver because I needed to be at the Coca Cola bus terminal the next day (a five minute walk from the hostel). My first night at Aldea, I made friends with the Kevin, the receptionist, after a guitar jam session. I passed through San Jose several times during an 11-week stay in...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Great to hear that you could call our hostel home! That is exactly what we strive for as a team - we work hard every day to improve our warm and inviting atmosphere and our service to our guests. We are happy that you got to spend some time hanging out in our kitchen area, as it is the perfect...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Before heading down to Bocas .we stayed for 3 nights in this well run hostel just off Paseo Colon . We were in one of the doubles near the pool table & it was a safe &relaxed stay with good service a few blocks from Downtown . There is also a great Pizzeria ( special rates for guests ) in...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Hi Sammy, we hope you had a great time in Bocas and the rest of your travels :) We are thrilled to hear that you were happy with our location, service, and of course the pizza! Isn't it great to be so close to the Downtown?! Our staff work very hard to provide our guests with the best experience possible,...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

There has been some improvements since my last visit. Not only have they renovated some of the rooms now they even have a bar and a delicious pizza. Great value for the price. Great location also. The only negative is that it can get laud sometimes.

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Thanks for your second great review! I am glad to hear you liked our improvements (the tasty bar and pizza!). Our staff work hard every day to respond to suggestions and improve the experiences of our guests, as well as the warm feeling of our hostel. We are located in an old mansion, and the recent renovations have greatly improved...

Reviewed 24 March 2015

I returned to San Jose during my trip simply bc I knew that I could stay here. This establishment attracts guests who are eco conscious, warm, and open, yet the hostel still allows for privacy and comfort. All of the employees are sincere and helpful. One evening a guy was playing guitar outside and I joined him with a big...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again! It is great to hear that you could count on our hostel and staff for an amazing time! We are glad that you liked our balance of privacy, comfort, and a welcoming vibe. The courtyard is truly an amazing place to meet other travelers (and to play drums, guitar, or whatever is around)!...

Reviewed 21 March 2015

This Hostel is one of the best I've ever been in my trip. The people who work there are Always nice and open to help you anytime ! One big thank you to Kevin, the guy at the desk, who make your day better playing songs with his guitar ! The rooms are very clean and they have a beautiful...

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

Hola Francesca! It's great to hear you were so pleased with our staff and our service!! It is so rewarding to the staff to get such great reviews, as we are always working hard to make our hostel more inviting and to give our guests the best experience possible, putting many hours in per day to make sure it is...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

This is a sweet little midway spot for your travels. My mate fell through the bed so be careful getting into the bunks. Cool looking place with sweet kitchen area. Wifi slow as less than 1mb download get a sim card for $3 from down the road Oh.. and i recommend not going out at night. IG @world_nate

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Aldea_Hostel_Team, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Aldea San Jose, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the location and feel of our hostel. A sweet, midway stop with a close-knit community is exactly what we are aiming for, as community is one of our top values! Great to hear that you spent some time in our kitchen as well - it is a great place to meet other travelers (and of...

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Flying in or out of San Jose? Don't miss the opportunity to see the city!! At Aldea, we are perfectly situated to allow our guests to experience all the best the city has to offer while staying in a hostel of hotel quality. Located just off Paseo Colon, we are within walking distance of the Costa Rican Art Museum, National Museum of Costa Rica, National Theater, and central market, where you can experience the authentic hustle and bustle of locals shopping for food and goods. If you'd rather spend your time outdoors, we are a short 5 blocks from the large La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Here you'll find beautiful mountain views, a small lake, playground, and plenty of open space and walking paths, as well as the National Stadium. You may even get lucky and have the opportunity to watch a futbol game! The accommodations at Aldea match the luxuries of the city, too. Located inside a stunning Victorian mansion, we offer private rooms and dorms where you can relax in style. Each private room features a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, full bathroom with hot water, small closet, TV, and free wifi. Dorms include lockers and a shared bath inside the room, and free coffee is available for all guests each morning. For those who want to socialize with travelers from around the world, there is an outdoor kitchen and garden, spacious lobby with plenty of seating, and an attached restaurant and bar. With so much to see and do, you don't want to miss San Jose. So book your stay with us today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aldea San Jose

Address: Avenida 2 | Calle 28 100m south Pizza Hut Paseo Colon, in front of the Garbo Room, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Petit Victoria)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €11 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aldea San Jose 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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